It has been a month since the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the political reverberations have finally made their way to the Great Lakes.
The Michigan Democratic Party on Monday released a video stating that drilling in the Great Lakes could lead to the same kind of disaster here. The two minute video shows graphic images of dead wildlife set against a spooky soundtrack and stark quotes. It then superimposes drilling rigs on Michigan landmarks such as the Mackinac Bridge, Grand Hotel and the RenCen. That’s …
The Red Cedar River adds beauty to Michigan State University’s East Lansing campus.
But it can also become polluted with trash as it runs runs through a campus of more than 47,000 students.
The university’s Fisheries and Wildlife club recently hosted a day where volunteers cleaned up the river. See video.
Remember how we told you that the Great Lakes brews great beers? Echo writers knew we weren’t alone in our fascination with the region’s ales, lagers, malts and stouts. But we weren’t so savvy to propose and film a TV show about them, which is what producer Matt Renner and host Amy Sherman have done.
The “Great American Brew Trail” will showcase Great Lakes breweries — about 80 percent of them in Michigan — when it premiers on PBS stations this fall. Beers in other regions will follow.
Check out the trailer, …