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LATEST DAILY NEWS
Michigan will test soil sediments along the Tittabawassee River on Thursday following Midland County’s 500-year flood that some fear could have destroyed the work to remove toxic dioxins at a Superfund site there. Read the full story by The Detroit News.
Michigan officials last year — too quietly, some contend — expanded hunting and fishing restrictions near the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda after scientific studies showed excessive levels of PFAS in virtually every living creature tested from the area. Read the full story by the Detroit Free Press.
The historic St. Helena Island Light Station in Northern Michigan, just west of the Mackinac Bridge, will receive repairs and restoration from the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association with the help of a $60,000 Michigan Lighthouse Assistance Program grant from the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office. Read the full story by MLive.
With Chicago’s lakefront closed to recreation, wildlife has emerged in new ways. Read the full story by the Chicago Tribune.
The development of the Burns Harbor steel plant in Indiana brought not only economic gain, but also spurred local conservation efforts leading to the creation of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in 1966. Read the full story by The Times of Northwest Indiana.
A coalition of government entities and advocates in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is launching an ambitious project to remove contaminated sediment and then restore habitat, improve public access, and spur commercial and residential development. Read the full story by Milwaukee Magazine.
Scientists predict the harmful algal bloom in western Lake Erie this summer will be worse than in 2018, but not as severe as last year. Read the full story by The Plain Dealer.
Tourism officials don’t know what kind of summer awaits Pennsylvania’s Erie region tourism industry, which typically generates about $1.2 billion in visitor spending annually. Read the full story by the Erie Times-News.
Hopes for the future of renewable energy in Ohio have taken yet another hit, thanks to a decision by the Ohio Power Siting Board, which granted approval for a demonstration wind project in Lake Erie but imposed a condition that renders the project all but impossible. Read the full story by The Columbus Dispatch.
In Minnesota, the Duluth City Council voted 7-1 Tuesday to approve a $10.1 million contract to fortify and rebuild the Canal Park portion of the Lakewalk, which was damaged by storms in 2017 and 2018. Read the full story by the Star Tribune.