Michigan state environmental regulators are seeking $32 million in federal money to seal up hundreds of abandoned oil wells which can leak contaminants into surface and groundwater, and methane and other greenhouse gases can also escape and contribute to climate change. Read the full story by MLive.
Lake Michigan’s ice cover hit 37% last week, the most yet in the season, and trended closer to average than originally forecasted according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory. Read the full story by The Chicago Tribune. Read the full story Tags: Daily News, Michigan
Even as community water systems are praised by the state for maintaining fluoride levels, others are still holding out.
The post Some communities in Michigan opt out of fluoridation first appeared on Great Lakes Echo.
Climate change-fueled weather such as extreme storms will provide a direct threat to contaminated waste storage sites, nuclear power plants and industrial facilities at multiple sites on the shores of Lake Michigan, according to a new report.
The 63-mile corridor from Gary, Indiana, through Illinois to the Wisconsin border is particularly at risk.
By Steve Schulwitz, The Alpena News
This article is part of a collaboration between The Alpena News and Great Lakes Now at Detroit Public Television to bring audiences stories about the Great Lakes, especially Lake Huron and its watershed.
ALPENA – Aquatic invasive species continue to spread and threaten the ecosystem in the waterways near Alpena, local environmental professionals say.
High water levels along Lake Michigan could increase the danger of toxic contamination from industrial facilities along Wisconsin’s lakefront as climate change is expected to cause more intense storms, according to a new report. Read the full story by Wisconsin Public Radio. Read the full story Tags: Michigan, Daily News, Wisconsin
A smaller, pandemic-sized gathering rather than a giant parade Sunday marked the importance of labour on the Labour Day long weekend in downtown Owen Sound. All labour was celebrated in remarks by members of the Grey Bruce Labour Council, and by those who’ve benefitted from organized labour. About 20 people attended, including the local federal […]