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Freshwater Weekly, July 9, 2019

Posted on July 10, 2019 by

Photo by Mihály Köles on Unsplash   July 9th, 2019 This week: Algal Blooms in Lake Erie Off to an Early Start  The annual harmful algal bloom in Sandusky Bay is bigger than in years past and began earlier, says a Bowling Green State University scientist who’s been studying the bloom for years. Click here to learn more. Great […]

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Freshwater Future, Clean Water For All, The Junction Coalition Host Youth Canoe Camp

Posted on July 2, 2019 by

Freshwater Future in partnership with The Junction Coalition, held a week-long Youth Water Camp in Toledo, Ohio. Youth ages 10-18 from around the Great Lakes Region canoed the Maumee River, and later fellowshipped to learn about Harmful Algal Bloom and water policy education. The event was sponsored by several organizations and community leaders from across […]

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Action Plan 2030 to Protect the Great Lakes proposed Leading Great Lakes Advocates make case for10-year, $100M/year strategy

Posted on June 18, 2019 by

June 18, 2019- Toronto, ON Today, following a nine-month intensive study and consultation process, five leading Great Lakes organisations submitted a 10-year Action Plan to protect the Great Lakes (Action Plan 2030) to Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, and shared it with the Honourable Rod Phillips, Ontario’s Minister of […]

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Is PFAS in your drinking water?

Posted on May 23, 2019 by

PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are an emerging contaminant found in drinking water that has been linked to cancer, liver and immunity complications, and developmental delays. You can learn more about PFAS on our site. Research from our partners at Environmental Working Group (EWG) revealed hidden EPA results showing over 110 million people in the […]

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Line 5 is getting a second look, this time from the Constitution.

Posted on May 23, 2019 by

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has to answer an important question, is the lame-duck law PA 359, that preserves Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 operation, constitutional? According to the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, the 6-year term limits outlined in PA 359, go against the Michigan constitution that limits terms of office for any board or commission […]

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Senators Push Back on the Dirty Water Rule

Posted on May 23, 2019 by

At the end of last year, the Trump Administration proposed a rule that would gut Obama era regulations on streams and wetlands known as the Clean Water Rule. The new proposal, dubbed by environmentalists as the Dirty Water Rule, would eliminate federal protections for half the nation’s wetlands and miles of streams. The comment period […]

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Lead Pipes & Steel Bars Seal the Fate of Chicago Youth

Posted on May 23, 2019 by

A new Harvard study finds the racial disparity in toxic exposure rates to account for 20-60% of intergenerational inequality between blacks and whites in Illinois. In Chicago, majority black census tracts are almost always exposed to more hazards than majority white tracts. The model, created by PhD student Robert Manduca and sociologist Robert J. Sampson, […]

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Thank You Blakes!

Posted on May 23, 2019 by

Thank you to our friends at Blake’s Hard Cider in Armada, MI for their efforts in making a #KinderCider for the Great Lakes! With their generous donation from their coffee cider, Freshwater Future will be able to continue our work in ensuring a healthy future for the Great Lakes!

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Rising Great Lakes

Posted on April 30, 2019 by

Last week, the Director of Emergency Services for Niagra County, New York reported that Lake Ontario rose 5 inches in just 10 days. This kind of water level rise gives cause for concern to lakeside property owners who were just awarded damage control funds from 2017 flood events last year. Daniela Klicper, Coastal Stewardship Coordinator […]

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