Bottles, bottle caps, straws, lighters, beach toys, bags, and dental floss picks. All these items have one thing in common — plastic bits and pieces washed ashore on the beaches of the Great Lakes. In collaboration with SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium inside Great Lakes Crossing in Auburn Hills, Royal Oak, artist Hannah Tizedes spent over a year collecting trash from the Great Lakes to create a six-foot-long mosaic of repurposed plastic. Read the full story by The Oakland Press.
Canada wants to store nuclear waste in the Great Lakes Basin, but a Michigan congressman is looking to stop it. Read the full story by Mid-Michigan Now. Read the full story Tags: Daily News
As the Great Lakes start their seasonal rise over the next month, hydrologists do not anticipate the lakes will rise near their record-high levels in 2022, though lakes Erie, St. Clair and Michigan-Huron likely will be above average. Read the full story by The Detroit News. Read the full story Tags: Detroit, Daily News
The Monroe County Health Department received preliminary positive results this week from testing of a suspected blue-green algae bloom in Lake Erie at Michigan’s Sterling State Park and Luna Pier Beach. Read the full story by The Monroe News. Read the full story Tags: Daily News
The invasive plant, water chestnut, has been found a home below the village of Heuvelton’s dam on the Oswegatchie River in New York State, infesting hundreds of acres of bay and river. Volunteer efforts will continue this year to remove the invasive plant. Read the full story by Watertown Daily Town. Read the full story…
Didymo, most commonly referred to as rock snot, is a kind of algae that continues to spread in Michigan’s Manistee River. The appearance of rock snot was first reported last fall, and it still continues to be a problem. Read the full story by WWTV-TV – Cadillac, MI. Read the full story Tags: Daily News,…
By Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press
Michigan’s Democratic governor wants a nuclear power plant on Lake Michigan to stay open and she’s asking the federal government to pay for it.
But the owner of the Palisades Power Plant says it’s too late — the plant will be shut down in May as scheduled.