Outbreak of Poisonous Browntail Moth Caterpillars Plagues Maine

By Jesus Jiménez The caterpillars, known as browntail moths, have tiny hairs that can cause skin rashes and even breathing issues for some people. Source: Invasive Species News...

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Butterflies, beaches & a lighthouse

By Guest Contributor A look at Peninsula Point in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The post Butterflies, beaches & a lighthouse first appeared on Great Lakes Echo. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Great Lakes algae threatens air quality

By Guest Contributor Toxins from harmful algal blooms are known to pollute water, but now researchers are looking at how they harm Great Lakes air. The post Great Lakes algae threatens air quality first appeared on Great Lakes Echo. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Abandoned food caches offer evidence of Native American survival strategies

By Guest Contributor A historic archaeological site on the shore of the Grand River in Ottawa County’s Crockery Township may contain the largest collection of Upper Great Lakes cache pits ever excavated. The post Abandoned food caches offer evidence of Native American survival strategies first appeared on Great Lakes Echo. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Companies team up to support electric vehicle recycling in Michigan

By Guest Contributor As electric vehicle demands grow, one focus of concern is how to make them more environmentally sustainable. The post Companies team up to support electric vehicle recycling in Michigan first appeared on Great Lakes Echo. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Michigan polluter ordered to jail for illegally discharging untreated waste

By Eric Freedman By Eric Freedman A federal judge has sentenced a Flint, Michigan, polluter to one year behind bars for illegally discharging more than 47 million gallons of untreated waste into the city’s sewer system. Robert Massey, the 70-year-old president and owner of family-owned Oil Chem Inc., pleaded guilty to violating the Clean Water Act over an […] The...

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Attachment to your community can motivate climate change action

By Guest Contributor How attached you are to your community can determine how motivated you are to tackle climate change. The post Attachment to your community can motivate climate change action first appeared on Great Lakes Echo. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Advocates look to labs for replacements to farm-raised meats

By Guest Contributor The food industry may be getting closer to the introduction of lab-grown, or cultured, meats. The post Advocates look to labs for replacements to farm-raised meats first appeared on Great Lakes Echo. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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New anglers could depress Great Lakes fish populations more than invasive species

By Guest Contributor More fishing trips could cause more damage to native fish populations in the Canadian portion of the Great Lakes than aquatic invasive species, according to a recent study. The post New anglers could depress Great Lakes fish populations more than invasive species first appeared on Great Lakes Echo. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Canadian shipping company fined for dumping oily bilge water into Lake Ontario

By Eric Freedman An Ontario shipping company has agreed to pay a $500,000 fine and to implement an environmental compliance program after accepting responsibility for the illegal dumping of 11,887 gallons of oily bilge water into Lake Ontario. The post Canadian shipping company fined for dumping oily bilge water into Lake Ontario first appeared on Great Lakes Echo....

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