Campaign against plastic straws picks up speed

By Guest Contributor Americans use lots and lots of plastic straws, and that’s bad for the environment. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Lanternflies Eat Everything in Sight. The U.S. Is Looking Delicious.

By By ZACH MONTAGUE The invasive insects turned up in Pennsylvania in 2014. Now the state has placed 3,000 square miles under quarantine, and scientists worry the pest will spread. Source: Invasive Species News...

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And God created great whales

By David Poulson Grab some headphones and a snorkeling mask, and prepare for a concert of whale song Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Honk, honk, ribbit, ribbit in protected wetlands

By Eric Freedman A new study done in Ontario and Michigan finds that waterfowl aren’t the only beneficiaries of wetlands management projects and restoration–many other bird and frog species benefit too. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Catch more trout–if you can!

By Guest Contributor Angling for brook trout? Fourteen U.P. counties — Menominee is the sole exception — now have at least one stream where the daily bag limit for brook trout is five rather than 10. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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New invasive plant plan fights monarch nemesis

By Guest Contributor State agencies and their partners are working to save the declining monarch butterfly, which is threatened by the black swallow-wort, an invasive vine that resembles the milkweed plants that monarchs need to eat. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Hiking through Michigan’s Mason’s Tract

By Guest Contributor Jim DuFresne recounts his hike through the scenic point-to-point trail near Grayling, Michigan. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Researchers evaluate ways to keep plastic pollution out of Great Lakes

By David Poulson They examined strategies for keeping plastic cigar tips, water bottles and bags from harming water quality. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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The Green-Feathered Terror That Slaughtered Bats in Spain

By By VERONIQUE GREENWOOD The largest bat in Europe, a vulnerable species, found shelter in a city park’s trees. Then they started to turn up dead. Source: Invasive Species News...

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New findings raise concerns about avian malaria in Great Lakes region

By Eric Freedman The blood parasites that infect songbirds with avian malaria are far more diverse in Southwest Michigan than scientists knew. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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