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The Catch: Lake Erie birding
- by GLN Editor

The new Great Lake Erie Birding Trail, with its mobile app, includes some 40 birding hot spots from Detroit to the Lake Erie islands and beyond.

Ohio residents fight to get radioactive oil and gas waste off their roads
- by Grist

At least 13 states allow drilling waste to be used for road de-icing, dust suppression, and maintenance.

Mapping tools help Ohio cities chart course for environmental justice
- by Energy News Network

By layering multiple health, economic and environmental indicators, digital mapping tools are helping cities identify and respond to environmental injustices.

Fishing Tournament Trends: Kayaks and catch-photo-release gaining popularity
- by James Proffitt

The Great Lakes are home to many events each year, with plenty for both seasoned experts and complete newbies.

AP analysis finds growing number of poor, high-hazard dams
- by The Associated Press

An Associated Press analysis tallied more than 2,200 high-hazard dams in poor or unsatisfactory condition across the U.S. — up substantially from a similar AP review conducted three years ago. 

The 2022 Great Lakes shipping season sets sail after COVID-19 hurdles
- by Maya Sundaresan

The 2021 shipping season was a “bounce-back season,” which Great Lakes port administrators attribute to increased cargo and infrastructure improvements.

Erie Hack Finals: Is Lake Erie’s most pressing water problem toxins, agriculture or infrastructure design?
- by Natasha Blakely

Erie Hack is a “multi-month innovation challenge” that encourages people from the U.S. and Canada to pitch their ideas for new ways and technologies to help Lake Erie, with prizes of $30,000 and $15,000 at stake for the winner and runner up.

Drinking Water Roundup: Senate passes $1 trillion infrastructure bill, Canada reaches $8 billion settlement with First Nations
- by Rachel Duckett

Catch the latest updates on what’s happening with PFAS in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.

See the Sturgeon: The many ways to see, touch and appreciate sturgeon around the region
- by Noah Bock

Wisconsin’s Sturgeon Fest celebrates a multi-year lake sturgeon restoration program and is just one of a long list Great Lakes Now has compiled on sturgeon-related activities to explore this summer.

Investing in the Lakes: New bill could redirect tech money to neglected Great Lakes cities
- by Gary Wilson

The Great Lakes region is “regularly overlooked by federal lawmakers, investors and innovators,” but new legislation may help the region shake its Rust Belt image and secure tech and innovation investments.

Raining PFAS: Amount of PFAS found is outpacing legacy contaminants
- by Andrew Blok

A basin-wide precipitation monitoring program is finding PFAS showing up all around the Great Lakes, from Chicago to Sleeping Bear Dunes.

Air, Wind, Solar: In the Great Lakes region, energy stands out in President Biden’s efforts
- by Dave Spratt

What sort of impact could President Biden’s executive orders and his various campaign promises have on the Great Lakes region?