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Dreaming of a campout, but can’t afford a tent? Grand Rapids and Detroit are launching gear libraries to break down economic barriers to the Great Outdoors.
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There are thousands of shipwrecks in the Great Lakes, but you don’t need scuba gear to see all of them.
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Habitat loss, pressure from recreation and predation are among the biggest threats the piping plovers face on Great Lakes shores.
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I Speak for the Fish: Not all lampreys are killers, but all are paying the price for their reputation-
Native lamprey species in the Great Lakes generally get reviled by association with sea lamprey even though they don’t normally kill their host fish.
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In her experience picking up litter along the Lake Huron shoreline, Meag Schwartz has seen a whole lot of cigarette butts.
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Aquatic invasive species continue to spread and threaten the ecosystem in the waterways near Alpena, local environmental professionals say.
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Spring showers may bring spring flowers, but they can also carry pollutants into the lake that provides Alpena’s drinking water and many tourism dollars.
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Despite the fact the blue pike appears to be a dead end both scientifically and practically, it still regularly blooms anew in fishing forums and on social media.
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At least 15 people who attended a public affairs conference last week on Michigan’s Mackinac Island have tested positive for COVID-19, including U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.