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Article – The Great Lakes have some of world’s most concentrated plastic pollution

This is messed up.

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Sewage-free Great Lakes a priority for one U.S. senator

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk, an Illinois Republican, will make a triumphant return to Congress in January, months after suffering a stroke. Kirk recently said that one of his priorities upon returning to Capitol Hill will be seeking a ban on … Continue reading

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2012 election will have huge implications for the Great Lakes

Efforts to restore the Great Lakes from more than a century of human-induced abuses have made great strides over the past decade, but a looming federal budget crisis could undo much of that progress. Great Lakes advocates worked with Congress … Continue reading

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Taking stock of the Great Lakes during Great Lakes Week 2012

Great Lakes Week kicks off today in Cleveland and is fitting that this conference — focusing on restoring the Great Lakes — is being held in Cleveland, near the shores of Lake Erie. Cleveland, which was once dubbed the Mistake by … Continue reading

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Crossing Lake Ontario is one of the world’s hardest swims

Swimming across Lake Ontario is one of the world’s most difficult swims, according to an interesting article on Great Lakes ECHO. Powerful currents and rapidly changing water temperatures make swimming across the lake a risky endeavor. Swimming across Lake Ontario was … Continue reading

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Plastics pollution not just in oceans; Great Lakes also affected

The massive plume of plastic waste floating in the Pacific Ocean has garnered lots of media attention lately. Turns out, the Great Lakes face a similar problem, but on a smaller scale. A group of students spent their summer looking … Continue reading

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Michigan Tech unveils new Great Lakes Research Center

Michigan Tech University on July 30 unveiled its new $25 million Great Lakes Research Center. The opening of this facility is great news for the university and the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes are facing a myriad of serious threats, … Continue reading

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