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Hitchhiking invaders keep coming

A new invasive species has joined zebra and quagga mussels, the brown gobie and other species that have hitchhiked to the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River in ballast water. Rebecca Williams' report shows just how easily an even worse invader could make its way into the waterway.  Go to full article

Cougars Confirmed Michigan's Upper Peninsula

For many years, state and federal wildlife officials have considered the cougar extinct in New York and the rest of the Great Lakes region. However, many people claim to have seen the large predatory cat long after it supposedly disappeared. Investigations are underway in many states, and in Canada. Now, a wildlife biologist in Michigan says he has proof that a breeding population of wild cougars is living in the Upper Peninsula. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Gretchen Millich reports.  Go to full article

Recycling Computers

As older computers become obsolete, we're faced with a dilemma: what to do with the out-of-date equipment? The problem will only grow as personal computers become a stock item in more and more households. But so far, the manufacturers, the recycling industry, and the government don't have a plan in place to deal with the old equipment. That's a problem because some of that equipment contains lead, mercury, and other toxic materials that can cause damage to the environment and people's health. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

The Environmental Impact of Unseasonable Warmth

Near-record warmth in much of the Great Lakes region is having an effect on insects and wildlife. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Ali Kawa reports.  Go to full article

"Natural" Zoo Habitats Can be Deceiving, pt. 2

At your local zoo--if you can suspend disbelief for a moment--you might find yourself in the middle of a tropical rainforest. Or a dusty African plain, watching the animals in their natural habitat. Of course, those wild settings are merely a fašade. Clever construction techniques covering up concrete cages. In the second of a two-part series, the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports... the thought and planning behind the displays can be nearly as intricate as nature itself.  Go to full article

"Natural" Zoo Habitats Can be Deceiving

Zoos across the nation are putting their animals in more natural settings instead of cages. For some zoos, it's done to make the animal's lives a little more comfortable. But for others, it's simply done to draw more people. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham has the details in the first of a two-part series.  Go to full article

Defining Sustainability

What does the environmental buzzword "sustainability" really mean? The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Joyce Kryszak was at a recent forum on sustainability in search of a definition. And she spoke with some of the world's leading ecologists.  Go to full article

Is it Great Lakes Water, or Perrier?

Is Great Lakes water for sale? That's the issue on the table in Michigan right now, where the Perrier Group of America has begun construction on a $100 million water bottling operation. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Matt Shafer Powell reports.  Go to full article

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