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LATEST DAILY NEWS
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources confirmed the presence of the invasive red swamp crayfish, also known as Louisiana crayfish, in Sunset Lake in Vicksburg on the state’s west side and a retention pond off Haggerty Road in Novi. Read the full story by the Detroit Free Press.
The Wisconsin Coastal Management Program distributed $2.4 million statewide for 34 grants that will be used by local and state governments, regional planning commissions, universities and nonprofit organizations to assist with coastal resource projects. Read the full story by the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
A robotic underwater laboratory has been deployed in Lake Erie with a goal of preventing future water crises that leave Toledo-area residents without safe drinking water due to high levels of microcystin toxins. Read the full story by The Associated Press.
US EPA sues Cleveland Heights, accusing city of fouling Doan, Dugway brooks with untreated stormwater
The U.S. EPA and Justice Department filed a federal lawsuit today against Ohio’s Cleveland Heights, accusing the city of Clean Water Act violations due to sewer overflows into the Doan and Dugway brooks. Read the full story by The Plain Dealer.
An executive order from President Trump calls for the review of all National Marine Sanctuaries designated in the last 10 years, which could lead to the elimination or reduction in size of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in northwestern Lake Huron. Read the full story by The Detroit News.
Researchers from the University of Waterloo report that Canada is losing huge swaths of wetland to agricultural activity and urban sprawl. Read the full story by Metro Toronto.
Every year, a Native American group called the Mother Earth Water Walkers treks hundreds of miles around the Great Lakes to raise awareness of water issues in the region. This year, the group is making its 2,000 mile trip from Duluth, Minnesota to Matane, Quebec. Read the full story by Michigan Public Radio.
A public-private partnership has released its strategy for attempting to restore self-sustaining populations of the arctic grayling to Michigan waters. Read the full story by the Detroit Free Press.
A new study questions whether public health advice on eating Great Lakes fish is restrictive enough. Read the full story by the Capital News Service.
A wet and rainy spring has left water levels in Lake Huron and Georgian Bay well above their long-term average, and they are continuing to rise. Read the full story by the Owen Sound Sun Times.
Scott Pruitt, the nation’s top environmental officer, said Wednesday that he stands firmly behind continued federal funding for a landmark cleanup of Great Lakes pollution — a sharp contrast to the Trump administration’s proposed budget, which would essentially kill the program. Read the full story by The Star Tribune.
House appropriators late Tuesday approved a bill that rejects a Trump administration proposal to eliminate the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and gives the Fish and Wildlife Service an extra $10.4 million to fight invasive Asian carp. Read the full story by The Detroit News.