Fall migration has begun for certain species of Great Lakes birds, marking the start of the annual spectacle when millions of waterfowl, waterbirds, shorebirds, songbirds and raptors leave their summer nesting areas and fly south to warmer climates for the winter. Read the full story by MLive.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220808-bird-migration

Jill Estrada

High-resolution satellite data and near real-time observations about the Earth’s atmosphere are now available to state-level air quality monitoring agencies across the Great Lakes. Michigan is already putting the information to good use. Read the full story by MLive.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220808-air-quality

Jill Estrada

While there are thousands of known sites of contamination across the country from hazardous waste dumped or not properly secured by manufacturing facilities and landfills, the ones government officials consider the most dangerous are called Superfund sites. Read the full story by WXYZ – TV – Detroit, MI.

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Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220808-pfas

Jill Estrada

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded the University of Michigan a five-year, $53 million grant to continue and expand the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research, which leads research for sustainability in the Great Lakes. Read the full story by The Detroit News.

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Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220629-um-research

Jill Estrada

The Lake Michigan and Lake Huron waters governed by an 1836 treaty are at the heart of negotiations between Michigan, the federal government and Native American tribes to determine how much and what kinds of fish can be harvested by recreational, state-licensed and Native American commercial fishers. Read the full story by Great Lakes Echo.

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Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220629-fishing-rights

Jill Estrada

A representative of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission is cautiously optimistic that sea lamprey populations will be held in check in the next couple of years in the Great Lakes, even though control measures had to be curtailed recently due to the pandemic. Read the full story by The Manitoulin Expositor.

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Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220629-lamprey

Jill Estrada

High water levels along Lake Michigan could increase the danger of toxic contamination from industrial facilities along Wisconsin’s lakefront as climate change is expected to cause more intense storms, according to a new report. Read the full story by Wisconsin Public Radio.

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Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220629-contamination

Jill Estrada

Wildlife biologists are finding whole colonies of birds dead or dying on islands in Lake Michigan. They are Caspian terns, which are listed as threatened in Michigan and endangered in Wisconsin. Read and hear the full story by Michigan Public Radio.

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Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220629-bird-flu

Jill Estrada

A new report said steel walls near the Michigan City, Indiana coal plant aren’t keeping coal ash waste from getting into Lake Michigan and Trail Creek — and it will likely get worse over time. But the northern Indiana utility NIPSCO — which owns the plant — said info in the report has been “cherry-picked.” Read the full story by WVPE– Elkhart, IN.

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Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220629-coal-ash

Jill Estrada

Lake Ontario is clean enough for swimming, says Toronto Public Health, but an unofficial survey by CBC News has found few people are taking the plunge this early in the season because it’s so cold. Read the full story by CBC News.

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Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220629-lake-ontario

Jill Estrada

New York Sea Grant (NYSG) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) have announced the Summer 2022 Great Lakes Ecosystem Education Exchange (GLEEE) Workshops for teachers, environmental educators, and homeschoolers at sites in Oswego, Massena, Rochester, and Buffalo. Read the full story by Oswego County Today.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220627-education-program

Jill Estrada

Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week, which begins July 1, serves as a collaborative outreach campaign to raise awareness about preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species through recreational boating and related activities. Read the full story by the Manistee News Advocate.

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Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220627-landing-blitz

Jill Estrada

Michigan is giving thousands of dollars in grant funding to 16 schools across the state to develop science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) projects that teach students about the importance of Michigan’s Great Lakes and freshwater resources. Read the full story by MLive.

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Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220613-great-lakes-programs

Jill Estrada

The Huron Pride made its way from Somerset, Massachusetts, arriving in Port Huron on Tuesday by flatbed truck. It is a 40-foot all-aluminum, deep V boat, with a foam collar and a top speed of about 42 miles an hour. Read the full story by the Times Herald.

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Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220613-new-boat

Jill Estrada

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has set a goal of completing work to delist 22 of the 25 remaining Areas of Concern in the Great Lakes region. Of the three remaining AOCs that won’t be completely cleaned up, two are in Michigan. Read and hear the full story by Michigan Radio.

 

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220601-aoc-cleanup

Jill Estrada