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From the Great Lakes to Coastal Louisiana: Climate Change Will Affect Everyone

I spent last week in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the American Meteorological Society’s Annual Meeting. The Great Lakes Regional Center‘s Adaptation Program Manager Melinda Koslow and I traveled to the Big …

Study Prompts Calls for Immediate Action on Asian Carp

Two U.S. senators are calling for immediate action to halt the spread of Asian carp in light of a new study that found the invasive fish could thrive in three …

2012 Budget a Victory for Great Lakes, Wildlife

One of the greatest wildlife success stories in the Great Lakes involves the recovery of whitefish in the Detroit River. A food staple for centuries for Native American and European …

Are You Game for the Asian Carp Invasion?

Flying fish are flooding the Great Lakes, terrorizing boaters, anglers and native species. Asian carp are infiltrating the region, becoming a silvery, bigheaded  menace underwater and in the air.  Now, …

Plan Underway to Connect Michigan Kids With ‘M.O.R.E.’ Nature

Michigan is the only state that touches four of the five Great Lakes, and its 57,000 square miles boast nearly 100 parks and recreation areas, from the beaches of McClain …

New Report: 1 in 5 House GOP Votes Target Conservation Protections

From Theodore Roosevelt creating the National Parks System to Richard Nixon establishing the Environmental Protection Agency to George H.W. Bush signing a strengthened Clean Air Act, Republicans have a long …

Take Action to Preserve Wildlife in the Great Lakes

For people living in the Great Lakes area, the whooping crane is an iconic species. In the mid-1880s, 1,400 cranes would migrate between Canada and the upper Midwest down to the …

Loose Limits on Ships Loose Invasive Species on Great Lakes

On December 8th, the federal government unveiled its plan to protect the Great Lakes from the scourge of invasive species.  Unfortunately, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed limits on ships’ …

Big Week to Protect Kids from Mercury

Our kids need to spend more time outside experiencing nature, developing an appreciation for wildlife and the habitat that birds, fish, butterflies and everything else (including us) depend upon.  My …

Shiawassee Flats Wetland Restoration - Birds

First Completed Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Project Means New Habitat for Wildlife, Fresh Hope for People

Last month, on a cold and windy fall afternoon in Michigan, people from across the Great Lakes region gathered for an exciting and unprecedented event: the dedication of the very …

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