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A new study from the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo, projects a roasty future in Canadian cities as temperatures continue to rise, warming on average at twice the global rate. Read the full story by Toronto Sun.
For more than 100 years we managed to foul the world’s largest freshwater resource to the point that their waters were undrinkable, unswimmable, unfishable. The GLRI is not a debt we are pushing onto future taxpayers, it is a debt we are paying off from our past actions. And it makes economic sense, as restoration dollars return two to three times their investment in value to our region and our nation. Read the full story by The Hill.
In a brief announcement on social media, news was shared late last week that Monty the piping plover has died. Monty’s unexpected death left members of Chicago’s birding community stunned, as well as those who’ve been following his romance with mate Rose from afar for the past four years. Read the full story by WTTW-TV – Chicago, IL.
Michigan communities have reached an inflection point. After decades of maintenance and managerial failures, water systems across the state have deteriorated to the point of crisis. Read the full story by NPR.
Forty years after the goalpost set by the federal government under the Clean Water Act, Indiana couldn’t be farther from the finish line. Indiana maintains the most polluted waterways out of any state in the country. Of the 62,500 miles of rivers and streams in the state, more than 24,000 miles (38%) are impaired by pollutants. Read the full story by The Herald Bulletin.
Electric Vehicle drivers will have more spots to charge up along Lake Michigan starting this summer. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says it will add 30 EV charging stations at state parks along the Lake Michigan shore, as part of an effort to create a network of chargers encircling the lake. Read the full story by Michigan Radio.
According to a Wisconsin study recently published in the Atmospheric Environment Journal, high fossil fuel emissions are traveling from coastal cities by lake breeze to areas surrounding Lake Michigan and creating concern for people with major health issues such as asthma. Read the full story by Great Lakes Echo.
Among the issues the development team members will address are public access to the waterfront and environmental concerns related to wetland mitigation. Construction has already begun on the $110 million Harbor 31 project. Among its features are a subdivision, senior housing, marina, apartments, retail and boat storage and sales. Read the full story by Mlive.com.
The Cross Lake community in New York State (located 30 minutes from Syracuse in north western New York) are demanding a solution from state officials after they were left underwater for months last summer while others along the Seneca River remained relatively dry. Read the full story by WSTM – Syracuse, NY.
Wisconsin’s Kenosha Sport Fishing and Conservation Association was created in 1970 with a specific request to create a rearing pond for the purpose of raising fingerling Chinook Salmon. The group raises them for a release into the Pike River, which eventually sends many of them to Lake Michigan. Read the full story by WDJT-TV – Milwaukee, WI.