great lakes

The Mighty Mac towers over the blue waters of the Straits of Mackinac; hundreds of feet below the surface lurks Line 5. (Jenna Spray/Medill)

Northwestern University
The decision to revoke the easement allowing a crude oil pipeline — Line 5 — to operate comes after more than 15 months of investigation into possible environmental and safety risks, reports Jenna Spray for Medill.  
Asian carp near Lake Michigan

Asian carp swarm waterways near the Great Lakes. (Source: U.S. Congresswoman Mary Kaptur)

George Washington University
Invasive species don't follow shelter in place orders like the officials tasked with containing them. For the Midwest's invasive Asian carp, the effects of halting prevention measures range from not too bad to detrimental.
Sciencecast: Climate Change Series
University of Wisconsin - Madison
In our second episode, we talk with Dr. Jim Hurley, director of the UW Aquatic Science Center and a UW-Madison professor, about the relationship between climate change and water quality in the Great Lakes.
Planet Forward
A rising tide may lift all boats, but what does it do to marshlands? In this week's WEBISODE we showcase NSF funded scientist's work on how marshes are affected by sea level rise. We also take you on a trip halfway around!