Great Lakes


The US Government Plans to Spend $788M on Boobytraps to Get Rid of Asian Carp

Congress is set to decide whether the US Army Corps of Engineers can begin its tech-powered Asian carp eradication plan.


Foxconn Just Got Permission to Start Draining Lake Michigan to Make LCD Screens

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources approved a request to divert 7 million gallons of water a day to the area where Foxconn is building its new plant.


Great Lakes Citizens Demand Shutdown of Underwater Pipeline Threatening Their Water Supply

With potential for a devastating oil spill for two lakes and huge swaths of coastline, activists are taking a stand.


Oil Lobbyists: Thunderbird Strike Video Game 'Promotes Ecoterrorism'

The award-winning game features an Indigenous thunderbird that destroys pipelines and restores the environment.


We’re Eating Plastics From Our Own Dirty Laundry

A startup is developing a reusable sheet that sucks microplastics from our laundry machines, so they don’t end up in the water supply.


Trump's EPA Cuts Will Make These Bloodsucking Monsters Very Happy

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which fights invasive species like the sea lamprey, could see its funding slashed by 97 percent.


Abolish Bottled Water

It's about time.


This US City’s Move to Divert Great Lakes Drinking Water Is Just the Beginning

It's the first request of its kind. More will come.


The Fight Over Who Gets Clean Drinking Water From the Great Lakes

One US town has contaminated water. Environmentalists and some Great Lakes communities say, you can’t have ours.


Skepticism Greets Decision to Send Human Rights and Military Observers Into Burundi

President Pierre Nkurunziza has finally agreed to let the international community intervene in Burundi's crisis, but regional experts and members of the political opposition have expressed their doubts.


Cautious Optimism Follows Meeting Between Burundi’s President and UN Secretary-General

Burundi’s embattled president announced that the government is open to talks with the opposition and willing to release hundreds of prisoners.