Great Lakes

water
water

Foxconn Just Got Permission to Start Draining Lake Michigan to Make LCD Screens

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources approved a request to divert 7 million gallons of water a day to the area where Foxconn is building its new plant.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.27.18
fossil fuel industry
fossil fuel industry

Oil Lobbyists: Thunderbird Strike Video Game 'Promotes Ecoterrorism'

The award-winning game features an Indigenous thunderbird that destroys pipelines and restores the environment.
Jacob Dubé
10.27.17
plastic planet
plastic planet

We’re Eating Plastics From Our Own Dirty Laundry

A startup is developing a reusable sheet that sucks microplastics from our laundry machines, so they don’t end up in the water supply.
James Jackson
9.14.17
bloodsucking monsters
bloodsucking monsters

Trump's EPA Cuts Will Make These Bloodsucking Monsters Very Happy

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which fights invasive species like the sea lamprey, could see its funding slashed by 97 percent.
Farnia Fekri
3.7.17
Detroit
Detroit

The Number of US Households That Can’t Afford Water Could Triple in Five Years

Water access is becoming a battleground.
Kate Lunau
1.17.17
suggestion box
suggestion box

Abolish Bottled Water

It's about time.
Jordan Pearson
9.12.16
Canada
Canada

This US City’s Move to Divert Great Lakes Drinking Water Is Just the Beginning

It's the first request of its kind. More will come.
Amanda Roth
6.22.16
Quebec
Quebec

The Fight Over Who Gets Clean Drinking Water From the Great Lakes

One US town has contaminated water. Environmentalists and some Great Lakes communities say, you can’t have ours.
Amanda Roth
4.22.16
videos
videos

A Massive Oil Pipeline Under the Great Lakes Is Way Past Its Expiration Date

If there is a rupture, the result would be disastrous.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
8.11.15