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September 10th 2013

Milwaukee leads on climate change adaptation

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s campaign to end all sewer overflows into Lake Michigan by 2035 has encountered a daunting obstacle: Climate change. Milwaukee is one of many Great Lakes cities that rely on combined sewer systems, which collect and … Continue reading

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June 9th 2013

New sea lamprey barrier protects Lake Ontario fishery

A new sea lamprey barrier in New York’s Orwell Brook will reduce the number of those deadly invaders in Lake Ontario and decrease the use of chemical lampricides, lowering the cost of controlling the sea lamprey population. A single female lamprey … Continue reading

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February 28th 2013

New report showcases Great Lakes restoration projects

A new report from the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition features more than 30 examples of successful Great Lakes restoration projects. The report shows that government agencies and conservation groups across the region, with funding from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, … Continue reading

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December 11th 2012

Fiscal cliff could put more sewage in the Great Lakes

There has been a lot of discussion and hand-wringing about how going over the so-called fiscal cliff would affect American taxpayers. But what about the Great Lakes? How would the fiscal cliff and the resulting cuts in the federal budget … Continue reading

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September 11th 2012

Action needed to protect Great Lakes from Asian carp

Protecting the Great Lakes from invasive species is like “3-D chess” with potentially the greatest challenge posed by Asian carp. “This isn’t one of those places where we can be moderate,” said Jill Ryan, executive director of Freshwater Future. “If … Continue reading

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