Dan Egan is a reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and a Senior Water Policy Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He’s the author of The Devil’s Element and The Death and Life of the Great Lakes. He’s based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Balancing The Good And Bad Of Phosphorus
This critical element has been crucial to farming—and is also responsible for causing massive toxic algae blooms.
Mining For The Phosphorus Locked In Ancient Poop
Scientists once looked to fossilized feces to help fertilize new agriculture fields. But do the costs outweigh the benefits in the longterm?
The Microbial Soup Plaguing The Great Lakes
Millions of residents rely on the waters from the Great Lakes—but communities face soupy bacterial blooms, toxic algal mats, and farm runoff that lurk beneath.
How Lake Fish Are Coping With Pollution
Author Dan Egan tells the story of one of the last Great Lakes fisherman who witnesses the adaptation of a fish to Lake Michigan’s polluted ecosystem.
Can The Great Lakes Stay Great?
The North American Great Lakes are changing under the influence of pollution, invasive species, and climate change. How well will they weather this stress?