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LATEST DAILY NEWS
Over the last decade, Buffalo, New York, has been at the center of efforts to restore and protect the Great Lakes. This week, more than 300 advocates for the lakes will be there to discuss the successes and challenges in protecting a resource that more than 30 million people depend on for drinking water. Read the full story by The Buffalo News.
The city of Flint, Michigan, is trying to decide where the city’s water will come from in the future. Flint Mayor Karen Weaver recommends the city sign a 30-year contract with the Great Lakes Water Authority, a plan that will make water bills for residents skyrocket. Read the full story by WNEM-TV – Saginaw, MI.
Stabenow, Ernst introduce bipartisan bill to strengthen conservation partnerships in the 2018 Farm Bill
The 2014 Farm Bill created a first-of-its-kind approach to conservation through partnerships between agriculture and conservation groups to improve water quality, restore habitats for hunting and fishing, and protect the Great Lakes. A new bipartisan bill will provide more resources for partners to expand conservation projects, while cutting red-tape and increasing flexibility. Read the full story by KIOW – Forest City, IA.
They’re the smallest of the small, and they end up in the bellies of fish throughout the Great Lakes basin. Microplastics can even be found in our drinking water. When it comes prevention, it all starts with the small things people do every day. Read the full story by WBFO – Buffalo, NY.
A new policy to oversee community emergency drinking water systems in Monroe County, Michigan, would address contamination of private water wells and accidents like the natural gas spill in Raisinville Township in September. Read the full story by Bedford Now.
A veteran educator from Ely, Minnesota, spent part of last summer teaching other teachers, logging water monitoring data, and swabbing the deck aboard a Great Lakes tall ship as part of a unique professional development workshop offered by the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network’s Center for Great Lakes Literacy. Read the full story by The TimberJay.
Work to keep Asian carp, like the silver carp, out of the Great Lakes continues by multiple federal and state agencies. That includes cutting off the potential connectivity with Lake Erie watersheds. Read the full story by The Buffalo News.
In Ohio, the Toledo City Council voted 11-1 on Tuesday to urge the Environmental Protection Agency to designate the western basin of Lake Erie “impaired.” Impairment status means there will be an inventory of pollution, limits set, and an action plan for remediation. Read the full story by WNWO-TV – Toledo, OH.
Toledo City Council Tuesday approved a resolution urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to designate the western basin of Lake Erie impaired — a move already made by other officials including the Lucas County Commissioners and Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson. Read the full story by The Toledo Blade.
Usually we blame Lake Erie for nasty winter weather, and lots of snow. But the lake can effectively keep us warmer in the fall, and keep frost from settling until later in the season. Read the full story by The Plain Dealer.
Some Michigan residents are saying no to a potential development along the Kalamazoo River in Saugatuck. Read the full story by Michigan Radio.
This year’s shipping volumes will probably not match those of the 2015 record year, but the last five years have been “very good,” according to Windsor Port Authority CEO David Cree, and 2017 so far is ahead of projections. Read the full story in the Windsor Star.