December 12, 2016
There is an aging oil pipeline running under Mackinac Bridge. This never should have been allowed. Fresh water is precious so nothing should threaten to pollute it. An oil spill in the Great Lakes would be much worse than one in the ocean since these are enclosed fresh water lakes. It take a long time for the water to circulate out–99 years for Lake Michigan.
November 17, 2016
ThumbWind.com advocates placing a $10-20 bounty on each and every Asian Carp caught in the Great Lakes Region.
November 14, 2016
On Lake Michigan the kite boarders are still enjoying the wind and waves in mid November..
October 25, 2016
October 22, 2016
The Great Lakes region is host to nearly 40 nuclear power reactors, several in the decommissioning stage, 9 of them situated around Lake Michigan (An Advocate?s Field Guide to Protecting Lake Michigan, Alliance for the Great Lakes). Many of the reactors are nearing the end of their original licenses, but instead of being decommissioned, they are being re-licensed to run for several more decades. Nuclear power plants were originally licensed to operate for 40 years, but there has been a nationwide movement by government regulators and the nuclear power industry to extend the licenses well beyond that time period, even though the reactors are beginning to show signs of aging, raising considerable concerns about safety. 39 of the nation?s 103 nuclear reactors have already received 20-year extensions, while 12 others are in the process, including the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant in Covert Township, Michigan. The Nuclear Regulatory…
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October 22, 2016
There are 37 nuclear power plants in the Great Lakes watershed. Pictured is Palisades Nuclear Power plant in Covert Michigan. This plant should have been shut down years ago. Its radioactive wastes are stored near the plant. Its high level wastes are buried on site. These wastes are so toxic and so long lasting that they threaten all life in and around the Great Lakes if released. This is a threat to our greatest freshwater system on Planet Earth and future generations.
September 29, 2016
Chromium 6 a carcinogen Click the link to see if this cancer causing pollutant is in your water.
September 12, 2016
Beware of rip currents that can carry you away from shore very rapidly. If you feel you are caught in a rip current swim parallel to the shore to escape. This is what a rip current may look like. If you see a red flag flying, do not swim. If a yellow flag is flying be very careful.
September 8, 2016
Read about Great Lakes fishing in The Dynamic Great Lakes by Barbara Spring available on Amazon.com, bn.com and many other bookstores.