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Canada and US' continued efforts to prevent and reduce threats to the Great Lakes.
The Ethanol Effect investigates the various costs of refining corn for ethanol in America.
Efforts to minimize the risk of aquatic invasive species to the Great Lakes
This session will address current approaches to the coordination of Great Lakes science.
The actions being taken by Canada and the United States to protect native species.
A focus on the newly established binational phosphorus reduction targets.
This session shares findings from the first State of Climate Change Impacts Report.
How are the Great Lakes doing?
The Great Lakes Bureau at DPTV takes a look back at the major events of the last year.
How much has been done to algal blooms on Lake Erie?
DPTV looks back at the causes and effects of the 2014 toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie.
Detroit Public Television tells the story of the belugas in the St. Lawrence.
The story of the passionate citizens who are working to restore Indiana's dunes.
Harmful algal blooms happen when excess nutrients like nitrogen get into our lakes.
Invasive mussels have endangered the health of the entire Great Lakes ecosystem.
The dangers of the Mackinac Bridge pipeline.
We’ve got a lot of choices to make. Gasoline? Electric? But what about more ethanol?
David Biello gets a look at what big agriculture is doing to the water.
In Caro, Michigan, the economy has gotten a boost - thanks to ethanol.
David Yepsen sets the scene regarding the power ethanol in the Iowa Caucuses.
Dried distillers grains? How does that work?
Research Emily Cassidy weighs the pros and cons of ethanol in our fuel supply.
David Biello explains the trade-offs to consider regarding Big Agriculture.
Food or fuel? Or both? What should we do?