We need to encourage water conservation and support its treatment and distribution.
Elected officials don’t see a political future in telling constituents to use less and pay more for it. Continue Reading →
For most people, docks are a way to enjoy the Great Lakes and inland waters. But for townships trying to calm public-private tensions where roads end at the water, docks are a big headache. Continue Reading →
Detroit and Milwaukee are luring businesses with water. Could it boost economies?
Can discounted water rates and investment in water technologies transform the region? Continue Reading →
With more than 10,000 miles of coastal, inland and island shorelines, the Great Lakes have the most freshwater access in the world — at least, in theory.
A western Michigan court case embodies the abiding conflict between private property owners and the public over rights to Great Lakes shorelines at road ends.
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“A river is like a urinary tract.” And so begins my favorite paragraph in Alex Prud’homme’s new book, The Ripple Effect. The New York native tackles the state of freshwater, how it got here and where it’s headed. Continue Reading →
In 1813 young naval commander Oliver Hazard Perry led the warship Niagara to victory over the British in the Battle of Lake Erie. Today Lake Erie is a battleground for a different water conflict. Continue Reading →
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. Continue Reading →
Can you walk along the shore of Lake Erie in Ohio without owning a piece of it?
Not if the Ohio Supreme Court rules in favor of the property owners who sued the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in 2004.
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New Yorkers will need state approval to newly tap Great Lakes waters. Wisconsin is to hold hearings on similar provisions.
Great Lakes states are implementing water use provisions established by a regional water agreement. Continue Reading →
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources recently inducted its first brewery into the statewide Green Tier program for sustainable businesses.
Many Great Lakes craft breweries advocate sustainability through smart water use. Continue Reading →