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Wisconsin City at Forefront of Water Wars

Tom Henry, Toledo Blade Ironically, Waukesha’s history is steeped in stories about how it was once a resort area known as “Spring City,” and the “Saratoga of the West” because of an abundance of pure spring-fed water it had in the 1800s. In 1873, a…  Read More

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Burke Center Researchers Featured on AquaKids TV

Research students of the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation were featured in the December 19 episode of AquaKids, which aired on eighty networks around the world. AquaKids is an award-winning nonprofit K-12 program that educates young people about ecology, wildlife, science, and how it…  Read More

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Northland College student taking a water sample.

GLT: Advice for Clinton/Trump on the Great Lakes

By Veronica Volk, Great Lakes Today Advocates for the Great Lakes are watching the presidential election and hoping the next US president will continue to prioritize restoration across the region. Groups from New York to Michigan to Ontario say there’s still a lot of work…  Read More

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WPR: Panel Talks Future Of Great Lakes Cleanup Program

By Danielle Kaeding, Wisconsin Public Radio Representatives of industry, American Indian tribes, government and environmental groups took part in a water summit in northern Wisconsin over the weekend to discuss the future of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative under a new White House administration. Congress…  Read More

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