A National Park Service report says visitors to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore along Lake Michigan spent more than $63 million in nearby communities during 2010, helping support more than 650 jobs.Park Superintendent Constantine Dillon tells the Post-Tribune of Merrillville that surve
While the U.S. economy has struggled in the last decade, South America's has thrived. And as the U.S. deals with near record poverty, South American countries are ramping up social spending and broadening their safety nets. For the first time, it looks like the U.S.
Throughout the Great Lakes region, a swampy, unassuming grassland habitat known as a wetland plays a vital role in preserving the Great Lakes ecosystem.Wetlands act as natural filters, cleaning Great Lakes water, and mitigating flooding while providing wildlife habitat.But over the past two ce
When the United States was a largely agrarian economy, the Great Lakes provided irrigation and transportation and helped the region to become a central food source. In the industrial age, the lakes provided the large amounts of water needed for manufacturing. But what about now?