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: Infrastructure, Daily News
By Michael Allen, Hakai Magazine
This story originally appeared in Hakai Magazine and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story.
As the climate warms, the price of adapting homes and infrastructure to cope with increasing temperatures, heavier rainfalls, stronger storms, and rising seas will be staggering.
Like many people, I made some really big changes to my life in 2021. One of the more significant changes was leaving my former role at WDET, Detroit’s NPR station, and joining the team at Great Lakes Now as associate producer.
Having joined the GLN team in October, it still feels like a brand new experience for me as the calendar year comes to a close, but so far, I’m learning a lot from Supervising Producer Rob Green and our fearless Program Director Sandra Svoboda.
Big waves pounding Midwestern city waterfronts are common images around the Great Lakes, which means communities are dealing with the impacts of storms that are increasing in frequency and severity.
One of those cities has been making strides in improving its resiliency while preserving its culture – Duluth, Minnesota.
By Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press
Nearly 50 toxic waste sites around the U.S. will be cleaned up, and ongoing work at dozens of others will get a funding boost, as federal environmental officials announced Friday a $1 billion infusion to the Superfund program.
The money comes from the $1 trillion infrastructure bill that President Joe Biden signed into law last month and will help officials tackle a backlog of highly polluted Superfund sites in 24 states that have languished for years because of a lack of funding, the Environmental Protection Agency said.
Application deadline: January 21, 2022 | Download PDF Description The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) has an immediate opening for a program specialist to work on a variety of projects related to Great Lakes water quality and infrastructure. The desired candidate should be a self-starting, highly motivated individual with a desire to protect and enhance water…
By Scott Bauer, Associated Press
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A state appeals court on Thursday refused to reinstate a permit for a proposed $75 million frac sand operation in western Wisconsin, a victory for environmentalists who have been fighting for years to protect the 16 acres (6.5 hectares) of pristine wetlands.
By John Flesher, Associated Press
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A new federal regulation requires higher safety standards for pipelines carrying oil and other hazardous liquids through the Great Lakes region, marine coastal waters and beaches, officials said Thursday.
The rule issued by the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration designates those locations as “high consequence” zones where pipeline operators must step up inspections, repairs and other measures to avoid spills.
The Ontario government is providing almost $17 million to help build and repair local infrastructure in communities across Huron-Bruce.
Municipalities received confirmation this week that provincial grants will generally double for infrastructure expenses next year. The money was mentioned in the government’s fall economic statement several weeks ago. But municipalities have been wrestling with whether to include it in budgets plans without a letter confirming it, Meaford CAO Rob Armstrong said. Those letters came […]
The MPP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound announced the infrastructure funding for his riding for next year.
Province announces investments of more than $16 million The Ontario government is providing almost $17 million to help build and repair local infrastructure in communities across Huron-Bruce. This represents more than double what was granted in 2021 from the Ontario Communities Infrastructure Fund. “The OCIF is a very important program for local municipalities,” said Huron-Bruce […]
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