Great Lakes (IL IN MI MN OH WI)

Wisconsin: "High Rate Of Tumors Found In Fish"

"Scientists led by researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey have found an elevated number of cases of skin and liver tumors in white suckers in the Milwaukee, Menomonee and Kinnickinnic rivers — a discovery that suggests more work will be needed to remove contaminants from the waterways."

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 08/29/2016

"An Indiana City Is Poised To Become The Next Flint"

A chronic array of mysterious health problems among public housing residents in East Chicago, Indiana, was finally traced to soil contaminated with lead and arsenic by decades of industrial activity. Authorities from various government agencies had kept residents in the dark about the threat.

Source: Think Progress, 08/16/2016
August 29, 2016

DEADLINE: IJNR's Great Lakes Energy Institute

From Oct 2-8, 2016, IJNR will lead a select group of journalists on a field trip exploring everything from gas and oil pipelines and trains carrying crude through the Great Lakes region, to a potential new shale gas play in Michigan and Wisconsin’s largest solar array. Apply by Aug 29.

"Greens Launch $1M Ad Buy In Wis. Senate Race"

"Two environmental groups are teaming up for a $1 million advertising campaign to oppose Sen. Ron Johnson’s (R-Wis.) reelection. The League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund and the Environmental Defense Action Fund are running the ads to paint Johnson a climate change doubter and oil industry ally, and to frame Democrat Russ Feingold as the environment-friendly alternative."

Source: The Hill, 07/26/2016


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