Is America prepared to handle natural disasters during the COVID-19 pandemic?-
In the Great Lakes region, heavy rains and flooding can’t be postponed despite the pandemic. Midland’s overwhelmed dams is just one example why.
Record Rainfall Prompts Reversal of Chicago River into Lake to Ease Flooding-
The uncommonly wet May caused river levels to spike and taxed the region’s storm sewers.
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State Struggle: Budget shortfalls stall Asian carp plan, put cleanups at risk-
Federal funding to the Great Lakes and various Great Lakes projects continues, while state-level funding remains an issue.
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Sewage Check: Great Lakes researchers look to wastewater for data on COVID-19-
The virus can be detected in infected people’s feces – sometimes even before they begin exhibiting symptoms.
Marbled crayfish added to Michigan’s prohibited species list-
Marbled crayfish, also known as virgin crayfish, are popular in the aquarium trade.
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Four environmental issues in the Pittsburgh region to keep your eyes on in the age of COVID-19-
Climate change, air pollution, oil prices and waste could be transformed by the pandemic.
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Permit Pause: Michigan regulatory agency wants more info on Line 5-
Michigan EGLE calls it an “incomplete” application while Enbridge says it’s working with agencies.
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Great Lakes Learning: Freshwater science for the youngest learners – Part 2-
Help your K-3rd graders understand the Great Lakes – all at home.