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Alliance For The Great Lakes

Experts outline Great Lakes successes, concerns

Experts outline Great Lakes successes, concerns

MICHIGAN CITY | Seeing a photo of the Cuyahoga River on fire in Time magazine while sitting his dorm room drove David Ullrich to an environmental career spanning more than 40 years.

June 05, 2014 6:49 pm Photos

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Beauty beads, plastics top trash found in Great Lakes

Beauty beads, plastics top trash found in Great Lakes

A Chicago-based advocacy group is calling for changes in consumer practices and legislation aimed at keeping plastic and other waste out of the Great Lakes.

April 29, 2014 6:30 pm
Holy Saturday! A tribute to benefit the Great Lakes in cocktails and song and more

Holy Saturday! A tribute to benefit the Great Lakes in cocktails and song and more

An Environmental Party and Roan & Black opening on Saturday in Michigan and then back to Merrillville for a splendid, even intimidating buffet at Innsbrook Country Club in Merrillville. The weather looks divine.--- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

April 17, 2014 10:00 am
Estimated size of Lake Michigan oil spill grows again

Estimated size of Lake Michigan oil spill grows again

The oil spill at the BP Whiting Refinery may be as much as three times as large as first estimated.

March 27, 2014 5:30 pm
KATHY LUTHER: Here's your chance to support clean water

KATHY LUTHER: Here's your chance to support clean water

Public opinion polls show Americans want clean water. Our own surveys of Northwest Indiana residents found that 91 percent value clean water.

August 23, 2012 12:00 am
Young stars are emerging in an environmental movement around the lake

Young stars are emerging in an environmental movement around the lake

These aren't your mama's or your grandma's activists.

June 12, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Water: It's about awareness and 'yuk' factor

The level of knowledge and concern for fresh water is low for the population in general, but it is especially low among high school and college students, Julie Peller said.

May 12, 2012 12:00 am
2012 Illinois Editorial Advisory Board members

2012 Illinois Editorial Advisory Board members

Today, we introduce new members of The Times Editorial Advisory Board. They have agreed to share their opinions on issues of local and regional interest. Look for these familiar names and faces on columns in the Forum section over the next year.

January 01, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Governors are fighting controls on new invasive species

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Governors are fighting controls on new invasive species

I'm not sure how to explain why three Great Lakes governors are actually arguing against tough controls on new invasive species. But that is just what happened in September.

October 09, 2011 12:00 am

Volunteers to help shape standards for Lake Michigan pollution

Water quality data collected by Chicago-area volunteers is being used to help Illinois shape the state's water quality guidelines in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

May 16, 2011 12:00 am Related

Adopt a Beach training planned at NIRPC

PORTAGE | The Alliance for the Great Lakes will host an Adopt a Beach training program May 25 for volunteers interested in cleaning and monitoring a portion of the Lake Michigan shoreline.

May 10, 2011 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Ensuring quality of life takes hard work

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Ensuring quality of life takes hard work

People who are lucky enough to live near the Great Lakes never stop talking about that elusive, intangible idea "quality of life." What is it? Good work, playing hard, clean air to breathe and water to drink, times with family and friends outside on a breezy summer day. We might be floating …

April 17, 2011 12:00 am

NIPSCO settles alleged environmental violations with feds

The U.S. EPA and NIPSCO have reached a settlement involving alleged violations of the Clean Air Act that mandates the installation of $600 million in pollution control equipment at power plants and $9.5 million more for environmental projects across the region.

January 14, 2011 12:00 am
Feds seek permanent solution to Asian Carp threat

Feds seek permanent solution to Asian Carp threat

The Obama administration says it will step up efforts to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes, even though closing Chicago-area shipping locks is off the table.

January 02, 2011 12:00 am
2011 Illinois Editorial Advisory Board members

2011 Illinois Editorial Advisory Board members

Today, we introduce new members of The Times Editorial Advisory Board. These individuals have agreed to share their opinions on issues of local and regional interest. Look for these familiar names and faces on columns in the Forum section over the next year.

January 02, 2011 12:00 am Related

NIRPC hosts hearing tonight on wastewater permit

PORTAGE | Local environmentalists agree that no increase in discharges in a wastewater permit for two Porter County facilities is a step in the right direction.

December 09, 2010 12:00 am
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