An annual effort to clean the waters of Marquette’s Lower Harbor is returning Saturday. For the fourth straight year, the Great Lakes Scuba Divers and Lake Preservation Club is holding its Underwater Cleanup. Each year, divers from the U.P. and even the Midwest have come to the Lower Harbor to pick up tons of tires and other junk at the bottom of Lake Superior. Read the full story by WLUC-TV – Marquette, MI.
Just 2 miles south of Cohoes, New York, sits the Saratoga Sites public housing community and the Norlite Hazardous Waste Incinerator. Smoke and dust from Norlite’s hazardous waste incinerator cause daily problems for Saratoga Sites residents.
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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.
By Anna Liz Nichols, Associated Press/Report for America
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is investing more than $4.7 billion to improve infrastructure, including drinking water upgrades, internet access and fixing roads, bridges and dams.
The spending plan includes some of the biggest infrastructure investments in state history, Gov.
On Friday, Enbridge Energy will continue to push for its controversial tunnel project to relocate Line 5 beneath the Straits of Mackinac before the Michigan Public Service Commission during a virtual hearing. Read the full story by The Detroit News. Read the full story Tags: Energy, Detroit, Daily News, Michigan
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Wednesday that it received a $150,000 grant to expand K-12 environmental education in the Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River watersheds. Read the full story by the Watertown Daily Times. Read the full story Tags: Daily News, New York
The highest expense for schools behind faculty salaries is energy, prompting some districts in Michigan to eye solar savings.
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