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?
Bolivia’s president, Evo Morales, is under fire for his support of a proposed highway through a national park, as well as other not-so-green projects. These efforts, along with his crackdown on protesters and support of extraction industries, suggest that the U.N.
As disenchanted citizens across the world gather in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, Chicagoans prove to be a particularly formidable force in the movement.According to the Chicago Tribune, 2,000 individuals joined the protests last Saturday, meeting at LaSalle and Jackson to march defia
Beginning in October, some of the city’s previously vacant storefronts became occupied and started to look a bit more festive. As Halloween approaches, pop-up costume shops began to fill in strip malls and retail corridors throughout the city.
In the aftermath of the financial crisis, a person using the alias "Satoshi Nakamoto" invented “bitcoins,” a virtual currency users could trade for real bills like dollars and euros. His idea was to circumvent the manipulations of central banks and irresponsible governments.