News Watch: Jun. 5

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture and Food; Bees; Climate Change; Energy, Fuels, and Emissions; Environmental Education and Fun; Environmental Organizing; EPA Carbon Ruling; Great Lakes; Invasive Species; Legislature and Administration; Mining; Oil; Transportation; Waste and Recycling; Water; Wildlife; Latest from Loon Commons Blog

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News Watch: May 22

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture; Clean Water, Land and Legacy; Climate Change; Economics and Environment; Electric Cars; Energy; Frac Sand Mining; Fun Environmental News; Invasive Species; Legislature, Administration, and Money; Mining; Oil and Gas; Pollution; Sustainable Development; Transportation; Triclosan; Water; Wildlife; Latest from Loon Commons Blog

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Restoring Lake Superior, one Cook County stream at a time

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Cook County residents have seen local rivers send ribbons of mud into Lake Superior every spring and after every major rainstorm. The clay banks are eroding and the brook trout are disappearing. From the Flute Reed River to the Poplar River and Little Devil Track River, our community progress of developing roads, building resorts, and logging have filled the rivers with sediment and affected the natural aquatic life.

To reverse these effects and protect the clear waters of Lake Superior, we have to restore the streams that flow into the lake (more…)