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The Great Lakes

Daphnia, or water fleas, such as this are found in lakes and ponds across the world. Because of their pivotal position in food webs, daphnia are widely utilized as an indicator species to assess the response of ecosystems to environmental change.

On the shores of Lake Michigan, one of the largest sources of fresh water in the world, Rebecca Klaper is busy pouring the tiniest materials humans have ever made into tanks containing some of the smallest members of the Great Lakes food web.

John D. Lyons and his son, Eric, seining a Mississippi River backwater near Cassville for Asian carp in 2007.

It never occurred to me to ask why we have laws to protect rare fishes—or rare species of any animal or plant—in Wisconsin if that species is common elsewhere.

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The Wisconsin Academy is pleased to support Celebrate Water Door County and the 2019 Water Summit.

The future is all about water. And here in Wisconsin, we’ve got it. The problem is: The rest of the world wants it.

Dr. J. Val Klump in exploring what is happening in the Great Lakes today and what the future holds for them and for us.

Milwaukee journalist Dan Egan tell the complex story of the one of the world’s most important freshwater ecosystems.

Jane as a child on the shores of Lake Michigan.

There is no Plan B for humanity and our fellow species if we fail to keep our waters alive and clean.

Waukesha is the first community to successfully receive permission to buy water from the Great Lakes (specifically, Lake Michigan) under the 2008 Great Lakes Compact.

Is the diversion of Lake Michigan waters Waukesha's only option to secure "a safe and sustainable source of water for its residents"?

Located on the northern tip of Sand Island, the Gothic-style Sand Island Light was constructed in 1881 from sandstone quarried right at the building site.

Wisconsin’s northernmost edge, consisting of the spectacular mainland sea caves at the tip of the Bayfield Peninsula and the matrix of beautiful and historic islands stretching 25 miles into Lake Superior, was forever protected when Congress established the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in 1970.

Aquatic invasive species (AIS), invaders, exotics—these are the aliens that live among us. For as long as humans have roamed the earth, we have brought other species with us on our travels, both intentionally and unintentionally.

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