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Great Lakes Moment: Sugar Island is getting an ecological makeover-
In this month’s column, John Hartig explores the history of Sugar Island and what’s coming next for it, which involves a massive habitat restoration project.64
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Great Lakes Moment: Ecosystem restoration needs more environmental justice-
In this month’s column from writer John Hartig, evidence of environmental injustice can be found nearly everywhere in southwest Detroit. A recent study looked at the impact of noise pollution in particular on the community.
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Great Lakes Moment: The US-Canada ecosystem-focused approach to restoration-
In this month’s column, John Hartig talks about a study he authored on the effectiveness of a more holistic approach to Great Lakes restoration projects.
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Great Lakes Moment: Walleye frenzy on the Detroit River-
Each spring, as many as 10 million walleye leave the deeper areas of Lake Erie and ascend the Detroit River in search of rocky substrates to spawn on, creating a fishing frenzy known throughout North America.
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Great Lakes Moment: A Great Lakes Way stretching from southern Lake Huron through Western Lake Erie-
The Great Lakes Way would be an interconnected set of 156 miles of blueways or water trails and 160 miles of greenways stretching from southern Lake Huron through western Lake Erie.
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Great Lakes Moment: From the Rouge River to Persian Gulf, oil spill cleanups are handled by a Detroit company-
Marine Pollution Control was founded in Detroit in 1967 as the first oil spill cleanup company in the Great Lakes and one of the very first in the nation.
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Great Lakes Moment: Beavers come knocking at the Detroit River’s former Black Lagoon-
Few people thought that the return of beavers to Ellias Cove would ever be possible.
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Great Lakes Moment: It’s a UFO. No, the aurora borealis. No, it’s Leamington greenhouses!-
The story behind the lightshow over the Detroit River isn’t as mysterious as it might seem.
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Great Lakes Moment: A new vision for the former McLouth Steel site in Trenton-
While the blighted buildings have been torn down, the controversy is not over as stakeholders debate over what to do with the cleared site.
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Great Lakes Moment: Sacred land of the Wyandot of Anderdon Nation-
Learn about the Wyandot of Anderdon Nation and pay respect to the First Nations that were in the land first at Six Points in Gibraltar, Michigan.