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Local group receives $50k to protect endangered species

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

Port of Green Bay largely unaffected by supply chain issues

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…

Steel production, capacity utilization fall

Great Lakes steel production fell by 11,000 tons last week, while U.S. steel mills dipped under 85% capacity utilization, according to the American Iron and Steel Institute. Read the full story by The Times of Northwest Indiana. Read the full story Tags: Daily News

Lake Superior is among the fastest-warming lakes on the planet. Climate change may be the culprit behind its algae blooms, too

Since the first reported algal bloom in Lake Superior in 2012, no serious levels of toxins had been confirmed. That changed last month with a bloom near Superior, Wisconsin, where toxins in the water at a nearby beach were just beyond the level set for safe swimming. Read the full story by the Chicago Tribune. Read the full story Tags: Daily…

US population continues to move westward – will water from the Great Lakes follow?

As we see the southwestern US suffer through wildfires, partially caused by the continuing drought conditions, there are again pressures to move waters from east to west. Fortunately for the residents of the Great Lakes region, the lakes are currently protected from the call for water from the west by the Great Lakes Agreement and Compact. Read the full story by…

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