Cities from Milwaukee to Green Bay and small communities in Door County must confront erosion — a key portion of climate impacts that Wisconsin’s shoreline communities expect to cost at least $245 million over the next five years. Read the full story by the Sheboygan Press.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211222-shoreline

Ken Gibbons

Officials on two Lake Huron islands denied Enbridge permission to install cameras to keep tabs on shipping traffic through the Straits of Mackinac and across the path of its underwater Line 5 dual pipelines – in one case at least partly because of controversy surrounding the company itself. Read the full story by MLive.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211222-line5-camera

Ken Gibbons

Unless it’s, say, the Titanic, shipwrecks don’t often make it into commonplace lore. But one 109-year-old wreck deep in Lake Michigan’s chilly waters has wedged itself into the fabric of the Great Lakes, inspiring plays, stories, art, and even songs about its demise. And understandably so. Read the full story by Thrillist.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211222-shipwreck

Ken Gibbons

Strong winds on Lake Erie create waves up to eight feet tall that crash onto the beaches of Presque Isle State Park, located four miles west of Erie, Pennsylvania. Surfers flock to the park when the waves form, even if the temperature is below freezing and the wind chill is below zero. Read the full story by The Washington Post.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211222-surfing

Ken Gibbons

The sucker maybe not be a popular recreational fish, but the Great Lakes native works hard to contribute to the ecosystems of all five lakes as well as the creeks and streams feeding into them. Read the full story by Great Lakes Now.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211222-shedd-fish

Ken Gibbons

The Nature Conservancy of Canada says a stretch of shoreline on Manitoulin Island in Ontario is now protected land. The non-profit organization says the 76 square kilometre parcel is one of its largest single-property acquisitions in Ontario to date. Read the full story by the Toronto Star.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211208-manitoulin

Ken Gibbons

Contradicting the historical conservation planning tenet that gave preference to protecting larger, more intact areas, a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science has shown that small, isolated patches of habitat are inordinately important for biodiversity conservation. Read the full story by Great Lakes Now.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211208-habitat-patches

Ken Gibbons

The curb appeal of the Great Lakes region is that it appears to be a relatively safe place to ride out the wild weather of the future, and climate migration may soon lead to increased city size in the Midwest. Planning in advance for a potential influx of people can alleviate the stress on cities as well as on their newcomers. Read the full story by Grist.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211208-climate-havens

Ken Gibbons

Great Lakes steel production fell by 7,000 tons last week, while U.S. steel mills fell further under 85% capacity utilization. National steel output is now less than 20% higher than at the same time last year, when steel mills sank to just over half-capacity early in the coronavirus pandemic. Read the full story by The Times of Northwest Indiana.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211208-steel

Ken Gibbons

Approximately 85,000 homeowners in the Great Lakes region will see rate reductions in their home flood insurance because of the National Flood Insurance Program’s new risk rating system. The new system, Risk Rating 2.0, was created to address inequities in flood insurance pricing in the old system, which was last updated in the ‘70s. Read the full story by Great Lakes Now.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211208-flooding

Ken Gibbons

A proposed plan to charge a royalty on bottled water produced from Michigan groundwater would put an estimated $250 million annually into a water trust fund to be used to replace lead lines, create water affordability plans, and provide emergency water funds. Read the full story by the Manistee News Advocate.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211208-bottled-water

Ken Gibbons

A poll by the Great Lakes Water Quality Board asked 4,500 Great Lakes residents in the U.S. and Canada to rate the current status of the environmental health of their favorite Great Lake, and more people think the Great Lakes are in bad shape than those who think they’re in good shape. Read the full story by Great Lakes Now.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211208-health

Ken Gibbons

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is informing the public about the dredging it does at nine harbors along Ohio’s north coast by publishing aa newsletter that includes a map that identifies the location of each harbor in Lake Erie, the timing of the dredging sessions, and their contribution to the economy. Read the full story by The Plain Dealer.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211124-dredging

Ken Gibbons

If you visited the shores of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee in the 1970s and ’80s, chances are you saw it: a wedge of concrete about 3,000 feet off Bradford Beach, with the word “LOVE” painted on its side in big capital letters. How the “LOVE” got there was a mystery for decades. Read the full story by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211124-love-rock

