Benton Harbor, Michigan, residents have been inundated with challenges facing their water system for years, such as lead in pipes, ineffective corrosion treatment, and threats of water shut-offs. After years of public interest campaigns and $45 million in federal aid, almost all the lead pipes have been replaced. However, now residents have another issue to worry about – rising water bills. Read the full story by Bridge Michigan.
Several Canadian ship owners have welcomed qualified Ukrainian seafarers and other marine personnel after Russia invaded their homeland in February 2022. Read the full story by The Bay Observer. Read the full story
Floating, rock-like masses formed of fat, grease and trash like wet wipes and diapers — researchers found more than 100 of these “fatbergs” along the docks of Toronto Harbor last year. Floating water trash device called seabins are hoping to collect the trash. Read the full story by CBC News. Read the full story
Visitors to the Lake Michigan shoreline in southeast Wisconsin have been welcomed over the past week by the unmistakable scent of dead fish as hundreds of dead alewife wash up on shore. Read the full story by Spectrum News. Read the full story
For the second time this week the earth moved under Lake Erie near Timberlake in Lake County, Ohio. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, both quakes took place about three miles below the surface of Lake Erie. Read the full story by the Akron Beacon Journal. Read the full story
Several wetland restoration and enhancement projects have been announced for Lake Huron and Lake Erie, as part of a multi-million dollar investment from the Ontario government. Read the full story by CKXS – Wallaceburg, Ontario. Read the full story