Lake Superior Project

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Plastic pollution on the Great Lakes

Plastic pollution on the Great Lakes

A recent study conducted out of the University of Wisconsin-Superior has shown that plastic particles are accumulating on the...

Coaster Brook Trout & native fish species restoration

Coaster Brook Trout & native fish species restoration

Great Lakes water diversions & global water insecurity

Great Lakes water diversions & global water insecurity

Halfway around the world, another Great Lake, the Aral Sea, has lost 90 percent of its volume over the last 50 years. The reason?...

Climate Change & The Future of Lake Superior

Climate Change & The Future of Lake Superior

So, we know there's a problem. But what next? Check out the first in a two-part look at climate change and the future of Lake...

Botulism in the Lower Great Lakes

Botulism in the Lower Great Lakes

In recent years, Type E botulism has caused the deaths of thousands of birds around several areas of the lower Great Lakes. Check...

The Lake Superior Project

The Lake Superior Project

In 2012 WTIP is bringing Lake Superior into focus with a series of 26 features on the culture, history, issues, and preservation...


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Lake Superior holds 10 percent of the world’s fresh water. It is an undeniably huge resource. The lake means different things to different people, whether it's a source of inspiration or income, or a favorite place to recreate or fish. In 2012 WTIP is bringing Lake Superior into focus with The Lake Superior Project, a series of 26 stories airing every other week throughout the year. We’ll take a closer look at the culture and history of the Lake Superior region and investigate issues like the impacts of climate change, invasive species, development, and industry as well as explore how people are coming together to protect and preserve the lake for generations to come. This project is funded in part by the Coastal Zone Management Act, by NOAA’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management in cooperation with Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program, and by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


The Lake Superior Project/Logo by Lauryl Loberg
You might have noticed that water levels on the big lake have been way up this year. But is this just part of the lake’s normal trend or is it an anomaly? And what impact might that have on our lake’s economy? Producer Kelly Schoenfelder learns more in this edition of the Lake Superior...
The Lake Superior Project/Logo by Lauryl Loberg
Many of us are unaware of the potential impact the current oil boom may have on our area. In this edition of WTIP’s ongoing series, the Lake Superior Project, producer Kelly Schoenfelder takes a closer look at the expansion of oil pipelines in the Great Lakes region, and what it might mean...
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