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Latest Daily News
Dozens of lake sturgeon eggs captured from females near Port Huron, Michigan, and released in the Maumee River in Ohio became the first sturgeon immersed in the waterway in decades. Read the full story by the Toledo Blade.
Trump Tower, one of largest users of Chicago River water, has never met EPA rules for protecting fish, records show
State records show the Trump International Hotel & Tower is one of the largest users of Chicago River water for its cooling systems, siphoning nearly 20 million gallons a day through intakes. Yet of the nearly dozen high-rises that rely on the Chicago River for cooling water, Trump Tower is the only one that hasn’t conducted a study of fish killed by the building’s water intakes – a step required five years ago by the Illinois EPA. Read the full story by the Chicago Tribune.
Michigan would drop its own stringent ballast water discharge rules and adopt federal regulations for oceangoing freighters that transport goods in the Great Lakes under legislation approved this week by the Republican-led legislature. Read the full story by the Detroit News.
The 1,004-foot freighter American Spirit, loaded with iron ore pellets, ran aground in the Duluth harbor Sunday afternoon, closing the Aerial Lift Bridge to ship traffic. Read the full story by the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
The Niagara Frontier is a land of bridges. And if the bridges themselves are not particularly spectacular, the places they span are — rushing waterways and international borders, vertiginous gorges and ship-choked canals, great lakes and thundering cataracts. Read the full story by WBFO – Buffalo, NY.