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CHICAGO: Cry Us A River

Environment  (tags: ecosystems, water, pollution, protection, humans, nature, world, Sustainabililty, destruction, environment, conservation, green, government )

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Can Chicagoans save the waterway that made their city great?

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Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 3:16 pm
Good article. Noted. It should be possible to save the Chicago River. I remember when Lake Erie was so contaminated that it was a complete dead zone. The Cuyahoga River which dumped into Lake Erie actually caught fire. While the Lake Erie may not be completely recovered yet, there has been remarkable progress. The Chicago River, like Lake Erie, is going to require a long-term commitment from the local,state, and federal governments as well as from the people to restore it.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 4:01 pm
Thanks for sharing this article.

pam w (139)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 7:27 pm
It's not just the river, of's the entire system of lakes, waterways, etc. NOT TO MENTION THE WILDLIFE!

Winn A (179)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 7:53 pm

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 4:32 am

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 4:58 am

Gloria picchetti (304)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 5:34 am
I love the river!

Ro H (0)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 5:46 am

Ben O (171)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 6:00 am
Here's some worthless info: -I once was to Chicago...many, many years ago...

Anna M (18)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 6:22 am
Chief Seattle, 1854
Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together.
All things connect.

. (0)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 6:31 am
I too remember reading about the Cuyahoga catching fire Brian. It's something that can be accomplished if the money and the will to clean it up is there. Of course every major river source around the Great Lakes and the lakes themselves need to be cleaned up. We can't just keep dumping chemicals; solvents and other modern substances into our water tables and expect not to have a deleterious result for the water and us and every other living thing that depends on it.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 8:32 am

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 12:52 pm
Thx for sharing

Bruno Moreira (61)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 12:59 pm
noted thanks

Judith Hand (55)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 1:56 pm
Thank you for the education! Great to be introduced to the source of the article and to learn of Karen Hobbs.

Yvonne White (229)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 2:04 pm
I hope Chicago doesn't rely on politicians to help..:(

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 2:47 pm

David C (131)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:13 pm
hope so.

michelle t (41)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:32 pm

Melissa Dawson (284)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:48 pm
Those carp that they talk about are they need to be kept out of the Great Lakes! Time is of the essence!

Elaine B (24)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 4:10 pm
I shared this as I have never been to Chicago, but I have friends that have.

Samantha Trosky (152)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 6:21 pm
Thanks! I have lived in the Chicago area my whole life and we cherish the river, but they don't treat it as well as they could. Every year we dye the river green for our HUGE St. Patrick's Day Parades and celebrations that people come from all over the country and even sometimes world to see. Our newest mayor said he planned to take better care of our river and the great lakes and that is part of the reason why he got elected. I hope they wake up before it is too late!!!
It is weird to hear them mentioning Stickney since no one really talks about it. I have driven past the plant there many times and it smells horrible for miles and is amazing to me that there are cute houses so close to it!

greenplanet e (155)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 8:04 pm
Save the river!

Helen Porter (39)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 4:13 am
Earth is crying poisoned tears.

Ruth C (87)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 7:54 am
Chicago is a great city, something must be done to save the river!
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