Nibi Chronicles: Standing strong with mushers on the North Shore of Lake Superior
The tradition of moving things via dog sled is deeply entrenched in the culture of the North Shore.
Ongoing battle to keep toxic chemicals at bay
Outdated laws and chemicals that were approved without assessing for risk leave communities struggling to ward off contaminants before they foul drinking supplies.
1st missile strike at aerial object over Lake Huron missed
The acknowledgment of the errant missile came amid questions about whether there was risk shooting down aerial objects that didn’t pose a threat.
Report: MI and OH must spend hundreds of millions more annually to curb toxic blooms in Lake Erie
A new report suggests Michigan and Ohio will fail to reduce nutrient runoff by 40% as agreed upon.
Lake sturgeon added to endangered list, but things are looking up
Lake sturgeon were once incredibly abundant in the Great Lakes, but the Great Lakes population is estimated to be less than 1% of its historical numbers.
‘Unidentified object’ downed over Lake Huron, 3rd this week
President Joe Biden ordered an “unidentified object” shot down with a missile by U.S. fighter jets over Lake Huron.
New U.S. Climate Law Could Make Midwest Water Contamination Worse
Billions in clean energy incentives rely on raw materials from polluting corn and livestock.
Energy News Roundup: Minnesota’s 2040 carbon-free energy bill, coal ash crackdown continues
Catch the latest in Great Lakes energy news in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.
Episode 2301 Lesson Plans: Shrewd Sanitation
Lessons and activities based on the monthly Great Lakes Now program.
Right to water: Could 2023 be the year Michigan ends shutoffs?
Some lawmakers see a bill to declare a human right to water as a first step toward ending the shutoffs that plague low-income Michiganders.
Great Lakes Moment: A community science survey
“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.”
Smart sewers relieve stress on systems and wastewater officials, saving energy and funds
“Smart sewer” technology is increasingly common in the region, helping cities avoid overflows that release untreated sewers into lakes and rivers.