Nearly four years since the presence of perfluorooctanoic acid and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid were discovered at Michigan’s Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, the U.S. military, the state, and local health officials are moving forward to rectify the situation. Read the full story by The Alpena News.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20210125-pfas-cleanup

Samantha Tank

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working to clean up aluminum cans and can fragments that were “inadvertently deposited” as part of an effort to replace eroded sand on Minnesota Point, a popular Lake Superior beach. Read the full story by WDIO-TV – Duluth, MN.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20210125-minnesota-point

Samantha Tank

The Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation is contesting a decision by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy, which dismissed the group’s challenge to a permit to let Nestle Waters extract more groundwater for bottling under the Ice Mountain brand. Read the full story by MLive.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20210125-nestle-case

Samantha Tank

Local mid-Michigan officials said state and federal agencies have conducted an extensive investigation of a toxic green ooze site in Madison Heights, Michigan, installed a treatment system, and collected more than 350,000 gallons of contaminated groundwater to be treated. Read the full story by WDIV-TV – Detroit, MI.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20210125-toxic-ooze

Samantha Tank

The state of Michigan is seeking input from the public on an updated public lands strategy that will affect roughly 4.6 million acres of state-owned forests, parks, trails, game and wildlife areas and other public lands. Read the full story by The Associated Press.

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Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20210125-public-lands

Samantha Tank

A shipwreck hunter is in talks with the Racine Heritage Museum to donate artifacts related to shipwrecks in the Wisconsin side of Lake Michigan, totaling up to a value of over $1.5 million. Read the full story by The Journal Times.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20210125-shipwreck-artifacts

Samantha Tank

At a lock and dam site in the suburbs of Chicago, there’s a plan to build a set of traps to keep invasive carp from reaching the Great Lakes that would involve a barrier of bubbles, an electric field, underwater speakers, and a price tag of over $800 million dollars. Read the full story by WIAA – Interlochen, MI.

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Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20210118-invasive-carp

Samantha Tank

A new Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative Regional Dredging project has begun at Little Sodus Bay on Lake Ontario to help build resiliency in waterside communities in New York. Read the full story by WWTI-TV – Albany, NY.

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Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20210118-dredging

Samantha Tank

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has issued its first fish consumption advisory related to PFAS in Lake Superior fish, recommending people not consume more than one meal of smelt per month.  Read the full story by Wisconsin Public Radio.

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Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20210118-limit-smelt

Samantha Tank

A wolf and moose study on Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior, one of the world’s longest-running wildlife field studies that began in 1959, has fallen prey to the coronavirus pandemic and no winter observations will be allowed to take place. Read the full story by The Associated Press.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20210118-isle-royale-study

Samantha Tank

Environment and Climate Change Canada forecasts that Lakes Michigan-Huron will stay below record water levels but will remain well above average for the next six months and could approach record levels in early 2021 if wet conditions prevail. Higher lake levels are thought to be a direct result of climate change. Read the full story by Elliot Lake Today.

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Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20210118-climate-change-high-water

Samantha Tank

A bill has extended the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative through 2026, a program which was previously set to end at the conclusion of the 2021 fiscal year. The bill will increase the program’s current funding level from $300 million to $375 million in the next fiscal year and increases funding by $25 million per year until it reaches $475 million in 2026. Read the full story by the Traverse City Record-Eagle.

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Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20210111-first-nation-water

Samantha Tank

The Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte First Nation is expanding its water system to deliver clean drinking water to hundreds of residents who have been grappling for more than a decade with seven drinking water safety advisories for their previous water supply. Read the full story by The Canadian Press.

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Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20210111-first-nation-water

Samantha Tank

Point Pelee National Park on the shores of Lake Erie in Ontario is closed for two weeks for an annual white-tailed deer cull with Indigenous partners to control the hyperabundant species. Read the full story by the National Parks Traveler.

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Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20210111-point-pelee

Samantha Tank

A company that owns the Au Train Hydroelectric dam in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula recently released a statement about why it is attempting to transfer ownership to state jurisdiction and what can be expected with that transfer. Read the full story by WLUC-TV – Au Train, MI.

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Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20210111-dam-license

Samantha Tank

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has signed an agreement with the State of Illinois to begin early work on an $858 million project to prevent the spread of Asian carp into the Great Lakes. Read the full story by Wisconsin Public Radio.

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Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20210108-asian-carp-agreement

Samantha Tank

The increased popularity of winter angling in the past decade or more is placing unprecedented pressure on some of Minnesota’s most productive walleye lakes, among them Upper Red, Lake of the Woods and Mille Lacs. Read the full story by the Star Tribune.

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Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20210108-winter-angling

Samantha Tank

The federal appropriations bill for the 2021 fiscal year, signed into law this week, included $26.5 million to test for lead in schools and child care centers, a nod to the legacy of the Flint water crisis, which lifted the issue of lead in drinking water into the national spotlight. Read the full story by Great Lakes Now.

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Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20210108-lead-in-schools

Samantha Tank

Among the most talked about proposals in New York State’s Trout Stream Management Plan is the creation of a statewide, catch-and-release, artificial-lures-only trout fishing season from Oct. 16 to March 31. Read the full story by New York Upstate.

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Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20210108-ny-trout-fishing

Samantha Tank

For decades, researchers have been trying to bring back the arctic grayling to Michigan without success. Now, more than 50 collaborators think bringing back the arctic grayling has a shot at success. Read the full story by WUOM – Ann Arbor, MI.

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Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20210106-arctic-grayling

Samantha Tank

Ohio Sea Grant, The Ohio State University and The University of Toledo are requesting pre-proposals for one- to two-year research projects from Ohio colleges and universities as part of the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative. Read the full story by The Bryan Times.

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Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20210106-algal-bloom-research

Samantha Tank

The endangered piping plovers have chosen a sliver of Montrose Beach as their yearly nesting ground. The space should be added to the nearby dunes natural area, conservationists say. Read the full story by Block Club Chicago.

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Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20210106-piping-plovers

Samantha Tank

The few commercial fishing businesses that remain in Michigan are suing the state’s Department of Natural Resources over changes to industry rules, stating that the new provisions will make commercial fishing all but impossible. Read the full story by WKAR – East Lansing, MI.

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Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20210106-commercial-fishing

Samantha Tank

All the Great Lakes saw water levels drop in 2020. Lakes Michigan, Huron and Superior all saw the water level drop 6″ during the year, Lake Erie fell one inch, but the biggest drop was on Lake Ontario, with a year-to-year drop of 14″. Read the full story by WOOD-TV – Grand Rapids, MI.

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Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20210106-water-level

Samantha Tank