Welcome to the new Great Lakes Daily News!
Great Lakes Daily News, formerly GLIN Daily News, is a collection of news articles of interest to the Great Lakes community, curated daily by Great Lakes Commission staff. This valuable service provides a selection of recent coverage of Great Lakes issues from professional media outlets in the United States and Canada. Subscribers receive a daily email digest, making it easy and convenient to keep up with important regional news. Sign up now to get Great Lakes Daily News in your inbox!
All views and opinions presented are solely those of the author or attributed source, and do not necessarily reflect those of the Great Lakes Commission or its member states and provinces.
Latest Daily News
Each federal dollar spent on the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) generates roughly $3.35 in economic development from recreation, tourism and other industries, according to a new study on the program’s socioeconomic benefits. Read the full story by the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
An environmental advocacy group announced Monday it is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling on the Lake Erie Bill of Rights initiative. Read the full story by The Toledo Blade.
Why this 2010 approval of a multi-million gallon Great Lakes water diversion is drawing new scrutiny
Wisconsin’s Pleasant Prairie has been approved to use Lake Michigan water since the late 1980s following public health concerns. In 2010, Wisconsin’s state officials reported Pleasant Prairie’s diversion levels had increased from 3.2 to 10.69 million of gallons of water per day, making it the largest water diversion in all of Wisconsin, and its approval came with no public notification. Read and listen to the full story by Michigan Public Radio.
Two hundred tons of soil was removed Niagara Falls State Park and about 20 percent of that soil was contaminated with radioactive material. This new discovery comes just after 1,500 tons of material was removed from the site last month. Read and listen to the full story by Great Lakes Today.
Researchers have released their final report on the potential cost of a worst-case scenario oil spill from Enbridge’s Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac. The report comes as environmental groups wait for Governor Rick Snyder to announce a decision on what to do with Line 5 moving forward. Read and view the full story by WPBN-TV – Traverse City, MI.