Jet-Skis Threaten Water Quality

There’s been a huge increase in the number of watercraft in recent years. Scientists are wondering how the corresponding increase in pollution will affect the nation’s waterways. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Lester Graham reports:

Jet-Ski Controversy

The popularity of Jet Skis, Sea-doos, and other personal watercraft has exploded… But at the same time the number of complaints about the noise and accidents associated with the water-bikes has escalated. Some lakes and shores have banned or restricted them. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Lester Graham reports on some of the controversy surrounding the small, powerful boats:

Earthquake Insurance in the Midwest

Insurance rates for earthquake coverage could be going up dramatically forbusinesses near the fault line of the nation’s most severe earthquake. It’snot in California, but in Missouri. In the winter of 1811 and 1812, aseries of severe earthquakes shook the region. The quakes changed thecourses of the Mississippi river in places. They created Reelfoot Lake inTennessee and shook to the ground the few log structures built by settlersin the southern regions of Illinois and Missouri. The Great Lakes RadioConsortium’s Lester Graham reports those historic earthquakes and newcomputer data have prompted a move to quadruple some business’ earthquakeinsurance rates: