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This month, the Michigan Senate approved funding to appropriate $8 million to the Department of Natural Resources for Michigan’s contribution to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan to rebuild the Brandon Road Lock and Dam in Illinois. Read the full story by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Dream Hub CEO discusses an event hosted by Dream Hall where Asian carp was served to people in need as a product from their incubator kitchens for the Illinois Kane County food hub. Listen to the full story by WGN Radio.
The Great Lakes are warming faster than the oceans. And Lake Superior, which is the largest, deepest Great Lake, … is one of the five fastest-warming lakes in the world,” says Democratic U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan. Listen to the full story by Yale Climate Connections.
Report: Line 5 pipeline disruption would cost Upper Peninsula taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars
A report authored by Mackinac Center for Public Policy Environmental Policy and the Minnesota-based Center for the American Experiment challenges the shut down and new construction for the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac, citing projected exorbitant costs for Michigan UP homeowners. Read the full story by The Center Square.
On Sept. 16th Governor of Michigan Gretchen Whitmer announced a new initiative in partnership with The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) called the Catalyst Communities program. Read the full story by WSMH-TV – Flint, MI.
According to a new report from the long-running wolf study conducted by Michigan Technological University and the National Park Service, the newly released wolves transported to Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior seem to be making themselves at home. Read and listen to the full story by Lake Superior News.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports that phase one construction of the new lock has shifted to around-the-clock operations, as of Sept. 8; the new lock will provide a safeguard against a potential breakdown of the adjacent Poe Lock, the largest lock in the Seaway chain, which opened to navigation in 1969. Read the full story by Sootoday.com.
Earlier this summer the government of Ontario said it had received many complaints about the growing number of double-crested cormorants. After an announcement in July, an annual harvest season has started Sept. 15th and will continue until December 31st. Read the full story by Radio Canada International.
The project is part of an effort by Lakewood, Ohio to adhere to the EPA’s Clean Water Act requiring communities to identify, control and either permit or eliminate stormwater; the issue is the city’s 100-year-old sewer system wasn’t designed to handle large storm events. Read the full story by Cleveland.com
The Chamber of Marine Commerce says that demand for wheat, canola and soybeans is pushing grain shipments up by 20 per cent in some of Ontario ports, though shipments in the Great Lakes Seaway are still down eight per cent overall compared to this time last year. Read the full story by Canadian Press.