Great Lakes Now specials selected for international film festival

Increased National Park visitation in Great Lakes Region

Lingering live algae cells on Lake Erie floor jumpstart harmful algal blooms

Great Lakes mayors and First Nation group at odds with governors on water diversions

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Great Lakes Now specials selected for international film festival
- by Sandra Svoboda

Three Great Lakes Now specials will be among the 60 films screened at the Thunder Bay International Film Festival in late January.

Increased National Park visitation in Great Lakes Region
- by Jack Nissen

You know those “Pure Michigan” ads? With the soft guitar strumming overlaid by actor Tim Allen’s blue-collar voice? Some Michigan residents make fun of them and say they’re cheesy. But it turns out they might be doing their job of drawing more people to enjoy Michigan as well as other Great Lakes States.

Lingering live algae cells on Lake Erie floor jumpstart harmful algal blooms
- by James Proffitt

Legacy cyanobacteria cells (also called bluegreen algae), which can produce the strain of microcystis responsible for microcystin toxins during late-summer as well as harmful algal blooms (HABS) in autumn on Lake Erie, may be helping jump-start the blooms or otherwise contribute to rapid development of blooms, without respect to current rain events or nutrient run-off from agricultural fields, according to a recently released study.

Great Lakes mayors and First Nation group at odds with governors on water diversions
- by Gary Wilson

Tension between Great Lakes governors, Canadian premiers and a bi-national group of mayors escalated last week when representatives of the governors and premiers rejected a proposal from the mayors to modify a proposed process on how the region addresses water diversion requests.

Michigan Senate passes bills with major impact on the Great Lakes
- by GLNeditor

GOP leaders and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder are trying to finalize the Line 5 Tunnel agreement before Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer, takes office in January.

From MLive: DEQ approves 48 new anchor supports on Line 5
- by GLNeditor

By Michael Kransz mkransz@mlive.com LANSING, MI — State regulators are allowing 48 more anchor supports…

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Great Lakes Now specials selected for international film festival
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Great Lakes Now specials selected for international film festival
- by Sandra Svoboda

Three Great Lakes Now specials will be among the 60 films screened at the Thunder Bay International Film Festival in late January.

Full Senate vote on Enbridge Line 5 tunnel proposal delayed
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Full Senate vote on Enbridge Line 5 tunnel proposal delayed
- by Mary Ellen Geist

A Senate committee has approved a proposal that would move forward Gov. Rick Snyder’s agreement with Enbridge for a tunnel to encase the Line 5 pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac.

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