Lake Superior Project

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...

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
Chemicals are all around us. They’re in the medications we take, in the gas we put in our cars and in the plastics we use everyday. These chemicals often end up in our environment, and there is still a lot that is not known about their impacts.
 
On this edition of the Lake...
The Lake Superior Project / logo by Lauryl Loberg (Photo by Stephan Hoglund)
Human trafficking is the second largest criminal industry in the world, and it is a crime that happens everywhere – even here in northeastern Minnesota. In this edition of the Lake Superior Project, we present part five of a five-part look at the issue of sex trafficking on Lake Superior and...
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With the help of local filmmaker Patrick Knight, we've recently produced two videos specifically for the Lake Superior Project. Our first video highlights the work of Dr. Seth Moore and the Grand Portage...

The issue of water diversions is a very complex topic, and there is so much that we couldn’t fit into “LSProject: The Century of Water” that we really wanted to. Here are a few factoids from Peter Annin and Dave Naftzger that didn’t make it in:
 
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This poem was recorded for WTIP by Marcy Podas, in response to our question, "What does Lake Superior mean to you?"

After a short hiatus, the Lake Superior Project is back this week! Over the next several weeks we’ll be taking a closer look at climate change and Lake Superior. We’ll be speaking with folks from around the lake about lake levels, temperatures, ice and more. We’ll also take a...

The quantity of research and information about invasive species in Lake Superior, and in all of the Great Lakes, is incredible. Unfortunately, we don’t have enough time and space to air all of the wonderful information and interesting research that is being done in this area. Thanks to the...

We’re super happy to have aired the first segment of the Lake Superior Project, and we’re busy working on segments 2, 3, 4 and 5! Next up, a look into the impact of the Sea Lamprey on Lake Superior. The lamprey is native to the Atlantic Ocean. Its entry into the Great Lakes chain...

We’re getting very excited for the launch of the Lake Superior Project! The first segment airs this Friday during our AM Community Calendar program. Building up to first airing, we’ve been generating interest in the project online through Twitter and Facebook and we’ve already...

Earlier this fall the station got the good news that we received a grant we’d applied for the previous year to do an in-depth look at our region’s (and indeed, one of the world’s) most precious resources, Lake Superior! Thank you very much to the Lake Superior Coastal Program...

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