Fighting the war against phosphorous

The Chicago River is the single largest contributor to the Gulf of Mexico “dead zone,” but recent recovery efforts seek to reduce dangerous levels of phosphorous making its way south.

Almost a year after the settlement between environmental groups and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, progress is inching forward in reducing dangerous levels of phosphorous in the Chicago River. By Morgan Levey Medill Reports It’s common knowledge amongst environmentalists that phosphorus is a harmful nutrient in bodies of water, making them uninhabitable […]

Forecasting future of Asian carp in Great Lakes: An Erie story

By Danielle Prieur Imagine trying to fish for trout in Lake Michigan or other Great Lakes, like your grandfather and father did before you. Fishing is a summer pastime on the lakes. “You’d have to wear armor,” said Marc Gaden, communications director and legislative liaison for the Great Lakes Fishery Commission in Ann Arbor, Mich. […]