The City of Defiance, Defiance College and Sen. Sherrod Brown have worked together to secure funding to form the Ohio Tri-River Research Alliance in Defiance, OH. The alliance will receive $500,000 in government funding to research systemic problems associated with the Upper Maumee River Watershed which is the primary source of drinking water for the City of Defiance. Read the full story by The Crescent-News.
An animation from the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) shows the growing ice coverage from Dec. 3 when there was almost no ice to Jan. 31 when the five lakes were 40% frozen over. Read the full story by MLive. Read the full story Tags: Daily News
By Brett Walton, Circle of Blue
The Great Lakes News Collaborative includes Bridge Michigan; Circle of Blue; Great Lakes Now at Detroit Public Television; and Michigan Radio, Michigan’s NPR News Leader; who work together to bring audiences news and information about the impact of climate change, pollution, and aging infrastructure on the Great Lakes and drinking water.
The Ontario government looks to agriculture as a key industry in helping the province recover economically from the pandemic.
Michigan agencies are responding to a significant oil spill in the Flint River. Officials said the spill, estimated at several thousand gallons, was reported to a state hotline Wednesday morning. Read the full story by MLive. Read the full story Tags: Daily News
Despite overwhelming public opposition based on public comments received by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the agency approved a water withdrawal and consumptive use permit for Massachusetts-based Aquabounty on March 14.
The permit will allow operators to pull about 28 million gallons from the Michindoh Aquifer to fill tanks at its state-of-the-art Atlantic salmon rearing facility in Pioneer, Ohio.
Local police services are receiving more than $2 million in provincial funding through the Community Safety and Policing Grant Program. The funds are earmarked for initiatives that help combat crime such as sexual violence and harassment, human trafficking, mental health and addictions, gang and gun violence and hate-motivated crime. Many of the projects are to […]