Ken Gibbons

The Allegan County Health Department has lifted its cyanobacteria advisory on Swan Lake. A November 18 test conducted by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy determined that the lake’s microcystin levels were below detection levels. Read the full story by WXMI-TV- Grand Rapids, MI.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211124-cyano

Ken Gibbons

While many local residents might be particularly interested in the Great Lakes program,the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act also has money to restore the environment in other areas of the U.S., plant many new trees and deal with global warming by capturing carbon from the atmosphere. Read the full story by the Sandusky Register.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211124-bill

Ken Gibbons

Lurking below the surface of Lake Erie is a ship graveyard that is estimated to include up to 2,500 vessels, with the earliest wreck dating to the 1800s when Lake Erie was part of the water route from the Atlantic Ocean to the upper Midwest. Read the full story by the Daily Mail.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211029-eerie-erie

Ken Gibbons

For just a few weeks in October, the fish technicians at the Platte River Fish Hatchery in Benzie County, Michigan, do egg takes on over 600 coho salmon males and females a day to eventually spawn new coho salmon. Read the full story by WWUP-TV – Cadillac, MI.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211029-salmon-eggs

Ken Gibbons

The union local in Chicago representing Environmental Protection Agency employees across the Midwest is asking President Joe Biden to declare a climate emergency and take major unprecedented actions to slow global warming. Read the full story by the Chicago Sun-Times.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211029-climate-emergency

Ken Gibbons

The Superior Watershed Partnership received a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant in the amount of $216,395 from the USDA Forest Service to create the Northern Tribal and Community Green Infrastructure Collaborative in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Read the full story by Radio Results Network.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211029-planting-trees

Ken Gibbons

A brownout at a pumping station on Detroit’s east side during heavy July rainfall “played a large role” in basement backups reported upstream, a consultant investigation into the summer flooding concluded in a presentation to the Great Lakes Water Authority board this week. Read the full story by The Detroit News.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211029-power-issues

Ken Gibbons

National declines of hunting license sales and the need for additional wildlife conservation funding have prompted proposals to fill the fiscal gap, including one that’s stalled in Congress despite bipartisan support. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, hunting license sales have dropped in many states, including those in the Great Lakes region. Read the full story by the Great Lakes Echo.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211029-habitat-funding

Ken Gibbons

More than $2.5 million was awarded to 19 projects that ranged from green infrastructure to helping spread good land management practices to reduce the amount of contaminants and excess nutrients, such as phosphorous, entering the Great Lakes. Read the full story by Great Lakes Now.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211029-ontario-farms

Ken Gibbons

The advisory council for NOAA’s proposed Lake Ontario National Marine Sanctuary will meet virtually from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20. NOAA will discuss elements of NOAA’s sanctuary proposal and address questions from council members and the public. Read the full story by Watertown Daily Times.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211004-sanctuary

Ken Gibbons

The All Nations Grand River Walk started out in 2018 with the commitment to walk the length of Ontario’s Grand River. Along the journey of the Grand River, the group performed ceremonies for the water which included prayer and singing to the water and offering intentions. Read the full story by CBC Canada.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211004-walk

Ken Gibbons

Montrealers will have access to a new beach in the east of the city as of 2022, Projet Montréal mayoral candidate Valérie Plante announced Sunday. Access to the water is a key plank for Projet Montréal, Plante said, noting that Montrealers now have the Verdun beach, which opened in June 2019, and the Place de l’Est in Pointe-aux-Trembles. Read the full story by the Montreal Gazette.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211004-beach

Ken Gibbons

Pete Harris, 86, regularly seeks lake trout on Lake Superior, almost always alone and each time deploying the same three-seater 14-foot Starcraft he bought in 1964 to fish for walleyes on inland lakes. Read the full story by the Duluth News Tribune.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211004-fishing

Ken Gibbons

Ottawa County lawmakers have put forward legislation that would prevent the Michigan Department of Natural Resources director from instituting a planned ban on swimming at state parks when waves are considered most hazardous. Read the full story by the Holland Sentinel.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211004-swimming

Ken Gibbons

Conservationists in the Thousand Islands Region have been awarded millions of dollars to restore wetlands on the St. Lawrence River. The funds will be used to increase bird populations and wetland habitat while supporting local economies. Read the full story by WWTI-TV- Watertown, NY.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20210929-wetlands

Ken Gibbons