January 14 is the midpoint of meteorological winter, and so far, the seasonal temperatures have been above average across most of the United States. As a result, there are fewer days with temperatures below freezing, which has led to a lack of ice over the Great Lakes. Read the full story by WLNS- TV – Lansing, MI.
Two popular West Michigan buoys are back on the water after spending the winter away. Boaters and swimmers can check the buoy before they head to the lake for conditions like wind speed, air temperature, water temperature, and more. Read the full story by WOOD-TV – South Haven, MI. Read the full story
Illinois fishery managers rebrand four invasive species of carp as copi. They hope the new name will help the bountiful fish land on more restaurant menus and grocery lists and eventually slow the carp’s march toward the Great Lakes. Read the full story by WBUR-FM – Boston, MA. Read the full story
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has filed a lawsuit against a paper manufacturing company alleging the company transported waste contaminated with harmful PFAS and PFOS chemicals to a nearby landfill where contaminants spread for more than 20 years. Read the full story by Detroit Free Press. Read the full story
The communities of St. Clair and Clay Township in St. Clair County, Michigan, are getting major awards in federal infrastructure funding, one that could kick off millions’ worth of water plant improvements and another aiming to bolster sewer access for new development. Read the full story by Port Huron Times Herald. Read the full story
A 575-foot section of embankment that has significantly eroded and continues to pollute Michigan’s St. Joseph River with sediment and nutrients will be stabilized with a construction project starting this month. Read the full story by the South Bend Tribune. Read the full story