Foam on lakeshores is often a natural occurrence, usually caused by dying aquatic plants or algae that’s stirred up by waves. Natural foam is usually off-white and has an earthy smell, but some foam — that’s artificially white — contains toxic “forever chemicals.” Read the full story by Midland Daily News.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20240708-pfas-contamination

Hannah Reynolds

The Aquarium of Niagara in Niagara Falls, New York, has set a date for the grand opening of its “Great Lakes 360” project. The long-awaited and first-ever expansion will welcome the public for the first time on July 13. Read the full story by WGRZ-TV – Buffalo, NY.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20240708-newaquarium-greatlakes360

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An effort continues to help stop the spread of aquatic invasive species in waterways around the Great Lakes. At the Shawano Lake County Park Boat Landing in Wisconsin, conservationists search for unwanted animals like zebra mussels. Read the full story by WLUK-TV – Green Bay, WI.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20240708-ais-landingblitz-shawanolake

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The Mark W. Barker, a 639-foot lake freighter built by the Bay Shipbuilding Company, is slated to make stops at the Wirt Stone Docks in Bay City and Saginaw, Michigan. The Barker was the first Great Lakes freighter to be built on the lakes in 35 years when it was put together in 2022. Read the full story by MLive.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20240708-freighter-greatlakes-saginaw

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When the Environmental Protection Agency research vessel Lake Guardian arrives in Presque Isle Bay in Erie, Pennsylvania, it will be carrying not only scientists but also three Pennsylvania educators. The educators will have hands-on opportunities to explore microplastics, benthic organisms, cyanobacteria and other Lake Erie-specific topics.  Read the full story by the Erie Times-News.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20240708-pa-educators-researchvessel-epa

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What if a high-voltage transmission line were built beneath Lake Michigan, connecting major power infrastructure on either side of the Great Lake? Officials at Wolverine Power Cooperative say regional grid operators should consider the concept. Read the full story by MLive.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20240708-powerline-michigan-wisconsin

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Perched on the shores of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area, life in Duluth, Minnesota, is ruled by the whims of the lake. And the lake likes to keep things cool. Read the full story by CNN.  

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20240624-coolerbylake-duluth-superior-travel

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On Saturday, hundreds of history buffs and veterans descended upon Tiscornia Park in St. Joseph, Michigan, for a large-scale D-Day reenactment, eighty years after the largest amphibious invasion in military history altered the course of World War II, signaling the beginning of the end of Hitler’s hold on Europe. Read the full story by WXMI-TV – Grand Rapids, MI.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20240624-dday-reenactment-lakemichiganbeach

Hannah Reynolds

The Cleveland Water Alliance has deployed 13 smart buoys along Ohio’s Lake Erie coast, including one in the Toledo area and others as far east as Ashtabula, and Ohioans who are curious may text each of them to get real time information. Read the full story by The Courier.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20240624-lakeerie-buoy-waterwind-info

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Most of the litter picked up by volunteers during beach cleanups is plastic. Volunteers with the Alliance for the Great Lakes have removed more than 9.7 million pieces of litter — more than 535,000 pounds — since its Adopt a Beach Program was launched in 1991. Read the full story by WOOD-TV – Grand Rapids, MI.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20240624-lakemichigan-beachcleanups

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Each year, the Great Lakes attract several million tourists from the U.S. and around the world. The Great Lakes hold one-fifth of all the fresh water on the Earth’s surface with a combined coastline extending for over 10,000 miles. However, those are some rather basic facts – whether it’s pirates, shipwrecks, or Babe Ruth’s first official home run, these fascinating tidbits are a bit less straightforward. Read the full story by Classic City News. 

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20240520-greatlakes-facts

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A Lake Erie documentary series produced in Erie is up for a prestigious award. ‘Lake Erie, Our Kin,’ a two-part series produced by Erie-based filmmakers John C. Lyons and Melissa A. Troutman has been nominated for two Emmy Awards in the Societal Concerns category in the 55th annual Central Great Lakes Emmy Awards. Read the full story by WJET-TV – Erie, PA. 

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20240520-lakeerie-documentary-emmyawards

Hannah Reynolds

The S.S. Badger is back in service after a longer-than-expected offseason. It’s a sound that people in Manitowoc have waited 10 months for; the blowing horn of the S.S. Badger. The ferry, which is the largest one to cross Lake Michigan, arrived in Manitowoc at noon Friday. Read the full story by WTAQ-TV – Green Bay, WI. 

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20240520-ssbadger-lakemichigancrossings

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Michigan Clean Water Corps organization held its annual Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program on Saturday in Crystal Falls, Michigan. The purpose of the program is to help volunteers monitor indicators of water quality in their lakes. The program aims to teach attendees how to do things like measuring the clarity of the water. Read the full story by WLUC-TV – Negaunee, MI. 

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20240520-michigancleanwatercorp-lakemonitoringefforts

Hannah Reynolds

More than $77 million in infrastructure and expansion projects are now being developed at Ports of Indiana-Burns Harbor as a record construction season kicks off in the Lake Michigan port. Read the full story by Maritime Logistics Professionals. 

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20240520-maritime-projects-lakemichigan

Hannah Reynolds

The toxic algae blooms that befoul Lake Erie and other regional waterways each summer are stinky, ugly and dangerous. They’ve killed dogs, sickened boaters and triggered rashes and respiratory problems for beachgoers — and there’s little doctors can do to help. However, there’s hope that medicine will eventually be available for people who are regularly exposed to the toxin. Read the full story by Bridge Michigan. 

