Catch of the Day
U.S. based companies stymied from developing new energy sources in the Great Lakes region by Canadian authorities are looking for relief through the North American Free Trade Agreement, according to media reports.
A wind company owned by a New York-based investment group is filing a claim for lost profits under NAFTA, Thestar.com reports. Windstream Energy LLC wants to develop a 300-megawatt wind project in eastern Lake Ontario. That project stalled after Canada’s Liberal government put a moratorium on offshore projects.
Meanwhile, another American company says it will sue Canadian federal authorities under …
Sandhill cranes have been spotted in record numbers this year at the Phyllis Haehnle Memorial Audubon Sanctuary near Chelsea, Mich.
The Michigan Audubon Society reported 8,177 cranes gathered in the sanctuary Monday, November 19, the most birds ever seen there since the 1900s.
Once on the verge of extinction, sandhill crane populations have been on the rise across the United States for the past decade, according to Audubon Society spokesperson Mallory King.
“They were almost extinct at the beginning of the 1900s, their feathers were in high demand and they were being overhunted,” …
Almost three-and-a-half years ago Echo reported the discovery of a stable population of mudpuppies in Ontario’s Sydenham River.
Mudpuppies are one of the more bizarre-looking creatures that inhabit the Great Lakes region. Their fans are as diverse as adult scientists and young kids.
And Echo journalists.
Here’s why: When people come across these giant salamanders they inevitably Google around to find something out about them.
Through the mysteries of Google’s algorithms, they apparently arrive at that old Echo story. Inevitably they post a message on the story along the lines of, “Hey, I saw …
Illinois has the most coal plants in the nation that disproportionately threaten the health of poor people and minority communities, according to a recent report by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
The state had nine plants that received a failing grade from the organization.
Indiana and Michigan had the second most plants, with five each, that failed the organization’s test.
“Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio – are home to 32 percent of the failing coal-fired power plants in the U.S.,” said the report. “In addition, eight of the …
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is using social platforms “to help the public prepare for the hunt, share traditions, ask experts questions and share stories of Deer Season 2012,” according to an agency news release.
This week the department is holding daily online chats about deer hunting. The discussions are an extension of the agency’s “Ask the Experts” series. The biweekly online chat sessions offer Wisconsin residents a chance to speak with experts on topics as diverse as fall fishing and frac sand.
This week’s topics include hunting safety and hunting …
The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has a lunched an online system that enables consumers to easily access inspection results from more than 19,000 groceries and other retail food establishments. MiSafe gives consumers access to inspection results for grocery and convenience stores, including violations since September 2011.