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Cleveland and the Great Lakes

Great Lakes Now's coverage of The North Coast.

Great Lakes Now Featured Articles About Cleveland

Lake Erie Wind Farm Divides Environmental Activists
- by Belt Magazine

The contested case of the Icebreaker Wind Farm has implications for renewable energy in the region.

Fishing and Freighters: Great Lakes industries take COVID-19 economic hit
- by Gary Wilson

Lake Erie fishing charters reel from stay at home orders, and lake freighters idle due to industry shutdowns.

Earth Day 2020: How to participate from the safety of your home
- by Natasha Blakely

This year’s Earth Day is a special one, and not just because it’s the 50th anniversary of the event.

From Rust to Resilience: Climate change brings new challenges and opportunities
- by Ensia

Great Lakes Now is sharing work from our partners in a project on what climate change means for Great Lakes cities. Here is the initial piece in the series.

COVID-19 Complaints: Out-of-towners coming to fish in spite of stay home orders
- by James Proffitt

Locals aren’t happy with the number of non-residents fishing without social distancing.

Water for All: Milwaukee, Chicago lead in ensuring water during COVID-19 crisis
- by Gary Wilson

Some Great Lakes cities and states are ahead of the game when it comes to ending water shutoffs during the COVID-19 crisis. Others aren’t.

COVID-19 Catches: Social distancing doesn’t stop Great Lakes fishing
- by James Proffitt

Stay at home orders aren’t stopping people from fishing in the lakes.

Inside Entertainment: COVID-19 has Great Lakes aquariums and museums offering online activities
- by Kathy Johnson

The public can continue to enjoy aquariums, museums and centers as the facilities close buildings. But starting March 25, Parks Canada is closing all national parks.

Walleye: Lake Erie population skyrockets. Again.
- by James Proffitt

Anglers expect decade or more of excellent fishing.

Who’s in charge: Lack of storage facility oversight puts waterways at risk
- by Gary Wilson

In major lakeside cities around the Great Lakes, there isn’t a clear answer on who handles oversight of industrial storage facilities.

Water sensors, data collaboration make Great Lakes smarter
- by Great Lakes Echo

Communities relying on Lake Erie for water could get an early warning of incoming algal blooms with technology currently in development.

Ohio wants to put Lake Erie on a new, strict pollution diet
- by The Associated Press

The state plans to establish tougher regulations on runoff that’s feeding the outbreaks by limiting how much of the pollution is allowed to flow into the lake’s western end, Ohio’s Environmental Protection Agency said.