The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is thousands of miles away, but experts worry that Great Lakes migratory birds are threatened by it. Minnesota’s state bird — the common loon — and the endangered piping plover are among those in harm’s way.
On Wednesdays through July, Great Lakes Echo will run a video segment expected to become a building block of a finished documentary on the greening of Flint, Mich. This week, Mama E is in a dilemma: Should she stay in Flint or leave?
Now you can get real time reports of water temperature, flows, levels and quality of rivers, lakes and groundwater.
The United States Geological Survey is providing that information by combining mapping and Internet technology.