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Maritime School Teaches Great Lakes Skills
- by GLN Editor

At the Maritime Academy of Toledo, students learn basics like math and English. They also take classes on  boatbuilding. On a fall day in the boat lab, a few students are working on the inside of a small wooden boat. They’re gluing pieces of wood…

A Winter Walk in the Woods – Preserving our Forests and a Lumberjack’s Story
- by GLN Editor

It’s been an unusually mild fall so far, and winter still feels far away. But the snow will be here before you know it! To remind you what the stuff looks like, and how beautiful it is here in the Great Lakes, we’re revisiting two…

Botulism Killing Birds on Lake Michigan
- by GLN Editor

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is famous for its natural beauty. But on this November day, the beach is littered with about two dozen dead birds: scoters, loons, ducks and others. Dan Ray of the National Park Service is working to keep the beach clean…

Hold the Salt, Please: The Environmental Impact of Road Salt
- by Andrea Claire Morningstar

As winter approaches, we’ll soon see salt-spreading plow trucks on the roads. And Todd Walter, director of the New York State Water Resources Institute, says salt that is washed off the roads stays in the soil for months. “It gets back down to background levels again…

The International Joint Commission Invites Public Participation via Online Platform
- by Andrea Claire Morningstar

The IJC, or International Joint Commission, is an organization that was founded in 1909 when the Boundary Waters Treaty was signed by the US and Canada. This commission works to resolve and prevent disagreements between the two countries while acting as an independent and objective advisor to…

What will Trump mean for the Great Lakes?
- by GLNeditor

Donald Trump’s election victory came with plenty of support from the Great Lakes region — unofficial returns show him winning five of the eight states. But in the aftermath of the election, environmental advocates were trying to determine how his presidency will affect the region, especially in…

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A Winter Walk in the Woods – Preserving our Forests and a Lumberjack’s Story

A Winter Walk in the Woods – Preserving our Forests and a Lumberjack’s Story

It’s been an unusually mild fall so far, and winter still feels far away. But the snow will be here…

- by GLN Editor
A Renewable Energy Revolution in Small-Town America

A Renewable Energy Revolution in Small-Town America

Energy, the environment and their relationship to the economy are an important issue this election season, and this piece highlighting…

- by Andrea Claire Morningstar

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