Lake Superior’s water level has moved dramatically in the opposite direction from the other four Great Lakes as it has above average precipitation in November raising its year-average precipitation to a normal range while the other Great Lakes are currently below average over the past year. Read the full story by MLive.
After repeated air pollution violations at its northwest Indiana refinery along Lake Michigan, BP must pay $512,450 in penalties to resolve a lawsuit filed by environmental organizations. Read the full story by the Indy Star. Read the full story Tags: Indiana, Daily News
Record Great Lakes piping plover pairings in Ontario brought record drama this summer: after a heartbroken mother flew her nest, an unprecedented international race ensued to save her unhatched eggs. Read the full story by The Narwhal. Read the full story Tags: Daily News
A barge and crane owned by Balcom Marine Contractors notorious for repeatedly sinking in Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay is floating again due to springtime water level increases on Lake Michigan. State officials said they expect the barge to be towed away from its nearly two-year anchor site north of Northport in Leelanau County, as previously…
Michigan agencies are responding to a significant oil spill in the Flint River. Officials said the spill, estimated at several thousand gallons, was reported to a state hotline Wednesday morning. Read the full story by MLive. Read the full story Tags: Daily News
The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and the U.S. Forest Service signed a memorandum of understanding in 2019 for shared stewardship of the Chippewa National Forest; now, with more diverse trees and shrubs and less underbrush, the forest has responded to this holistic management approach incorporating traditional ecological knowledge. Read the full story by MPR…