Great Lakes

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As part of his budget proposal announced Monday, President Trump wants to slash funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

It includes over 4,000 projects aimed at protecting and restoring the health of the Great Lakes.

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Tiny plastic particles called microplastics have been found all over the world, including in the Great Lakes.


Great Lakes Ice Alert Project in Progress

Feb 27, 2019
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Researchers at the University of Michigan are working on a project to monitor ice coverage on the Great Lakes. Officials said this may reduce the number of ships that get trapped in ice.


Whitmer signs new order to restructure the DEQ

Feb 20, 2019
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Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed a new executive order to restructure the Department of Environmental Quality.

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Over 4,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline assessed by the Environmental Protection Agency have been deemed impaired.


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