In addition to updating major infrastructure needs, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is more than halfway through a two-year pilot project that applies structured decision-making to assess the resilience of the Au Sable River in the face of existing and emerging threats. Read the full story by The Alpena News.
By Kari Lydersen, Energy News Network
A group of Wisconsin high school students recently received first-hand experience helping to reduce a home’s carbon footprint as part of a project for their AP Environmental Science course.
Editor’s note: The following story has been updated to clarify the home’s scoring on the U.S.
Huge breezes are commonplace around the Great Lakes, which is part of why the region makes a good location for wind turbines.
Though wind power has been utilized for centuries, it has only been harnessed as a widespread alternative energy source as recently as the 1990s.
In 2016, the United States Geological Survey began tracking wind turbines.
Since the first reported algal bloom in Lake Superior in 2012, no serious levels of toxins had been confirmed. That changed last month with a bloom near Superior, Wisconsin, where toxins in the water at a nearby beach were just beyond the level set for safe swimming. Read the full story by the Chicago Tribune. Read the full story Tags: Daily…
By Natasha Blakely, Great Lakes Now; Lester Graham, Michigan Radio; Kelly House, Bridge Michigan; Brett Walton, Circle of Blue
This story is part of “Water’s True Cost,” a series by the Great Lakes News Collaborative focused on the rising cost of water in Michigan and the various causes leading to the state of water systems today.
Recently a University of Toledo student caught a huge goldfish while fishing in Lake Erie. Read the full story by Block News Alliance. Read the full story Tags: Daily News
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is asking for feedback on the environmental impact of the soon-to-be re-routed Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline through the northernmost part of the state. Read the full story by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Read the full story Tags: Wisconsin, Daily News