AgricultureAlgae BloomsCharles Stewart Mott Foundation PartnershipClimate ChangeEnergy, Clean Energy, Ethanol and FrackingFeature HomepageIndustry, Energy, Economic DevelopmentLake ErieLatest NewsMichiganNewsOhioScience, Technology, ResearchWater Quality and Restoration Efforts-
Billions spent on strategies to limit nutrient pollution that don’t work.
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Great Lakes native David J. Ruck discusses environmental storytelling, Lake Erie’s algae blooms and his new documentary film, set to air on six PBS stations on Sept. 12.
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Wolves play a crucial role in balancing the island ecosystem by preying on moose, which browse heavily on balsam fir and other plants.
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Great Lakes Moment: Chemical contaminant in St. Lawrence River herring gull eggs traced to Detroit River-
“Although the rate that these contaminants are transported downstream is slow, the cumulative effect over years can cause measurable increases in fish and wildlife downstream.”
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PBS stations across the Great Lakes are simultaneously airing a new award-winning documentary about harmful algae blooms – and what people can do about them.
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Industries rely on “beneficial use” of coal power’s toxic byproduct. Will stepped-up enforcement of federal rules interfere?
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Great Lakes managers re-visit fishing every year.
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World nations’ current climate action plans would still allow moderate warming. A new study shows without more aggressive action to slow climate change, the world’s boreal forests could see dramatic losses.
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The National Park Service is investigating a sudden change in the flow of the Platte River at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
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Lincoln Stone Quarry holds millions of tons of toxic coal ash. Despite evidence of groundwater contamination, its owner plans to leave the ash in place. But recent signs of federal enforcement may provide a glimmer of hope to residents and environmental groups.