Echo commentator Gary Wilson weighed in at the 2013 Calumet Summit held recently at Marquette Park in Gary, Ind. He was among the experts from Indiana and Illinois who spoke on environmental issues during a broadcast of a “Regionally Speaking” segment by Indiana-based 89.1FM The Lakeshore. Gary’s remarks are about 15 minutes into the program.
Does Chicago have too much influence over the Great Lakes given its minimal geographical footprint? The Asian carp’s advance toward Lake Michigan highlights the impact the city has on 20 percent of the world’s fresh surface water.
This Great Lakes Month in Review, focuses on fracking, ballast water and petcoke.
Researchers hauled a robotic torpedo out of Lake Michigan Thursday after it finished surveying 26 miles of Chicago shoreline. The bright yellow Ecomapper is a 5-foot long autonomous underwater vehicle with sensors in its nose.
Jenn Gibbons is raising money to support her rowing team of breast cancer survivors by attempting to row the 1,500 miles around Lake Michigan’s perimeter.
Is predictive modeling of Chicago’s beach health sufficient?
Just when is it safe to let your kids swim in Chicago waters?
Apparently you make the call.
Great Lakes news never stops – and this week brought us the good, the bad and the unknown.
From the planned shutdowns of archaic coal plants to the ongoing carp drama, there’s never a dull moment in the basin.
Researchers are studying if an induced dead zone could discourage invasive species from moving between the Great Lakes and Mississippi watersheds.
Lake Zurich is now supplied by an aquifer pumped faster than it can recharge.
And the water requires expensive treatment.
At the same time, the village’s sewer capacity is strained.
Is Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley’s legacy that of the greenest city in America?
Or just the illusion of it?
Let’s allow some time to pass before buying into the press release fodder.