On Monday, August 4, half a million people in the Toledo, Ohio metro region could once again drink from their water taps after a weekend without safe drinking water due to a toxin resulting from an algal bloom in the city's water supply, Lake Erie.
Aug 7, 2014 The Wall Street Journal
Over the past 14 years, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron have experienced an unprecedented drop in water levels, and many fear they won't be coming back. In a multi-part series the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel explores the causes and implications.
Aug 2, 2013 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Just months after a proposal to build the first wind farm to be located offshore on any of the Great Lakes was shelved, five neighboring states have struck a deal with the Obama administration to develop offshore wind farms more quickly.
Apr 4, 2012 The Buffalo News
Deadly algae and invasive species are choking the life out of Lake Erie. It recovered from near-death 40 years ago, but the regulations that helped save it last time are under increasing attack.
Sep 1, 2011 OnEarth
Suburban Waukesha seeks to be the first city to pipe water from the Great Lakes since the 2008 Great Lakes Pact. But will approval just mean more sprawl in a sprawling region?
Jan 28, 2011 Streetsblog Capitol Hill
With heavily polluted waters and eroding shorelines, the Great Lakes are undergoing a rapid deterioration in health. The Environmental Protection Agency has unveiled a 5-year plan to restore the lakes.
Feb 23, 2010 Los Angeles Times
Planning commissioners in Cleveland are pushing forward a plan to revitalize the city's waterfront and port.
Dec 7, 2009 The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Between the invasive species, questions of drinking water safety, and dipping water levels, the Great Lakes have been taking a beating lately.
Dec 3, 2008 The Christian Science Monitor
Presidential candidate Barack Obama has announced a $5 billion plan to restore the Great Lakes, funded by reductions in tax cuts for oil companies.
Sep 22, 2008 The Detroit Free Press
<p>The eight states bordering on the five Great Lakes are about to come to an agreement about how the lakes' precious water is used and who can use it.</p>
Jul 8, 2008 NPR