With plastics, the message is the bottle

By David Poulson Microplastics are showing up in sediments as well as water. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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One of Nature’s Smallest Flowering Plants Can Survive Inside of a Duck

By By VERONIQUE GREENWOOD If one duckweed lands where a bird relieves itself, it’s capable of eventually creating a dense mat of duckweeds where there were none before. Source: Invasive Species News...

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Study tracks flathead catfish route into Great Lakes

By David Poulson It has harmed native fish populations elsewhere. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Canadian researchers put secretive turtle on risk radar

By David Poulson It’s hard to count what you can’t see. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Thank warming climate for bigger Midwest maize yields

By Guest Contributor A warming climate has contributed to higher maize yields in Michigan and other Corn Belt states, a new study has found. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Millennials pine for real trees

By Guest Contributor Michigan produces the third most Christmas trees in the nation and no state grows more varieties, according to tree experts. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Author asks why residents don’t help Great Lakes more

By Guest Contributor Author Dave Dempsey’s latest book steps back from policy and homes in on the hearts of Great Lakes residents to talk about their connection to the lakes. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Michigan tries to boost recycling rate, but critics argue it won’t be enough

By Guest Contributor Michigan is offering grants of up to $500,000 to improve local recycling programs. When Emmet County got a similar state grant, it bought new and bigger recycling bins for curbside pickup. The amount of recycling jumped. That’s the kind of improvement the state is hoping for with the new round of grants because its recycling rate is way below...

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Michigan cherry growers happy to see new tariff on Turkish cherries

By Guest Contributor Embattled Michigan cherry growers got a win last month when the president revoked Turkey’s duty-free status for cherry juice. But while the move keeps Turkey from getting free access to the U.S. market, growers say the tariff is not big enough to keep away imports that harm prices. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Attack energy waste to reduce bills, Michigan tells Upper Peninsula plants

By Guest Contributor Small manufacturers in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan are getting state help to attack some of the highest electric rates in the nation. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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