Author: Megan Feeley

Freshwater Weekly 3/8/18

Posted on March 8, 2018 by

This week: Foxconn wants 7 million gallons + Freshwater Future goes to Washington + EPA plan to clean up Lake Erie + funding opportunities. THIS WEEK’S ACTION: FOXCONN WANTS 7 MILLION GALLONS OF LAKE MICHIGAN WATER PER DAY The city of Racine, Wisconsin has requested that the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) approve a […]

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Freshwater Weekly 3/1/18

Posted on March 1, 2018 by

This week: how to clean up Lake Erie + 2018 grant funding now available + more ways to make a difference. THE PLAN TO CLEAN UP LAKE ERIE The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement requires all jurisdictions surrounding Lake Erie to publish action plans for addressing increasingly severe algal blooms, and the deadline is this […]

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Freshwater Weekly 2/22/18

Posted on February 22, 2018 by

This week: help prevent dramatic change to Michigan’s environmental law + working to improve Great Lakes decision-making + plastic pollution in Toronto + 2018 grant funding now available + more ways to make a difference. STILL TIME TO STOP MICHIGAN BILLS THAT WOULD DRAMATICALLY ALTER ENVIRONMENTAL LAW We do our best to avoid sensational claims […]

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Freshwater Weekly 02/15/18

Posted on February 14, 2018 by

This week: our take on the federal budget proposal + open letter on Detroit water shutoffs + improvements to Canadian environmental law + the view from Lake Superior + funding for Great Lakes protection + more ways to make a difference. TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S BUDGET UNDERMINES CLEAN WATER The 30 million people who depend on the […]

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Freshwater Weekly 2/8/18

Posted on February 8, 2018 by

This week: get your Great Lakes protection project funded! + strange Great Lakes phenomena + winter on Lake Erie + dramatic changes to Michigan environmental law + more ways to make a difference. OUR 2018 GRANT FUNDS ARE NOW AVAILABLE! One of the most important and impactful ways Freshwater Future protects the Great Lakes is […]

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Freshwater Weekly 2/1/18

Posted on February 1, 2018 by

This week: help stop a Lake Michigan sulfide mine + Wisconsin factory requests 7 million gallons of Lake Michigan water per a day + rebuilding Great Lakes water infrastructure + more ways to make a difference. HELP STOP A LAKE MICHIGAN SULFIDE MINE Aquila Resources is developing an open pit gold-zinc sulfide mine in Michigan’s […]

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Freshwater Weekly 1/25/18

Posted on January 25, 2018 by

This week: a decommissioned dam in Ontario + ethanol in Ontario gasoline threatens Lake Erie + help stop a Lake Superior sulfide mine + binational efforts to stop carp + dramatic changes to Michigan environmental law + ways to make a difference. SUCCESS! CITY OF LONDON, ONTARIO VOTES TO DECOMMISSION DAM On January 16, the […]

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Freshwater Weekly 1/18/18

Posted on January 18, 2018 by

This week: help stop a Lake Superior sulfide mine + the predator-prey balance on remote Lake Superior islands + clean water for all + ice watch + funding opportunities + ways to make a difference. HELP STOP A FEDERAL LAND SWAP FOR LAKE SUPERIOR SULFIDE MINE Our neighbors in Minnesota are in an urgent struggle […]

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Freshwater Weekly 1/11/18

Posted on January 11, 2018 by

This week: lake effect snow + a peek at the plan to clean up Lake Erie + help stop dramatic changes to Michigan environmental law + funding opportunities + new staff + more ways to make a difference. LAKE EFFECT Fun fact: in order for lake effect snow to form, cold air has to move […]

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Freshwater Weekly 1/4/18

Posted on January 4, 2018 by

This week: a Great Lakes winter wonderland + 5 ways you can help protect the lakes this year + funding opportunities + more ways to make a difference. FROZEN We’re experiencing quite the cold snap here in the Great Lakes! That satellite image above was taken yesterday afternoon, with lake effect snow all but obscuring […]

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