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Thursday, December 5, 2019

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) unveiled several wetland projects today aimed at improving water quality in Lake Erie and throughout Ohio as part of Gov. Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative. “Now is the time to take action to ensure the future of clean, accessible water throughout Ohio,” said Gov. Mike

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

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Gevo, Inc., is a biofuel company that produces renewable fuel to help boats run better while reducing their carbon footprint. All boaters who use gasoline engines can benefit from isobutanol, an oxygenate blendstock that mixes with gasoline, and improves performance and reliability. Boaters understand the impact of greenhouse gases

tags: Environmental Impact

Friday, November 15, 2019

A team of engineers and scientists from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working with the Buffalo Reef Task Force to develop cost estimates and other details for three finalist action plans aimed at protecting the reef’s important Lake Superior fish habitat. After extensive consultation with the public and other

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

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

For years, RMR Solutions, LLC has developed and manufactured the most cutting edge and cost-effective products revolutionizing the commercial mold remediation industry. As experts in mold and mildew, RMR-86M Marine Mold & Mildew Stain Remover has quickly become the go-to marine product, giving it a reputation as the stain remover

tags: Environmental Impact, Cleaners

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

In early October 2019, the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration announced it will grant $10.2 million to fund 12 new research projects around the country to better understand and predict harmful algal blooms (HABs), but does that amount to another delay in taking obvious actions to reduce the problem now? HABs research

by: Norm Schultz

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Erie, Law & Politics, Opinion

Friday, November 8, 2019

Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Dan Eichinger recently confirmed the commitment of $8 million in state funds for the preconstruction, engineering and design phase of a multifaceted barrier system to prevent invasive Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes. In a Nov. 4, 2019 letter to Lieutenant General Todd

by: Ed Golder - Michigan DNR

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Fishing, Lake Michigan, Law & Politics

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Many owners mistakenly use strong generic soap on their boats, thinking harsh equals effective. Nothing could be further from the truth. It instead removes any previously applied protective products, makes it difficult to rinse, and pollutes the environment with chemical runoff. Brite Wash from Shurhold is different. Safe to use on

tags: Environmental Impact, Cleaners

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Since its inception in 2014, the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program has allocated over $18.5 million in grants to universities, non-profits, and units of government to prevent, detect, and manage invasive species in Michigan. Now, you can see all 112 grant-funded projects in one place with the MISGP story map, a digital

tags: Education, Environmental Impact, Dept of Natural Resources

Monday, October 7, 2019

NOAA will fund 12 new research projects around the country to better understand and predict harmful algal blooms (HABs) and improve our collective response to them. NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) is allocating $10.2 million in FY 2019 to fund HAB research across the nation. Approximately $8.4 million

tags: Environmental Impact, Great Lakes, Law & Politics, Awards

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy has confirmed the presence of European frogbit, a prohibited invasive aquatic plant, in Michigan's lower Grand River immediately upstream of Grand Haven in Ottawa County and in Pentwater Lake in Oceana County. European frogbit was first detected in southeast Michigan in 1996 and

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