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LATEST DAILY NEWS
The City of Waukesha’s 15-year quest for Lake Michigan water passed its final political milestone Tuesday with the Common Council’s unanimous approval of a 40-year agreement to buy water from Milwaukee. Read the full story by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Two new exhibits have been installed at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center in Bay Village, Ohio to encourage children and adults to learn about native species overhead and underwater. Read the full story by the Westlake Bay Village Observer.
A longtime funder of the Friends of the Rouge group has withdrawn its $30,000 annual funding planned for 2018. Read the full story by the Detroit Free Press.
Workers going door to door to distribute water, filters and test kits in Flint have made face-to-face contact with all but 136 water customers in the city, and they’ve done it by returning to hard-to-reach residences an average of 43 times each. Read the full story by MLive.
A Michigan bill that would get rid of the current ballast water discharge requirements for oceangoing vessels and adopt the federal regulations has moved on to the Michigan Senate. Read the full story by the Great Lakes Echo.
Snowy owls are winging their way south, exciting bird enthusiasts and researchers who agree the Great Lakes will be seeing them in large numbers this winter. Read the full story by MLive.
After flooding caused extensive damage to homes and businesses along the Lake Ontario shoreline in western and central New York in the spring and summer of 2017, the International Joint Commission now wants to hear from property owners. Read the full story by WKBW-TV – Buffalo, NY.
The wreck of a steamship that went down in Georgian Bay during a storm 136 years ago has been found mostly intact, with its mast still standing, rising within 23 meters of the surface. Read the full story by the Sun Times, Owen Sound.
Analyses of the proposed Michigan ship ballast rules do not mention any increased costs of doing business caused by Michigan’s current ballast rules, nor the increased costs of doing business caused by leaking nuisance aquatic species into the Great Lakes. Read the full story by the Times Herald.
The application period is open for Michigan’s Tawas Point Lighthouse Keeper Program. Those selected can spend two weeks in the keepers’ quarters of the historic Lake Huron structure in Tawas Point State Park. Read the full story by the Detroit Free Press.
The University of Wisconsin Lake Superior Research Institute has announced the launch of the Great Waters Research Collaborative. The project is designed to assess the effectiveness of tools to accomplish sustainable industrial and commercial use of the nation’s waterways, particularly those related to shipping. Read the full story by KDAL – Duluth, MN.
Caribou were introduced to Michipicoten Island in Lake Superior in the early 1980s. The population grew to over 700 at one point, but has dropped below 100 since wolves walked across the ice a few winters ago as predators. Now the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources is weighing its options. Read the full story by CBC News – Sudbury.