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.
Results from a survey of 241 municipalities in the Great Lakes Basin show coastal damage from climate change in these regions will cost at least $1.94 billion over the next five years. Those same communities have already spent $878 million on coastal damages over the past two years. Read the full story by the Manitowoc…
In Ohio, decomposing algae at the bottom of Lake Erie has led to recurring problems with discolored water reaching the taps of some Cleveland Water Department customers, which is an issue the department is now looking to remedy. Read the full story by The Plain Dealer. Read the full story
The science of shrinking ice coverage, Great Lakes ice fishing and skating on wild ice.
A federal judge has placed the ex-president of a Fort Wayne environmental services company – described in her lawyer’s sentencing memorandum as “kind, generous, hard-working and honest” and a “huge source of inspiration” for her children and grandchildren” – on probation for two years for illegally storing hazardous wastes and falsifying a document.
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The Northeast Wisconsin shipwreck of the Sidney O. Neff was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 7 following its listing on the State Register of Historic Places in September. The Wisconsin Historical Society says the wreck allows historians and archaeologists to study the construction of early converted wooden steambarges in the…