The food web in lakes Michigan and Huron has changed in ways that jeopardize age-old fishing traditions and raise questions about how we’ve managed them. Now negotiators are updating a legal settlement that spells out where and how much lake whitefish and lake trout can be harvested.
A former industrial dock in Kingston, ON is being converted to a temporary deepwater berth for Great Lakes cruise ships. The temporary dock is being surveyed and converted to safely accommodate cruise ships which are expected to resume travel in the spring of 2022. Read the full story by The Kingston Whig-Standard. Read the full…
By Mohamed Ibrahim, Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota lakes have lost nearly two weeks of lake ice over the past 50 years as climate change diminishes the state’s winters, officials from Minnesota’s natural resources and pollution control agencies said Friday.
According to newly released data from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Department of Natural Resources, the state has lost an average of 10 to 14 days of lake ice over the past 50 years — a change officials say is hurting local economies, the environment and the Minnesota way of life.
For Professor Nancy Langston, our intransigence in protecting struggling species like caribou and others is a puzzle. These species exist in our memories and culture, and we’ve invested in protecting them, so why do their populations continue to crash?
That’s the question at the core of Langston’s latest book, “Climate Ghosts: Migratory Species in the Anthropocene”.
Large one-time investments in water infrastructure and environmental protection are included in Michigan’s 2022 budget, which puts millions toward drinking water emergency response, municipal flooding and erosion aid, pollution cleanups and dam repairs. Read the full story by MLive. Read the full story Tags: flooding, Daily News, Michigan, pollution
By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Tribes welcomed an infusion of money in the massive infrastructure bill to expand broadband coverage, fix roads and address water and sanitation needs, but they say real change will come only with sustained investment.
President Joe Biden signed the $1.2 trillion deal earlier this week that includes about $11 billion in benefits for Indian Country, according to the U.S.