Skip Navigation
on:

NCPR is supported by:

News stories tagged with "great-lakes"

Comparing Environment in the Great Lakes

New York compares well against other Great Lakes states on environmental issues, according to a report released last week. But as David Sommerstein reports, the study says the region as a whole lags behind other parts of the country on environmental protections.  Go to full article

Val Washington: New York & the Environment

David Sommerstein talks with Val Washington, director of the Environmental Advocates, who represented New York in the study comparing environmental records in the 8 Great Lakes states, about how New York stacks up environmentally in the region.  Go to full article

Bush Appoints Official to IJC

President George Bush avoided a Senate fight by making an appointment on a key Great Lakes group while Congress was in recess. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham has more.  Go to full article

President's Great Lakes Plan Too Weak?

The Bush administration's new strategy to improve the environment of the Great Lakes is being eyed with skepticism by some of the environmental groups in the basin. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.
 Go to full article

St. Lawrence Seaway Opens With Higher Water Levels

The Soo Locks and St. Lawrence Seaway are opening to higher lake levels and mild ice conditions, making for an easier start to the commercial shipping season. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Mike Simonson has more.  Go to full article

American Rivers Releases List of Endangered Rivers

A watchdog group is out with its annual list of endangered rivers, and this year it's placing most of the blame for damage to the rivers on one government agency. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Ballast Slime Hatches Aquatic Invaders

New research shows that having ships dump their ballast water before entering the Great Lakes might not be enough to stop the growth of invasive species in the region. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Ephemeral Wetlands

Biologists are becoming concerned about the disappearance of a habitat for wildlife that can be found in rural areas, in sprawling suburbs, and even in cities. The Environmental Protection Agency is trying to get city planners, farmers, and developers to stop draining small marshy areas that biologists call ephemeral wetlands. The EPA says in the rush to save big areas of wetlands these small temporary wet spots have been overlooked at the expense of some unique wildlife. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham has more.  Go to full article

Walkerton Water Tragedy Revisited

The consequences of the tainted water tragedy in southern Ontario are still being assessed. Seven people died and more than two thousand were made sick nearly two years ago when the bacteria, e-coli, was found in drinking water in Walkerton, Ontario. Environmentalists across the Great Lakes are concerned that unless the lessons of Walkerton are learned on both sides of the border, water supplies will again be placed at risk. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Dan Karpenchuk reports.
 Go to full article

Chemical Plant Security

Some public health experts and government leaders are calling for new efforts to protect people from the risk of a terrorist attack on plants that manufacture or store chemicals. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham has more.  Go to full article

« first  « previous 10  493-994 of 521  next -473 »  last »