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Online Portal Tracks Invasive Species

Online Portal Tracks Invasive Species

02-Jan-2017

The fight against invasive species overrunning the Great Lakes is now online. The Great Lakes Commission has developed the Great Lakes Detector of Invasive Aquatics in Trade (GLDIATR), a web data-mining tool that aims to identify aquatic invasive species moving through online trade networks to the G...
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U.S. Senate Passes Bill for Great Lakes Funding

U.S. Senate Passes Bill for Great Lakes Funding

14-Dec-2016

According to the Duluth News Tribune, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, which will fund cleanup efforts in the Great Lakes for five more years and help Flint, Michigan pay for an upgraded water system, is one step away from becoming law. The paper reports that the U.S...
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Rare Shipwreck Found in Lake Ontario

Rare Shipwreck Found in Lake Ontario

08-Dec-2016

A 144-year-old scow-sloop has joined the ranks of uncovered Great Lakes shipwrecks. The single-mast ship was identified as the Black Duck in September, after reportedly first being discovered three years earlier. The wreck was unearthed by New York explorers Jim Kennard and Roger Pawlowski. The...
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Canada Joins U.S., Bans Microbeads

Canada Joins U.S., Bans Microbeads

08-Dec-2016

Waterways in the United States and Canada are one step closer to being microbead-free, thanks to recent regulations passed in Canada. On November 4, the Canadian government ruled a ban on the sale of microbeads in toiletries starting July 1, 2018. The microbead ban will extend to natural health ...
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EPA Raises 2017 Ethanol Levels

EPA Raises 2017 Ethanol Levels

01-Dec-2016

At the end of November, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reversed its previous course and announced it had raised mandated ethanol volumes for 2017. The final ruling will require 15 billion gallons of conventional biofuel be mixed into the nation’s fuel supply — which is an ...
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Smoker Craft Mourns John Babbitt

Smoker Craft Mourns John Babbitt

30-Nov-2016

Smoker Craft is mourning the passing of John Babbitt, the company’s international sales manager. Babbitt passed away at his home in Indianapolis in late November at the age of 69. In a statement, Smoker Craft called Babbitt a larger-than-life personality that will be sorely missed. Babbi...
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Biking from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron Now Possible

Biking from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron Now Possible

25-Nov-2016

The final segment of a 140-mile trail from Charlevoix, through Mackinac City and down to Alpena is now complete, making it possible for ambitious bikers to ride from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron. The final segment to complete the trail is the North Western State Trail (NWST), a 32-mile stretch from A...
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Lake Michigan Water Trail

Lake Michigan Water Trail

16-Nov-2016

The Whitehall City Council voted unanimously to support the official designation of the Lake Michigan Water Trail section from New Buffalo, Michigan to Ludington. ...
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Lake Erie Listed as Impaired for First Time

Lake Erie Listed as Impaired for First Time

15-Nov-2016

For the first time, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder have listed Lake Erie as impaired under the federal Clean Water Act. The DEQ labeled Lake Erie's open waters as impaired in its annual report to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)....
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<em>Antelope</em> Shipwreck Found Near Apostle Islands

Antelope Shipwreck Found Near Apostle Islands

14-Nov-2016

A group of shipwreck hunters have discovered the remains of the Antelope, a 187-foot schooner-barge that sank on October 7, 1897. The group calls the Antelope wreck one of the most intact sail-rigged ships found in Lake Superior, with two of three masts still standing, full rigging and the bow cabin...
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