PFAS, short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of widespread man-made chemicals that don’t break down in the environment or the human body and have been flagged as a major contaminant in sources of water across the country.
Keep up with PFAS-related developments in the Great Lakes area.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers researchers are working with the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and other Native American tribes to help improve wild rice productivity in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Read the full story by Midland Daily News. Read the full story Tags: Daily News
The ice on Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River is weak for this time of year, according to the U.S. Coast Guard, and the public is advised not to go onto the ice. Read the full story by WJET-TV – Erie, PA. Read the full story Tags: Daily News
As part of the city’s $34 million Forward Looking Infrastructure Project, Port Clinton, Ohio, plans to spend at least $4 million to improve its Lake Erie shoreline. Read the full story by WTOL-TV – Toledo, OH. Read the full story Tags: Daily News, Infrastructure
From lead pipes to PFAS, drinking water contamination is a major issue plaguing cities and towns all around the Great Lakes. Cleaning up contaminants and providing safe water to everyone is an ongoing public health struggle.
Keep up with drinking water-related developments in the Great Lakes area.
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More blue-green algae could drive up drinking water bills in Indiana’s larger cities —WFYI Indianapolis
The increasingly warm air and heavy rain showers have caused a rise in toxic algae blooms, which has led to fish sickness, beach closures, and drinking water pollution.
Sand sculpture formations were spotted on Lake Michigan beaches this week near St. Joseph, Michigan. Cold, snow and wind combine to erode the semi-frozen sand, then preserve the strange shapes. Read the full story by WLS-TV – Chicago, IL. Read the full story Tags: Daily News, Michigan
After big storms in Minnesota, Lake Superior can experience 15-foot waves. Last week, surfers flocked to the shore of Lake Superior in subzero windchills in search of large waves. Read the full story Minnesota Public Radio. Read the full story Tags: Daily News, Minnesota
The National Museum of the Great Lakes is hosting a virtual book club in 2022. The series will bring people together to read and discuss books about the Great Lakes region. Read the full story by WTVG-TV – Toledo, OH. Read the full story Tags: Daily News
A new round of court proceedings commences in the long-running Enbridge Inc. Line 5 saga as Administrative Law Judge Dennis Mack oversees the cross-examination of a series of witnesses starting on Jan. 14.
The results of this cross-examination will play a role in the Michigan Public Service Commission’s decision on whether or not to grant Enbridge one of the key permits it needs to construct the Line 5 tunnel.
For Professor Nancy Langston, our intransigence in protecting struggling species like caribou and others is a puzzle. These species exist in our memories and culture, and we’ve invested in protecting them, so why do their populations continue to crash?
That’s the question at the core of Langston’s latest book, “Climate Ghosts: Migratory Species in the Anthropocene”.