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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

Former Congressman David Martin Named to International Joint Commission

A former North Country Congressman has been nominated by President Bush to serve on the body that oversees water levels in the Great Lakes system. Davis Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Long Term Forecast Better for Great Lakes Water Levels

Long term climate projections predict conditions will be right to at least temporarily stop the decline in Great Lakes water levels. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Radio-Controlled Zebra Mussels

Researchers say low frequency radio waves may be a more effective way of controlling zebra mussels. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Tom Scheck reports.  Go to full article

Large Scale Wetland Reclamation

Lost wetlands are restored for a number of reasons. Sometimes, they replace a wetlands area lost because of construction or farming. Typically those projects are small in scope. Now a conservation group is looking to create an entire ecosystem in the Midwest through a massive wetland restoration program. The plan is garnering attention from scientists as a new model for how to return land to its natural state. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Jonathan Ahl reports.  Go to full article

Great Lakes "Fishcam" Gets You to the Bottom of Things

If you've ever been curious about what goes on at the bottom of the world's largest lake, you can take a look for yourself--and you don't even have to get wet.

A device called the "fishcam" is sitting under 35 feet of water in Lake Superior and it's now sending pictures to the Internet. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Chris Julin has the story.  Go to full article

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