Detroit and the Great Lakes

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Great Lakes Now Featured Articles About Detroit

Detroiters can get another 1,125 gallons of water under discount program
- by Great Lakes Echo

Detroit water rates have gone up 407% over the last 20 years, and 120% in just the last 10 years.

Hope springs eternal for Michigan legislator who champions drinking water equity
- by Gary Wilson

Senator Stephanie Chang began her campaign to end water shutoffs in 2015. She’s hopeful for legislative action in 2023.

Great Lakes Moment: A community science survey
- by John Hartig

“Volunteers reported 17 bald eagles on the ice, an estimated 20,000 Canvasbacks, about as many Redheads, a smattering of other ducks, and Tundra and Mute swans.”

Science Says What? Climate change, deluges and snow days
- by Sharon Oosthoek

In this new feature, see what scientists are learning about the impacts of climate change on the region – and what can be done to mitigate them.

These 3 Detroit restaurants are tackling climate change in the kitchen
- by Institute for Nonprofit News

Food waste is a leading contributor of greenhouse gases. These Detroit restaurants are finding creative – and tasty – ways to reduce their contribution.

Great Lakes Moment: The great blue herons of Stony Island
- by John Hartig

It can be quite unsettling to hear the unexpected “frahnk frahnk” of a startled great blue heron who just had its fishing expedition disrupted.

Extinctions, shrinking habitat spur ‘rewilding’ in cities
- by The Associated Press

Animal and plant species are dying off at an alarming rate. Their plight is stirring calls for “rewilding” places where they thrived until driven out by development, pollution and climate change.

Great Lakes Moment: Detroit’s benefits of a national urban park in Windsor
- by John Hartig

Windsor’s proposed Ojibway National Urban Park will not only reap such benefits in its metropolitan area but in the Detroit metropolitan area.

Energy News Roundup: Nuclear communities sidelined in just transition debate, Mid-Michigan smacks down wind energy
- by Kathy Johnson

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

Democrats in control: Advocates want action on justice, climate and “stronger leadership” from Gov. Whitmer
- by Gary Wilson

“Deal with the problem of environmental racism head on and finally put it to bed.”

Detroit church to remember sailors lost on the Great Lakes
- by The Associated Press

Sailors who lost their lives in shipwrecks on the Great Lakes and Michigan waterways will be remembered at a historic church in downtown Detroit.

The Debut of “Ian Outside”
- by Ian Solomon

The newest GLN Contributor, Ian Solomon, makes a splash with his monthly column … from an eFoiling board with our cameras rolling.