The Coast Guard reported personnel in a helicopter saw the group of around 18 people and several ATVs on an ice floe around 1 p.m. Sunday. The ice floe had separated from land near Catawba Island in Lake Erie, which is slightly southwest of Pelee Island. Read the full story by the Windsor Star. Read…
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory posted satellite imagery on its Facebook page Friday showing how the hues dotted land near Lake Superior. Read the full story by The Detroit News. Read the full story
What happens if oil spills under ice in freshwater? Researchers have determined the ice can contain the oil, making for an easier cleanup — but it’s harder to detect. Read the full story by the Cheboygan Daily Tribune. Read the full story
Northern Michigan University is working with the state to bring the Arctic grayling back to Michigan with research focused on finding the best in-stream incubators for the native fish. Read the full story by MLive. Read the full story
The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative announced this past week that it will expand its Resilient Coastal Projects Initiative to include shoreline in West Michigan. The initiative will partner with mayors along the Lake Michigan shoreline to create funding-ready implementation frameworks for priority coastal protection projects with the goal of advancing coastal resilience….
U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, held a hearing Thursday with two panels of witnesses to examine how servicemembers, their families and communities in Michigan – and across the country – have been affected by PFAS connected to military sites. Read the full story by WXMI -TV –…