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A plan by the Great Lakes Commission spells out how the region can prepare for climate change, though progress may be hindered by differing state-by-state approaches to the shared threat. Read the full story by the Lansing City Pulse.
Though only 0.07% of the 9,900 square miles of Lake Erie was frozen by late January, having open water is just one variable that helps produce lake-effect snow. Read the full story by the Buffalo News.
Audubon members flock to Statehouse to advocate for conservation solutions to protect birds and wildlife
On Monday, January 30, Indiana residents and concerned Audubon members from across the state will gather for Audubon Great Lakes Advocacy Day at the Indiana Statehouse to meet with elected officials to advocate for protections for birds, wildlife, and natural resources. Read the full story by WBIW – Bloomington, IN.
The 11th Annual Thunder Bay International Film Festival is happening at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena, Michigan. The theme for the festival was Great Lakes, Great Films with many of the films showing the harm and pollution affecting the Great Lakes. Read the full story by WBKB – TV- Alpena, MI.
A $5 million grant will bring city water to as many as 157 homes in Norton Shores, Michigan that have been, or could be, impacted by PFAS at the Muskegon County Airport. Read the full story by MLive.
Double-crested cormorants are continuing to draw attention from wildlife researchers amid strong disagreements about whether the birds are harming fish populations, reducing recreational and commercial fishing opportunities, and damaging natural habitats in the Great Lakes region. Read the full story by Great Lakes Echo.
The five national parks along the Lake Superior shoreline will completely decarbonize buildings and vehicles within four years, a challenging goal meant to match the urgent need for climate action. Read the full story by MLive.
The annual two-day Lake Superior Ice Festival, which took place on Barker’s Island, Wisconsin wrapped up Saturday, January 28, still drawing in folks regardless of the cold temperatures. Read the full story by WDIO – TV-Duluth, MN.
There will be a 10 percent increase in Chinook salmon stocking in Lake Ontario this year, the state New York Department of Environmental Conservation announced along with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. Read the full story by the Orleans Hub.
Federal Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault has signaled that he may step in to fight for Ontario’s Greenbelt. His statements confirm that the federal government has both a responsibility and an obligation to protect the largest portion of the Greenbelt lands under attack. Read the full story by the Toronto Star.