Everywhere you look politicians are trying to win the race for creating jobs. But people in our communities have already made jobs and we want your help finding them. Maybe you've made work for yourself by selling crafts online.
The four leading government and private organizations overseeing management of the Great Lakes are meeting in Detroit this week for the Great Lakes Summit. Speakers will include former Vice President Al Gore and U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson.
Do you work in a job that is dependent on our lakes? We are thinking big here, anything that uses water from the Great Lakes. Maybe it’s a factory that relies on cheap access to water or a bar that serves local beer. Let us know about it: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday on Eight Forty-Eight we talk about Great Lakes water and you! As part of our series Front and Center, Alison Cuddy and guests from the Great Lakes region discuss how water affects you most. Get your questions in the mix: Call 312-923-9239, Thursday at 9 am.
Listening to Catherine Winter's recent story for Front and Center you can see that the sea lamprey might be the grossest creature in the Great Lakes. This invasive species sucks the life out of fish, leaving giant fish-hickies with its toothy suction cup mouth.
More than a century ago, Chicago used a combination of grit, muscle and money to turn around the Chicago River. That move forged an important connection between the Great Lake Michigan and the mighty Mississippi. But it also had some unintended consequences that are coming to a head only now.
The Great Lakes hold 20 percent of the world’s fresh surface water. We share the stewardship of this precious resource with Canada and our joint responsibility is more vital today than ever before. That’s because water is becoming increasingly scarce around the globe. In the