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Alexis Rockman’s Great Lakes Cycle, currently on view at the Haggerty Museum of Art, dispenses with any polite ambiguity on the way to his cautionary message about the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem. Read more

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A 2018 national climate change assessment notes that, in the Great Lakes region, lake surface temperatures are increasing, ice cover is declining and seasonal stratification of temperatures in the lakes is occurring earlier in the year. What can be d Read more

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Julia Robson and Alyssa Armbruster set off from downtown Milwaukee last August to hike to Lake Superior to bring attention to issues that the Great Lakes are facing. $10,000 in donations and a documentary later, they are back to share their story. Read more

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This summer, a commercial fisherman pulled a live, eight-pound silver carp from the Calumet River near Chicago; a warning sign that invasive species of Asian carp might be making their way into Lake Michigan. Read more

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Kenosha writer Michael Schumacher has become Wisconsin’s foremost historian of the Great Lakes. While doing research for a book, he came upon an obscure, long out of print title by Midwest author Mary Frances Doner (1893-1985)—The Salvager:... Read more


As Journal Sentinel reporter Dan Egan relates in The Death and Life of the Great Lakes, the Clean Water Act (1972) stanched the industrial pollution of the lakes, yet failed to halt contamination from ocean-going ships introducing “noxious ... Read more


Although President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican Congress are threatening to slash funding for vital programs—or terminate some altogether—there’s one initiative that may survive thanks to its broad bipartisan support. Read more

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Waukesha still needs to jump through a few hoops before it receives Lake Michigan water under the Great Lakes Water Compact. Read more

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Earth Day 2014 arrives on the heels of a very grim United Nations report that found climate change is affecting all continents and oceans, causing noticeable disruptions in our food and Read more

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Last Wednesday, a Milwaukee Common Council committee voted to pursue negotiations to sell Lake Michigan... Read more

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The Milwaukee School of Engineering's Grohmann Museum honors Milwaukee's heritage in the shipping industry with “Great Lakers.” The exhibition features artifacts, photographs, paintings and models from grand boats that once sailed... Read more

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I wish to express my delight over the new Great Lakes Compact as I believe it  shoul LastChild in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, ,Letters Read more

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Last week, Assembly Speaker Mike Huebsch (R-West Salem) and the chair of the Natural Res The Great Lakes Water Wars, ,News Features Read more

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