Enbridge now inspects freighters to avoid another anchor strike on Line

The Enbridge Straits Maritime Operations Center is to trying to prevent another anchor strike or other damage to Line 5, the dual pipelines carrying oil and natural gas liquids.

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Long-banned toxics are still accumulating in Great Lakes birds—as new chemical threats emerge

Decades ago several bird species in the Great Lakes—including the iconic bald eagle—faced an uncertain future because toxic chemicals were threatening their populations.

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Across the US, millions of people are drinking unsafe water

Aging infrastructure, legacy pollution and emerging contaminants are creating a growing urgency to pay attention to the quality of the water we drink.


Major Lake Michigan tributary removed from polluted site list

A river that marks the border between Michigan and Wisconsin has been removed from a federal list of heavily polluted sites in Great Lakes waters, although it continues to have contamination issues with toxic fluorochemicals.


In Michigan, rising lake levels disturb sacred ground

Along Lake Michigan’s shores, rising waters are eroding Indigenous Odawa burial sites.

Blue jeans linked to water pollution from Great Lakes to Arctic, study suggests

They may hug you in all the right places, but your favourite pair of jeans could be contributing to the pollution of Canada's waters, a new study suggests.


How to reverse course on Trump's environmental damage

The next president can undo some of the recent efforts to weaken environmental protections. But it’ll take work.

The Lake Erie Bill of Rights is dead. A voluntary effort will pay farmers to reduce runoff instead

The H2Ohio program is incentivizing conservation practices. Will it address growing water quality woes and appease continued calls for more direct action?

Trump’s EPA chief drops into battleground states ahead of election

Andrew Wheeler is championing the president's achievements in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Q&A: A new agency for the Great Lakes? This Democrat is trying

Rep. Marcy Kaptur, a top Democratic appropriator, wants to create a federal entity to revive the Great Lakes region, boost water quality, and create jobs in states hit by the pandemic and unemployment.
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Investing in pollution prevention and restoration pays off

A new study on cleaning up Great Lakes pollution hotspots published in the Journal of Great Lakes Research finds that investing in pollution prevention and restoration pays off in the long run.


Ojibwe prophecy led to the Great Lakes. Now it's threatened

With an increasingly unpredictable climate across the "Five Freshwater Seas," as the Great Lakes are known, the Ojibwe's ancient wild rice traditions are being undermined.


Upmanu Lall, Paulina Concha Larrauri: The Michigan dam failures are a warning

Many need repairs. Let’s fix them before climate-related flooding gets worse.
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