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Autumn Divers and Snorkelers Trek to Traverse City

Autumn Divers and Snorkelers Trek to Traverse City

13-Sep-2016

According to Traverse City Tourism, it is now the best season to explore the many shipwrecks that dot the Great Lakes. Many divers enjoy hunting shipwrecks in the autumn months because the water is still warm from the summer and less clogged with recreational boat traffic. Lake Michigan is ...
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New Documentary Discusses Impact of Enbridge Line 5

New Documentary Discusses Impact of Enbridge Line 5

13-Sep-2016

A new documentary on Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 and the pipeline's potential impact on the environment is now available online. The 28-minute long film, titled “Great Lakes, Bad Lines,” follows two Grand Rapids, Michigan natives on a 500-mile fossil fuel-free trek along the line....
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Great Lakes Invasive Species Documentary Airs This Fall

Great Lakes Invasive Species Documentary Airs This Fall

07-Sep-2016

Chicagoans got a sneak peak on Wednesday, September 7 of a new environmental documentary. The film, “Making Waves: Battle for the Great Lakes,” is about aquatic invasive species in the Great Lakes and efforts to control them. For the past century, more than 180 invasive species of ...
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Carbonation May Combat Asian Carp

Carbonation May Combat Asian Carp

31-Aug-2016

The fight against Asian carp rages on: Scientists in La Crosse, Michigan, are now using carbonation to combat the spread of the invasive species. Bighead and silver Asian carp have spread through the U.S. and are threatening to move into the Great Lakes, where it’s feared they would demol...
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Ohio Shrink Wrap Recycling Program Reinstated

Ohio Shrink Wrap Recycling Program Reinstated

16-Aug-2016

Ohio boaters who shrink wrap their boats this winter no longer need to worry about where those pounds of plastic will end up come spring: The Ohio Clean Marinas Program has re-launched its shrink wrap recycling program throughout the state. After a few organizational hiccups in 2014, the Ohi...
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Researchers Explore Chicago “Wild Reef”

Researchers Explore Chicago “Wild Reef”

29-Jul-2016

A stone’s throw away from Chicago’s skyscrapers, researchers are diving into Lake Michigan to explore Morgan Shoal — considered the closest thing to a wild coral reef near the city and home to the Silver Spray shipwreck. The Morgan Shoal project aims to study the wildlife, geol...
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Ohio Sea Grant Holds Algae Conference In September

Ohio Sea Grant Holds Algae Conference In September

28-Jul-2016

Keep up to date on one of the biggest environmental threats to the Great Lakes by attending Understanding Algal Blooms: State of Science Conference sponsored by the Ohio Sea Grant. The conference will take place on September 15 at Ohio State University in Toledo, Ohio. This one-day conference wi...
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14 Women Set Diving World Record in Great Lakes

14 Women Set Diving World Record in Great Lakes

19-Jul-2016

Fourteen women set a world record on the Professional Association of Diving Instructors’ (PADI) Women’s Dive Day on July 16, according to a story by WBKB 11 (http://wbkb11.com/news/local/10010-14-women-dive-historic-sites-in-5-great-lakes-under-24-hours). The women dove to historic s...
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Contractors Selected to Assess Risk of Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline

Contractors Selected to Assess Risk of Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline

12-Jul-2016

The Michigan Agency for Energy announced that it has selected two contractors to assess the spill risk and alternative options for Enbridge Line 5 — a pipeline from 1953 that carries oil under the environmentally-sensitive Straits of Mackinac — according to a press release by Michiga...
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Ethanol rule begs the question: Does Washington care about boaters?

Ethanol rule begs the question: Does Washington care about boaters?

11-Jul-2016

With summer boating season upon us, families are making their way to the water. Unfortunately, it may be harder this year to find the ethanol-free fuel many boaters prefer. Due to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) — a government mandate that requires increasing amounts biofuels like ethan...
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