Great Lakes plagued by tiny plastic beads
Plastic pollution similar to ocean ‘garbage patches’ has been found in the Great Lakes, especially microscopic beads used in many personal care products.
Cooler summer predicted for Northeast, Great Lakes
Ice lingering on the Great Lakes will cool things down, but not everywhere. The central and southern parts of the country could experience hotter-than-usual temperatures.
Almost completely frozen, Great Lakes near record set 41 years ago
While ominous looking, the freeze will help lessen evaporation on the Great lakes, and will hopefully balance out low water levels from 2013.
The latest environmental report on the Great Lakes isn’t very encouraging — and here’s why we should care.
More than half of Republicans now agree that most scientists think global warming is occurring, up from a low of 37 percent in 2011.
New research finds that the Great Lakes are becoming polluted with the same plastic particles responsible for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Likely evidence of the invasive species has been found in Lake Michigan and Lake Erie.
The Great Lakes legacy: Old contaminants declining with newer ones on the rise
Toxins and chemicals, like PCB and DDT, are building up in fish and wildlife around the lakes.
Great Lakes face stresses from run-off, invasive species
The 5 lakes, which contain one-fifth of the world’s fresh water and supply millions of people, may be ‘veering close to ecosystem collapse.’