Category: Daily News

Six Illinois locks and dams to close starting Wednesday

Parts of the Illinois Waterway will close for three months for major repairs to aging navigation infrastructure. The shutdowns will affect barge traffic through this major waterway, which carries more than 29 million tons of cargo each year — mainly ag …

BLM will prepare EIS on Twin Metals project

Twin Metals Minnesota announced it has received the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Notice of Intent to scope and prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed copper-nickel-cobalt-platinum group metals mine in northeast Minnesota. Re …

Michigan could soon be facing a new invasive species

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is asking Michiganders to keep an eye out for the spotted lanternfly, which can damage or kill more than 70 different types of crops and plants including grapes, apples, hops and hardwood tre …

Second underwater cleanup to take place

Last August, over four tons of tires were removed from Mattson Lower Harbor in in a public underwater cleanup in Marquette, Michigan, and this year, the goal is to pick up all the remnant tires still anchoring at the bottom of Lake Superior. Read the f …

The blitz is back

As part Michigan’s Aquatic Invasive Species Week, a Landing Blitz will occur at over 30 boat launches throughout the state to remind watercraft owners they should follow best practices and clean their boats, trailers, and equipment to help control the …