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
Republican and Democratic state legislators, the Michigan United Conservation Clubs, Ducks Unlimited, and Audubon-Great Lakes all gathered this past week to discuss the use of $30 million in American Rescue Plan Act money for wetlands in areas that drain into Lake Erie and the Saginaw Bay of Lake Huron. Read and listen to the full…
From Michigan to Indiana to Illinois, bikers and pedestrians will soon be able to travel across state lines on a scenic, non-motorized greenway along the south shore of Lake Michigan. Read and view the full story by the Grand Rapids Business Journal. Read the full story
Michigan businesses interested in reducing their carbon footprint are looking to build with large wooden panels instead of steel or concrete.
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- 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.
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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The city of Yorkville, Illinois, is continuing the process of gaining access to Lake Michigan water, which will eventually replace a diminishing aquifer the city is currently using as a water source. Read the full story by WSPY – Plano, IL. Read the full story
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. …
Algal blooms are wreaking havoc in Lake Erie, but the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has a plan: Wetlands.
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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…
A proposed plan to revamp how Michigan manages water problems would give drain commissioners authority across county lines.
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