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Monday, December 4, 2017

The State of Michigan today called on Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. to give the Pipeline Safety Advisory Board (PSAB) a full accounting of the status of the Line 5 pipeline in light of new information released today by Enbridge that additional coating gaps were discovered during the company’s most recent inspection of the dual

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan

Monday, December 4, 2017

Capt. Jim Greer and his solar boat RA returned to their home port in New Port Richey, Florida, Nov. 8, after completing a 7,200-mile voyage running totally on solar panels, batteries and an all-electric propulsion system provided by Torqeedo. The Great Loop voyage took RA from Florida up the East Coast, through the Great Lakes, down

tags: Engines, Environmental Impact, The Great Loop

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

A public meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 5 at the Lake Linden-Hubbel High School Auditorium in Lake Linden on saving the Buffalo Reef has been postponed due to blizzard conditions forecast for the Keweenaw Peninsula. “We will be rescheduling this meeting for early in the new year, but we have no date for that meeting

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Lake Superior

Friday, November 24, 2017

The new EP CARRY Motor system is the only one designed just for small craft such as dinghies, tenders, row boats, and fishing skiffs. EP CARRY delivers quiet, safe, efficient electric power with unique, patented features for control, comfort, and safety. Small boats are different; they’re lighter and more unstable, with

tags: Engines, Environmental Impact

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Great Lakes Sea Grant Network has released a comprehensive and coordinated outreach and education report on Asian carp in the region. The document includes information on carp life history, movement and behavior, monitoring, control, ecosystem impacts and gaps in current knowledge that need to be addressed further. “These

tags: Environmental Impact, Fishing, Lake Erie

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Great Lakes Sea Grant Network has released a comprehensive report on Asian carp in the Great Lakes region. New York Sea Grant coastal education and fisheries specialists contributed to development of the Education and Outreach on Asian Carp report that includes information on carp life history, movement and behavior, monitoring,

tags: Environmental Impact, Fishing, Lake Ontario

Friday, November 17, 2017

A product that every boater should have, the patented Hydro-Shield is a skeg-mounted hydro-foil that protects a boat’s propeller, improves its performance, and protects marine mammals from injury or death. The skeg-mounted hydro-foil gets a boat up on plane quicker, improving visibility, fuel economy, and handling for all kinds

tags: Accessories, Environmental Impact, Propellers

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters, estimates that more than 63,000 recreational boats were damaged or destroyed as a result of both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, with a combined dollar damage estimate of $655 million

tags: South Coast, Environmental Impact, Insurance, Salvage

Friday, November 3, 2017

The State of Michigan announced today that the Great Lakes Invasive Carp Challenge, which sought innovative solutions to stop the movement of invasive carp, received 353 entries from 27 countries. The challenge, hosted by global crowd-sourcing company InnoCentive, netted new ideas and raised the global profile of this important

tags: Fishing, Awards, Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

On Saturday, October 28, from 10 am to 2 pm, collection sites across the US will accept unused, expired and unwanted pharmaceuticals from individuals. The "Keep Unwanted Medications and Chemicals Out of the Great Lakes" guide, written by New York Sea Grant Coastal Education Specialist Helen Domske, tells why people should find a site

tags: Environmental Impact