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LATEST DAILY NEWS
Large waves were seen over southern Lake Michigan after a mass of cold air pushed a north wind over the region. Waves will grow larger in Lakes Huron, Erie and Ontario throughout the day and peak on their southeast shores with waves up to 10 feet, CNN meteorologist Michael Guy said. Lake Ontario could even get waves up to 20 feet near the center of the lake. Read the full story by CNN.
Frustrated with progress in their attempts to get the Detroit field office of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to treat Michigan ports the same as other Great Lakes and ocean ports, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters and Rep. Tim Walberg have called on the federal Government Accounting Office to study inconsistencies in cargo screening standards. Read the full story by Crain’s Detroit Business.
Lake Huron is now the clearest Great Lake, dethroning Superior from the top spot while shedding new light on shipwrecks in Thunder Bay. Read the full story by Great Lakes Now.
Elizabeth Warren calls to shut down Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline across Michigan, joining Sanders and Buttigieg
Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren joined calls to shut down a controversial oil pipeline running across Michigan through the Straits of Mackinac. Read the full story by MLive.
Officials in Allegan County, Michigan are pleading for help from Lansing because they say without funding it’s impossible to fix the erosion problems affecting the county. Read the full story by WWMT – TV – Kalamazoo, MI.
U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski said he is “cautiously optimistic” about the Environmental Protection Agency’s response to his concerns about declining staff levels at the regional office. Read the full story by The Herald News.
While there are federal limits on PFAS contaminants in drinking water, leaders in Michigan are trying to make those limits stricter. A committee with the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy will talk about doing just that. Read the full story by WOOD – TV – Grand Rapids, MI.
Recently the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration reported that this January was the warmest on record for the globe. This information is part of a growing body of evidence that climate change can be seen and felt. Read and listen to the full story by WUWM – Milwaukee, WI.
Looking to resume a program that conserves water drawn from Lake Michigan, Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration is enlisting Chicagoans to help determine if a new type of meter can be installed without causing high concentrations of brain-damaging lead to flow out of household faucets. Read the full story by the Chicago Tribune.
Green Bay, Wisconsin’s utility manager, Matthew Heckenlaible, said he can easily recall weather conditions last March as it led to massive flooding. That is why officials are monitoring Lake Michigan water levels and clearing water sewer inlets of snow and debris this week. Read the full story by WBAY -TV – Green Bay, WI.