Wall Street’s incessantÂ past performance is no guarantee of future resultsÂ disclaimerÂ has applications to Great Lakes issues too. Here’s what I mean. The period between 2004 and 2009 were heady days for the Great Lakes and their advocates. In that short span, President George W. Bush signed off on the concept of federal support for Great Lakes restoration and President Barack Obama started funding it. Bush also signed into law the Great Lakes Compact. Continue Reading →
Aggressive action is needed to tackle 2014 key Great Lakes decisions: What do we do about Lake Erie algae, Asian carp and water diversion? Continue Reading →
Money, regulations and enforcement are necessary.
But that’s playing defense.
Industries, governments and environmental groups can get ahead of the game with new mindsets. Continue Reading →
At the end of each month, Current StateÂ check in with Great Lakes commentator and journalist Gary Wilson for updates on environmental stories from around the basin. For this Great Lakes Month in Review, Gary focuses on ice cover and Asian carp fatigue. Wilson last spoke with Current State after the Army Corpsâ€™ study on Asian carp in the Great Lakes was released. Wilson says that carp fatigue has set in, meaning that Asian carp reports are in the news so frequently that people tend to tune it out. Great Lakes Month in Review: Ice cover, Asian carp and Federal funding by Great Lakes Echo Continue Reading →
Opportunities of this magnitude to protect the Great Lakes are rare and donâ€™t last forever. Continue Reading →
Great Lakes Echo commentator Gary Wilson looks back at some of the biggest Great Lakes stories of 2013. Continue Reading →
How do we talk about water?
Great Lakes water isn’t a Big Mac. Or a Budweiser. Or bottled water.
We need talking points that inspire. Continue Reading →
Gary Wilson takes a look at some of the common myths surrounding the Great Lakes and how they have come to be perceived as realities. Continue Reading →
Current State checks in monthly with Great Lakes commentator and journalist Gary Wilson for updates on environmental stories from around the basin. For todayâ€™s Great Lakes Month in Review, weâ€™re focusing on petcoke piles and Asian carp. Continue Reading →
A Sisyphean task is one that is “endless and ineffective.”
Does protecting the Great Lakes fall under this definition? Continue Reading →