Environmental and tribal advocates argued that Canada’s invocation of treaty rights to keep Line 5 open was a ploy to protect fossil fuel profits over Great Lakes protections, and a failure to immediately address the climate crisis with reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Read the full story by MLive.
A decades-long monitoring project in the Great Lakes basin has started checking for PFAS in rain. It’s finding the forever chemicals across the basin in large amounts.
Those numbers aren’t published yet, but PFAS are showing up in concentrations higher than legacy contaminants like mercury, PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) and pesticides.
The Invasive Species Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, hosted virtual information sessions for anglers, commercial fishermen, boaters and cottagers concerned about the looming threat from invasive grass carp, and asked people to report sightings of the fish to the Invasive Species Hotline. Read the full story by SooToday.com Read the full story Tags: Daily…
ISLE ROYAL, Mich. (AP) — A wildfire on Michigan’s remote Isle Royale has been about 15% percent contained and crews have saved some historic cabins from encroaching flames, an official said Wednesday.
The fire began Aug. 10, apparently sparked by a lightning strike on the drought-stricken wilderness island, said Liz Valencia, a spokeswoman for Isle Royale National Park.
The owners of Bayfield’s Foodland, Brad and Melissa Maidment, are proud of how local their produce is. “Until two years ago, the store’s fresh sweet corn came from the fi eld across the street,” explains Brad. Now a local winery is establishing grape vines there, and the corn is grown about five minutes away, in … Continued
This article originally appeared in the April 2011 issue of Cottage Life. When I was a kid, there were two memorably intimidating properties on the shores of Clear Lake, where, in one configuration or another, the Wilkinses have spent their summers for the better part of a century. One of the two was distinguished by … Continued
May 13, 2021 By John Flesher, AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A spell of dry, mild weather is giving the Great Lakes a break after two years of high water that has shattered records and heavily damaged shoreline roads and homes, officials said Monday. Although still above normal, the lakes have dropped…