“There’s a lot to be learned from Ojibwe history and culture.”
The bots will collect plastic pollution from both the shoreline and the water as part of a larger binational effort called the Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup initiative.
Enbridge is facing government action and criminal charges stemming from violations during the construction of the Line 3 pipeline in Northern Minnesota.
It’s believed to be the oldest canoe ever discovered in the Great Lakes region and the second to be found in Lake Mendota.
“This past summer was a record-setting year for cruise ships in the Great Lakes, and that’s meant a lot more tourists coming to the region. It’s also meant economic development for cities in the region.”
Of the region’s 72 breeding pairs, 48 were in Michigan, and Michigan’s nests produced a record number of chicks.
The issue is part of a larger problem of declining insect populations in general.
The ship is the first American made bulk cargo carrier constructed on the Great Lakes in nearly 40 years.
The move marks the first time that land has been returned directly to a tribal entity in the state of New York.
“The EPA has indicated that they’re going to take a more active approach going forward with the sites that are regulated under their current rules.”
Environmental lawyers, activists and residents are pushing for this coal ash to be completely removed from the quarry and transported to a safer landfill.
Housed in a former coal-fired plant, the bitcoin mining operation is energy intensive.