Tag: Lake Michigan

Freshwater Weekly: May 18, 2020

Posted on May 18, 2020 by

May 15, 2020 This week: Freshwater Future Applauds New Ohio Bills to Protect Water Safety and Affordability + Covid-19 Stimulus Package Should Support Green Water Infrastructure + 3D Mapping of Plastic Pollution in Lake Erie + Sewage Could Help Track Coronavirus + Lake Michigan/Huron Breaks Water Level Record Four Months Running Freshwater Future Applauds New […]

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Foxconn Factory Location Announced

Posted on October 19, 2017 by

It’s official: Chinese manufacturer Foxconn will set up shop in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin—just north of the Wisconsin-Illinois border and a mere 7 miles from Lake Michigan. Since the Wisconsin legislature finalized and passed the $3 billion incentives package for the Chinese manufacturer, opponents of the deal have anticipated this announcement, as it will have tremendous […]

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Our Take: Army Corps Plan to Stop Asian Carp

Posted on August 22, 2017 by

Background On Monday, August 7, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a draft plan for how to protect the Great Lakes from invasive Asian carp. It examined options for bolstering defenses at a lock and dam structure near Joliet, Ill.—officially called the Brandon Road Lock and Dam—which is a choke point between the current […]

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After Public Pressure, Trump Administration Authorizes Release of Asian Carp Study

Posted on August 10, 2017 by

On June 22nd a live silver carp was caught in the Calumet River on Chicago’s south side, approximately 9 miles from Lake Michigan and well beyond the electric barrier network designed to prevent invasive fish from reaching Lake Michigan. This wake-up-call event brought renewed attention to a long-awaited Army Corps of Engineers study centered on […]

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