Great Lakes Now Featured Articles About Detroit
Soil is being removed from Detroit’s Rouge Park as part of a storm water retention project to reduce flooding in streets and basements during periods of heavy rainfall. The project is expected to capture nearly 100 million gallons of storm water each year.
A virus is being blamed on the deaths of between 300 and 600 mostly adult common carp this summer in a Detroit-area lake.
Most regions throughout the world would be happy to have one wetland of international importance, but the region that includes southeast Michigan and southwest Ontario is notable for having three.
If proven to be effective, an identical strategy to reduce pollution in the lake could be deployed at 11 other drains in Macomb County that empty into Lake St. Clair.
The U.P. for years has struggled through job losses tied to downturns in the manufacturing and mining industries.
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In its search for solutions to fill open positions and replace retirees, the water industry looks to youth programs.
In this month’s column, John Hartig explores the history of Sugar Island and what’s coming next for it, which involves a massive habitat restoration project.
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.
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.
Due to an electrical service issue only three of six pumps at one station were able to be brought online, while a power outage at a second station slowed efforts to turn three of its pumps on as the rain poured.
In this month’s column from writer John Hartig, evidence of environmental injustice can be found nearly everywhere in southwest Detroit. A recent study looked at the impact of noise pollution in particular on the community.
Six inches of rain battered the Detroit metro area last weekend, a deluge that overwhelmed the region’s drainage system. But while the worst of that storm system is likely over, the city is still bracing for more rain later this week. In many cities just like Detroit, urban infrastructure was not built for current and future climate pressures.