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In a time of COVID-19, millions of Americans are plagued by water debt-
More than 1.5 million residential customers in the U.S. owe $1.1 billion to their water departments.00
Number of fish types in Chicago waters up to nearly 60 from about 10-
Among species netted by district biologists were bluegill, catfish, largemouth bass and yellow perch.
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Priority Shift: Chicago mayor sets environmental sights on neglected communities-
But her stance on leadership on Great Lakes issues remains unclear.
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Outdoor Escape: Visitors flock to parks, beaches, lakes as states reopen-
As COVID-19 restrictions continue to lift, state and provincial parks fill with visitors eager to get outside.
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Great Lakes Energy News Roundup: Lake Huron nuclear waste storage plan dropped, renewable energy in Midland-
Catch the latest in Great Lakes energy news in Great Lakes Now’s fortnightly headline roundup.
Green Reset: COVID-19 offers opportunity for lighter environmental impact-
In this Q&A, veteran Great Lakes executive Cameron Davis talks about regional efforts, infrastructure, water and climate change.
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Day in the Life: How are Shedd Aquarium’s animals coping in the absence of visitors?-
“All the animals notice the lack of the public,” said Eve Barrs, senior aquarist at Shedd.
Record Rainfall Prompts Reversal of Chicago River into Lake to Ease Flooding-
The uncommonly wet May caused river levels to spike and taxed the region’s storm sewers.
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State Struggle: Budget shortfalls stall Asian carp plan, put cleanups at risk-
Federal funding to the Great Lakes and various Great Lakes projects continues, while state-level funding remains an issue.