Climate change is impacting temperature increases in the Great Lakes region faster than in neighboring and the contiguous 48 states. That’s the conclusion of a report released last week by a collaboration of scientists and policy specialists in the U.S. and Canada.
The osprey team is part of an effort to monitor, track and protect this massive bird of prey. The woman in the middle of the circle holding onto the osprey for dear life was Barb Jensen – the “Osprey Lady of Michigan.”
For some Great Lakes governors, the emerging issue of a family of chemicals known as PFAS – per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances — is coming at a time when they are making arguments to raise taxes to fund other statewide needs.
The cruise ship industry has been steadily growing in the Great Lakes region over the past decade and a half. From just a couple of ships making sporadic trips in 2002, there are now five separate cruise lines operating seven ships, with even more fleet expansions expected in 2020.
Call it hard water fishing or ice fishing. Either way it’s cold, although it could be warm. All depends on how you do it. But for certain, every year hundreds of thousands of Great Lakes residents and visitors spend time hanging out on top of the ice, working to finagle fish from beneath it.