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Great Lakes Cleanup

Great Lakes Cleanup: Obama Seeks $300 Million

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A Great Lakes fix-up plan designed to ward off species invasions, cleanse polluted harbors and make other environmental repai...

Great Lakes Toxic Cleanup Decades Behind Schedule

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Cleanup of the most polluted sites in the Great Lakes is moving so slowly it will take 77 more years to finish the job at...

Obama Wants $475 Million For Great Lakes Cleanup

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A budget proposal from the Obama administration would spend $475 million on beach cleanups, wetlands restoration and remo...

Great Lakes Protection Treaty Takes Effect

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A multistate treaty to limit use of Great Lakes water goes into effect Monday. The Great Lakes Compact generally bars large-scale, long-distance with...

Great Lakes Become Campaign Issue

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The Great Lakes are ailing, scientists warn, on the verge of ecological ruin from big-city sewage and invasive species. P...

Great Lakes (Almost) Protected

Chicago Reader | Mick Dumke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Great Lakes account for about 20 percent of the world's surface freshwater and 84 percent of North America's, and the region has extraordinary pol...

Obama Proposes $5 Billion Trust Fund For Great Lakes

AP | John Flesher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- Sen. Barack Obama will propose a $5 billion trust fund for Great Lakes cleanup and restoration if elected president, his ...