Extras

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Chicago's Floating Islands

The “Wild Mile” is a floating eco park on the Chicago River, aimed at creating ecosystems.

Chicago's Floating Islands

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Shooting Superior Skies

When it comes to photographing the northern lights, the Great Lakes region is of the best.

Shooting Superior Skies

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The Newest National Park

How are Great Lakes parks coping with COVID-19 and record-setting lake levels?

The Newest National Park

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Damming Decisions

Dam removal re-opens rivers for native fish spawning. But can we keep invasive species out

Damming Decisions

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Carp Advance

Invasive Asian carp have infested many U.S. waters, but not the Great Lakes — for now.

Carp Advance

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Conflicted Over Copper

A proposed mine promises jobs in Minnesota, but are the environmental risks too great?

Conflicted Over Copper

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Turtles vs. Oil

Ten years after a disastrous oil spill on the Kalamazoo River, how has the site recovered?

Turtles vs. Oil

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Chicago’s Eastland Disaster

A new documentary tells the story of the Eastland Disaster — “the blue-collar Titanic.”

Chicago’s Eastland Disaster

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Island Rebounds

Great Lakes islands basketball teams play a tournament each fall. Will this year’s happen?

Island Rebounds

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High Cost of High Water

Record-high water levels on the Great Lakes mean big bills for lakefront towns.

High Cost of High Water

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When the Dams Break

After years of warnings, dam failures caused floods in Midland County, Michigan.

When the Dams Break

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Feeding the Blooms

Manure from large-scale dairy and animal farms are fueling Lake Erie’s algal blooms.

Feeding the Blooms

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Wisconsin Doors Open

Wisconsin opened for business. Visitors are arriving, and that’s raising health concerns.

Wisconsin Doors Open

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COVID-19 Updates

See how COVID-19 continues to impact the region’s water researchers and industries.

COVID-19 Updates

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Fighting Fatbergs

Can any disposable wipes really be called “flushable?” Looks like a court will decide.

Fighting Fatbergs

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Linking Land and Lakes in Quarantine

Restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic are limiting how researchers can work.

Linking Land and Lakes in Quarantine

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Ports and Pandemics

The COVID-19 pandemic has not spared businesses and industries of the Great Lakes region.

Ports and Pandemics

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In isolation…At Aquariums

As the pandemic progresses, Shedd Aquarium offers wildlife encounters through social media

In isolation…At Aquariums

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Chicago's Battered Beaches

A massive storm hit Chicago in early January seriously eroding some of the city’s beaches.

Chicago's Battered Beaches

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Toxic Algae and the Climate Conundrum

Climate change may affect the growth of Cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, in Lake Erie.

Toxic Algae and the Climate Conundrum

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Buffalo Rain Check

Buffalo has begun to put into place a number of green infrastructure projects.

Buffalo Rain Check

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Ontario’s Ice-Fishing Extremes

This year’s relatively warm winter boosted ice-fishing tourism in parts of the Great Lakes

Ontario’s Ice-Fishing Extremes

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The PFAS Problem

Catch up with what communities are doing to fight PFAS contamination in this update.

The PFAS Problem

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Locking Up

Workers labor through the winter to keep the aging Poe Soo Lock in working order.

Locking Up