Warming temperatures have already caused an increase in the frequency and intensity of rainfall across the region – and it’s expected to get worse. Metro Detroit will be one of the most impacted high-population areas in the country, according to an analysis that shows the region now faces what was once a 100-year storm every 34 years. Read the full story by Michigan Radio.
Community concerns of Lake Michigan contamination from a Waukegan power plant’s recently shuttered coal-fired units heightened last week after an environmental study, released by Chicago’s Environmental Law and Policy Center, identified the facility as a potential flood risk due to climate-related lake level changes. Read the full story by Daily Herald. Read the full story
Officials for the City of Hamilton announced plans to start dredging operations to remove hazardous sediment from Chedoke Creek, which received 24 billion liters of sewage from a combined sewer overflow between 2014 and 2018. The spill originated where Chedoke Creek connects with Lake Ontario at Princess Point. Read the full story by CBC News….
A new access point east of the city at Silver Harbour Conservation Area on Lake Superior saves divers a long swim, and having to scramble over rocks with their gear in order to reach a spot where half a dozen small, intentionally-submerged boats can be viewed. Read the full story by the Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal….
At Anchors Away Marina in Marblehead, Ohio, the charter boat “Myrmidon” awaits her captain, Carole Vukmer, who is one of just a handful of female charter captains on Lake Erie. Being a female captain in a male-dominated industry is a challenge. There are just over a thousand licensed charter captains that make a living fishing…
A proposed 18-kilometre pipeline from Oneida Nation of the Thames would connect to the same system that supplies treated Lake Huron Water to London and other municipalities. Read the full story by CBC News. Read the full story
U.S. Sen. Gary Peters toured flood walls along the Grand River in Grand Rapids, Michigan Friday, as he highlighted legislation included in the recently passed $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that would help communities affected by coastal erosion. Read the full story by the Holland Sentinel. Read the full story