The Fish Egg That Traveled Through a Swan’s Gut, Then Hatched

By By Veronique Greenwood These fish turn up in many surprising location, but this was one place scientists didn’t expect to find them. Source: Invasive Species News...

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Climate change is driving rapid shifts between high and low water levels on the Great Lakes

By Guest Contributor Over the past 20 years, Great Lakes water levels have gone from sustained multiyear lows to multiyear highs. Climate change is accelerating the transition between dry phases and wet phases. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Air quality casts pall over Great Lakes national parks

By Eric Freedman The National Parks Conservation Association examined air pollution at 417 National Park Service properties and concluded that 96 percent of them “are plagued by significant air pollution problems.” Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Research on air quality in Canada sets the bar high for many countries

By Guest Contributor Air pollution research is among the top priorities of the Environment and Climate Change Canada sector of the government. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Coal emissions can concentrate radioactivity

By Guest Contributor A 2015 Duke University-led study found radioactive contaminants, such as byproducts of uranium and thorium, can be highly concentrated in this ash. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Illinois coal ash a statewide groundwater threat

By Guest Contributor No one region of Illinois is safe from contamination of groundwater from coal ash. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Fish Cannons, Koi Herpes and Other Tools to Combat Invasive Carp

By By JoAnna Klein Researchers are experimenting with a Rube Goldberg-esque mix of tactics to control hearty, nonnative swimmers that re-engineer nutrient-rich Midwest waters. Source: Invasive Species News...

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Michigan power plants monitor groundwater for coal ash contaminants

By Guest Contributor For all the care and regulations surrounding coal ash in Michigan, it still leaks from its landfills and ponds into the groundwater, according to a recent report from Environmental Integrity Project. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Coal ash contamination common across the Great Lakes

By Guest Contributor In the Great Lakes region, coal ash polluted groundwater at 73 of 80 monitored sites. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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The US drinking water supply is mostly safe, but that’s not good enough

By Guest Contributor A grade of 92 is an A at most schools, but for tap water it means that millions of Americans drink water that fails to met federal standards. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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