Great Lakes protection awaits presidential candidates’ endorsement
By Ruojing Liu Environmentalists within the Great Lakes region announced a campaign platform Wednesday, asking the 2016 presidential candidates to support a Great Lakes restoration and protection agenda. The new platform includes endorsement of maintaining at least $300 million each year for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative within the Federal budget. President Obama cut that […]
Man versus lake: Chicagoan drinks Lake Michigan straight
By Claire Donnelly Tim Mack stepped toward Lake Michigan and dipped his ceramic mug into the freezing water. Blindfolded and fueled by the cheers of dozens of onlookers, Mack chugged the entire unfiltered beverage.
Better living through electricity — keeping Asian carp out of the Great Lakes
By Danielle Prieur The only thing keeping Asian carp from escaping into Lake Michigan is an electrical barrier located along the river. The barrier doesn’t actually electrocute the fish, but repels them when they encounter the strong electrical field. But some researchers are concerned about whether the barrier can withstand the movement of barges through […]