Michigan

port of monroe receives 11m in funding from federal government

Port of Monroe receives $11M in funding from federal government

The Port of Monroe, Michigan has been awarded $11,051,586 through the Port Infrastructure Development Program, which will go toward the port’s Lake Erie Renewable Energy Resilience Project, funding four components: riverfront work, turning basin work, maritime readiness slip construction and shore power infrastructure. Read the full story by The Monroe News. Read the full story

energy news roundup michigan launching study of nuclear power options clean energy jobs rebounding in wisconsin

Energy News Roundup: Michigan launching study of nuclear power options, clean energy jobs rebounding in Wisconsin

Energy News Roundup: Michigan launching study of nuclear power options, clean energy jobs rebounding in Wisconsin

Keep up with energy-related developments in the Great Lakes area with Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.

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Illinois

  • Transit advocates criticize new regional transportation plan featuring expressway expansion — Chicago Sun Times

Chicago transit advocates raise concerns over a state transportation plan that calls for more expressway lanes instead of prioritizing public transit.

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Climate change exhibition pushes boundaries of museums fighting to stay relevant

The Michigan State University Museum’s newest exhibition uses an interdisciplinary approach to engage visitors with the topic of climate change. The exhibition, called 1.5° Celsius, includes installations from 15 artists, researchers and scientists around the world. 

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city looking at long term lakefront

City looking at long-term lakefront fix

Portions of the Lake Michigan beachfront in Evanston, IL have been eaten up by rising waters, impacting not only the beaches, but also parkland nearby. Temporary fixes such as sand bags and rocks were used in 2020, but now the city is looking at a long-term fix. Read the full story by the Evanston Now. …

michigan plans swamp to combat lake erie algal blooms

Michigan plans swamp to combat Lake Erie algal blooms

Algal blooms are wreaking havoc in Lake Erie, but the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has a plan: swamps. Since blooms commonly occur when runoff from farmland carrying fertilizer enters a body of water, like Lake Erie, a wetland that can intercept runoff from farms would act as a barrier, slowing down the flow of…

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