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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.
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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

Governors Set Timetable for Water Plan

The governors of the Great Lakes states have released a
timetable for putting together an agreement on use of water from the lakes. It's to help protect the lakes from wholesale exports. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham has more.  Go to full article

Security on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence

Since September 11, the US government has been closing security gaps in aviation. But maritime officials warn that security on our Great Lakes is even less certain. Recently the US Coast Guard held an international conference in Cleveland on Great Lakes security. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Schaefer reports.  Go to full article

Measuring Water Pollution

A new report finds states don't measure water pollution in the same way and that makes it more difficult for the nation to identify its most polluted waters. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.
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Report: Inconsistencies in Water Testing Nationally

A new report finds states don't measure water pollution in the same way and that makes it more difficult for the nation to identify its most polluted waters. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Winter's Effect on Lake Levels Debated

There seems to be some confusion over how the mild winter will affect lake levels. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Amy Cavalier has the story.
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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

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