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Caption: White Nose Fungus growing on the wing go a Northern Long Eared Bat , Credit: Rebecca Nolan
Scientists on Martha's vineyard investigate how to save bats from the deadly White Nose Fungus, which has been killing bats across North America.

  • Added: Jun 11, 2019
  • Length: 09:32
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And how California’s car emission standards continue to influence the rest of the country.

  • Added: Jun 04, 2019
  • Length: 39:44
Caption: Peter Lent in Oatka Creek , Credit: Caitlin Whyte, WXXI
A look at citizen science, through a project in western New York.

Bought by WDET Detroit Public Radio, Interlochen Public Radio, and WCMU

  • Added: Aug 24, 2018
  • Length: 03:48
  • Purchases: 3
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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
Caption: Midshipmen from the Naval Academy depart the USS Higgins after a recent training exercise., Credit: Steve Walsh/American Homefront
The Navy is rolling out its latest plan to manage wildlife in its ocean training grounds from Southern California to Hawaii. But environmentalists ...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and Texas Public Radio

  • Added: Aug 16, 2018
  • Length: 03:51
  • Purchases: 2
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
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: Dave Hurlburt of teh BayCreek Paddling Center, Credit: Caitlin Whyte
Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent to clean up the Great Lakes each year. And a federal law targets some of the most contaminated areas, tho...

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

  • Added: Mar 02, 2018
  • Length: 03:35
  • Purchases: 8
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: by ANGELICA A. MORRISON / Victor Small, 7, (center)  speaks with RN Julie Cicero about his asthma., Credit: by ANGELICA A. MORRISON
Air pollution contributes to high asthma rates in many U.S. cities. And a recent study showed that blacks and Latinos are exposed to a lot more of ...

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

  • Added: Jan 11, 2018
  • Length: 03:38
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Drug Take Back Program / US Drug Enfocement Administration, Credit: PHOTO SOURCE: US Drug Enfocement Administration
As America confronts the opioid crisis, environmental scientists are warning about a related problem. Chemicals from pain-killers and other drugs o...

Bought by WCPN, WLPR, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WDET Detroit Public Radio, North Country Public Radio and more

  • Added: Dec 08, 2017
  • Length: 03:37
  • Purchases: 14
Caption: White fuzz on branches harbors the destructive hemlock woolly adelgid., Credit: Caitlin Whyte
The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid is almost impossible to see with the naked eye. But the insect is causing a lot of damage to hemlock trees and their sur...

Bought by WBFO, WRVO Public Media, WDET Detroit Public Radio, WOUB, WCPN and more

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 03:44
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: A lawn that once stretched to the iron gate has ben eroded by high waters., Credit: Caitlin Whyte
As winter nears, residents along Lake Ontario are shoring up walls of sandbags for protection against high waves. Caitlin Whyte of WXXI reports for...

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

  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 03:37
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: A photo captured by Ansari 9-24, Credit: Dr. Rafat Ansari
Algae blooms continue to color western Lake Erie a deep green. Now researchers and scientists want to know more about toxins produced by the algae....

Bought by KPIK-LP, WBFO, WOSU, WAMC, WDET Detroit Public Radio and more

  • Added: Oct 13, 2017
  • Length: 03:38
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Scott McNaught and Emily Wimmer with graduate students, Credit: Central Michigan University
The bloody red shrimp came to the Great Lakes around 2006 in the ballast water of cargo ships. Now, scientists are running tests to determine wheth...

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

  • Added: Aug 22, 2017
  • Length: 03:35
  • Purchases: 10
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: by ANGELICA A. MORRISON / USFWS biologists prepare to examine a lake sturgeon, Credit: by ANGELICA A. MORRISON / USFWS biologists prepare to examine a lake sturgeon
NOTE: EMBARGOED UNTIL MONDAY, JUNE 12 Biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have been using federal funding to monitor the health of ...

Bought by WBFO, WLPR, WXXI, WAMC, WCPN and more

  • Added: Jun 07, 2017
  • Length: 03:34
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: An eagle necropsy at the N.Y. Department of Environmental Conservation, Credit: Jim Levulis
The comeback of the American bald eagle is a success story shared by many states across the Great Lakes region and keeping them safe has become a h...

Bought by WDET Detroit Public Radio, WCPN, WLPR, WXXI, WVIK and more

  • Added: May 31, 2017
  • Length: 03:29
  • Purchases: 7
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The Great Lakes are so big that they can act just like an ocean -- with punishing waves that erode the shore. And with Lake Ontario 20 inches highe...

Bought by WCPN, WAMC, WCMU, WRVO Public Media, and WBFO

  • Added: Apr 28, 2017
  • Length: 03:26
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Adam Kirian feeds livestock at his farm in Hancock County, Credit: Elizabeth Miller/ideastream
Algae blooms in western Lake Erie can contaminate drinking water in nearby cities. That happened as recently as 2014, when Toledo residents could n...

Bought by Michigan Radio, WXXI, WRVO Public Media, WCPN, Interlochen Public Radio and more

  • Added: Mar 22, 2017
  • Length: 04:25
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Drill searches for spread of chemicals, Credit: Ben Thorp
Residents near an abandoned Air Force base in Michigan are worried about an unseen invader. Toxic chemicals from the base have contaminated wells i...

Bought by WXXI, WCPN, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WBFO, WLPR and more

  • Added: Jan 27, 2017
  • Length: 03:40
  • Purchases: 6
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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: Lake Erie, Credit: Elizabeth Miller
Great Lakes Today looks back at 2016's biggest stories.

Bought by North Country Public Radio, WLPR, WCMU, WCPN, and WBFO

  • Added: Dec 22, 2016
  • Length: 01:20
  • Purchases: 5
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