Great Lakes Updates

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, […]
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
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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.
Thu, Aug 15, 2019
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New rules will weaken the landmark law intended to save plants and animals on the brink.
Tue, Aug 13, 2019
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The waterwheel lives a double life: facing extinction in its native habitat even as it creeps into places where it doesn’t belong.
Tue, Aug 13, 2019
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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.
Mon, Aug 12, 2019
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Researchers studying trees at Green-Wood Cemetery found a nonnative beetle previously unknown to science.
Thu, Aug 01, 2019
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Researchers are shocked by major shifts in zooplankton levels – most notably crashes in Lake Huron – that will determine which fish thrive.
Wed, Jul 31, 2019
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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.
Fri, Jul 26, 2019
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A brain-invading parasite has made nearly 100 people sick in Hawaii in the last decade. How worried should health officials be?
Fri, Jul 12, 2019
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These fish turn up in many surprising location, but this was one place scientists didn’t expect to find them.
Fri, Jun 14, 2019
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