The shortest route to get a ship from Asia to the U.S. is through America’s West Coast ports. But given the pileup there, some ships are going the long way through eastern Canada into the Great Lakes. Read and hear the full story by National Public Radio.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220117-cargo

Jill Estrada

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a virtual public hearing on Feb. 2 on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement that the department has prepared for the proposed relocation of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline in Ashland, Bayfield and Iron Counties. Read the full story by The Dunn County News.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220117-line-5

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The Beaver River Watershed Initiative (BRWI) is seeking funding to build a fish culvert at the mouth of the Little Beaver Creek in Thornbury, Ontario as part of a series of projects being undertaken to rehabilitate and promote a healthy ecosystem in the river. Read the full story by the Toronto Star.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220117-fish-culvert

Jill Estrada

The North Shore Steelhead Association in co-operation with the City of Thunder Bay, Ontario is proposing the installation of fish counting devices and the making of minor changes to the internal structure of the fishway at Boulevard Lake. Read the full story by the Lake Superior News.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220112-thunder-bay

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Dave Dempsey, a senior advisor for the Traverse City-based nonprofit For Love of Water (FLOW), argues that commodifying the water in the Lakes would amount to a massive failure of stewardship. Read the full story by WMUK- Kalamazoo, MI.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220112-great-lakes

Jill Estrada

In a shoreline outlook statement issued on Monday, the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority said strong winds out of the south or east could still cause result in flooding and shoreline damage along Lake Erie due to a lack of ice cover. Read the full story by CKXS- Wallaceburg, Ontario.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220112-flooding

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Michigan landowners are under fire once again after part of a seawall collapsed along the Detroit River last month, spilling contaminated soil into the water exactly two years after a nearly-identical incident occurred at the same site. Read the full story by WDIV-TV – Detroit, MI.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211210-detroit-river

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Lake Superior State University’s Center for Freshwater Research and Education will host a virtual symposium to inform the public about invasive species research and issues affecting Great Lakes ecosystems and economies. Read the full story by The Sault News.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211210-symposium

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Wisconsin DNR Deputy Secretary Todd Ambs announced he’s retiring later this month during Wednesday’s meeting of the Natural Resources Board. Ambs said he’s dedicated his life to public service over the last 42 years, adding it’s been an honor to serve at the agency. Read the full story by Wisconsin Public Radio.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211210-ambs

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U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, held a hearing Thursday with two panels of witnesses to examine how servicemembers, their families and communities in Michigan – and across the country – have been affected by PFAS connected to military sites. Read the full story by WXMI -TV – Grand Rapids, MI.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211210-pfas

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced today that more than $109 million will be awarded to help fund critical water projects in all of Ohio’s 88 counties as part of the third and final round of grants awarded through the new Ohio BUILDS water infrastructure grant program. Read the full story by WKTN – Kenton, Ohio.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211210-ohio

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The Tamarack Creek Stream and Wetland Habitat Restoration Project in Southfield, Michigan aims to revitalize the “wetland and stream to manage invasive species, as well as to provide habitat for fish and wildlife,” a city press release states. Read the full story by the Southfield Sun.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211210-restoration

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Transport Canada confirmed it will begin “restricting access” to the popular Burlington, Ontario shipping canal piers to pedestrians in December head of winter conditions, but added future recreational use is still up for negotiation. Read the full story by the Hamilton Spectator.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211129-public-access

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The sea lamprey, an incredibly destructive invasive species, is now largely under control thanks to an international treaty, a specialized pesticide and millions of dollars from the U.S. and Canada. But Canada hasn’t been paying its full share for over a decade. Read and hear the full story by Interlochen Public Radio.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/2021115-lamprey

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The Army Corps and the city of Chicago, Illinois are advancing a plan to expand a so-called confined disposal facility, which is next to Calumet Park on the Southeast Side. That would delay a potential conversion to parkland for at least another two decades. Read the full story by the Chicago Sun Times.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/2021115-calumet

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Frenchtown Township Resort Authority is seeking a key $4.5 million federal grant from Michigan’s Monroe County to erect a seawall to protect homes in Stony Point Peninsula and Dewey’s Subdivision from Lake Erie’s high water. Read the full story by The Monroe News.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/2021115-seawall

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