Ohio legislators just signed off on what critics call the weakest water protections in the Great Lakes region.
Legislation has passed and enforcement tightened. Yet leaking septic tanks continue to threaten human and environmental health.
The lack of funds to fix them remain a hurdle.
When Rob Gorski bought a Lake Superior island on Craigslist he wanted to combine conservation with artistic creativity.
Some business groups have taken a disingenuous path on the Great Lakes environment.
But we need honest participation from these key stakeholders who otherwise put their credibility at risk.
Great Lakes states have blown deadlines two and a half years after negotiating an historic water protection agreement, according to a Natural Resources Defense Council report.
It’s a crime in Great Lakes states to dump cooking grease.
It’s also foolish considering the value of leftover fat in the biofuels business.
The utility deserves credit for modernizing a mammoth coal-fired power plant, one of the nation’s largest. But the project is a reminder that pollution control upgrades are expensive and slow.
It may seem like Illinois is off the hook when it comes to a Great Lakes agreement limiting water diversions out of the watershed. But here’s the real deal on the state’s exemption.
The Youth Karate-Ka Association in Beecher near Flint, is one of hundreds of farms nationwide vying for free fruit trees from Edy’s Fruit Bars.
The EPA has awarded $90,000 to make high school chemistry in New York more sustainable.
Proponents say it is an investment in the next generation that also makes schools more safe.
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