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Sustaining Lake Superior: An Extraordinary Lake in a Changing World

Nancy Langston

Abstract

Sustaining Lake Superior asks, What can we learn from the conservation recoveries of Lake Superior over the past century as we face new challenges of persistent pollutants that are mobilizing with climate change? Communities around Lake Superior have long struggled to address pollution concerns, and local, regional, and international efforts met with significant successes in the twentieth century. Pollution—and concerns about that pollution—have a complex history in the Great Lakes. As soon as industrial development burgeoned in the region during the nineteenth century, people began trying to ... More

Keywords: Lake Superior, Climate change, Pollution, Iron mining, Pulp and paper industry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780300212983
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300212983.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nancy Langston, author
Michigan Technological University