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The 30 most recent items from TreeHugger

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  • 08/15/07--06:05: Update on Lake Inferior
  • John coined that name for the former Lake Superior in his earlier post on its falling water levels; now the New York Times tells us why. It appears that it may not be climate change or declining snow melt in Canada, but the Army Corps of Engineers,

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    Maybe winning the Wisconsin presidential primary isn't so important for Bill Richardson? Nor might be Minnesota's, Michigan's, or Indiana's? At least that's the impression one might get from an on-record statement from US Presidential Candidate Bill

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    That's what a lot of Great Lakes states and provinces are saying; as John noted earlier, Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson from New Mexico said "States like Wisconsin are awash in water" and wants some.

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    Rick Eglinton, the Star Those Southwesterners salivating at the thought of Great Lakes water being pumped their way may be too late to the trough; the water level is down over three feet. According to the Catherine Porter in the Star, "Docks that

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    With critics arguing that it would cost too much to successfully tackle climate change, I'd suggest they consider taking a look at the fact that low water in the Great Lakes, caused by a combination of long-and short-term natural effects, could wind

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    The US State of Indiana has produced a study by a State funded University which indicates BP did the right thing, as did State regulators, with regard to the State's granting of a proposed permit expansion for BP's Whiting Refinery. According to news

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    California is proposing a series of new "marine protected areas" where fish are given enough refuge to reproduce

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    In America's efforts to deal with Peak Oil, we may come up against Peak Water more quickly than imagined. University of Texas professor Michael Webber, an environmental policy specialist, told the American

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    I know. It's a snore. But it is an important snore, another step toward protecting one of the continent's greatest resources. Why? Read this editorial from the Oshkosh Northwestern:

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    Atlantic City, New Jersey casino Image credit:NJ.com The Las Vegas Review-Journal cites the general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority saying 'now may be the time to take a serious look at a decades-old idea of capturing floodwater from

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    Out of the 185 invasive species in and around the Great Lakes, zebra mussels are posing a painful problem. The mussels have sharp shells and a tendency to slice up the feet of beach-goers. The mussels have hitched rides

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    The North American Great Lakes have some competition. digg_url = 'http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/06/nasa-says-moon-may-have-more-water-than-great-lakes.php'; The moon. Yes, that old thing in the sky may hold more than all

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    A university study on Lake Erie walleye may help scientists spot rivers that are at risk of overfishing. Researchers at Ohio State analyzed chemicals found in walleye ear bones, and were able to figure out which fish returned to

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    The Nature Conservancy has finally closed on a "Big UP Deal" that took 10 years and $58 million, and will protect and limit development on 271,000 acres in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. If

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    The Obama administration loves its czars almost as much as the media loves using the title. So here goes: The U.S. Asian Carp Czar, also known as John Goss, says he has a multi-pronged strategy to help keep Asian carp from

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    If you can't beat 'em, ship 'em. The state of Illinois is spending $2 million to ship invasive Asian carp back to China, where they're considered a delicacy. In Illinois, and the Great Lakes region, they're

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    Common sense tells us that, following corn harvest, fragments of corn cobs, leaves, stalks, silk, and pollen may be blown by the wind or carried across the land

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    This $2 million project, funded mostly with private money, is billed as the most comprehensive look at the Chicago waterway system since the reversal of the Chicago River more than 100 years ago. This

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    Just what the Great Lakes needs, more aquatic invasives. We're worrying about Asian carp and now we have whales? Whales in the Great Lakes, on Lake Superior? Well, "whale burps" have been found

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    How will invasive Asian carp enter the Great Lakes? Via the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, maybe another flood? They almost made it via a semi-tractor trailer crossing the Ambassador Bridge from the U.S. to Canada. The

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