"The largest, deepest and coldest Great Lake holds another distinction -- the highest levels of the contaminant toxaphene in the region and possibly anywhere in the world."
Great Lakes (IL IN MI MN OH WI)
By MIKE DUNNE
$15 million of Stimulus funding for 55 projects, designed to help reduce wildfire hazards and reclaim burned lands, could be of substantial interest in the receiving communities.
Twenty-two new National Recreational Trails, covering more than 525 miles, provide a good opportunity to cover outdoor recreation topics.
"Even today the Great Lakes landscape is bouncing back from the glaciers that retreated 10,000 years ago. A key question researchers recently sought to answer is whether that has anything to do with fluctuating lake levels."
A historic ferry that carries cars and passengers across Lake Michigan is still dumping ash from its coal-fired engines into the Lake -- legally.
"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday cited the BP Whiting Refinery for violating federal air standards by releasing a cancer-causing toxin in waste from 2003 to 2008, which at times reached 16 times the acceptable limit, EPA officials said."
Development of wind power in Minnesota is being frustrated by a clogged up capital market.
Wisconsin's landmark out-of-basin diversion of the Great Lakes is getting both praised and blasted by water watchers.
"The Michigan Legislature may soon create a fund to loan schools money to build windmills, solar panels or other sources of alternative energy."