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Friday, September 8, 2017

A fish kill in Williams County on Aug. 17 highlights in stark terms the failure of Ohio in dealing with animal waste and fertilizer runoff into the state’s waterways. On the same day as about 15,000 fish suffocated when ammonia from manure flowed into Beaver Creek in eastern Williams County, Mike Ferner of Advocates for a Clean

tags: Environmental Impact

Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Michigan Agency for Energy, Michigan Departments of Environmental Quality and Natural Resources and the Michigan State Police expressed concerns today about new information confirming there are gaps in the protective coating on a portion of Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac, at least one of which was apparently caused during the

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

In the fall of 2012, marinas in the Great Lakes found themselves dealing with towering waves of up to 20 feet, and winds of over 60 miles per hour as a result of Hurricane Sandy. After the event, Ohio Sea Grant pursued and obtained a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Storms Grant in partnership with the OSU

tags: Environmental Impact

Friday, September 1, 2017

With Hurricane Harvey finally headed inland, the storm has left behind damaged recreational boats in its wake. The BoatUS Catastrophe Team now on the ground in Texas reports that Aransas Pass, Port Aransas, and Rockport are the hardest hit areas for recreational boats and salvage operations have begun. To help affected boat owners

tags: Environmental Impact, Salvage, South Coast

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Gov. Rick Snyder announced that the Invasive Carp Challenge is now accepting proposals for innovative methods to prevent invasive (or Asian) carp from entering the Great Lakes. “Invasive carp pose a serious and growing threat to the economy and ecology of our Great Lakes,” Snyder said. “The Invasive Carp Challenge

tags: Environmental Impact, Great Lakes

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

A new general permit that streamlines approvals for small-scale dredging in the state's lakes, rivers and streams has been finalized after a public comment period and is now available for applications. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources received and considered over 700 comments related to the draft general permit before

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact

Friday, July 28, 2017

With Gov. Rick Snyder's proclamation of July as Lakes Appreciation Month in Michigan, it's the perfect time to encourage residents to enjoy and protect the state’s lakes. Recreation on Michigan’s lakes – boating, fishing, birding, swimming and more on the water – leads to jobs throughout the state in support of

tags: Environmental Impact

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Looking at the global trends and developments towards clean and environment friendly innovations, alternatives like solar electric propelled vessels could have the biggest growth potential in the near future! Although there seems to be enough awareness for electric alternatives in the automotive industry, the market of electric

tags: Environmental Impact

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Travel 1003 C is a new, longer-running model of Torqeedo’s best-selling electric outboard with integrated lithium battery. The Travel 1003 C boasts a 915 Wh battery – 73 percent more battery capacity compared to the standard Travel 1003 at an almost-identical weight. Both Travel 1003 models offer the same performance

tags: Engines, Environmental Impact

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Is it better to donate a boat to charity now, rather than waiting until year’s end? “Donating a boat now during the summer high season can help boaters realize more value for their donations,” says Chris Edmonston, President of the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, a boating-related 501(c)(3)

tags: Charity, Environmental Impact