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LATEST DAILY NEWS
Indiana and other Midwestern states are seeing an influx of snowy owls, an all-white raptor native to the Arctic that’s rarely seen south of Lake Michigan, according to wildlife officials. Read the full story by The Associated Press.
A soft haze of large snowflakes fell over the St. Lawrence River Saturday morning as community members gathered at Lisbon Beach to begin installing displays for the eighth annual “Lights on the River” holiday festival. Read the full story by Watertown Daily Times.
On-line survey directed at property owners along the shoreline of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River
The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Adaptive Management Committee is working with Conservation Ontario to conduct an online survey to seek direct input from Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River shoreline property owners affected by flooding and erosion caused by 2017’s record high water levels. Read the full story by Quinte News.
Katie O’Reilly, a doctoral candidate at Notre Dame, created a new holiday celebrated on Twitter with the hashtag “#25DaysofFishmas.” It’s a hat’s off to Great Lakes fish – a group of animals that O’Reilly said are often out of sight and out of mind. Read the full story by Great Lakes Echo.
Minnesota officials need to do more work on the environmental review of Enbridge Energy’s proposed replacement for its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline, according to a commission that declared it “inadequate” and sent it back for revisions. Read the full story by Wisconsin State Journal.
On Monday, a government panel is scheduled for a briefing on a recent agreement between Michigan officials and the company that operates twin oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac. Read the full story by The Associated Press.
On Friday, environmental groups submitted 10,000 citizen letters supporting the Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed $275-million plan to bolster the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet, Illinois, with devices such as water jets and noisemakers to prevent Asian carp from migrating from the Illinois River to Lake Michigan. Read the full story by Detroit Free Press.
As America confronts the opioid crisis, environmental scientists are warning about a related problem. Chemicals from pain-killers and other drugs often end up in lakes and rivers, creating what some scientists say could be a deadly cocktail for fish and other wildlife. Read the full story by Great Lakes Today.
104 mayors and other elected officials from across the Great Lakes basin have signed on to a new letter imploring the Trudeau administration to stop Ontario Power Generation from burying nuclear waste a mile from Lake Huron. Read the full story by The Blade.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory have been developing a network of weather measuring stations called flux towers that can measure a long list of meteorological variables. The detailed information can allow for fine-tuning of current models to create more accurate predictions of lake-effect snow. Read the full story by The Traverse City Record-Eagle.
In New York, the sewage pollution right-to-know law resulted in a reporting increase of 273 percent, but under-reporting is still a problem, and investing in water and sewer systems is still needed. An estimated $80 billion over the next 20 years is required. Read the full story by Public News Service.
U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has pledged to support keeping the National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory open in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and stated his support for the GLRI’s work combating harmful algal blooms and invasive species. Read the full story by MLive.