Mobsters in the vacationlands

By Eric Freedman From crime boss and occasional visitor “Scarface” Al Capone to the Upper Peninsula’s own Public Enemy #1, John “Red” Hamilton, Up North has historic ties to organized crime and the baddies who used the area as a playground. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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New Red Algae Are Threatening Hawaii’s Coral Reefs, Scientists Say

By By Marie Fazio The recently discovered species covers coral in a thick layer and suffocates it. Scientists don’t know where it came from. Source: Invasive Species News...

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Michigan could soon be facing a new invasive species

By Guest Contributor A rapidly spreading invasive species may soon be on its way to Michigan. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Majestic Icon or Invasive Pest? A War Over Australia’s Wild Horses

By By Livia Albeck-Ripka and Matthew Abbott Scientists say the animals, known as brumbies, must be culled because they are destroying rivers and endangering native wildlife. Rural activists call these efforts an attack on Australian heritage. Source: Invasive Species News...

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Gloom, doom and ruin draw visitors to Detroit, study says

By Eric Freedman People who take such guided tours “are primarily interested not in the city’s auto manufacturing heritage but in its crumbling factories,” according to University of Washington in Tacoma Professor Emma Jean Slager. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Michigan Attorney General wants Line 5 shut down until damage is investigated

By Guest Contributor After an unknown incident caused Enbridge Energy to shut down the east leg of Line 5 last week, Attorney General Dana Nessel has requested that the entire pipeline be temporarily shut down until the damage is investigated further. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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New podcast on forest invaders, scientists who study them

By Guest Contributor Forestcast is a new podcast from USDA Forest Service. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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New podcast on forest invaders, scientists who study them

By Guest Contributor Forestcast is a new podcast from USDA Forest Service. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Along the Inter Urban

By Eric Freedman Reflections on exploring the outdoors close to home. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Too many dams, too little money

By Guest Contributor Tittabawassee River on May 20, 2020 (right), compared to June 3, 2019 (left). Images: NASA Earth Observatory. By Cassidy Hough Listen to this story: A combination of heavy rain and aging infrastructure led to the collapse of the Edenville and Sanford dams along the Tittabawassee River in Midland County on May 19. Close to […] Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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