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.
The summit spurs water management discussions and launches an initiative by three regional universities to look at water through a lens of the humanities rather than engineering.
Great Lakes commentator Gary Wilson on February’s biggest environmental stories.
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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.