Pollution

Decades of industrial use degraded much of the Great Lakes' shoreline and waters. In recent years, stricter regulation and ambitious cleanup campaigns have reversed that neglect, but agricultural runoff remains a serious problem.

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Riverkeeper shoreline sweep clears "tons" of trash

May 27, 2016

When area residents say they’re going to pitch in to help keep the environment clean, they mean it. More than eight tons of litter, trash and debris was collected during the Spring Shoreline Sweep hosted by the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper on April 23.

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