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Fish Consumption Warnings and Environmental Justicenew

People of color eat a lot of locally caught fish for economic and cultural reasons. But nationwide, efforts to warn anglers fail to reach many minority and low-income populations.
NUVO  |  Environmental Health News  |  09-25-2012  |  Civil Liberties

Great Lakes Surfers Pay No Mind to Frigid Tempsnew

We go to Duluth, Minn., to see what kind of brave souls partake of winter boarding.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Bradley Campbell  |  12-10-2008  |  Sports

Even in Great Lakes Region, Water Needs Conservingnew

The Great Lakes account for 20 percent of the world's fresh water, but climate change, industry, rising population levels and a lack of awareness are putting pressure on this critical natural resource.
Shepherd Express  |  Lisa Kaiser  |  06-06-2008  |  Environment

In Ohio, the Feds Do Their Best to Conceal a Toxic Horrornew

Toxins are emerging from the ground under the former Ford Road landfill in Elyria, and many of the residents have developed cancer. Some think health reports were purposely repressed by the feds.
Cleveland Scene  |  Rebecca Meiser  |  05-27-2008  |  Environment

Stalled Great Lakes Water Compact Progressesnew

A new draft of the Great Lakes Basin Compact has been tentatively agreed to by Wisonsin Gov. Jim Doyle, Senate Democrats and once-reluctant Assembly Republicans. Legislatures in four of the eight Great Lakes states have already approved the current version of the compact.
Shepherd Express  |  Lisa Kaiser  |  04-18-2008  |  Environment

The Clock is Ticking on Great Lakes Cleanupnew

John Austin of the Brookings Institution says that if the government spends $26 billion cleaning up the Great Lakes, the economic benefit to America will be $80 to $100 billion. Will the next president step up?
Artvoice  |  Bruce Fisher  |  03-14-2008  |  Environment

The Wreck of the Oglebay Nortonnew

Oglebay Norton was once "the most conservative, risk-averse company that ever existed," according to one analyst. Then a respected, ambitious CEO, John Lauer, sank the shipping and mining company in a sea of red ink.
Cleveland Scene  |  Frank Lewis  |  09-24-2004  |  Business & Labor

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