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Green Marine: Are voluntary efforts enough to improve port sustainability?-
Voluntary organization Green Marine encourages port authorities, port terminals, shipping companies and shipyards to improve their sustainability, but regulations and expense remain challenges.00
‘The water always wins’: Calls to protect shorelines as volatile Lake Michigan inflicts heavy toll-
Wisconsin’s Great Lakes communities expect to spend $245 million in five years to protect shorelines as a climate ‘tug of war’ drives extreme shifts in water levels.
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Duckling Docks: Toronto installs floating docks to save drowning birds-
Parts of Toronto’s harbor are lined by high dock lines intended for ships, making it impossible for ducks to climb out and rest. But a series of low, floating docks recently installed by PortsToronto should change that.
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Canada expands ballast water restrictions to reduce invasive species spread-
The rules require all Canadian ships and all ships visiting Canadian ports to treat ballast water. That includes so-called “lakers.” They are ships which only haul cargo within the Great Lakes.
Ship-top vaccinations help keep freighters hauling-
Health officials delivered more than 300 vaccinations on 25 ships at the Soo Locks.
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Watch Party: Ships and Shipwrecks-
Come aboard a boat that delivers mail to ships on the Great Lakes, learn about life on a Great Lakes…
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Great Lakes Freighters: The latest on navigation, locks and icebreakers-
It’s the 140th anniversary of the Lake Carriers’ Association, and its president discusses the new Soo lock, icebreakers and tension with Canada.
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COVID-19 Comeback: Great Lakes businesses and scientists bounce back-
Rules are relaxing, and business is picking back up for charter boats, freighters and scientists.