Dave Rosenthal

Great Lakes Today Managing Editor

Dave is new to the Great Lakes area, but has many fond memories of vacations on another large body of water: Long Island Sound. He is the former investigations editor for The Baltimore Sun. There, he led projects that won a number of honors, including the Clark Mollenhoff Award for Excellence in Investigative Reporting, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism's Paul Tobenkin Memorial Award and the Investigative Reporters & Editors breaking news award. Dave has degrees from Wesleyan University and Boston University School of Law.

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To help mark the 40th anniversary of the emergency declaration at Love Canal, we dipped into the archives of WNED-TV for footage that captured the moment.

Video produced by Chris Thomas.

Center for Health, Environment & Justice

Forty years ago this week, federal officials declared a western New York neighborhood to be a disaster area. That action in Niagara Falls -- in an area that came to be known as Love Canal -- highlighted the threat of industrial pollution across America.


Michigan Radio's Environment Report has a fascinating tale about Nate Nieto, who has received more than 16,000 ticks by mail.

It's part of a citizen science project that the Northern Arizona University associate professor organized to  learn about the diseases ticks transmit and map risk levels.

National Park Service

Invasive mussels don't get a lot of love around the Great Lakes, because they take food from other animals and carpet much of the lake floor.

But Michigan State researchers say quagga mussels may actually doing some good.

WBFO file photo

Scott Pruitt has resigned as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, President Trump announced Thursday via Twitter.

Pruitt has been dogged by criticism over his use of EPA staffers and funds. But in the Great Lakes region, moves by Trump and Pruitt to roll back environmental regulations also triggered concern.