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Great Lakes Preservation

Ashley Woods

Alarming Toxins Found In Great Lakes

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 09.27.2013 | Green

Researchers testing water samples in the Great Lakes found alarming traces of prescription drugs, caffeine and other chemicals in Lake Michigan. Sc...

Grading Senator Kirk's Lake Michigan Report Card

Henry Henderson | Posted 10.15.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

While we could quibble with some of the letter grades assigned, Senator Kirk deserves much credit for putting together a valuable document that can help stimulate policy discussions about the health of the Great Lakes.

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 ...