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2021


Warmer, Wetter, Wilder: 38 Million People in the Great Lakes Region are Threatened by Climate Cahnge. 


https://theconversation.com/warmer-wetter-wilder-38-million-people-in-the-great-lakes-region-are-threatened-by-climate-change-170195

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2020


Thirty-Five Years of Restoring Great Lakes Areas of Concern: Gradual Progress, Hopeful Future


A new study of cleaning up Great Lakes Areas of Concern, published in the Journal of Great Lakes Research, finds that investing in pollution prevention and restoration pays off in the long run.


https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0380133020300824?via%3Dihub

2020


Drowning in the Deluge: High Water Levels Threaten Detroit's Island Oasis


Rising water levels wreak haboc on Detroit's island jewel - Belle Isle. See article in DAC News on page 37.


http://www.dacpublications.com/DAC_April20/38/



2019


Waterfront Porch: Reclaiming Detroit's Industrial Waterfront as a Gathering Place For All


John's new book just won a 2020 Next Generation Indie book award in the "nature/environment" category. It is the story of how Detroit is turning to the Detroit River and building a new waterfront porch, called the Detroit RiverWalk, to help revitalize the city and region, and to help foster a more sustainable future.


https://msupress.org/9781948314022/waterfront-porch/

2019


Great Lakes Revival: How Restoring Polluted Waters Leads to Rebirth of Great Lakes Communities


This report presents 10 case studies of how the cleanup of the most polluted areas of the Great Lakes, called Areas of Concern, leads  to reconnecting people to these waterways by greenways and blueways that leads to economic and community revitalization.


http://iaglr.org/aocdocs/GreatLakesRevival-2019.pdf

2018


Clear Water: Detroit's River Revival


John's book titled "Burning Rivers" is the focus of a new documentary titled "Clear Water: Detroit's River Revival."

Hartig told Great Lakes Now, “Many people still don’t know the revival of the Detroit River represents one of the most remarkable ecological recovery stories in North America. Hopefully, the film will help get this story out.”


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