This year marks the 50th year of the Clean Water Act. Several environmental groups argue that promises of the landmark law are half-kept at the half-century mark. Fifty percent of the country’s total miles of streams and rivers are classified as “impaired” because of pollution. Read the full story by Michigan Radio.
In New York, nearly 300 Earth Week volunteers gathered at Hamburg’s Woodlawn Beach, hauling away a winter’s worth of debris deposited on shore. Read the full story by The Buffalo News. Read the full story Tags: Daily News
Canada invoked a treaty with the United States and asked a judge Monday to suspend litigation over Michigan’s effort to shut down a Great Lakes oil pipeline. Read the full story by the Associated Press. Read the full story Tags: Daily News
I Speak for the Fish is a new monthly column written by Great Lakes Now Contributor Kathy Johnson, coming out the third Monday of each month. Publishing the author’s views and assertions does not represent endorsement by Great Lakes Now or Detroit Public Television.
Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week, which begins July 1, serves as a collaborative outreach campaign to raise awareness about preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species through recreational boating and related activities. Read the full story by the Manistee News Advocate. Read the full story Tags: spread, News, Daily News