Tag Archives: Pollution

December 23rd 2013

Curbing erosion reduces pollution in Lake Michigan

A nearly $800,000 project reduced soil erosion in a ravine about 35 miles north of Chicago. The Lake Bluff Ravine project — which reduced storm water runoff into a creek that winds through the ravine and armored eroding stream banks … Continue reading

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November 5th 2013

Restored wetland benefits wildlife, curbs pollution

A Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant funded the rehabilitation of an important coastal wetland along Lake Erie. The wetland, which was drained decades ago for agricultural purposes, now provides habitat for birds and other wildlife, as well as a natural … Continue reading

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October 23rd 2013

Feds providing a boost for river restoration in Michigan

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is accelerating efforts to restore ailing rivers in metropolitan Detroit, and the work is paying off, according to government officials and river advocates. Signs of progress can be found across southeast Michigan: Fish and bald … Continue reading

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September 10th 2013

Conference fuels debate about success of GLRI

In its first four years, the federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has funded the removal of more than 1-million cubic yards of toxic mud from polluted harbors, restored more than 90,000 acres of wetlands in the basin and cleared 800 … Continue reading

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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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