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Healing Our Waters Program moves Great Lakes Restoration Forward

2/3/2012 // By Celia Haven

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) has been a critical boost to restoring the Great Lakes. It has already led to significant results – restoring wetland habitats and removing contaminated sediments, and keeping beaches open for recreation. There are organizations […] Read more >

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Study offers a solution to Asian carp crisis facing the Great Lakes

1/31/2012 // By Jeff Alexander

The debate over how best to halt the movement of Asian carp and other invasive species between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basin will likely reach a fever pitch in the coming weeks. The reason: The Great Lakes Commission […] Read more >

Asian Carp Study Proves We Can Win this Battle and Protect The Great Lakes

1/31/2012 // By Marc Smith

A new study released today shows that separating the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins to stop the spread of Asian carp and other invasive species is not only possible, but also critical to improve and enhance Chicago’s water infrastructure and […] Read more >

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From the Great Lakes to Coastal Louisiana: Climate Change Will Affect Everyone

1/30/2012 // By Celia Haven

I spent last week in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the American Meteorological Society’s Annual Meeting. The Great Lakes Regional Center‘s Adaptation Program Manager Melinda Koslow and I traveled to the Big Easy to learn about climate change programs around the country […] Read more >

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Study Prompts Calls for Immediate Action on Asian Carp

1/16/2012 // By Jeff Alexander

Two U.S. senators are calling for immediate action to halt the spread of Asian carp in light of a new study that found the invasive fish could thrive in three of Ohio’s largest rivers. Asian carp were imported to Arkansas […] Read more >

2012 Budget a Victory for Great Lakes, Wildlife

12/23/2011 // By Jordan Lubetkin

One of the greatest wildlife success stories in the Great Lakes involves the recovery of whitefish in the Detroit River. A food staple for centuries for Native American and European settlers, whitefish numbers plummeted in the middle of the last […] Read more >

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Are You Game for the Asian Carp Invasion?

12/23/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Flying fish are flooding the Great Lakes, terrorizing boaters, anglers and native species. Asian carp are infiltrating the region, becoming a silvery, bigheaded  menace underwater and in the air.  Now, these invasive fish are infiltrating the world of video games. […] Read more >

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Plan Underway to Connect Michigan Kids With ‘M.O.R.E.’ Nature

12/21/2011 // By Max Greenberg

Michigan is the only state that touches four of the five Great Lakes, and its 57,000 square miles boast nearly 100 parks and recreation areas, from the beaches of McClain State Park on the shore of Lake Superior in the […] Read more >

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New Report: 1 in 5 House GOP Votes Target Conservation Protections

12/15/2011 // By Miles Grant

From Theodore Roosevelt creating the National Parks System to Richard Nixon establishing the Environmental Protection Agency to George H.W. Bush signing a strengthened Clean Air Act, Republicans have a long history of supporting common sense, bipartisan solutions to problems facing […] Read more >

Did you know that whooping cranes mate for life? (Photo credit: Steve Szabo)

Take Action to Preserve Wildlife in the Great Lakes

12/15/2011 // By Marisa Tricas

For people living in the Great Lakes area, the whooping crane is an iconic species. In the mid-1880s, 1,400 cranes would migrate between Canada and the upper Midwest down to the Texas Gulf Coast and across the Southeastern U.S. each year. […] Read more >