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Great Lakes Energy News Roundup: Ohio nuclear bailout repeal, Minnesota coal plants, Georgian Bay hydroelectric plant
- by Ian Wendrow

Catch the latest in Great Lakes energy news in Great Lakes Now’s headline roundup.

Toxic Algae 2020: Moderate bloom forecasted for Lake Erie
- by James Proffitt

Discussed at this year’s forecast: the science behind it, can you use Lake Erie, and a citizen science initiative.

Lake Erie Wind Farm: Siting board conditions might kill project
- by James Proffitt

The Ohio Power Siting Board issued a certificate for the project, subject to 33 conditions the company has to meet to proceed.

COVID-19 Next Steps: Great Lakes outdoor recreation begins move toward normalcy
- by James Proffitt

Many parks and public areas are opening – with restrictions.

Lake Erie Wind Farm Divides Environmental Activists
- by Belt Magazine

The contested case of the Icebreaker Wind Farm has implications for renewable energy in the region.

Fishing and Freighters: Great Lakes industries take COVID-19 economic hit
- by Gary Wilson

Lake Erie fishing charters reel from stay at home orders, and lake freighters idle due to industry shutdowns.

Earth Day 2020: How to participate from the safety of your home
- by Natasha Blakely

This year’s Earth Day is a special one, and not just because it’s the 50th anniversary of the event.

From Rust to Resilience: Climate change brings new challenges and opportunities
- by Ensia

Great Lakes Now is sharing work from our partners in a project on what climate change means for Great Lakes cities. Here is the initial piece in the series.

COVID-19 Complaints: Out-of-towners coming to fish in spite of stay home orders
- by James Proffitt

Locals aren’t happy with the number of non-residents fishing without social distancing.

Water for All: Milwaukee, Chicago lead in ensuring water during COVID-19 crisis
- by Gary Wilson

Some Great Lakes cities and states are ahead of the game when it comes to ending water shutoffs during the COVID-19 crisis. Others aren’t.

COVID-19 Catches: Social distancing doesn’t stop Great Lakes fishing
- by James Proffitt

Stay at home orders aren’t stopping people from fishing in the lakes.

Inside Entertainment: COVID-19 has Great Lakes aquariums and museums offering online activities
- by Kathy Johnson

The public can continue to enjoy aquariums, museums and centers as the facilities close buildings. But starting March 25, Parks Canada is closing all national parks.