New map shows stresses on Great Lakes

Post date: Dec 28, 2012 1:09:39 AM

It's no secret that the Great Lakes have been hammered for more than a century by things such as industrial and agricultural pollutants, sewage discharges, shoreline development, overfishing and a swelling number of invasive species.

Now these problems have been pixilated so the public can observe on a map the toll dozens of these "stressors" are taking on the world's largest freshwater system.

The mapping project is part of a study on the state of the Great Lakes released last week.

Click here for the WSS pdf form of the article or here for the online version from the Milwaukee Journal.