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Top Five Great Lakes Stories of 2019

The following five news stories on topics related to the Great Lakes were among the most read news stories on Water Canada's website in...

Plastic Pollution in the Great Lakes Presents a Growing Concern: Study

New research suggests that the growing intensity and scale of plastic pollution in the Great Lake poses serious risks to human health and will...

Aquatic Invasive Species Impacting Mercury in Great Lakes Fish

According to a new study published yesterday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 40 years of reduced mercury use, emissions, and...
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IJC Report on Nuclear Power in the Great Lakes Basin

At its September Executive Meeting, the International Joint Commission (IJC) approved release of an informational report, Nuclear Power Facilities in the Great Lakes Basin:...

CGLR Partners with IAGLR to Restore and Protect Great Lakes

A new partnership aims to better connect science, policy, and business interests to accelerate both the restoration and protection of the Great Lakes. The International...

E.P.A. Unveils Five-Year Plan to Accelerate Restoration of the Great Lakes

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Administrator, Andrew Wheeler, and Region 5 Administrator and Great Lakes National Program Manager, Cathy Stepp, unveiled an updated...

Governments can Prevent PFAS Pollution in Great Lakes: Report

As communities across the Great Lakes region grapple with contaminated drinking water due to toxic PFAS chemicals, a new National Wildlife Federation report outlines...

Researchers Studying Behviour of Microplastics in Great Lakes

Using the Great Lakes as a laboratory, sedimentary petrologist Patricia Corcoran and her students at Western University in London, Ontario are studying the behaviour...

Water Pollution May Be Keeping Invasive Silver Carp Out of Great Lakes

Invasive silver carp have been moving north toward the Great Lakes since their accidental release in the 1970’s. The large filter-feeding fish, which are...

Cleanup of Great Lakes Can Lead to Community Revitalization

Cleanup and collaboration pay off. That’s the conclusion of a report released by the International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) that documents how...

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