The population of two types of birds – swallows and martins – have declined sharply and researchers at Colorado State University say weather in the Great Lakes region is the reason. Read the full story by the Brantford Expositor. Read the full story
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced Tuesday that the Department’s Economic Development Administration is awarding a $2.7 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the Great Lakes Boat Building School, in Cedarville, Michigan, to construct a 10,000-square-foot school expansion, establish new boat-docking infrastructure, and purchase additional marine electronics testing equipment. Read the full…
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, a pollution-fighting boat in Wisconsin will focus on cleaning up Lake Michigan, Green Bay, and the Fox River. The effort will specifically target areas around marinas. Read the full story by Spectrum News 1. Read the full story
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan city that is urging residents not to drink tap water failed to timely warn people about high levels of lead and must make improvements at the water plant, federal regulators said Tuesday after an inspection revealed a variety of problems.
The Environmental Protection Agency said the situation was dire enough to order Benton Harbor to consider turning the water system over to someone else.
Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent on sewage treatment and sewer system improvements, habitat restoration, among other things. But the results have been generally disappointing, especially when it comes to fish recovery. Read the full story by the Hamilton Spectator. Read the full story