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06

Mar

Almost completely frozen, Great Lakes near record set 41 years agoWhile ominous looking, the freeze will help lessen evaporation on the Great lakes, and will hopefully balance out low water levels from 2013.

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.

31

Jul

Great Lakes plagued by tiny plastic beadsPlastic pollution similar to ocean ‘garbage patches’ has been found in the Great Lakes, especially microscopic beads used in many personal care products.

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.

15

May

What’s so great about the Great Lakes?
The latest environmental report on the Great Lakes isn’t very encouraging — and here’s why we should care.

What’s so great about the Great Lakes?

The latest environmental report on the Great Lakes isn’t very encouraging — and here’s why we should care.

10

Apr

Republicans become more concerned about global warming
More than half of Republicans now agree that most scientists think global warming is occurring, up from a low of 37 percent in 2011.

Republicans become more concerned about global warming

More than half of Republicans now agree that most scientists think global warming is occurring, up from a low of 37 percent in 2011.

A ‘great garbage patch’ grows in the Great Lakes
New research finds that the Great Lakes are becoming polluted with the same plastic particles responsible for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

A ‘great garbage patch’ grows in the Great Lakes

New research finds that the Great Lakes are becoming polluted with the same plastic particles responsible for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

04

Apr

Asian carp invasion reaches Great Lakes
Likely evidence of the invasive species has been found in Lake Michigan and Lake Erie.

Asian carp invasion reaches Great Lakes

Likely evidence of the invasive species has been found in Lake Michigan and Lake Erie.

09

Nov

The Great Lakes legacy: Old contaminants declining with newer ones on the riseToxins and chemicals, like PCB and DDT, are building up in fish and wildlife around the lakes.

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.

05

Oct

Great Lakes face stresses from run-off, invasive speciesThe 5 lakes, which contain one-fifth of the world’s fresh water and supply millions of people, may be ‘veering close to ecosystem collapse.’

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.’