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Michigan Supreme Court Decision in Au Sable River Case Shores Up Protection for Environment

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Court blocks dumping into a popular fly-fishing stream, sets precedent to protect Michigan waters from pollution.
Northwestern University Medill Magazine

Northwestern University Medill Magazine

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"As journalists we’ve become good at covering celebrities and…

At the Helm of the First U.S. Freshwater Studies Program -- Meet Hans VanSumeren

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Hans VanSumeren has performed extensive water-related research from Maine to the Florida Keys, as far West as the Hawaiian Islands, and all the way to the bitter north of the Alaskan Bering Glacier. His latest adventure — creating the only Freshwater Studies program in the nation — is innovatively using eduction to combat the global water crisis.

Congress, Michigan Legislature Asked to Fix Leaks in Great Lakes Compact

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It’s been more than a year since eight states agreed to prevent large-scale diversions from the Great Lakes, the most abundant source of clean freshwater on the planet. The passage of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact, completed after ten years of campaigning by public interest organizations, legislative leaders, and governors of both parties, was meant to permanently secure the globally significant storehouse of water contained in the Great Lakes.