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Snyder reflects on his Great Lakes record in one-on-one interview

“Rights of Nature” initiative for Lake Erie stalls in Toledo

A Great Lakes Moment from John Hartig

Great Lakes Now specials selected for international film festival

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Snyder reflects on his Great Lakes record in one-on-one interview
- by GLNeditor

In a private interview with Detroit Public Television’s Great Lakes Now, outgoing Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said he is proud of his Great Lakes accomplishments during his eight-year tenure as governor.

“Rights of Nature” initiative for Lake Erie stalls in Toledo
- by James Proffitt

An effort by residents of a Midwest city to bestow Lake Erie, its tributaries and all its watersheds some of the same rights as American citizens has faltered for a third time. If approved, organizers say it would be the first use of Rights of Nature to protect a specific ecosystem…

A Great Lakes Moment from John Hartig
- by John Hartig

The Buffalo River was viewed as a working river that supported industry and commerce, and water pollution then was viewed as just part of the cost of doing business. At that time, people cared most about jobs and providing for their families, with little concern for the environment and its pollution.
There is, perhaps, no more poignant example of this societal indifference to water pollution than when the Buffalo River caught on fire 50 years ago

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.

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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.

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