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Weekly News Roundup – January 27, 2012

1/27/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Coalition Grants Helping Groups Participate in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative January 26 – The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition […] Read more >

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Giving Thanks for Changes that Benefit the Great Lakes

11/21/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

Many Americans will eagerly sit down for Thanksgiving Dinner, only to be put on the spot by a well-intentioned but misguided host. “Before we eat,” the host will announce, “I’d like to go around the table and have everyone say […] Read more >

Rehabiliting Lake Erie Wetlands Part One

11/8/2011 // By Melinda Koslow

Wetlands are a vital key to the water quality of the Great Lakes. They act as “filters” for pollutants or debris that might compromise our drinking water, beach health and the habitat for fish and wildlife. Since human settlement in […] Read more >

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Connecting the Great Lakes Coastal Future

9/15/2011 // By Melinda Koslow

This week dozens of participants came from all over the Great Lakes – Minnesota to Pennsylvania – to gain the tools necessary to protect Great Lakes coastal habitat in a changing climate. The Great Lakes, often referred to as our […] Read more >

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Jump-starting Restoration: Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition Announces Grants to Help Great Lakes

8/22/2011 // By Celia Haven

Growing up swimming in the clear, cool water of Lake Superior I was blissfully unaware that the Great Lakes were under attack. I had a pretty good grasp of environmental issues  in my hometown – I knew why we didn’t […] Read more >

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Book shows value of Great Lakes restoration

7/14/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

One of John Hartig’s most poignant childhood memories is of a day in 1969, when he looked out the window of his parent’s suburban Detroit home and saw the unimaginable: The Rouge River was ablaze. “I could see from my […] Read more >

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Good things are happening in the Great Lakes

6/7/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

With invasive species, outdated sewers and toxic algae blooms creating problems in parts of the Great Lakes, it’s easy to get depressed about the future of these incomparable bodies of water. That’s why it is good to remind yourself, from […] Read more >

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Great Lakes restoration is producing huge dividends

5/16/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

A Great Lakes restoration project in Muskegon, Mi., is producing the kind of financial returns that would make stockbrokers envious. The $10 million shoreline restoration project on Muskegon Lake will generate more than $66 million in economic benefits, according to […] Read more >

Chicago’s Sewer Woes Highlight a Serious Great Lakes Problem

3/21/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

Chicago may be the new poster child for failing sewer systems in the Great Lakes basin. The Chicago Tribune reported this week that the city’s Deep Tunnel System, a $3 billion project that was supposed to halt the discharge of […] Read more >

Great Lakes’ Budget Valentine

2/14/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

President Barack Obama released his budget on Valentines Day–and while the love is still there, this year’s box of chocolates is not as full as in years past. The president’s 2012 budget, released Monday, contained $350 million for the Great […] Read more >