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Ten Threats to the Great Lakes Polluted beaches
All | 1) Invasive Species | 2) Nonpoint source pollution | 3) Shoreline development/Wetlands | 4) Cargo ship channels | 5) Point source pollution | 6) Disappearing native species | 7) Pollution hot spots | 8) Air pollution deposition | 9) Polluted beaches | 10) Water withdrawals

BOTULISM KILLS BEACH BIRDS

We've been bringing you reports from the series, Ten Threats to the Great Lakes, which is now looking at the threat to beaches. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports that scientists are beginning to understand what's killing thousands of Great Lakes shorebirds, and how it might be part of a larger problem indirectly caused by humans.


BACTERIA HITS THE BEACHES

In our next report in the Ten Threats to the Great Lakes series, we continue to look into polluted beaches. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Shawn Allee reports on Great Lakes beach closures and how they are related to dangerous levels of bacteria in the water.



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Jump In Great Lakes Beach Closings
Dilemmas for Wastewater Treatment Plants
Sewage Blending Stirs Up Debate
Eliminating Sources of Beach Contamination
Tests for Beach Closings Ineffective?
More Information
More on Great Lakes beach closings from EPA
More on beach closings from the Alliance for the Great Lakes
Natural Resources Defense Council's beach report