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Great Lakes, Amazing Connections: The Power of Cooperation in Policymaking

Roger Germann | Posted 06.19.2015 | Green
Roger Germann

The Great Lakes connect more than 40 million people who live in the region through shared coastlines and drinking water, a trillion-dollar economy, and governmental partnerships.

Lynne Peeples

How Kelp May Help Save Our Seas | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.27.2015 | Green

The thick, slimy brown ribbons are notorious for tangling the ankles of beachgoers and rotting in pungent piles. But kelp, according to its growing fa...

The 10 Most Important Water Stories in 2014

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 03.21.2015 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

California's multi-year drought grew dire enough in 2014 to prompt Governor Jerry Brown to declare a drought emergency in January. By the end of the year, California had experienced the driest and hottest 36 months in its 119-year instrumental record.

It's a Long Way From Texas to Toledo

Donald Carr | Posted 01.10.2015 | Green
Donald Carr

Lead by the American Farm Bureau Federation, the U.S. agriculture lobby has relentlessly pushed back against new Environmental Protection Agency proposed rules for improving U.S. water quality.

Lake Erie Becoming More Vulnerable To Bacteria Blooms, Study Says

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 12.15.2014 | Green

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Climate change and invasive mussels may have made Lake Erie a more inviting host for toxic bacteria in recent years, sug...

Can Long Island Be Saved? Part IX -- 'The Following Beaches Will Be Closed This Weekend'

Marshall Brown | Posted 10.13.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

A long list of Long Island beaches will be closed this weekend because heavy rains has submerged countless cesspools; now that contaminated water is following into our rivers, ponds, and bays, along with fertilizer from lawns and from farms.

Ohio Will Help Cities Improve Water Treatment After Toledo Crisis

AP | By JOHN SEEWER | Posted 10.14.2014 | Green

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's environmental regulators laid out a plan Thursday to assist cities with testing and treating their drinking water, a firs...

Massive Red Tide Forms Off Florida Coast

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 08.13.2014 | Green

A huge stretch of ocean near Florida has been taken over by Karenia brevis, a microscopic algae that can kill fish and marine mammals, contaminate sea...

Katherine Boehrer

Can We Prevent Another Toledo Water Crisis? | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 08.06.2014 | Green

Half a million residents of the Toledo, Ohio area were forced to live without tap water this past weekend after tests revealed the presence of a dange...

Can Long Island Be Saved, Part VI: An Interview With Professor Christopher Gobler

Marshall Brown | Posted 08.04.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

If Long Island does manage to resolve its water issues and become a sustainable place to live, it will be in part because Prof. Christopher Gobler and his team were able to diagnose the causes of our ground water pollution.

Water Clarity Improvements Yield Dangerous Unexpected Side-Effect

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

More than a century after regulations put a stop to California Gold Rush practices clouding the San Francisco Bay waters with silt, tidal movements ha...

Climate Scientists: CO2 Cuts Aren't Working, It's Time For 'Plan B'

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

An emergency "Plan B" using the latest technology is needed to save the world from dangerous climate change, according to a poll of leading scientists...