Great Lakes Updates

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.
Fri, Nov 26, 2021
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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.
Fri, Nov 26, 2021
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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.
Thu, Nov 25, 2021
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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.
Wed, Nov 24, 2021
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In Richard Rhodes’s “Scientist,” a portrait emerges of Wilson’s ability to focus on the smallest details in nature and recognize the ways in which they connect to larger ecosystems.
Tue, Nov 23, 2021
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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.
Tue, Nov 23, 2021
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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.
Mon, Nov 22, 2021
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States are calling on citizens to engage in a effort to stomp out the invasive lanternfly. Here's how.
Mon, Oct 04, 2021
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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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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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