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Friday, July 27, 2018

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources strongly supports the introduction of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act in the U.S. Senate. Senators James Risch, R-Idaho, and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. – along with their colleagues Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. – yesterday introduced groundbreaking

tags: Environmental Impact, Law & Politics

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

State of Michigan agencies today released for public comment a draft independent analysis of the impacts of a potential oil spill from Enbridge Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac. A team led by Michigan Technological University and directed by professor Guy Meadows of Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center submitted the

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Huron, Law & Politics

Monday, July 23, 2018

With all the recent news around swimming advisories and beach closings – it is easy to become concerned about our local water bodies where we go to swim, fish, or enjoy the view. Ohio Sea Grant, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and many other state and local agencies work to provide up-to-date information on our local

tags: Safety, Environmental Impact, Lake Erie

Thursday, July 19, 2018

More than 11,000 inland lakes, 3,200-plus miles of Great Lakes shoreline, and rivers that stretch over 51,000 miles – that’s a lot of reasons to love the Great Lakes State. In fact, there’s no spot in Michigan more than 6 miles from an inland lake or wetland. These inland waters, like other natural treasures, must

tags: Boating 101, Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

NOAA and its research partners predict that western Lake Erie will experience a harmful algal bloom (HAB) of cyanobacteria this summer that is smaller than in 2017 but larger than the mild bloom in 2016. Scientists expect this year’s bloom to measure 6 on the severity index, but could range between 5 and 7.5. The severity index

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Erie

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Heavy rains and high temperature are fueling the growth of blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, in water bodies around the state, so the Wisconsin Departments of Natural Resources and Health Services are teaming up to present an informational webinar about the health risks of blue-green algae. Some blue-green algae can cause

tags: Education, Environmental Impact, Safety

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Enbridge Energy Partners has delivered to the State of Michigan three reports that examine possible measures and technologies to mitigate potential leaks from Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac and at water crossings throughout Michigan. The three studies were delivered by their June 30 deadlines set in a November 2017 agreement

tags: Environmental Impact, Law & Politics

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

A national exhibit on water is likely to create waves of interest across Michigan now through spring 2019. The Smithsonian’s Water/Ways exhibit, highlighting ways that water intersects with our environment, history, economy and culture, will make stops in six communities. The Michigan Water Heritage Project will travel with

tags: Environmental Impact, Great Lakes, History

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Today, the US Water Alliance awarded its prestigious US Water Prize to winners in six categories. Awarded on an annual basis, the US Water Prize celebrates outstanding achievement in the advancement of sustainable, integrated, and inclusive solutions to our nation's water challenges. It is the pre-eminent national recognition program

tags: Awards, Environmental Impact

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Since 2015, 11th Hour Racing Ambassadors have worked to foster systemic change in the maritime and sailing communities focused on restoring ocean health. As representatives of the organization, they help promote sustainable operations at regattas, engage in community outreach, and identify potential partners and solutions to reduce

tags: Charity, Environmental Impact, Racing