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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

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

MADISON -- Those heading out to lakes and rivers are reminded to be on the lookout this summer for blue-green algae blooms on water bodies across the state. Some blue-green algae are capable of making toxins that can cause illnesses for people and animals who accidentally ingest or inhale water containing algae, or have prolonged skin

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

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced all four of its fisheries research vessels are back on the water, beginning their annual surveys of Great Lakes fish populations. Surveys conducted by these research vessels are designed to examine and collect information on all aspects of the lakes’ fish communities

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Fishing

Friday, May 5, 2017

Fans who know Cobe “The Mikker” Mikacich as a wakeboarding pioneer and award-winning coach may be surprised to learn that he is also an inventor. A few years back, he created HANGTYTE, the only patented boat cover suspension device. Next, he figured out a way to simplify fueling ski boats. After he developed the DROP N

tags: Environmental Impact

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A flame retardant has been discovered in sediment of the Great Lakes for the first time, and researchers say it may be here to stay. Researchers sampled sediment from lakes Michigan, Ontario and Superior to track organophosphate esters, a group of chemicals that are used as flame retardants. All three locations showed that the

by: Lucy Schroeder

tags: Environmental Impact, Great Lakes

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

July in Michigan is becoming synonymous with reports of anglers landing pacus – fish with human-like teeth used for eating nuts and seeds – in the southeastern part of the state. Last month, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources received three pacu reports – two from Lake St. Clair and one from the Port Huron

tags: Environmental Impact, Fishing