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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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EPA Rejects Ballast Permits

It looks as though the Environmental Protection Agency will reject the idea of requiring cargo ships to get pollution permits before they're allowed to discharge ballast water. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham has more.  Go to full article

Bacteria Could Power Environmental Monitoring Equipment

Bacteria that can eat pollution and generate electricity at the same time. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham 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As older computers become obsolete, we're faced with a dilemma: what to do with the out-of-date equipment?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

"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

Reduced Seaway Shipping Expected Due to Economy

Much of the shipping on the Great Lakes is expected to end early this year. The economy has reduced freighter traffic and some ships are already docked for the winter. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham explains.  Go to full article

West Nile Spreads Faster than Expected

Cooler weather sweeping the Great Lakes region means the end of the mosquito season. It also means a temporary halt to the spread of West Nile virus in the area. But this past summer the virus made headway into the region much faster than experts had expected. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

First Response to Disaster was Gas Lines

Despite the patriotic fervor that has marched across the country, the first test of the war against terrorism found many Americans taking a "me first" attitude. When rumors were flying that gasoline shipments might be disrupted, people lined up to fill up their tanks before supplies dried up. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Guarding Nature from Terror

The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports on simple steps utilities and cities can take to safeguard natural resources such as forests and water resources against terrorist attacks.  Go to full article

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