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The stuff in Scotchguard and Teflon coatings is poisoning water supplies and never goes away It's even been found in animals on the North Pole! Wit...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2018
  • Length: 05:27

  • Added: Aug 01, 2018
  • Length: 06:32
Caption: The effects of erosion in Euclid, Ohio, Credit: Elizabeth Miller/ideastream
Great Lakes water levels are high right now – Lake Erie’s are two feet above average, which threatens coastal properties from Ashtabula to Toledo. ...

Bought by WVBI-LP, WKAR, WOUB, WDET Detroit Public Radio, and WCMU


  • Added: Jun 15, 2018
  • Length: 03:54
  • Purchases: 5
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Canada is moving to legalize recreational use of marijuana, and officials predict that it’s likely to happen by the end of the year. As pot supplie...

Bought by WDET Detroit Public Radio, WCPN, WVBI-LP, North Country Public Radio, WAMC and more


  • Added: May 29, 2018
  • Length: 04:11
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Bobby Jones stand on the site of his old patio, which is now partially buried by last year's floods., Credit: Veronica Volk, Great Lakes Today
Last year, flooding along Lake Ontario caused millions of dollars in damage to homes and businesses. Now, lake levels are several inches above norm...

Bought by WAMC, WKSU, WSKG, North Country Public Radio, WBFO and more


  • Added: Mar 20, 2018
  • Length: 03:40
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Rita McNamara is concerned about plan for landfill near her home., Credit: Morgan Springer
In northern Michigan, people who live near a landfill have been dealing with contaminated drinking water for decades. A new plan for the landfill m...

Bought by WDET Detroit Public Radio, WCPN, WBFO, and WCMU


  • Added: Mar 09, 2018
  • Length: 03:24
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Different species of algae await testing in the ongoing fight against harmful algal blooms, Credit: Veronica Volk, Great Lakes Today
In the Great Lakes region, toxic algae blooms are a big problem. Every summer, they leave a green sheen on parts of the Great Lakes – and on many s...

Bought by KPIK-LP, WRVO Public Media, WVBI-LP, WBFO, WAMC and more


  • Added: Feb 26, 2018
  • Length: 03:25
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: New York distillery and fish farm turns waste into supper, Credit: by ANGELICA A. MORRISON
Two companies in the Great Lakes region are teaming up for an unusual experiment in sustainability. They’re starting an aquaculture business. And a...

Bought by WDET Detroit Public Radio, WCPN, WBFO, WAMC, WXXI and more


  • Added: Feb 22, 2018
  • Length: 03:43
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Christmas tree berm at the Royal Botanical Gardens. , Credit: by ANGELICA A. MORRISON
Canada’s Royal Botanical Gardens has a problem. Carp are trying to invade protected marshes, where they could destroy lots of plants. But scientist...

Bought by WXXI, WVBI-LP, WBFO, WCPN, WCMU and more


  • Added: Jan 24, 2018
  • Length: 03:45
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Children playing next to Garden Valley [Bill Nehez/CSU Cleveland Memory Project]
Would you want an industrial waste dump near your house? Probably not. But across the country, environmental hazards like waste dumps tend to be lo...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WAMC, WXXI, WCMU, WDET Detroit Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 11, 2018
  • Length: 03:41
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Tony David (right) and an apprentice, Angelo Johnson (left) look out over the water where the dam used to be., Credit: Veronica Volk
Seventy-two dams in the U-S were demolished last year; and hundreds more were removed in the past decade. Most are taken down as part of an effort ...

Bought by WRVO Public Media, North Country Public Radio, WCPN, WCMU, WAMC and more


  • Added: Sep 01, 2017
  • Length: 04:16
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: A slide with slices of otoliths is ready for examination, Credit: A slide with slices of otoliths is ready for examination
Asian carp are a big threat to the Great Lakes. After one was found recently beyond an electric barrier, environmentalists and officials worried th...

Bought by WDET Detroit Public Radio, WORT, Michigan Radio, WXXI, WVIK and more


  • Added: Jul 31, 2017
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: The Admiral shipwreck, Credit: Marc Duncan
There’s more than just fish and sand in the Great Lakes – there are thousands of ships, airplanes, and other vehicles under the water. A story on ...

