The North Country Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area has been awarded a grant of $50,000 in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding to access and utilize Michigan Natural Features Inventory data to focus plant surveys where endangered plants coincide with likely avenues of spread of invasive plants. Read the full story by Ludington Daily News. Read the full story Tags: Daily News, Michigan
While supply chain issues ravage various industries and aspects of life as the world tries to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders at the Port of Green Bay say they have not seen the same issues due to the type of traffic the westernmost port of Lake Michigan receives. Read the full story by WLWK-TV- Green…
All lead service lines in Benton Harbor, Michigan, would be dug up and replaced by April 2023 under a goal announced by Governor Gretchen Whitmer amid an escalating response to toxic lead in the city’s water supply. Read the full story by MLive. Read the full story Tags: Michigan, Daily News
Researchers at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University recently received $5.4 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to continue their study of climate change. Read the full story by MLive. Read the full story Tags: Daily News, research, Michigan, science
Construction of the Great Lakes Tunnel in the Mackinac Straits of Lake Michigan is officially delayed until at least 2022. Read the full story by Interlochen Public Radio. Read the full story Tags: Daily News, Michigan
Even when the topic is cars and climate change, in Michigan it still comes back to the Great Lakes.
“To me, really, the take home is always, always, always water,” said Liesl Clark, director of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. She appeared at an event in Detroit that previewed COP26.
Several Michigan community members who have been impacted by the toxic chemical PFAS met virtually Tuesday afternoon to introduce policy recommendations to lawmakers. Read the full story by WXMI-TV – Grand Rapids, MI. Read the full story Tags: Michigan, Daily News
Health officials in Michigan are advising residents in the city of Benton Harbor to rely on bottled water instead of tap water in response to elevated levels of lead in the city’s water supply. Levels of lead significantly exceeding the federal action level of 15 parts per billion have been reported in Benton Harbor since at…
Off-road vehicle and snowmobile riders who are claustrophobic would not have to wear a helmet if a series of bills are passed by the Michigan Legislature.
The post Snowmobile helmet exemption proposed just in time for winter first appeared on Great Lakes Echo.
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.
For Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, advocating for safe drinking water for Benton Harbor was an easy decision.
She called it a “duh” moment, a “choiceless choice.” Of course she would join a group of citizens and activists in requesting the U.S. EPA to use its emergency intervention authority in Benton Harbor, she said.
Michigan residents are advised to look out for the invasive species on the state’s watchlist. Read the full story by the Lansing State Journal. Read the full story Tags: Daily News, Michigan
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