Why the Bradford Pear Tree Is Plaguing the South

By Rick Rojas The Bradford pear, hugely popular when suburbs were developed, contributed to an invasion of trees conquering nearly anywhere it lands. South Carolina is stepping up its fight against it. Source: Invasive Species News...

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Advocates push ban of chemicals in food packaging

By Guest Contributor Some lawmakers and environmental advocates want to ban chemicals in food packaging that they say threatens the health of Michiganders. The post Advocates push ban of chemicals in food packaging first appeared on Great Lakes Echo. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Researchers investigate native mussels in Detroit River for first time since 1990s

By Guest Contributor Central Michigan University researchers have discovered unexpected populations of native mussels in the Detroit River, an area that hasn’t been searched for the mollusks since 1998. The post Researchers investigate native mussels in Detroit River for first time since 1990s first appeared on Great Lakes Echo. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Lake Superior’s Apostle Islands shelters a declining species

By Guest Contributor Scientists have discovered a Lake Superior refuge for a declining weasel-like carnivore. The post Lake Superior’s Apostle Islands shelters a declining species first appeared on Great Lakes Echo. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Christkindlmarket returns to Chicago, the wait continues in Milwaukee

By Guest Contributor A beloved German holiday tradition, Christkindlmarket, will return to Chicago this year and celebrate its 25th anniversary after being cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19. The post Christkindlmarket returns to Chicago, the wait continues in Milwaukee first appeared on Great Lakes Echo. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Climate change challenges Michigan’s power delivery

By Guest Contributor Michigan utilities are struggling to provide reliable energy to customers as storms become more frequent and severe. The post Climate change challenges Michigan’s power delivery first appeared on Great Lakes Echo. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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The drive for bare pavement shaped winter roads public policy

By Guest Contributor By Hannah Brock Author Timothy Kneeland was 14 years old when snow piled 20 to 30 feet high over four days in his small town outside of Buffalo, New York. The Great Lakes’ snow belt brought havoc to the Buffalo area on Jan. 28, 1977. The storm was the first to be declared a federal […] The post The drive for bare pavement shaped winter roads...

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High schooler inspires bill to ban balloon litter

By Guest Contributor Trash and other types of marine debris are a significant concern in the Great Lakes region and internationally, and balloons are one piece of that puzzle. The post High schooler inspires bill to ban balloon litter first appeared on Great Lakes Echo. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Mancelona Buck Pole more than just a competition

By Guest Contributor According to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the number of hunters is down this year about 4.5% compared to 2020. But at the Buck Pole in Mancelona, the turnout was better than last year. The post Mancelona Buck Pole more than just a competition first appeared on Great Lakes Echo. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Chemical sex attraction may curb invasive sea lamprey, new study says

By Guest Contributor Behavior-altering chemicals produced by sea lamprey may decrease the invaders’ populations in the Great Lakes. The post Chemical sex attraction may curb invasive sea lamprey, new study says first appeared on Great Lakes Echo. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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