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.