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The United States and Canada have invested over $22.8 billion over the last 35 years to restore Areas of Concern throughout the Great Lakes, according to a study published in the Journal of Great Lakes Research. The study found that the money has been well-spent with investments in cleanups helping revitalize communities with over a 3 to 1 return on investment. Read the full story by WLNS – TV – Lansing, MI.
May typically marks the start of the season for cruise vacations on the Great Lakes, a burgeoning segment of the market that was shaping up to have a banner year in 2020, but the season is being threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full story by the Chicago Tribune.
The devastating flooding in Midland is causing concern about potential environmental contamination. Read the full story by Michigan Public Radio.
The U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation announced five U.S. ports in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System have been awarded the Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award, including the Port of Oswego, for increasing international cargo tonnage during the 2019 navigation season. Read the full story by the Oswego County News Now.
Since 2010, The Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project (GLSRP) has tracked over 843 Great Lakes drownings. The not-for-profit group says drowning numbers will go down as more people, especially children, are educated about the many aspects of water safety. Read the full story by CKLW – Windsor, ON.
On Friday, lawyers for the state of Michigan and Canadian petroleum giant Enbridge faced off in oral arguments in Ingham County Circuit Court stemming from Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s lawsuit challenging the 1953 easement that made way for the pipeline’s construction. Read the full story by Bridge Magazine.
The city of Holland, Michigan, has installed a new camera at Holland State Park, which will be used to provide water and beach safety information. Read the full story by WZZM – TV – Grand Rapids, MI.
High water levels on the Great Lakes mean there’s less beachfront this year. At the same time, the pandemic means there’s more need for space. Read the full story by Michigan Public Radio.
The Farmory, an indoor growing center in Green Bay, Wisconsin, provides educational programming about sustainable agriculture and aquaculture. It’s also home to the state’s first bio-secure yellow perch hatchery. Read the full story by Wisconsin Public Radio.
Two decades after the environmental awakening that saw the EPA’s creation and the first earth day, after the environmental disasters of the decades previous, Michigan would take a clear-eyed look at the challenges of the coming years in the form of the Michigan’s Environment and Relative Risk report. Read the full story by Great Lakes Echo.