On January 31, Friends of the Detroit River will host a virtual meeting where the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Michigan Department of Environment Great Lakes and Energy, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, and the Detroit River Public Advisory Council will give presentations describing project plans for sediment remediation in the Trenton Channel. Read the full story by the News-Herald.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220121-sediment-cleanup

Theresa Gruninger

The Times Beach Nature Preserve, a 55-acre site on Buffalo, New York’s Outer Harbor that has been battered into disuse by frequent storms in recent years, will be restored thanks to one of the first local outlays from last year’s $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal. Read the full story by The Buffalo News.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220121-times-beach

Theresa Gruninger

Ice cover is ticking up as temperatures cool, and Lake Michigan could see peak coverage close to its long-term average, according to the latest projections from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory. Read the full story by the Chicago Tribune.

 

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220121-ice

Theresa Gruninger

The Two Harbors City Council has directed the Minnesota Attorney General’s office to review whether Mayor Chris Swanson’s pursuit of an underwater hotel in Lake Superior crossed an ethical or legal line and issue a written opinion on it. Read the full story by the Duluth News Tribune.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220121-hotel

Theresa Gruninger

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers researchers are working with the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and other Native American tribes to help improve wild rice productivity in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Read the full story by Midland Daily News.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220114-rice

Theresa Gruninger

The ice on Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River is weak for this time of year, according to the U.S. Coast Guard, and the public is advised not to go onto the ice. Read the full story by WJET-TV – Erie, PA.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220114-ice

Theresa Gruninger

On any winter day in Cleveland, hundreds and sometimes thousands of gulls can be spotted in the shipping channels. But what brings them all to the area? Dr. Andy Jones, the curator of ornithology at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, says the gulls are there to eat. Read the full story by WEWS-TV – Cleveland, OH.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220114-gulls

Theresa Gruninger

Every year, the Corps of Engineers uses the winter period to perform maintenance to keep the Soo Locks operating. This year, the Soo Locks will close to marine traffic beginning 11:59 p.m. Jan. 15 through 12:01 a.m. March 25. Read the full story by WLUC-TV – Negaunee, MI.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220114-soo-locks

Theresa Gruninger

As climate change shows signs of altering the lakes’ ice cover, water temperatures, water levels and shorelines, experts are pushing plans to deploy more so-called smart technologies to monitor these changes. Read the full story by WBEZ-TV – Chicago, IL.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220105-smart-technologies

Theresa Gruninger

The state of Michigan has released an adaptive management plan to improve the water quality in Lake Erie in an effort to reduce the number of harmful algal blooms, but environmental groups worry the plan is flawed.  Read the full story by the Daily Telegram.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220105-lake-erie

Theresa Gruninger

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is asking for feedback on the environmental impact of the soon-to-be re-routed Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline through the northernmost part of the state. Read the full story by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220105-enbridge

Theresa Gruninger

Bob Ragotzkie served as Wisconsin Sea Grant’s first director and was instrumental in bringing the program to life in the Great Lakes. Bob’s legacy is now being celebrated as Wisconsin Sea Grant celebrates its 50th anniversary. Read the full story by WUWM-TV – Milwaukee, WI.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220105-sea-grant-

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For the second time this week the earth moved under Lake Erie near Timberlake in Lake County, Ohio. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, both quakes took place about three miles below the surface of Lake Erie. Read the full story by the Akron Beacon Journal.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220105-quake

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The village of shanties along the Leland River on Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula has endured for over 100 years. But surging Great Lakes water levels have increased flooding of the Leland River, prompting a $3.4 million effort to raise the foundations of the dozen shanties in Fishtown, Michigan. Read the full story by Bridge Michigan.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220105-fishtown

Theresa Gruninger

The Great Lakes hold about one-fifth of the Earth’s fresh water, but a new report by Hilary Dugan, an assistant professor in the Center for Limnology at University of Wisconsin-Madison, indicates they’re getting saltier – and says that’s reason for concern. Read they full story by WXPR – Rhinelander, WI.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220105-salt

