Burke Center in the News

Great Lakes Water Wars book by Peter Annin at Northland College

The Battles That Shaped Great Lakes Water Politics

UNIVERSITY PLACE: HOW THE CONTEMPORARY BOUNDARIES OF AN ABUNDANT RESOURCE WERE FORGED IN CONTROVERSY

Two centuries of urbanization and industrialization around the Great Lakes have often hinged on tension among those who’ve desired their extraordinary supplies of fresh water. The lakes and the surrounding…  Read More

Great Lakes

Foxconn finds way to stick 7 million-gallon straw into Lake Michigan

Peter Annin says proposed diversion could be vulnerable to a legal challenge

Great Lakes states are so zealous about guarding their increasingly valuable natural resource from thirsty outsiders that all eight of the region’s governors had to sign off before an inland…  Read More

Northland College students doing field research.

Investigating Coastal Wetlands as "Nursery Habitats"

Burke Center Researchers College Data

As part of a collaborative research project with fisheries scientists from around the Great Lakes, Northland College Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation researchers set nets in the Fish…  Read More