Bought by WAMC, PRX Remix, WRVO Public Media, WCMU, WXXI and more


  • Added: Jul 21, 2017
  • Length: 03:34
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: A piece of walleye head meat before it gets blended with dry ice - the first step in extracting the microcystin toxin from the fish tissue.a, Credit: Elizabeth Miller/ideastream
NOTE: EMBARGOED UNTIL MONDAY, JUNE 12 By now, most of us have heard that President Trump wants to eliminate a 300-million-dollar program created t...

Bought by WLPR, WXXI, WBFO, Wisconsin Public Radio (ops), Wisconsin Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 07, 2017
  • Length: 03:47
  • Purchases: 9
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Between a changing climate and an invasion of parasites, it’s a tough time for the little honeybee. A Norfolk woman’s quest to give bees a home may...

Bought by KENW, New Hampshire Public Radio, WAMC, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WOUB and more


  • Added: Apr 26, 2017
  • Length: 04:22
  • Purchases: 6
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One young woman in southwest Virginia has become a super-sleuth. With a head full of questions and a heart full of concern, one college student tea...

Bought by KENW, WOUB, WAMC, and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Apr 14, 2017
  • Length: 03:42
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: John Gee with Environment and Climate Change Canada stands on a platform overlooking the Randle Reef restoration project., Credit: Veronica Volk
Imagine a huge steel box – whose lid is 10 football fields across. It's being built in Hamilton's harbor on the western end of Lake Ontario. It’s d...

Bought by WMUK, WRVO Public Media, North Country Public Radio, WLPR, WCPN and more


  • Added: Jan 23, 2017
  • Length: 04:32
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: In 1973 waves crashed over Zieres' family's breakwall and flooded their home., Credit: Provided
INTRO: There’s a simmering controversy on the northern border of the United States -- it’s all about water. For the first time in over fifty years,...

Bought by WRVO Public Media, WCPN, WAMC, North Country Public Radio, and WBFO


  • Added: Jan 06, 2017
  • Length: 04:46
  • Purchases: 5
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The United States and Canada are moving to ban microbeads -- the tiny plastic bits in toothpaste and facewash that are big water polluters. Now sci...

Bought by WKSU, North Country Public Radio, WAMC, WXXI, WCPN and more


  • Added: Dec 29, 2016
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: NEW YORK POWER AUTHORITY PHOTO / Ice boom installation 2015, Credit: NEW YORK POWER AUTHORITY PHOTO / Ice boom installation 2015
As ice forms on Lake Erie, it creates problems for the huge power plants downstream. To keep electricity flowing to millions of residents in the No...

Bought by WBFO, WCPN, WAMC, and WCMU


  • Added: Dec 16, 2016
  • Length: 03:42
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Mud stored for climate change research at the Unviersity at Buffalo, November 2016., Credit: ANGELICA A. MORRISON / Mud stored for climate change research at the Unviersity at Buffalo, November 2016.
Climate change researchers in the Great Lakes region fear Trump administration could move forward with anti-climate change agenda.

Bought by North Country Public Radio, WCPN, WAMC, WCMU, WXXI and more


  • Added: Dec 09, 2016
  • Length: 03:38
  • Purchases: 6
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Standing Rock Water Protector Loki talks about his experience at the Front with Militarized DAPL Police

  • Added: Nov 30, 2016
  • Length: 01:25
Caption: BY ANGELICA A. MORRISON / Pedestrian Bridge to be replaced at Niagara Falls State Park., Credit: BY ANGELICA A. MORRISON / Pedestrian Bridge to be replaced at Niagara Falls State Park.
New York State plans to shut off the American Falls, a major attraction for tourists who flock to Niagara Falls. It's part of a project to replace...

Bought by WCPN, WXXI, North Country Public Radio, WAMC, WSKG and more


  • Added: Nov 18, 2016
  • Length: 03:25
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Students build a tugboat at The Maritime Academy of Toledo, Credit: Timothy Dubravetz
The Maritime Academy of Toledo is one of 56 schools around the country that incorporate skills like boat building and seamanship into its curriculum.

Bought by WDET Detroit Public Radio, WRVO Public Media, North Country Public Radio, WXXI, WCPN and more


  • Added: Nov 16, 2016
  • Length: 03:38
  • Purchases: 7
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We travel to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan, where officials are finding dozens of dead birds washed onto the beach. Scientists...

Bought by WCPN, WCMU, WLPR, and WBFO


  • Added: Nov 11, 2016
  • Length: 01:27
  • Purchases: 4