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A record number of mussel-fouled watercraft have been intercepted at state inspection stations this summer

By Bernie Azure, Char-Koosta News

This article is part of a collaboration between The Char-Koosta News and Great Lakes Now at Detroit Public Television. Our partnership brings readers stories about issues of, research about and solutions to the invasive mussel problem – a challenge that’s shared by communities around Flathead Lake, its nearby waters and the Great Lakes.

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Buy the Way: This cottager bought his cabin on the East Coast sight unseen

The backstory: When he was growing up in Florenceville-Bristol, N.B., on the East Coast, 46-year-old film producer and consultant Sandy Hunter spent time at his family camp near the St. John River, fishing and hiking with his father and brother. After moving to Toronto in 1997, Sandy regularly made the trek home to visit family … Continued

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U.S. opposition to Canadian government’s nuclear waste storage facility proposal in Great Lakes Basin

Michigan Congressmen are asking President Joe Biden to oppose the Canadian government’s proposal to construct a nuclear waste storage facility near the Great Lakes Basin. In October 2020, the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO), on behalf of the Canadian government, released a plan to build a storage facility—referred to as a deep geological repository—over 600 … Continued

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Great Grapes: Soil and climate have made the Great Lakes a top wine-producing area

The gold medal winner of this year’s annual San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition was a light unoaked chardonnay from Debonné Vineyards – a vineyard located in the Lake Erie region of northeast Ohio.

Despite the American wine and grape industry’s association with California’s Napa Valley, the Great Lakes region boasts four of the top 10 wine producing states in the nation.

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Can you guess how lockdowns affected different cottage birds?

Can you guess how lockdowns affected different cottage birds?

In the quiet months following the initial COVID-19 lockdowns, it was easy to imagine that birds and many other wildlife species might be able to, finally, give a sigh of relief as human traffic plummeted. As traffic declined, so did air pollution, noise, and risks of getting run over by a speeding van carrying a … Continued

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