Educating Parents About Mercury

Over the years, parents have become more aware of the dangers
in their own homes. So they keep kids away from things like pesticides,
electrical cords, and plastic bags. Still, most people remain unaware of
another threat from a common household item. Ironically, it may be the
first thing you reach for when your child is sick. The Great Lakes Radio
Consortium’s Wendy Nelson reports:

Green Energy Fueled by the New Year

In the 1970’s during the Arab oil embargo, conventional fuel
prices skyrocketed and it appeared that alternative energy was going to
bloom. But in less than a decade, cheap fuel returned and interest in
and wind energy declined. However today alternative energy is becoming
more viable, in part due to worries about a Y-2-K disaster. The Great
Lakes Radio Consortium’s Ley Garnett reports:

Region Grades Poorly on Sprawl

A nationwide report on how well states and communities plan
for growth finds the Great Lakes region not planning much at all. The
Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Lester Graham has more:

Lake Erie Pipeline Nears Approval

Over the past weeks, a proposed natural gas pipeline under Lake
Michigan has been making headlines. But in the meantime, another Great
Lakes pipeline is nearing the final stages of a regulatory review. The
four-hundred-forty mile millennium pipeline will run between Dawn,
Ontario, and the New York City area. Most of the natural gas pipeline
will follow a land route. But a ninety-mile stretch is expected to be
beneath Lake Erie. As the Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Wendy
Nelson reports, that appears to be the path of least resistance:

Nuke Waste Stream Becomes a Trickle (Part 2)

Although they’ve been trying for 20 years… states across the
nation have failed to establish new disposal facilities for low-level
radioactive waste. But now… the need is not as great as it once was.
Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Lester Graham reports… the waste
stream has become a trickle:

No Home for Radioactive Waste (Part 1)

States have been working for two decades to find a place for low-
level radioactive waste. Although the states have spent hundreds of
millions of dollars to find a disposal site, no state has established
one. The
Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Lester Graham reports:v