Great Lakes (IL IN MI MN OH WI)

"Grotesque Cancers Plaguing Lake Michigan Tributary Fish"

"Federal scientists are finding increasing skin and liver tumors in bottom-feeding fish caught in several of Wisconsin's Lake Michigan tributaries that flow through areas with particularly severe environmental problems."

Source: Grand Rapids Press, 09/01/2016
June 20, 2017 to June 24, 2017

Rust/Resistance: Works of Recovery, ASLE 12th Biennial Conference

The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment will hold its 2017 conference in Detroit, Michigan, an ideal place to confer about rust, resistance, and recovery.

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.

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