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Along Lake Superior Shore: Climate Change, CAFOs, and Camaraderie

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Circle of Blue data reporter Kaye LaFond describes her experience as a fellow at the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources’ Lake Superior Institute.

Infographic: Lake Superior Pressured by Climate Change and Invasive Species

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Warming water temperatures and destructive, non-native species threaten the world's largest lake.

Great Lakes Ice Cover Most Extensive in 20 Years

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Covering about 88 percent of the lakes on February 13, the ice…

The Stream, April 3: Deadly Floods in Buenos Aires

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South America Nearly 400 millimeters (16 inches) of rain pummeled…

The Stream, July 26: Glaciers, Lakes, and Criticisms Heating Up

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Beijing Flooding Beijing mayor Guo Jinlong resigned Wednesday,…

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.

The Stream, June 13: Land Grabs Threaten Africa's Water

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Large-scale foreign investment in Africa's farmland is a threat…

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.

Infographic: Wild Rice is Keystone Species for Upper Great Lakes Region

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Wild Rice is an aquatic grass that is harvested annually for…
Wild rice on the Bad River Reservation in northern Wisconsin is in the floating leaf stage by early June, with a single shoot lying on the water’s surface. This is considered one of the most critical—and and dangerous—stages in the rice’s life cycle. The plants are just beginning to change physiologically from exchanging gases with the water column to exchanging gases with the air. Therefore, they are very susceptible to heavy rains and flooding events that can either rip out the young plants by the roots, or drown them. June 6, 2011.

Where Food Grows on Water: Environmental and Human Threats to Wisconsin’s Wild Rice

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For generations, the upper Great Lakes region has boasted harvests of wild rice, growing in Lake Superior and other watersheds within the basin. But disease, dams, and climate change are now endangering the uncultivated bounty.

The Stream, May 2: Energy Peak

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Surprisingly to some, carbon emissions and energy in the United…

Study: NASA Shows World's Water is Warming, Buoy Data Confirms in Great Lakes

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In some northern regions, lake temperatures are increasing more than air temperatures.