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Great Lakes Pollution

Soap As You Know It Might Be In For A Big Change

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 04.18.2014 | Green

Lawmakers around the country are looking to tell popular soap, scrub and even toothpaste manufacturers to slough off. Commonly found in popular pe...

New York May Ban Your Face Wash To Save The Great Lakes

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.13.2014 | Green

With scientists warning that tiny plastic beads found in bath products are polluting the Great Lakes -- potentially by the millions -- New York state ...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Tiny Plastic Beads Are Invading The Great Lakes. Here's How To Stop Them.

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.30.2013 | Green

Several months ago, scientists warned that tiny microbeads, a common ingredient in facial cleansers, were flowing into the Great Lakes, with no way t...

These Tiny Beads Are Threatening The Great Lakes

Reuters | Lisa Maria Garza | Posted 09.29.2013 | Green

July 30 (Reuters) - Tiny plastic beads from beauty products are showing up in North America's Great Lakes, and an environmental group is calling upo...

Why Your Facial Scrub Is Hurting The Great Lakes

| Posted 06.29.2013 | Green

By Christopher Johnston: (click here for original article) Three of the five Great Lakes—Huron, Superior and Erie—are awash in plastic. But it...

EPA Creates Great Lakes Protection Advisory Board

AP | Posted 08.01.2012 | Green

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is creating a board to advise federal agencies carrying out two wide-ranging pr...

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...