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S.S. Superior at the Port of Chicago

Report: Water Levels Hit Record Lows in Two Great Lakes, Wildlife Struggles to Cope with Changing Climate

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Drought and reduced winter ice cover are contributing to declining water levels in the Great Lakes. As lakes Michigan and Huron hit record lows, a new report outlines what changes like this could mean for the region’s flora and fauna.

The Stream, February 6: Lake Michigan Water Levels at Record Lows

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Americas Water levels on Lake Michigan and Lake Huron have reached…

Has the Invasion Started? Asian Carp eDNA Found in Lake Erie

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While federal efforts are largely focused on stonewalling invasive Asian carp at Chicago, the fish could be making their way into the Great Lakes through Lake Erie, where studies show they are likely to thrive.

Asian Carp Queen and the Zebra Mussel Band

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Water at work, water at home, water at play — hot summer days…

The Stream, July 3: India's Looming Food Crisis

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Food Millions of tons of grain in India are at major risk at…

Tracking Invasive Asian Carp: Where Are Those Flopping Fish?

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An increasing percentage of eDNA samples, taken near Lake Michigan, are turning up positive for carp.
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.

The Stream, January 16: Asian Carp

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Lake Erie and some of its biggest tributary rivers have just…

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.

The Stream, December 16: Australia's New Food Bowl

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An expansive new irrigation proposal could turn northern Australia…

The Stream, November 9: Fracking Without Water

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A new method of hydraulic fracturing utilizes reusable liquid…