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Environmental Group Wary Of Allowing Power Plants To Dump Hotter Water

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has allowed state power generators to increase the temperature of cooling water that can be discharged into lakes and rivers, because of this summer’s heat and drought, but an environmental group says that might not be a good idea.

WBBM Newsradio–08/20/2012

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Study: Global Warming Damaging Great Lakes

Environmental activists have released a report that claims global warming is inflicting damage upon the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, other national parks lining the Great Lakes — and the region around them.

WBBM Newsradio–07/13/2011

Lake Michigan (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Report: Great Lakes Beaches Most Frequently Contaminated

An annual water quality report from the National Resources Defense Council found that Great Lakes beaches were the most frequently closed beaches in the nation because of contaminated water.

WBBM Newsradio–06/29/2011