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RSS feeds / Farmers, Great Lakes benefit from cover crops
« Last post by news on January 22, 2019, 06:12:41 PM »
Farmers, Great Lakes benefit from cover crops

Cover crops reduce erosion and help prevent nutrient runoff from farms, particularly phosphorus, from making its way to the Great Lakes and creating conditions for algal blooms.

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RSS feeds / Great Lakes Echo?s greatest hits of 2018
« Last post by news on January 02, 2019, 06:21:36 AM »
Great Lakes Echo?s greatest hits of 2018

Reflect on 2018 with us. These are the Echo stories that garnered the most visits, shares and comments in 2018.

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RSS feeds / Small streams have large impact on big lake
« Last post by news on December 31, 2018, 03:22:18 AM »
Small streams have large impact on big lake

The 2,800 tributaries emptying into the world's largest lake may affect its biochemistry and ecology more than people think.

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RSS feeds / U.S., Canadian coast guards break ice on shared waters
« Last post by news on December 21, 2018, 07:14:00 AM »
U.S., Canadian coast guards break ice on shared waters

The economic value of the cargo they helped move last winter is estimated at $875 million.

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RSS feeds / With plastics, the message is the bottle
« Last post by news on December 20, 2018, 07:41:45 AM »
With plastics, the message is the bottle

Microplastics are showing up in sediments as well as water.

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RSS feeds / Study tracks flathead catfish route into Great Lakes
« Last post by news on December 17, 2018, 07:19:51 AM »
Study tracks flathead catfish route into Great Lakes

It has harmed native fish populations elsewhere.

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RSS feeds / Canadian researchers put secretive turtle on risk radar
« Last post by news on December 14, 2018, 07:56:14 AM »
Canadian researchers put secretive turtle on risk radar

It's hard to count what you can't see.

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RSS feeds / Thank changing climate for bigger Midwest maize yields
« Last post by news on December 13, 2018, 03:08:40 AM »
Thank changing climate for bigger Midwest maize yields

A warming climate has contributed to higher maize yields in Michigan and other Corn Belt states, a new study has found.

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RSS feeds / Millennials pine for real trees
« Last post by news on December 12, 2018, 01:30:29 AM »
Millennials pine for real trees

Michigan produces the third most Christmas trees in the nation and no state grows more varieties, according to tree experts.

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RSS feeds / Author asks why residents don?t help Great Lakes more
« Last post by news on December 11, 2018, 07:25:46 AM »
Author asks why residents don?t help Great Lakes more

Author Dave Dempsey?s latest book steps back from policy and homes in on the hearts of Great Lakes residents to talk about their connection to the lakes.

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