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Chemical Impact: Microplastic pollution more complex than we think, says new research-
Microplastics act like a chemical sponge, soaking up contaminants such as persistent organic pollutants and heavy metals. Those chemicals, in turn, appear to be causing deformities in larval fish.015
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Drownings Increase: Research shows possible connection between COVID-19 restrictions and Great Lakes drownings-
More people at the beach appeared to translate to more rescues and more drownings.
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Michigan is on thin ice. Get used to it, climate experts say.-
Great Lakes ice cover is near record lows and expected to remain low through winter, threatening key ecosystems and the state’s $2.3 billion recreational fishing industry.
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Mussel-Phosphorus Puzzle: Invasive mussels are reshaping the chemistry of the Great Lakes-
A new study measures the impact quagga and zebra mussels are having on the phosphorus cycle, which is a major player in the Great Lakes ecosystem.
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High Water Levels On Tap This Winter As November Marks The Start Of A New Water Year-
Data from the last water year indicated record-breaking levels in the Great Lakes, and this year looks to be much of the same.
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Blue Jeans Blues: Researchers find denim microfibers in Great Lakes-
The problem, which goes beyond synthetic fabrics, is one that some in the fashion industry are trying to solve.