By Izzy Ross, Interlochen Public Radio
This coverage is made possible through a partnership with IPR and Grist, a nonprofit independent media organization dedicated to telling stories of climate solutions and a just future.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer released the MI Healthy Climate Plan last year.
More than 9 million fish from state hatcheries have been added to the Great Lakes and inland waters across Michigan so far this year as part of the state’s annual stocking program. Read the full story by The Detroit News. Read the full story
Martin Imbleau claims it can wait only “a few weeks” for the additional funding he’s requested from Ottawa to finance a new shipping container terminal. The new C$1.4 billion terminal — about 50 kilometres downstream of downtown Montreal in Contrecoeur, Que. — would boost the port’s container capacity by 60 per cent to 2.1 million…
Meteorology students at SUNY Oswego are taking part in a multi-million-dollar project funded by the National Science Foundation to study lake effect lightning events east of Lake Ontario. Read the full story by WROC-TV – Rochester, NY. Read the full story
There’s only one legal underground ‘geologic’ nuclear waste storage facility in the world. Another proposed site, on the US-Canada border and just miles from the Great Lakes, is sparking controversy. Read the full story by The Independent. Read the full story
The city of Cleveland, Ohio, wants to create a tax-increment financing district across much of downtown to help pay for waterfront development plans along the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie. The projects would include improving public access to the riverfront in the form of parks and other amenities, bulkhead improvements on the river, and other…