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Michigan’s outdoor recreation boom is becoming a business boom-
Michigan’s COVID-19 outdoor recreation boom has produced a subsequent business boom, according to a new federal report on the state’s outdoor scene.00
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On Isle Royale, fate of summer cabins pits nature against family history-
After a decade of debate between cabin users and those who object to their exclusive hold on public property, park officials are crafting long-term plans for the roughly 200 rustic cabins, outhouses, park buildings and other structures that speckle the shores of Isle Royale and its out-islands in Lake Superior.
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Industries and public water supplies top list of main consumers of Great Lakes water-
Michigan is the current top consumer of Great Lakes water, followed by Ontario, Indiana, New York and then Quebec.
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EPA: Two toxic hot spots in Michigan will take longer to clean up than many others in Great Lakes states-
The pace of repairing the damage in the most toxic hot spots of the region is going to speed up dramatically.
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Great Lakes Moment: Similarities between the Don and Rouge rivers, and one big difference-
In this month’s column, John Hartig discusses the lessons that can be learned from the naturalization of Toronto’s Don River.
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Lakeside Gentrification: Trailer parks and campgrounds the last bulwark against waterfront developments-
Despite the best efforts of some lakeside residents and developers, campgrounds just won’t die.
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Lakeside Gentrification: Waterfront properties and water access grow steadily further out of reach-
The bottom-line budget for a vacation by the lakes is shooting higher, as local vacation homes and restaurants are replaced by mansions and condominiums.
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Sustainable Shipping: The Port of Montreal’s role as the Great Lakes’ green gateway-
The Port of Montreal is one of two ports with a perfect score under Green Marine’s sustainability certification program. As such a large and critically positioned port, Montreal also has arguably more money to spend on sustainability initiatives than many other ports.
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Dune Dispute: Wisconsin Lake Michigan shoreline threatened by adjacent golf course development-
For the past seven years, Kohler Company and neighbors of the Kohler-Andre State Park have been battling over 250 adjoining acres of land, citing shoreline erosion, threatened species and wetland encroachment.