The Great Lakes are very susceptible to microplastics, because of the enormous amount of industry and the concentration of the population around the lakes. The Cleveland Water Department began testing for microplastics in 2019 and are still working to understand the problem. Read the full story by Spectrum News.
Scientists from the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station first noticed an invasive population of zebra mussels in Gull Lake in the mid-1990s.
The post Researchers find relationship between invasive zebra mussels, toxic algae first appeared on Great Lakes Echo.
The blue-spotted salamanders have an important mission that takes them across a busy road of a park in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Every spring, the four-legged amphibians emerge from the soil and make their way to a nearby swamp to lay eggs and reproduce. After a few days there, they crawl back home to spend their summer living under logs and eating bugs.
The summer of 2021 brought an onslaught of heavy rain, flooding freeways, knocking out power and leaving standing water in basements in communities across metro Detroit. While those memories are fresh for many, NOAA warns an increase in extreme rainfall could be on the horizon. Read the full story by the Louisiana Illuminator. Read the…
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.
A multi-disciplinary team of US Forest Service employees gathered at Michigan’s Gooseneck Lake to help Hiawatha National Forest fisheries biologists install forty “fish cribs” on the ice, providing increased cover and habitat after the ice melts in the spring. Read the full story by Radio Results Network. Read the full story Tags: Daily News