The Great Lakes Are In Trouble

US, Canada, and several states join forces to tackle everything from sewage to mischievous species.
December 22, 2004, 7am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The Great Lakes, it's safe to say, are in trouble. Residents of Illinois or Michigan or New York don't have to worry about disappearing fish or shorelines anytime soon, but in ecological terms, the lakes have been deteriorating rapidly: invasive species, toxic waste, development, sewage, pollution from agriculture and industry have all been taking a toll.

In response, officials launched a collaborative restoration effort this month that is unprecedented in its scale and bureaucratic complexity."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Wednesday, December 22, 2004 in The Christian Science Monitor
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