Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Islands Sprout, Ships Get Lighter As Lake Superior Gets More Shallow

Lake Superior's level continues to drop so cargo ship loads have to be lightened.

That means costs to consumers go up as the lake level goes down, according to this report from Minnesota Public Radio.

This isn't some scare story about Global Warming or a hotter, dryer future.

It's about what's happening on the biggest of the Great lakes, today.

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