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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

Need for Lakes Restoration is Urgent, Joint Commission Reports

US responds to report saying a new sense of urgency is needed to restore and protect the Great Lakes. The report was issued by bi-national commission overseeing US and Canadian cooperation on lakes issues. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Cattle Clean Out Invasive Plant Species

Cattle that love to eat thorny shrubs and nasty weeds are proving they can clean up the areas infested with invasive plant species. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Mary Jo Wagner reports.  Go to full article

Regional Effects of Global Warming

Some scientists in the Great Lakes basin are looking at how global warming might be affecting the region.The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Effects of Contaminated Fish More Widespread Than Once Thought

A new study finds that eating contaminated fish from the Great Lakes might have adverse effects on more people than once thought. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Joint Commission to Protect Great Lakes from Invasive Species

A U.S. and Canadian commission charged with monitoring the Great Lakes is looking at ways to prevent more invasive species from entering the lakes. Dozens of aquatic animals and plants have already entered the region, sometimes causing severe environmental damage. From the Great Lakes Radio Consortium.  Go to full article

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