Theresa Gruninger

The Great Lakes Water Authority in Detroit, using its Water and Field Services teams in partnership with LimnoTech and the University of Windsor, has deployed the first buoy to the Detroit River in an effort to enhance water quality monitoring of its source water. Read the full story by DBusiness.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220105-buoy

Theresa Gruninger

As climate change shows signs of altering the lakes’ ice cover, water temperatures, water levels and shorelines, experts are pushing plans to deploy more so-called smart technologies to monitor these changes. Read the full story by WBEZ-TV – Chicago, IL.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220105-smart-technology

Theresa Gruninger

Midwest governors and Congressional delegates are advocating for funding to speed along the fortification of a chokepoint lock and dam near Chicago that would become the last line of defense against invasive carp reaching the Great Lakes when completed. Read the full story by MLive.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211215-carp

Theresa Gruninger

A group of Democratic U.S. Senators from Great Lakes states wants President Joe Biden to prioritize projects that benefit the region when he allots dollars from the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal adopted earlier this year. Read the full story by The Plain Dealer.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211215-infastructure

Theresa Gruninger

According to newly released data, Minnesota has lost an average of 10 to 14 days of lake ice over the past 50 years — a change officials say is hurting local economies, the environment and the Minnesota way of life. Read the full story by The Associated Press.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211215-minnesota

Theresa Gruninger

Lake Michigan’s high waters in recent years have limited beach access and damaged amenities at state parks along the Wisconsin shoreline. The state Department of Natural Resources is weighing a fundamental question: Preserve land or let nature take its course? Read the full story by Wisconsin Public Radio.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211215-wisconsin

Theresa Gruninger

When we wash our clothes, they shed up to hundreds of thousands of microfibers, some of which will enter our waterways. Now a two-year-long study into washing machine filters in an Ontario community shows something can be done. Read the full story by Great Lakes Now.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211215-microfibers

Theresa Gruninger

Great Lakes temperatures have been higher than the long-term average since the summer, and in some cases, even longer. Long-term high lake temperatures may have negative repercussions which ultimately harm fish and wildlife and in turn disrupt Michigan’s fishing economy. Read the full story by Michigan Radio.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211201-temperature

Theresa Gruninger

Beyond telling us about the region’s history, the presence of coral fossils in the Great Lakes also enables us to obtain several of our natural resources today, such as salts, oils, and natural gas. Read the full story by Great Lakes Now.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211201-fossils

Theresa Gruninger

A seawall near a dock site in Detroit, Michigan, that collapsed two years ago gave way Friday, spilling an unknown amount of soil into the Detroit River, according to state environmental officials. Read the full story by The Detroit News.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211201-seawall-collapse

Theresa Gruninger

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer abandoned a lawsuit Tuesday aimed at shutting down an oil pipeline that runs through part of the Great Lakes but said the state would continue pursuing a separate case with the same goal. Read the full story by WHEC-TV – Rochester, NY.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211201-oil-pipeline

Theresa Gruninger

Officials are seeking input from local boaters on changing water levels on the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario. The International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board has issued surveys for recreational boaters regarding fall water levels and end-of-season boat hauls. Read the full story by WWI-TV – Watertown, NY.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211201-st.-lawrence-river

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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the completion of the restoration of the North Sandy Pond barrier bar, a $600,000 project awarded to the town of Sandy Creek as part of the state’s Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative. Read the full story by Oswego County Today.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211201-flood-resiliency

Theresa Gruninger

On Dec. 7, the Ohio Supreme Court will hear an appeal from two Bratenahl residents against the Ohio Power Siting Board that argue a state board should not have granted a certificate that will allow construction of the Icebreaker wind project on Lake Erie. Read the full story by The Plain Dealer.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20211201-wind

Theresa Gruninger