Large lakes worldwide share many of the same threats

By David Poulson By Ray García Algae pollution, plastic pollution and waste run-off plague the Great Lakes here in the United States. But similar problems also threaten large bodies of freshwater worldwide. The seven African Great Lakes and Lake Baikal in Russia, two of the world’s largest systems of freshwater, also face these problems daily. During the summer,...

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Churches see the (solar) light

By David Poulson Interest in powering Catholic parishes, schools and missions with the sun is surging in the wake of a large solar deal recently announced in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Churches see the (solar) light

By David Poulson Interest in powering Catholic parishes, schools and missions with the sun is surging in the wake of a large solar deal recently announced in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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The New Threat to Endangered Species? The Trump Administration

By By Carl Safina New rules will weaken the landmark law intended to save plants and animals on the brink. Source: Invasive Species News...

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This Carnivorous Plant Invaded New York. That May Be Its Only Hope.

By By Marion Renault The waterwheel lives a double life: facing extinction in its native habitat even as it creeps into places where it doesn’t belong. Source: Invasive Species News...

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Day that measures consumption of resources moving earlier

By Guest Contributor July 29 marked this year’s Earth Overshoot Day. That’s the annual date where it’s estimated that humans have taken more resources from the planet than it can produce for that year. The calculations for the date are provided by the Global Footprint Network, with the date changing almost every year. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Microscopic changes could mean big things for Great Lakes

By Andrew Blok Researchers are shocked by major shifts in zooplankton levels – most notably crashes in Lake Huron – that will determine which fish thrive. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Bending It Like Bamboo

By By Siobhan Roberts and Gabriela Portilho Weaver and artist Alison Grace Martin uses non-Euclidean geometry to explore a flexible plant’s architectural potential. Source: Invasive Species News...

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“Forever chemical” replacements on the rise in the Great Lakes

By Guest Contributor Yet another game of toxic whack-a-mole—this time with PFAS chemicals. Phased-out compounds are decreasing in the Great Lakes, but replacements keep showing up. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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U.S., Canadian officials seek input on water quality progress

By David Poulson It’s part of a review by the International Joint Commission. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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