We delve into a new report on the effects of climate change on the Great Lakes. Plus, what to consider as you break out the grill for the start of grilling season, and an exhibit dedicated to the music of Chicago legend Sun Ra.
A federal plan for keeping hungry Asian carp from reaching the valuable fish populations of the Great Lakes calls for reinforcing electrical and other barriers currently in place and for field-testing other methods, including the use of water guns and hormonal fish love potions.
Today Chicago opened the large gates that separate Lake Michigan from the river to relieve pressure on a sewer system swollen with runoff and waste. The city’s sewer problems may be stark in light of the severe rain, but they are not unique.
Last week researchers presented evidence that invasive Asian carp species may be at the Great Lakes' doorstep. The upper Lakes may not support a carp explosion, however, and the jury is out on what their impact could be. Still, scientists urge caution.