Michigan bill would require latex-using restaurants to notify customers

A Traverse City, Michigan lawmaker wants to require restaurants whose workers use latex gloves to post warning signs for their customers. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development says an increasing number of consumers appear to be latex-sensitive.

A car that makes clean drinking water?

By Mary Ellen Geist

This story originally appeared on Great Lakes Now and is republished here with permission. Admit it:  some of you feel like you live in your cars. And car companies are helping automobiles become more habitable each year. It isn’t just about comfort. Cars are now WIFI Hot spots and video and gaming sites for your kids.

Federal budget proposal dredges up fight for Sea Grant

A coastal protection program that generated an estimated $86.9 million in economic impact across six Great Lakes offices in 2016 has again been zeroed out in the federal budget proposal after strong lawmaker support successfully restored funding to the program for 2018.