A recent report on blood lead levels in U.S. children highlights the urgent need for congressional action on the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the Build Back Better House reconciliation package, both of which include funding for cities to remove lead water lines that threaten the health of Wisconsin’s children. Read the full story by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
As the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement reaches its 50-year anniversary this week, much in terms of protections and improvements must still be tackled in the years ahead, according to a newly formed group of activists, the Citizens Environment Alliance. Read the full story by the Windsor Star. Read the full story Tags: Water, Daily…
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…
The population of sea lampreys in the Great Lakes could increase significantly in the next year or two due to pandemic delayed mitigation, and it’s currently unclear how quickly the population can be culled back. Read the full story by WJET – Erie, PA. Read the full story Tags: Daily News, pandemic
Michigan officials are working to iron out the details of a $2.5 billion spending plan focused on replacing lead water lines, improving the safety of dams and installing filtering systems in schools. Read the full story by The Detroit News. Read the full story Tags: Michigan, Daily News, Detroit, safety
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory posted satellite imagery on its Facebook page Friday showing how the hues dotted land near Lake Superior. Read the full story by The Detroit News. Read the full story Tags: Daily News, Detroit
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is planning a pilot project set to launch this spring to determine best practices for minnow dealers who trap spottail shiners in lakes designated as infested waters for zebra mussels. Read the full story by Alexandria Echo Press. Read the full story Tags: Minnesota, spring, Daily News, Echo