Trump again seeks to slash Great Lakes funding

By Guest Columnist President Trump pushed Monday to slash funding for the Great Lakes — repeating a move he made last year. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Discarded Christmas trees a weapon against Asian carp

By Guest Contributor Scientists stay busy in winter protecting wetlands from destructive carp. And they’re using an unusual weapon: Christmas trees. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Is Thunderbird Strike a fun learning tool or an ecoterrorist’s version of Angry Birds?

By Kate Habrel Do the negative claims leveled at the video game Thunderbird Strike hold up? Or does its environmental message hold weight? Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Video game pipeline attack generates Great Lakes controversy

By Kate Habrel Thunderbird Strike, a video game with an environmental message, has come under fire from petroleum advocates. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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More money sought to clean up brownfields

By Guest Contributor Michigan Governor Rick Snyder wants higher dumping fees to raise money to clean up abandoned contaminated industrial sites known as brownfields. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Farmers confront too much milk, low prices

By Guest Contributor Dairy farmers who produce Michigan’s top agricultural commodity — milk — are still being slammed by low prices and overproduction. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Chinese ban forces improvements in recycling

By Guest Contributor Michigan recycling programs are adjusting to China’s new ban on imported waste materials. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Fishery managers excited by lake trout’s not-so-picky palate

By Steven Maier Researchers say lake trout have flexible diets–calming fears that the resurgent species is competing with salmon for the dwindling supply of alewife in the Great Lakes. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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After GMO resistance, gene-editing technology is the next new thing

By Guest Contributor The director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development bemoans a lack of science in public decision making, including what she calls unwarranted opposition to genetically modified foods, a consumer push for cage-free eggs and skepticism about new ag technologies. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Wineries rise in Michigan but more grapes needed

By Guest Contributor Michigan’s wine industry continues to grow with number of approved wineries rising from 55 to 138 in the past 10 years, including new ones in Charlevoix, Onsted, Hastings, Baroda and Metro Detroit. An inadequate supply of Michigan-grown grapes, rather than possible oversaturation of the market, might be the major concern for the industry....

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