$275M plan to fight Asian carp gets increased support

On Friday, environmental groups submitted 10,000 citizen letters supporting the Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed $275-million plan to bolster the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet, Illinois, with devices such as water jets and noisemakers to prevent Asian carp...

Pain-killers, other drugs found in Great Lakes ecosystem

As America confronts the opioid crisis, environmental scientists are warning about a related problem. Chemicals from pain-killers and other drugs often end up in lakes and rivers, creating what some scientists say could be a deadly cocktail for fish and other...

Local mayors oppose proposed Canadian nuclear waste plan

104 mayors and other elected officials from across the Great Lakes basin have signed on to a new letter imploring the Trudeau administration to stop Ontario Power Generation from burying nuclear waste a mile from Lake Huron.  Read the full story by The...

Report calls for increased water infrastructure spending

In New York, the sewage pollution right-to-know law resulted in a reporting increase of 273 percent, but under-reporting is still a problem, and investing in water and sewer systems is still needed. An estimated $80 billion over the next 20 years is required.  Read...