A scenic drive becomes a scenic ski

By Guest Contributor Touring is the winter art of enjoying the woods and the company you’re with. You just happen to do this on cross-country skis. The post A scenic drive becomes a scenic ski first appeared on Great Lakes Echo. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Lake Michigan view featured on National Geographic’s December issue

By Marie Orttenburger The image, captured by Keith Ladzinski, features Empire Bluff, part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Leelanau County, Michigan. The post Lake Michigan view featured on National Geographic’s December issue first appeared on Great Lakes Echo. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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COVID shutdown cuts crashes and road repairs, but more people die

By Guest Contributor A look at some of the consequences of the pandemic on Michigan’s highways. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Climate change threatens maple syrup production

By Guest Contributor As climate change intensifies, some scientists fear for the future of the North American maple syrup industry. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Asian carp on our plates—not in our water

By Guest Contributor Chef Soohwa Yu has been serving Asian carp at the University of Illinois since 2017. According to Yu, four out of six dining halls at the university serve the invasive fish. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Cherry growers want to get in on the snacking trend

By Guest Contributor Struggling Michigan cherry farmers hope to cash in on a growing consumer trend during the pandemic: We’re eating more snacks. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Study shows aquatic landscape changes, human impact on Chicago-area plants, animal life

By Guest Contributor Over the decades, wetlands and other water bodies in Cook County, Illinois, have decreased by a third, while swamps and marshes have been drained or converted into lakes and ponds, causing havoc for wildlife, according to a recent study by a group of graduate students and their professor at the University of Illinois Chicago. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Black squirrels in Michigan and elsewhere could be evolution in action

By Guest Contributor A look at a recent study in the journal Ecology and Evolution. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Scientists Destroyed a Nest of Murder Hornets. Here’s What They Learned.

By By Christina Morales Officials vacuumed the country’s first nest of so-called murder hornets last month in Washington State. The invasive insects could multiply and kill native bee populations, endangering crops and ecosystems. Source: Invasive Species News...

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Ann Arbor author explores Great Lakes as the ‘inner coast’

By Eric Freedman Donovan Hohn’s a new book of essays, “The Inner Coast” is available from W.W. Norton. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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