Michigan’s population is less healthy than the national average, ranking below most other states, including its Midwestern neighbors, in premature death rates, infant mortality rates and access to health care.
More recent lakefront homes have been much bigger, and in turn use more natural resources and put more strain on the lakes than the surrounding properties.
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An aquaculture group recently received $425,000 in federal support to strengthen the aquaculture community in the Great Lakes region. The goal for the grant is to build up the local economy of aquaculture producers.
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Michigan businesses interested in reducing their carbon footprint are looking to build with large wooden panels instead of steel or concrete.
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A system of beachside cameras developed by the University of Windsor could prevent drownings by tracking beachgoer behavior. Solutions include installing warning signs at particular spots on the beach, or shifting boardwalks and beach entrance points away from dangerous areas.
Native Americans once bent saplings to grow into directional markers. They signaled such things as where to cross a river and where to enter and exit trails. There are likely only a few hundred original trail trees left in the Great Lakes area. Some are over 200 years old.
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