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The Great Lakes

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.

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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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Our culture is obsessed with productivity. How many times have you answered the question “How have you been?” with “Really busy, and you?” And so, we invent tools to help us get things done.

What if there were a way to reduce toxic chemicals in our Great Lakes and inland waters, while reducing greenhouse gasses, and improving air quality? I think there is a way, and I’ve been working on it for a long time.

One of the greatest challenges we face as a society in the 21st century is resolving the inherent conflict between human activity and environmental sustainability. Nowhere is this challenge greater than in the realm of fresh water.

Benjamin Franklin said, “When the well is dry, we learn the worth of water.”

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