Great Lakes Updates

Jamie Racklyeft, the executive director of the Great Lakes Water Safety Consortium in Ann Arbor, Michigan, said the reason Lake Michigan has the most drownings among the Great Lakes is a combination of wind direction and tourism.
Mon, Oct 26, 2020
Via Great Lakes Echo
Officials said they had removed an Asian giant hornet’s nest discovered in a tree near Blaine, Wash., before the insects could multiply and lay waste to bee colonies. The nest was the first to be found in the United States.
Sat, Oct 24, 2020
Via Invasive Species News
Officials vacuumed the nest in Blaine, Wash., on Saturday before the voracious Asian giant hornets could multiply and lay waste to bees.
Sat, Oct 24, 2020
Via Invasive Species News
After more than two decades of cleanup and community efforts, Lake Erie’s Presque Isle Bay became the second heavily contaminated place in the United States to be removed from the Great Lakes toxic waters list.
Fri, Oct 23, 2020
Via Great Lakes Echo
You won’t find barns and silos in Detroit. Or herds of cattle. Or fields of soybeans, sugar beets or wheat. Even so, much of the city is now “ruralized,” a new study says, a phenomenon also visible in Flint, Pontiac and Saginaw.
Mon, Oct 19, 2020
Via Great Lakes Echo
Botanists have laid out evidence that dozens of North American trees, herbs, plants and shrubs have gone extinct since European settlers arrived.
Fri, Oct 16, 2020
Via Invasive Species News
By Eric Freedman Jennifer Cook initially got along amicably with her neighbors in rural Bartholomew County, Indiana. But that relationship went downhill when the neighbors, Brian and Katrina Brumley, bought a Great Pyrenees puppy to protect their poultry, goats, miniature horse and miniature donkey from coyotes, foxes and bobcats, according to legal documents in Cook’s […]
Fri, Oct 16, 2020
Via Great Lakes Echo
To keep healthy this fall, deer hunters have more to worry about than just COVID-19 and the flu. On the beware list: a group of chemicals known as PFAS and lead from ammunition.
Wed, Oct 14, 2020
Via Great Lakes Echo
Climate change is taking a toll on woodlands in the Northeast.
Wed, Oct 07, 2020
Via Invasive Species News
It all began with an endless gray tunnel. And ended with a vision of how to rebuild our lives.
Tue, Oct 06, 2020
Via Invasive Species News