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A Discussion With Lana Pollack, U.S. Chair of the International Joint Commission

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Lana Pollack, U.S. Chair of the IJC, talks with Circle of Blue last month in Chicago about some of the most pressing issues in the Great Lakes region.

Asian Carp Swarm South of Chicago As Consensus on Permanent Solution Eludes Nation

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New legislative proposal focuses on less expensive, short-term…
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All Wet – A Stormy Spring Stymies Farmers in the U.S. Midwest

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In much of the Corn Belt, too much rain has left fields too soggy…
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The Stream, June 28: Nutrient Pollution Choking the Mississippi River

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What does Chicago have to do with the growing algae blooms in…

Water Law: $105 Million Settlement in Water Pollution Lawsuit Between Swiss Company and U.S. Communities

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Nearly 2,000 communities in the United States will be eligible…

U.S. Congress to Get Asian Carp Solutions by 2013, Two Years Ahead of Schedule

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking steps to speed up…
Chicago Spearheads $7 Billion Plan to Fix Its Crumbling Infrastructure

Chicago's $7 Billion Plan to Fix Crumbling Infrastructure

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From expanding its largest airport to replacing century-old water…

Third Time's Not A Charm: U.S. Supreme Court Again Denies Request to Stop Asian Carp

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The Supreme Court denied a request by five states that were calling for immediate action to stop invasive Asian carp from infiltrating the Great Lakes. This is the third time that the court has denied an injunction for the Asian carp case.
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Study Outlines Plans to Stop Asian Carp at Chicago

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Three proposals for separating the Great Lakes from the Mississippi…

Advance of the Invader: Asian Carp Continue March to Northern Waters

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Live carp have been found in North Dakota and past the electric barriers in Chicago. As the carp push forward, Michigan and other Great Lakes states are once again asking the U.S. Supreme Court to speed up action to stop the advance of the invader.
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The Stream, September 23: Sand Mining and Water Quality

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Plans to capture and store carbon have failed to gain traction…
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Coal Conversion in the Rust Belt: Will It Be a Diamond for Small Ohio River Town?

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An energy company has plans to withdraw water from the Ohio River, the potential site for a coal-to-liquid fuels conversion plant, which would be the first of its kind in the United States and the sixth in the world. Though it will bring jobs to the region, the proposal is facing strong opposition from environmental groups.