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Lakes on Lockdown – Episode 1014
- by GLN Editor

Produced fully during the COVID-19 pandemic, this episode checks in with people, businesses and institutions from previous episodes to see how work has changed during the public health emergency. But while social distancing keeps people inside, it lets the residents of some Great Lakes aquariums get out.

Record Rainfall Prompts Reversal of Chicago River into Lake to Ease Flooding
- by WTTW News

The uncommonly wet May caused river levels to spike and taxed the region’s storm sewers.

Virus threat creates unease in Michigan summer tourism haven
- by The Associated Press

In Traverse City, many locals are conflicted. They yearn to make money and get outdoors. But they want to keep the virus away.

State Struggle: Budget shortfalls stall Asian carp plan, put cleanups at risk
- by Gary Wilson

Federal funding to the Great Lakes and various Great Lakes projects continues, while state-level funding remains an issue.

Despite virus, Michigan groups aim to keep summer fireworks tradition
- by The Associated Press

The Alpena Municipal Council is giving people time to raise money for a July 4 fireworks show along Lake Huron.

Sewage Check: Great Lakes researchers look to wastewater for data on COVID-19
- by Sharon Oosthoek

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
- by The Associated Press

Marbled crayfish, also known as virgin crayfish, are popular in the aquarium trade.

Four environmental issues in the Pittsburgh region to keep your eyes on in the age of COVID-19
- by PublicSource

Climate change, air pollution, oil prices and waste could be transformed by the pandemic.

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

Many parks and public areas are opening – with restrictions.

Great Lakes Energy News Roundup: DTE Energy rate hike, Chicago firm fined for polluting canal
- by Ian Wendrow

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

Army Corps to hear from public on Enbridge pipeline plan
- by The Associated Press

The Corps’ Detroit district office has scheduled a public comment period on the plan. It begins Friday and ends June 4.

Supreme Court: DNR can change name of Lake Calhoun
- by The Associated Press

The state Court of Appeals ruled in April that the agency overstepped its authority in January 2018 when it changed the name to Bde Maka Ska.

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