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Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CEC): An Early Warning Sign

March 4, 2019

People and industry use tens of thousands of chemicals. A vast array of these chemicals have been found in our environment, where we consider them contaminants of emerging concern or CECs.

Farm Field

Agricultural Pollution in the Great Lakes

December 31, 2018

One of the greatest threats to the quality and health of Great Lakes and its tributaries is excess chemicals, fertilizers, and sediment from irresponsible agricultural practices.

historic map of the Great Lakes

The Great Lakes Compact and The Dangers of Water Diversions from the Lakes

December 31, 2018

The Great Lakes contain 20% of the earth’s fresh surface water — to protect this resource for future generations, we must take care and manage them properly.

Zebra mussels

Stopping invasive species in the Great Lakes

December 31, 2018

The Great Lakes are national treasures.

Lake Erie Algal Bloom - August 2015. Photo Credit: NOAA Great Lakes CoastWatch

Water Infrastructure in the Great Lakes:

December 31, 2018

Turning the “Rust Belt” into the “Water Belt”