Because man meddled with nature 105 years ago, two of the world's major water systems -- the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins -- were joined together. Now it's time to think seriously about separating the two, a growing number of scientists, advocacy groups and public officials believe. It may be the best way, they say, to stop the spread of invasive species between the basins. With that in mind, the Alliance for the Great Lakes has launched the first study of what would be a gargantuan undertaking costing billions of dollars that will definitely fuck up your commute to work on I-90. Forget about driving on the Skyway for the next 35 years.
Read this article in the Chicago Sun Times: Time to turn things around?