Gov. Rick Snyder will call for spending $11 million this year to dredge Michigan harbors in danger of losing their connections to open water because of low Great Lakes levels.
President Barack Obama, if re-elected, would continue a program that has pumped more than $1 billion into Great Lakes protection during his first term, although it’s uncertain how much money will be available in the future, a spokeswoman said.
The results are in from the most recent tests on the stinky “muck” that collected along the Lake St. Clair shoreline a year ago.
Congress has approved $300 million to keep a multi-year program going that is aimed at fixing some of the Great Lakes’ biggest environmental problems, from invasive species to river bottoms laced with toxic chemicals.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says he’ll continue the legal fight to stop the destructive Asian Carp from entering the Great Lakes
The state Department of Natural Resources and Environment is accepting proposals for projects to restore and protect Michigan wetlands, lakes and streams.
Garbage washing up on Lake Michigan beaches has some in western Michigan wondering if it’s a return to the summer of 2008, when Wisconsin trash rolled in.
Scientists say an Asian carp discovered near Lake Michigan may have been planted there, instead of evading an electronic barrier meant to keep the species out of the Great Lakes.
The federal government has awarded $5.5 million for three Great Lakes protection projects in Michigan.
The Yellow Jug Old Drugs pharmaceutical collection and disposal program is expanding into southeastern Michigan.
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