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Great Lakes Compact

River Reversal: Chicago's Special Anniversary

Debra Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Debra Shore

For Chicago and our region to have a robust economy - and a healthy ecology - for the 21st century, we will be asked to embrace a new paradigm, that of stewardship.

Aqua Fina or Aqua Finite?

Karen Dionne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karen Dionne

Recently, governors and legislatures... approved the Great Lakes Compact, a landmark agreement that bans the sale and diversion of water outside the region.

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...