Great Lakes

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We check in with Great Lakes commentator Gary Wilson about November’s biggest environmental stories, including the legal consequences of Flint’s water crisis and Michigan’s stake in the upcoming Paris climate summit.


postcard of the Edmund Fitzgerald
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On the 40th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, Current State tours the Michigan State Museum's photo exhibit 'Iron Hulls,' which explores the life of Great Lakes sailors. 

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We talk to Great Lakes commentator Gary Wilson about October’s biggest environmental stories, including Flint’s water crisis and how Canada’s recent election could impact the Great Lakes.

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The shorelines of all five of the Great Lakes add up to almost 11,000 miles.

That’s about the same distance between Lansing and Perth, Australia.

Or to visualize it another way, if you took a piece of string as long as the Great Lakes shoreline, you’d be able to wrap it around 44 percent of the Earth’s circumference.

Traveling that much ground in just four months might sound a little intimidating.

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Governors and environmentalists from around the region are gathering in Chicago this week to discuss Great Lakes issues. We check in with commentator Gary Wilson about the topics getting the most attention for September’s Great Lakes Month in Review.


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