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After 22 years of being in a state of largely self-imposed bureaucratic limbo, Ohio has learned that its effort to shift oversight of CAFO-generated manure discharges away from state environmental regulators has been denied by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Read the full story by The Toledo Blade.
The Enbridge Line 5 pipeline was one of few environmental issues to take center stage this campaign season. Despite the outcome of the election, the battle for the pipeline’s future lies mostly in federal courts and international diplomats’ negotiating rooms. Read the full story by Great Lakes Now.
For the first time, a genome sequence has been developed for an unfamiliar species of harmful algae that’s been blooming in the Great Lakes. Read the full story by Great Lakes Echo.
Invasive European water chestnut was first spotted in the Welland River in Ontario in 2020. Staff from the Invasive Species Centre worked this summer to eradicate the invasive plant from the river but warn that the fight isn’t over yet. Read the full story by the Welland Tribune.
After detection approximately two decades ago, an area of contaminated groundwater in Sturgis Township, Michigan, continues to improve. Three wells in 2021 and four wells in 2022 were replaced, changing out from deep wells to shallow units. Read the full story by the Sturgis Journal.
At roughly 60,000 acres, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness is Michigan’s largest state park. It sits on the Lake Superior shoreline and was ranked the “most beautiful” state park in the United States according to a recent study by Travel Lens. Read the full story by MLive.
In the age of COVID-19, birdwatching has taken off in Northeast Ohio, drawing new, young bird enthusiasts to the hobby. And it doesn’t slow down during winter, when the snowy owl arrives on Lake Erie. Read the full story by Cleveland Magazine.
In Alpena, Michigan, special microbial mat systems in Lake Huron sinkholes are helping scientists search for extraterrestrial life. Read the full story by Great Lakes Echo.
Lake-effect snow typically happens in the late fall and early winter when the lakes are ice-free and the water is still relatively warm. Read the full story by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
There’s no plaque that indicates who crafted the wooden model of the U.S. Brig Niagara on display at the Erie County Courthouse in Pennsylvania. An Erie resident hopes to get recognition for her grandfather who made the model in the 1930s. Read the full story by the Erie Times-News.