Brian Bienkowski

Brian currently serves as a reporter for Great Lakes Echo. He's also a contributor to Mindful Metropolis magazine, the City Pulse and Michigan River News. He graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in business marketing in 2005 and will graduate with a master's degree in environmental journalism this May. Office: 517.432.5155 Twitter: @BrianBienkowski

Recent Posts

Great Lakes legacy: Old contaminants declining; newer ones on the rise

Great Lakes fish are affected not only by contaminants but also by invasive species. Photo via U.S. Geological Survey.

Some longtime contaminants – like DDT – are declining more quickly than ever in the Great Lakes.

But new ones – like flame retardants – are on the rise.

A soon-to-be-published study evaluates the fate of the Great Lakes chemical load. Continue Reading →

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