This lesson will explore the phenomenon of coal ash contamination in groundwater and the threat it poses to Lake Michigan and other areas of the Great Lakes waterways. Students will learn about the history of coal ash disposal, the discovery of coal ash in groundwater, and efforts to address the problem.
The sea lamprey, an incredibly destructive invasive species, is now largely under control thanks to an international treaty, a specialized pesticide and millions of dollars from the U.S. and Canada. But Canada hasn’t been paying its full share for over a decade. Read and hear the full story by Interlochen Public Radio. Read the full…
The Northern Bruce Peninsula fire department is getting a new-to-them tanker and a pair of deputy chiefs following council decisions made in June. NBP’s fire department is purchasing the Chippewas of Nawash’s used 2002 Freightliner tanker with about 14,000 clicks on the odometer for $18,000. The tanker comes with hoses, nozzles, two port-a-tanks, allowing for […]
Forty-three species of native freshwater mussels exist in Michigan, but up to 75 percent of them are endangered or threatened. The native freshwater mussels are an important factor in maintaining thriving rivers and lakes, so how can we better protect them? Read the full story by WWTV-TV – Cadillac, MI. Read the full story Tags:…
The Federal Government and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities are providing funding for a number of green initiatives in Midwestern Ontario.
Saugeen Shores has nearly finished an out-of-court settlement concerning its share of Saugeen Ojibway Nation’s multi-billion dollar Bruce Peninsula claim, which a court is expected to rule on by month’s end. The municipality and neighbouring First Nations said in a news release Wednesday they’re “working together to finalize an agreement,” with Saugeen Shores. SON’s claim […]
By Tynnetta Harris
From lead pipes to PFAS, drinking water contamination is a major issue plaguing cities and towns all around the Great Lakes. Cleaning up contaminants and providing safe water to everyone is an ongoing public health struggle.
Keep up with drinking water-related developments in the Great Lakes area.