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Scientists link planet’s warming to changing weather patterns in Great Lakes series from ABC7 Chicago, National Geographic. Read the full story by WLS-TV- Chicago, IL.
Recently, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper conducted a tree planting on Grand Island on Spicer Creek, New York, that helped to restore the shorelines that have been eroding for years. Read the full story by Buffalo Rising.
After months of delays, the Morrow Dam in Michigan is close to completion. For the past year, sediment-laden water has been flowing through the dam, polluting the Kalamazoo River, which ultimately discharges into Lake Michigan. Read the full story by WWMT-TV- Kalamazoo, MI.
The Great Lakes may be the United States’ greatest natural resource, and the many challenges facing the Great Lakes should be high on both the budgetary and environmental to do-list of the new administration. Read the full story by the Chicago Sun-Times.
The Grand River Conservation Authority is calling on the province of Ontario to reconsider changes it believes will limit its role on important issues, including flood mitigation. At issue are proposed changes included in Bill 229, which would limit Ontario’s 36 conservation authorities powers on how they regulate development in flood plains. Read the full story by The Gananoque Reporter.
The International Joint Commission’s Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board will decrease to a six-member board, with an equal number of members from the U.S. and Canada, effective December 1. Read the full story by the Niagara Gazette.
As the city of Joliet, Illinois, looks to sign a contract to start getting its water from Lake Michigan, the Illinois cities of Chicago and Hammond both want the potentially lucrative deal to deliver it. Read the full story by the Chicago Tribune.
Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation has called for Michigan’s Attorney General to investigate Nestle on the grounds that the company’s groundwater withdrawal for its bottled water is damaging to the environment. Read the full story by Cadillac News.
Enbridge is fighting an order to shut down its oil pipeline that crosses the waterway connecting Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. The Canadian company filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, who demanded earlier this month that Line 5 be closed within 180 days. Read the full story by the Associated Press.
The county council of Haliburton, Ontario will be discussing what can be done to better inform residents when blue-green algae blooms are suspected on area lakes, and how to improve education for everyone, following several confirmed cases of the potentially toxic organisms. Read the full story by The Haliburton County Echo.