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Reports and Fact Sheets

Counting Cover Crops 
National Wildlife Federation report provides overview, success stories of cover crop use in the United States today.

Clean Water Grows
Across the United States, 41,509 water bodies are considered too polluted to meet water quality standards. Read about six successful cover crop outreach efforts.

Toxic Algae: Coming Soon to a Lake Near You?
An online map is the first attempt to show the scale and scope of reported freshwater hazardous algal blooms (HABs). It is a resource for communities to both report and track freshwater toxic algae outbreaks.

Taken by Storm: How Heavy Rain is Worsening Algal Blooms in Lake Erie
Combine excessive nutrients with heavy rains, and the result is record-breaking harmful algal blooms.

Sunken Hazard: Aging oil pipelines beneath the Straits of Mackinac an ever-present threat to the Great Lakes
Submerged in the waters where Lakes Michigan and Lake Huron meet, more than 20 million gallons of crude oil and natural gas fluids are pumped every day by Enbridge Energy—the Canadian company responsible for the Kalamazoo Oil Spill.

After the Marshal Spill: Pipelines in the Great Lakes Region
Do laws governing pipelines adequately protect the Great Lakes from oil pollution?

Feast and Famine in the Great Lakes
How Nutrients and Invasive Species Interact to Overwhelm the Coasts and Starve Offshore Waters.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Report on the implementation of the Great Lakes Compact.

Unfinished Business
Breaking down what the Midwest needs to do to lead in the clean energy economy.

Improving the Odds
Using climate-readiness to reduce the impacts of climate change on the Great Lakes ecosystem

What Scientists are Saying about Asian Carp Surviving in the Great Lakes
Research indicates that Asian carp could establish self sustaining populations in the Great Lakes.

The Eagle Mine Project - Sulfide Ore Mining in Marquette Co.
The Yellow Dog Plains wilderness, one of Michigan's largest wild areas, could be turned into an industrial zone by Kennecott Minerals.

Great Lakes Restoration & the Threat of Global Warming
How to protect the Great Lakes from global warming and what it means for the Great Lakes.

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