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The M/V Mark W. Barker, built by Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay for Ohio-based Interlake Steamship Company, reached the top 16 in preliminary voting in the seventh annual Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce-sponsored contest. Read the full story by the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
A new study out of Michigan State University bolsters predictions that the warming from climate change will exacerbate pressures on monarch butterflies. But in the Midwest, monarch populations could stabilize or even grow. Read the full story by WJBK-TV – Detroit, MI.
The Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers, a Chicago-based organization representing the governors of the Great Lakes states and the Canadian premiers of Ontario and Québec, on Thursday launched its “100% Whitefish” initiative that promotes using 100% of a whitefish for different purposes and beyond just food. Read the full story by The Mining Journal.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is suing an out-of-state company for PFAS contamination left behind in West Michigan, claiming hazardous substances were found in the soil and groundwater. Read the full story by MLive.
Advocates say cleanup of coal ash at northwest Indiana power plant leave regional water supply at risk
As the Northern Indiana Public Service Company retires a century-old power plant on the shores of Lake Michigan, some residents and activists are warning the region’s water supply could be at risk. Read the full story by WTTW-TV – Chicago, IL.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced plans to stop the spread of invasive carp in the Great Lakes via a series of high-tech barriers designed to prevent invasive carp from reaching Lake Michigan while still allowing boats to pass through. Read the full story by The Manitoulin Expositor.
‘Without water, none of us would be here’: Great Lakes protection project kicks off in Niagara-on-the-Lake
Indigenous leaders in North America, environmental and geographical experts, and volunteers are collaborating on the Biinaagami Project, a planned three-year initiative to engage Canadians and Americans in stewardship of the Great Lakes. Read the full story by The St. Catharines Standard.
The Great Lakes Water Authority announced that a repaired water transmission main that services several Metro Detroit communities is now expected to resume normal operations in early October, weeks after its expected resumption, after a leak closed the main in mid-August. Read the full story by WDIV-TV – Detroit, MI.
This Thursday, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy is hosting a virtual public hearing on a push to restore the Grand River’s rapids in downtown Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids Whitewater and the city of Grand Rapids are seeking a permit to remove four low-head dams and replace them with rocks and boulders. Read the full story by MLive.
In Minnesota, Brighton Beach’s construction plan is an estimated $3.5 million dollars. However, Duluth’s Parks and Recreation department is finding ways to reduce costs and be more sustainable, such as by reusing Brighton Beach’s current rocks and gravel. Read the full story by WDIO-TV – Duluth, MN.