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20240517-greatlakes-algae-sickness

Hannah Reynolds

Despite losing a few ships this year, experts say you can expect to see a lot of cruise ships once again on the Great Lakes this summer. A few popular cruise ports will include Little Current, Killarney, and Sault Ste. Marie. Read the full story by CTV News Northern Ontario.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20240513-cruiseships-greatlakes-summer

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The cause of a large number of dead and dying fish reported at Lake Macatawa, located near Holland in Ottawa County, Michigan, has been found. Testing of collected fish revealed positive cases of viral hemorrhagic septicemia. Read the full story by the Detroit Free Press.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20240513-fish-dying-lakemacatawa

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SUNY Oswego recently launched the Great Lakes Institute to foster a greater awareness and understanding of the Great Lakes through continuing research efforts, academic programming and coursework for students at all levels, and public outreach. Read the full story by Oswego County News Now.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20240513-greatlakesinstitude-challenges-solutions

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Readers across the Great Lakes states and Canada this year will participate in a basin-wide book club hosted by the Library of the Great Lakes. From now until September 2025, participants will read Michigan author Sally Cole-Misch’s The Best Part of Us and Ontario author Joanne Robertson’s children’s book, The Water Walker. Read the full story by Great Lakes Echo.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20240513-summerread-book-club

Hannah Reynolds

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society announced a remarkable discovery on May 1st, 2024, unearthing the long-lost Adella Shores vessel beneath 650 feet of water, roughly 40 miles northwest of Whitefish Point in Michigan. Read the full story by WITL – Lansing, MI.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20240513-adellashores-shipwreck-lakesuperior

Hannah Reynolds

Despite hitting some rocky waters recently, it’s full steam ahead for the SS Badger this year, with the popular Lake Michigan car ferry setting sail for its 71st season May 17. Read the full story by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20240513-ss-badger

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It’s estimated that nearly two-thirds of aquatic invasive species currently in the Great Lakes hitched a ride in the ballast water of cargo ships crossing the ocean. However, the same isn’t true of lakers, or ships that move exclusively within the Great Lakes. While the ballast water of these ships isn’t introducing new species, there’s a good chance it’s spreading invasive species throughout the lakes. Read the full story by Interlochen Public Radio.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20240422-ballastwater-greatlakes

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The National Museum of the Great Lakes located in Toledo, Ohio will break ground on a 5,000-square-foot expansion Monday afternoon to provide additional space for temporary and traveling exhibits, new permanent exhibit spaces, and a community education center. Read the full story by the Toledo Blade.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20240422-nationalmuseum-greatlakes-expansion

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When you walk along the beaches of Lake Erie, you’re going to see litter and a new report found that a lot of that trash is going to be plastic. On average, 86% of the litter collected in a given Adopt-a-Beach season is composed either partially or fully of plastic. Read the full story by Erie Times-News.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20240422-greatlakesbeaches-presqueisle-plasticpollution

Hannah Reynolds

If you spend a lot of time on the water, you might be interested in becoming a water quality monitor. The MiCorps Cooperative Lake Monitoring Program is to help citizen scientists across the state collect water quality information, and other information about their lake’s health, to help understand what’s going on in their lake. Read the full story by WPBN-TV – Traverse City, MI.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20240422-michiganswaterquality-micorp-lakemonitoring

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H2Ohio’s agriculture incentive program is now being offered to producers throughout the state. H2Ohio’s agricultural program, which initially focused solely on farms located in northwest Ohio near Lake Erie, incentivizes farmers to implement science-based, proven best management practices to prevent nutrient runoff and improve water quality. Read the full story by Ohio Ag Net.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20240422-statewideh2ohio

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Lake sturgeon don’t need Endangered Species Act protections, federal wildlife officials announced Monday, saying that stocking programs have helped the prehistoric fish return to areas where they had vanished. Read the full story by WGHP-TV – Madison, WI.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20240422-prehistoric-lakesturgeon

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Dozens of children of the water crisis — now teenagers and young adults — have turned their trauma into advocacy. They provide input on public health initiatives, participate in social issue campaigns, distribute filters and provide free water testing for homeowners. Read the full story by WHNT-TV – Flint, MI.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20240422-flint-environmental-advocacy

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Four Michigan tribes and the state and federal government renegotiated fishing rights in the Great Lakes last year without the Sault tribe’s consent. Now, the tribe is suing, arguing it cannot be held to an agreement it never approved. Read the full story by Bridge Michigan. 

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20240405-saultribe-michigan-fishingdeal

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Great Lakes ports can be viable long-term alternatives to East Coast ports, port officials in Detroit and Monroe, Michigan, claim as shipping companies and manufacturers consider diversifying their supply chains to handle catastrophes such as the Baltimore bridge collapse. Read the full story by Axios Detroit.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20240405-greatlakesports-boost-supplychain-diversify

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The state of Great Lakes port infrastructure is one of the biggest issues facing the U.S. and Canadian maritime industries. Over the next five years Great Lakes navigation channels will require $540 million of dredging to maintain authorized channel dimensions. Read the full story by Maritime Logistics News.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20240405-greatlakesports-infrastructure-portinsurance

Hannah Reynolds

Citizen-led testing near a polluted former military base in Oscoda, Michigan, has revealed high levels of toxic “forever chemicals” in Lake Huron’s beach foam, prompting calls for the state to better alert beachgoers to the danger. Read the full story by Bridge Michigan.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20240405-pfas-huron

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Lake Superior is an incredible resource which appears fresh and clean. However, a professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth and the Large Lakes Observatory is researching how many microplastics are floating through Lake Superior’s waters. Read the full story by WDIO-TV – Duluth, MN.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20240405-microplastics-lakesuperior

Hannah Reynolds