Despite Flint, many water systems not open about lead pipes

By Eric Freedman Flint’s lead-tainted water crisis has drawn international headlines, but some states and their water systems appear to be slow in learning the importance of keeping the public informed about similar risks. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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GLRI proves economic boost along Great Lakes Corridor

By Guest Contributor A new study shows a boost in economic activity in communities along the Great Lakes Corridor where Great Lakes Restoration Initiative projects took place. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Use app to be on the lookout for invaders threatening Michigan

By Guest Contributor How do you know if what you’re looking at is an invasive species? There’s an app for that. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Great Lakes researcher recognized for pioneering plastic pollution studies

By David Poulson Her efforts led to bans on microplastics and to the discovery that plastic is ubiquitous throughout the environment. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Toledo zoo announces Maumee River sturgeon program

By Will Grimm The Toledo Zoo is inviting citizens to participate in the reintroduction of the lake sturgeon into the Maumee River. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Firefighting chemical linked to water safety concerns

By Guest Contributor A firefighting foam has been linked to a group of chemicals known to be harmful to infants, toddlers and pregnant women. But it is still kept on hand because firefighters say they don’t have effective alternatives. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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A Great Lake plunge may not be such a great feat

By David Poulson Climate change is taking the polar out of a polar plunge and could fuel bacteria and algae outbreaks. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Beauty or Beast? Iceland Quarrels Over an Invasive Plant

By By EGILL BJARNASON Nootka lupine, introduced in the 1970s to control soil erosion, has spread wildly, threatening native species. But many adore its purplish blue flowers. Source: Invasive Species News...

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NASA astronaut captures Belle Isle image from space

By Will Grimm The Detroit River is one of the most important waterways in the Great Lakes system, according to NASA’s post. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Mining legacy, wetlands expansion fuel concern over U.P. mercury levels

By Eric Freedman The increase of wetlands is a major contributor to the problem because mercury can accumulate in them in higher concentrations and for longer periods. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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