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LATEST DAILY NEWS
Ohio’s new strategy to combat the toxic algae plaguing Lake Erie will focus on reducing agriculture runoff that feeds the yearly outbreaks by offering farmers financial incentives to change their practices, Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday. Read the full story by The Associated Press.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison joined a lawsuit in Michigan seeking the shutdown of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline, which runs underwater across the Straits of Mackinac. Attorneys argued that state law, not federal, controls the routing of pipelines. Read the full story by the Star Tribune.
With Lake Ontario water levels still about two feet above normal, officials who manage outflows from the lake will maintain greater leniency to increase outflows when opportunities arise, which may help lower the water levels. Read the full story by the Watertown Daily Times.
A recent request by a Minnesota company to divert Great Lakes water to Colorado was denied, but the request means that arid regions haven’t given up on the Great Lakes yet. Read the full story by Great Lakes Now.
COMMENTARY: A strong Clean Water Act keeps our drinking glasses full, our fish safe to eat and our beaches open
U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, ranking member of the Senate Environment and Public Works’ Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water and Wildlife, aims to strengthen and increase commitments to the Clean Water Act. Read the full story by The Herald News.
Michigan should spend the billions of dollars required to improve its fresh and storm water infrastructure, along the way creating thousands of new jobs and other economic dividends, according to a report from the advocacy group Environmental Entrepreneurs. Read the full story by Crain’s Detroit Business.
A sand dune in Indiana Dunes National Park has been breached by the rising waters of Lake Michigan, and local authorities want a nearby pavilion closed for public safety. Read the full story by MLive.
Michigan’s Beaver Island is one of only a handful of places to have had a self-proclaimed monarchy. It’s interesting to think about how that would have worked, considering the Lake Michigan island is only accessible by boat or plane. Read the full story by WDIV-TV – Detroit, MI.
After approval from Conservation and Parks, and the City of Toronto and Ministry of Environment, the Scarbrough Waterfront Project on Lake Ontario now has the green light. There’ll soon be more accessible greenspaces, enhanced shoreline protection, and habitat improvements. Read the full story by Narcity.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Wednesday announced the proposed addition of 581 new bodies of water to the list of streams and lakes that do not meet state water quality standards. Read the full story by the Duluth News Tribune.