Great Lakes (IL IN MI MN OH WI)

Last U.S. Coal-Fired Ship Finally Stops Dumping Ash Into Lake Michigan

"The 2014 season for Lake Michigan's only coal-powered passenger and car ferry comes to a close Sunday, signaling the end of the controversial practice of dumping coal ash into the Great Lake. When the vessel resumes operations in 2015, it will no longer release the waste material into those waters."

Source: Huffington Post, 10/27/2014

Enviros Ask EPA To Study Drinking Water Pollution From Kewaunee Dairies

"Citing a rash of contaminated wells in Kewaunee County, a coalition of environmental groups on Wednesday petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to use its emergency authority to investigate pollution of groundwater from dairy manure."

Source: Wisconsin Watch, 10/23/2014

"Why Are The Great Lakes On The Rise?"

"During the late summer and early fall, the water level on the Great Lakes usually drops several inches. This year, three of those lakes, Superior, Michigan and Huron, have seen the opposite happen - rising water levels. Joining us to talk about why that is is Drew Gronewold. He's a hydrologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He works in the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory."

Source: NPR, 10/21/2014

"Lake Erie Becoming More Vulnerable To Bacteria Blooms, Study Says"

"Climate change and invasive mussels may have made Lake Erie a more inviting host for toxic bacteria in recent years, suggesting that ambitious goals are needed for reducing phosphorus runoff that feeds large blooms like the one that forced a temporary tap water shutdown in and near Toledo, Ohio, scientists said Wednesday."

Source: AP, 10/17/2014


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