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Butterflies race for state insect status
- by Great Lakes Echo

Three butterflies are racing to become Michigan’s official state insect – and one of them is ahead, at least politically.

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Saving Whitefish and Navigating Niagara
- by Mila Murray

Teaching Lake Whitefish to thrive and getting up close at Niagara Falls.  

Birders flock to the Capitol to urge lawmakers to pass bills to improve the environment
- by Michigan Public

Audubon Great Lakes members held an advocacy day for the first time in Michigan. Wetlands topped the agenda, but was just one item in a list to improve the environment.

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Butterflies race for state insect status
- by Great Lakes Echo

Three butterflies are racing to become Michigan’s official state insect – and one of them is ahead, at least politically.

Birders flock to the Capitol to urge lawmakers to pass bills to improve the environment
- by Michigan Public

Audubon Great Lakes members held an advocacy day for the first time in Michigan. Wetlands topped the agenda, but was just one item in a list to improve the environment.

Points North: To catch an arsonist
- by Interlochen Public Radio

It’s a dry spring – 1984 in Wisconsin – and all these suspicious fires are popping up. A conservation warden named Dave is pretty sure it’s arson, but he can’t catch a break. So, he and a pilot decide to get creative.

A freighter ship in Lake Superior collided with something underwater, Coast Guards says
- by The Associated Press

The U.S. Coast Guard says a freighter in Lake Superior has hit something underwater and started taking on water.

‘None of us saw this coming’: Michigan confronts bird flu in cows
- by Interlochen Public Radio

Michigan is requiring more biosecurity measures on farms because of an outbreak of bird flu in dairy herds.

Michigan Bottlers Still Get Free Water, Despite Governor’s Tough Talk
- by ProPublica

Tough talk followed a public outcry six years ago, but the push for policy reforms and monetary compensation has petered out.

Indiana attorney general fights EPA rule that would reduce pollution on Indy’s west side
- by Mirror Indy

The state denied, for now, an application to destroy wetlands.

Drugs, microplastics and forever chemicals: New contaminants emerge in the Great Lakes
- by The Narwhal

Scientists studying unregulated “emerging contaminants” say Ontario and the federal government need a coordinated plan to protect our water and health

Great Lakes Moment: Birds of a feather flock together
- by John Hartig

American white pelicans were considered “a rare vagrant” to Lake Erie up until 2014. Then, sightings of these fascinating waterbirds became more common.

Wisconsin’s Jane Elder chronicles personal and professional Great Lake’s journey in new book

Coming of age in the 1970s, Jane Elder “cared about the environment and wanted to be in that space.” Now, Elder is concerned with today’s lack of oversight on climate change in the Great Lakes region.

Nibi Chronicles: Krishna’s quest for ticks
- by Staci Lola Drouillard

The hunt for tick varieties began after discovering that 30-40% of the local moose had “serological signs of having had Lyme Disease at some point.”

 

The Great Lakes Now monthly television program is produced by Detroit PBS in partnership with a network of PBS affiliates around the region. Shooting on location in eight states and Canada, the magazine-style show brings viewers stories about the recreational, economic, scientific, political and environmental issues related to the Great Lakes and drinking water.

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