Great Lakes Updates

Honolulu officials said that maintaining the Haiku Stairs, an illegal hiking trail of 3,922 steps that crosses a mountain range, is too much of a liability.
Thu, Sep 23, 2021
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Proposed state regulation of sand and gravel mining would wrest control from local authorities and could lead to a similar loss of authority over other issues, according to local and environmental officials.  The post Push for state regulation of sand and gravel mining draws opposition in Michigan first appeared on Great Lakes Echo.
Thu, Sep 23, 2021
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Michigan’s hemp industry could get up to $100 million in federal funds to help it compete globally under a proposal pushed by a nationwide growers association. The post Michigan’s growing hemp industry faces roadblocks first appeared on Great Lakes Echo.
Tue, Sep 21, 2021
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There’s a new natural predator in New York City, and the government wants us to kill it. Can we summon the resolve?
Sun, Sep 19, 2021
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Officials hunting the Asian giant hornet in Washington State have so far destroyed three nests, and plan to eradicate a fourth — very carefully.
Mon, Sep 13, 2021
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A federal grand jury has indicted two business rivals in Western Pennsylvania for alleged interstate trafficking in wild ginseng, a perennial herb whose root is valued for its reputed aphrodisiac and medicinal properties, including as a panacea or cure-all for some diseases.  The post Business rivals indicted for ginseng trafficking first appeared on Great Lakes Echo.
Mon, Sep 13, 2021
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The fate of Traverse City, Michigan’s FishPass project will be decided in court. The post FishPass stays off November ballot, will be decided in appeals court first appeared on Great Lakes Echo.
Tue, Sep 07, 2021
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The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy is expanding its testing capacity for monitoring a family of so-called “forever chemicals” called PFAS. The post Michigan expanding PFAS testing capacity first appeared on Great Lakes Echo.
Fri, Sep 03, 2021
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The spotted lanternfly, an invasive species from Asia, is a voracious plant-eater and public nuisance that could cost state economies hundreds of millions of dollars.
Wed, Aug 25, 2021
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A new refuge in the California desert offers a long imperiled species its first real chance to thrive.
Mon, Aug 16, 2021
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