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Minnesota officials announced a multi-step strategy to address PFAS contamination in the environment. Read the full story by Circle of Blue.
With warmer weather in the forecast for the foreseeable future, the United States Coast Guard issued a warning on Thursday afternoon for the public to use caution when it comes to ice conditions on the Great Lakes. Read the full story by Soo Today.
A new report shows one-third of all freshwater fish species globally are threatened by extinction, and the threat is just as serious in the Great Lakes as it is for the rest of the world. Read the full story by WOOD -TV – Grand Rapids, MI.
A new report by the Michigan Dam Safety Task Force says the state of Michigan has a lot to do to reduce the risk of future dam failures. Read the full story by Michigan Radio.
The Minnesota Supreme Court has reversed an appeals court’s rejection of a critical air emissions permit for the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine and sent the case back for further proceedings. Read the full story by The Associated Press.
Just 50 miles from Lake Michigan, groundwater is running out, leaving Illinois towns with a tough choice to make
Joliet, Illinois, is the latest city to give up on groundwater deep aquifers for their public water supply, voting last month to tap into Lake Michigan water provided by Chicago. Read the full story by the Chicago Tribune.
The Maitland Valley Conservation Authority is seeking to complete a land survey for a Lake Huron shoreline hazard update in Ontario. Read the full story by the Shoreline Beacon.
University of Windsor researchers have received a grant of more than $1 million to collect data and lay the groundwork for establishing an early-warning system to protect water treatment systems in Southwestern Ontario from harmful algal blooms. Read the full story by the Windsor Star.
Waukegan’s award-winning water plant renovation will allow city to sell water to neighboring communities
Waukegan’s $9 million renovation of its century-old water plant, which almost doubled its output capacity, was recently recognized as one of the top projects of 2020 by a multistate professional organization. Read the full story by the Chicago Tribune.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries will consider the Lake Erie Quadrangle for national marine sanctuary designation until Feb. 22, 2026, according to a news release issued Thursday. Read the full story by Lake Erie News Now.