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Ten Threats to the Great Lakes Nonpoint source pollution
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

GREEN LAWNS, DEAD LAKES

In our series, Ten Threats to the Great Lakes, we’ve been looking at environmental problems affecting the health of the lakes. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Sarah Hulett reports on lawn fertilizers and their impact on the Lakes.


RETHINKING URBAN RUNOFF

The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Shawn Allee looks into how rain that washes off concrete and asphalt in cities and suburbs poses just as big a threat to the Great Lakes as pollution from a factory pipe.


DEAD ZONES IN THE LAKES

The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports on how "nonpoint source pollution" might be turning some shallow waters in the Great Lakes into dead zones.



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