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Recently released Ohio Department of Natural Resources yellow perch hatch results indicate more of the same: overall mediocrity, leaning toward the not-so-good side. Read the full story by Great Lakes Now.
Michigan’s two U.S. Senators say construction of a new lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan could be completed as much as two years ahead of schedule thanks to new federal funding. Read the full story by WDIO-TV – Duluth, MN.
Critics of a plan to relocate the Line 5 pipeline into a tunnel beneath Great Lakes waters argue Enbridge’s own federal filings prove there’s no need for the infrastructure to be built. Read the full story by MLive.
Canada plans to store spent nuclear fuel deep, deep underground in the Great Lakes basin. That is, if an industry group can find a community willing to play host. Read the full story by The Narwhal.
Cleveland took another step forward on Wednesday in joining another Ohio city, Toledo, as the City Council’s Safety Committee moved ahead with legislation outlawing large balloon releases citywide. Read the full story by WEWS-TV – Cleveland, OH.
On January 31, Friends of the Detroit River will host a virtual meeting where the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Michigan Department of Environment Great Lakes and Energy, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, and the Detroit River Public Advisory Council will give presentations describing project plans for sediment remediation in the Trenton Channel. Read the full story by the News-Herald.
The Times Beach Nature Preserve, a 55-acre site on Buffalo, New York’s Outer Harbor that has been battered into disuse by frequent storms in recent years, will be restored thanks to one of the first local outlays from last year’s $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal. Read the full story by The Buffalo News.
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has received a $1 million gift from the Milwaukee-based Brookby Foundation to support its School of Freshwater Sciences’ new research vessel. Read the full story by BizTimes.
Lake Michigan ice coverage increasing with January’s freezing temps, and more single digits are ahead
Ice cover is ticking up as temperatures cool, and Lake Michigan could see peak coverage close to its long-term average, according to the latest projections from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory. Read the full story by the Chicago Tribune.
The Two Harbors City Council has directed the Minnesota Attorney General’s office to review whether Mayor Chris Swanson’s pursuit of an underwater hotel in Lake Superior crossed an ethical or legal line and issue a written opinion on it. Read the full story by the Duluth News Tribune.