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Microplastics a Problem in the Great Lakes

Plastics are a part of modern life—they’re in everything.  Plastics are even in our skin care products.  Exfoliating beads called microbeads in many facial scrubs are made of plastic, and they’re making an appearance in a new study that looks at how much plastic ends up in the Great Lakes, and how it gets there. The little beads may mean big problems for wildlife and human health.

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Lake Effect: An Interview with Author Nancy Nichols

Author Nancy Nichols joins Host Matthew Craig to discuss her compelling book, 'Lake Effect: Two sisters and a town's toxic lega

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PA Industries Violate Clean Water Permits

Thirty five years after the Clean Water Act was made law, environmental groups say industries are still discharging too many pollutants i

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