Push for state regulation of sand and gravel mining draws opposition in Michigan

By Guest Contributor Proposed state regulation of sand and gravel mining would wrest control from local authorities and could lead to a similar loss of authority over other issues, according to local and environmental officials. The post Push for state regulation of sand and gravel mining draws opposition in Michigan first appeared on Great Lakes Echo. Source: Great...

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‘Stairway to Heaven,’ or Dangerous Nuisance? A Hawaiian Landmark Is Set to Be Scrapped.

By Neil Vigdor Honolulu officials said that maintaining the Haiku Stairs, an illegal hiking trail of 3,922 steps that crosses a mountain range, is too much of a liability. Source: Invasive Species News...

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‘Stairway to Heaven,’ or Dangerous Nuisance? A Hawaiian Landmark Is Set to Be Scrapped.

By Neil Vigdor Honolulu officials said that maintaining the Haiku Stairs, an illegal hiking trail of 3,922 steps that crosses a mountain range, is too much of a liability. Source: Invasive Species News...

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Michigan’s growing hemp industry faces roadblocks

By Guest Contributor Michigan’s hemp industry could get up to $100 million in federal funds to help it compete globally under a proposal pushed by a nationwide growers association. The post Michigan’s growing hemp industry faces roadblocks first appeared on Great Lakes Echo. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Die, Beautiful Spotted Lanternfly, Die

By Ginia Bellafante There’s a new natural predator in New York City, and the government wants us to kill it. Can we summon the resolve? Source: Invasive Species News...

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Die, Beautiful Spotted Lanternfly, Die

By Ginia Bellafante There’s a new natural predator in New York City, and the government wants us to kill it. Can we summon the resolve? Source: Invasive Species News...

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More ‘Murder Hornets’ Are Being Found and Destroyed

By Christine Hauser Officials hunting the Asian giant hornet in Washington State have so far destroyed three nests, and plan to eradicate a fourth — very carefully. Source: Invasive Species News...

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Business rivals indicted for ginseng trafficking

By Eric Freedman A federal grand jury has indicted two business rivals in Western Pennsylvania for alleged interstate trafficking in wild ginseng, a perennial herb whose root is valued for its reputed aphrodisiac and medicinal properties, including as a panacea or cure-all for some diseases. The post Business rivals indicted for ginseng trafficking first appeared on...

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FishPass stays off November ballot, will be decided in appeals court

By Guest Contributor The fate of Traverse City, Michigan’s FishPass project will be decided in court. The post FishPass stays off November ballot, will be decided in appeals court first appeared on Great Lakes Echo. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Michigan expanding PFAS testing capacity

By Guest Contributor The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy is expanding its testing capacity for monitoring a family of so-called “forever chemicals” called PFAS. The post Michigan expanding PFAS testing capacity first appeared on Great Lakes Echo. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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