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By Hari Sreenivasan, Aaron Martin, Laura Fong
WASHINGTON — The White House is announcing the designation of two new National Marine Sanctuaries — the first chosen in 15 years — as part of President Barack Obama’s efforts to protect the environment.
By Bradley Klapper, Associated Press
Scientists are investigating a surprising new pollutant in the country’s waterways: the tiny plastic beads found in common cosmetic products. Illinois has become the first state to ban these synthetic microbeads. Brandis Friedman of WTTW Chicago reports on the potential…
By PBS NewsHour
Shipwreck hunter Steve Libert thinks he has found the remains of the Griffin…
By Lorna Baldwin
Economic Problems Wash Ashore as Lake Michigan's Water Level Hits Record Low…
An Old Fashioned Strategy to Keep Asian Carp at Bay in the Great Lakes: Eat Them…
An oil refinery in Detroit wants to expand its capacity by 15 percent, but neighbors and environmentalists oppose the project. This report, funded in part by the Park Foundation, describes how the Michigan case is indicative of the situation nationwide.
The Asian carp, first brought to U.S. waterways to eat overabundant algae, is becoming a major menace to fishermen in states such as Illinois by gobbling up plankton and depriving other fish of food.
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