Issues

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Algal Blooms
Harmful algal blooms (HABs) represent a grave systemic threat to the waters of The Great Lakes.

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Invasive Species
Invasive species are non-native plants and animals whose presence degrades habitat, outcompetes native species, and decimates the food web.

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Energy
As humanity approaches the end of Earth’s conventional, easy-to-reach oil and gas, we are now turning to the fossil fuels that are most difficult to reach and process.

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Wetlands Destruction
Wetlands, or marshes, fens, bogs, and swamps, are the link between land and water.

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Privatization and Commodification
Water is basic to the survival of all life. In 2010, the United Nations adopted Resolution 64/292 that “recognizes the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights.”

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Flint Water Crisis
The city of Flint, Michigan, is in the middle of a man-made public health crisis caused by failed public policy. Toxic levels of lead continue to be present in Flint’s drinking water from early 2014 through today.

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