The emerging threat of pharmaceuticals, everyday chemicals and personal care products in drinking water may be the most difficult that water treatment plants have faced. Continue Reading →
Voters will determine this November if Michigan will be the first to insert a clean energy requirement into its state constitution. A key part of the debate is whether the constitution is the appropriate place to dictate a state energy policy. Continue Reading →
If your local river starts to smell like dead sea lamprey, you may be in luck.
That smell could be the solution to a long-standing invasive species problem Continue Reading →
Drug take-back programs may be technically illegal in Michigan.
Proposed legislation establishes guidelines that would help dispose of drugs that can contaminate water, threaten wildlife and are difficult to treat. Continue Reading →
If you’re bored of kayaking, swimming and other standard Great Lakes activities, the Peoria Carp Hunters offer to take you on a tour of the Illinois River. The catch: it’s a bow fishing trip, and the target is the Asian carp, a Great Lakes invasive species. Booking a trip with Capt. Nathan Wallick (Coast Guard certified) costs $120 per hour, with all equipment provided. Wallick moved to Peoria five years ago, and had grown up hunting and fishing. When he took his boat down to the river for the first time and saw a fish jump, he immediately got his bow. Continue Reading →