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Scientists urge Canada to address emerging water contaminants in the Great Lakes

Scientists studying unregulated contaminants are calling for coordinated action from Ontario and federal governments to protect water and health in the Great Lakes region.

Fatima Syed reports for The Narwhal.

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America's Great Lakes beckon as a climate sanctuary

America's Great Lakes beckon as a climate sanctuary

Michigan's abundant water resources and lack of extreme weather make it an attractive destination for future climate migrants.

Abrahm Lustgarten reports for The Atlantic.

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Warm winter results in Great Lakes ice scarcity, affecting ecosystem

Warm winter results in Great Lakes ice scarcity, affecting ecosystem

An unusually mild winter has left the Great Lakes virtually ice-free, prompting scientists to investigate the potential ecological consequences of this anomaly on regional ecosystems.

Todd Richmond reports for the Associated Press.

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Midwest experiences winter warmth disrupting life and economy

Midwest experiences winter warmth disrupting life and economy

Unprecedented warm winter disrupts traditions and economies across the Midwest as ice vanishes from the Great Lakes.

Stephen Starr reports for The Guardian.

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Great Lakes experience drastic reduction in ice cover

Last month, the Great Lakes recorded an average ice cover of just 6%, one of the lowest levels in the past 50 years, signaling a concerning trend linked to global heating.

Nina Lakhani reports for The Guardian.

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The Great Lakes have barely any ice so far this winter

While early in the season, the five lakes in the upper Midwest have barely frozen over at all, according to NOAA data.
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Why more than 60 Indigenous nations oppose the Line 5 oil pipeline

The 70 year-old pipeline, which just won a key permit, poses “an unacceptable risk of an oil spill into the Great Lakes.”
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