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LATEST DAILY NEWS
Untreated sewage has been discharged into the Niagara River on both the US and Canadian sides of the waterway during 2017. The prestige of the Niagara Falls as a binational tourist attraction warrants immediate attention to the issue and rectification of the systems’ aging water infrastructure. Read the full story by The Buffalo News.
The Great Lakes Commission is launching an initiative to change the way cities handle water, reaching out to cities across the Great Lakes to talk about their rain management systems and promoting a variety of technologies to improve rain drainage systems. Read the full story by WCMU – Mt. Pleasant, MI.
Water samples taken from Lake Superior show that the Thunder Bay area, particularly the shoreline, appears to have a significant amount of plastic pollutants. Read the full story by the Thunder Bay News Watch.
Shipping industry members say autonomous vessels will be cheaper to run — with no crew to feed and house — and take the danger out of sailing as well. Read the full story by CBC News Windsor.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has yet to respond to a letter from Chicago’s Law Department regarding an April spill by a U.S. Steel plant of toxic hexavalent chromium into a Lake Michigan tributary. A second spill occurred in late October. Read the full story by WTTW-TV – Chicago.
Ohio Senator Rob Portman says the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative needs full funding because the challenges facing the Great Lakes are constantly evolving. Lake Erie’s shallow water and warmer temperatures, he notes, have made the lake the most biologically productive of the Great Lakes, but have also attracted invasive species. Read the full story by the Toledo Blade.
The proposed hike along the Black River Walk and the Blue Water River Walk draws its inspiration from outdoor retailer REI which decided to go against the grain three years ago and close its stores on Black Friday, encouraging their employees and customers to #OptOutside. Read the full story by the Port Huron Times Herald.
A federal judge gave the Flint City Council until tonight, Tuesday, July 21, to vote on an amended 30-year water contract, which includes amendments put forth by the city. Read the full story by MLive.
A final report has been released on alternatives to using Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 to carry oil and natural gas under the Straits of Mackinac. Critics say the line poses too great a risk to Michigan and the Great Lakes. Read the full story by Wisconsin Public Radio.
Ohio released its “Domestic Action Plan 1.0” on November 17 as part of a 2015 initiative involving several states, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Canada’s government aimed at cutting Lake Erie’s nutrient load by 40 percent by 2025. Read the full story by the Columbus Dispatch.
The Great Lakes Commission and Lawrence Technological University have formed a partnership to explore alternative methods for managing storm water and then transferring this actionable knowledge to communities. Read the full story by Michigan Radio.
The city of Chicago, Illinos, is taking legal action against U.S. steel for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act from recent chromium spills into Lake Michigan. Read the full story by the Chicago Tribune.