Oil Spill Threatens Great Lakes  Click on the link for information about an aging oil pipline that is a threat to the freshwater Great Lakes.



July 12, 2014

Originally posted on The Dynamic Great Lakes Blog:

Here is an excerpt from my book, The Dynamic Great Lakes:
Plutonium, the most toxic substance known, is a by-product of
nuclear power plants. It is extremely hazardous because of its high
radioactivity: for half of its quantity to decay, it takes 24,360 years.
Our aging Nuclear Power Plants on the Great Lakes presently have
nowhere to store plutonium except on their property.
On the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant property on the shore of
Lake Michigan near South Haven, eight 100 ton casks stand on a
concrete slab only 150 feet from the waters of Lake Michigan.
The 16½ foot high casks are eleven feet in diameter and weigh
100 tons. They consist of a steel basket encased in 29 inches of
concrete and stand on a concrete slab. Palisades may eventually have
25 casks. Plutonium is so toxic that it could mean an end to life as
we know…

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Q3ArohWWsQ  Click the link for information about a very dangerous nuclear power plant on the shore of Lake Michigan.

Read about this plant in my book, The Dynamic Great Lakes available on Kindle, and paperback at Amazon.com, bn.com etc.


Great Lakes Stressed

July 8, 2014

National Geographic Maps  Click the link for a National Geographic article and maps.


Wind Turbines in the Lakes

Rain Barrel

June 27, 2014

Ruth's house

Rain barrels capture water from rooftops. It’s an old idea. I painted this in Norway at a relative’s house.

lily pads

June 13, 2014

lily pads

There are many tributaries to the Great Lakes. One is the Grand River that flows into Lake Michigan. I am always inspired by what I find around the Great Lakes. I made this picture along the banks of the Grand River while boating.


Read about how Pacific salmon were planted in the Great Lakes in my book, The Dynamic Great Lakes, available at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble as well as many bookstores and libraries.

Niagara Falls

May 30, 2014

Niagara Falls

Read more about Niagara Falls in The Dynamic Great Lakes a non-fiction book. The waters from Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron and Lake Erie thunder over Niagara Falls. Lake Ontario receives these fresh waters and then the waters flow out through the St. Lawrence River to the Atlantic Ocean.

Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame

click link above to see Norm Spring receive his award on a very short video????????????????.

Originally posted on The Dynamic Great Lakes Blog:

A critically acclaimed non-fiction book.

I wrote my non fiction book, The DynamicGreat Lakesto share some of the important information I have learned over the years, even before the first Earth Day. The book has a search inside feature on Amazon.com with key words, reading levels and now it is available for the Kindle reader. It is also available at Barnes & Noble and many other bookstores.

Above all, it is a book that encourages people to take care of the planet. It’s the only one we have.

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