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Great Lakes Essential Resources: Environment

Last Updated: Jun 2, 2022 12:18 PM

The Great Lakes contain the largest supply of freshwater on the globe. However, the lakes themselves and the ecoregion are impacted by a number of environmental crises including climate change, invasive species, overfishing and pollution. These pages collect resources related to each of these issues, as well as the geological history and formation of the Lakes. 

Journals

Climate Change

lighthouse sits in ice against dark blue sky

NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Great Lakes Ice . Image source: NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

overhead satellite image of lakes clouds and ice

NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, MODIS satellite image of the Great Lakes ice . Image source: NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

aerial photo of green algal bloom on blue lake

NASA Goddard Photo and Video Algae Boom in Lake Erie . Image source: NASA Goddard Photo and Video

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