Michigan fish-sorter has global implications

By Guest Contributor A $20 million test facility used to find how to keep undesirable fish from moving upstream without using a dam is coming to Michigan’s Boardman River. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Companies say bye to polystyrene foam

By Guest Contributor The second of two stories exploring the effects of polystyrene on the environment, organizations fighting to ban it and companies adapting environment-friendly alternatives. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Polystyrene products threaten the environment, organizations fight back

By Guest Contributor The first of two stories exploring the effects of polystyrene on the environment, organizations fighting to ban it and companies adapting environment-friendly alternatives. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Storm of ‘Nuclear Tumbleweeds’ Buries Cars, Terrifies Drivers and Astounds Police

By By Maria Cramer On a flat stretch of highway in Washington State, tumbleweeds piled as high as 30 feet across an area three football fields long. Source: Invasive Species News...

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Seeking the building blocks of pollinator conservation

By Guest Contributor Great Lakes researchers are seeking fundamental knowledge about pollinators like bumble bees and butterflies, hoping to reverse their decline. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Lanterns light winter nights at this Michigan state park

By Guest Contributor Hartwick Pines State Park has new winter programming that promises to show the park’s old growth forest in a new light. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Michigan, Minnesota among first states to get children’s health report card

By Guest Contributor Cancer, autism, asthma and attention deficit disorder afflict Michigan children at a greater rate than the nationwide average, according to a recent report. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Feral Pigs Roam the South. Now Even Northern States Aren’t Safe.

By By Jim Robbins The swine have established themselves in Canada and are encroaching border states like Montana and North Dakota. Source: Invasive Species News...

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Giving white-nose the cold shoulder

By Cassidy Hough A new approach to combating white-nose syndrome involves constructing ventilation systems in bat dwellings. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Author plunges into Au Sable fly fishing and murder

By Guest Contributor The latest book in the Burr Lafayette Mystery series, “The Gray Drake” follows the protagonist as he delves deep into the world of fly fishing on Michigan’s Au Sable River. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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