You are reading a milestone – the 3,000th post on Great Lakes Echo. And we’re celebrating with a new look. Echo recently turned five years old.
A fungus that has already killed more than 10 million bats nationwide has been found for the first time in Michigan.
It is expected to spread quickly through the state, threatening a creature that can eat 2,000 to 5,000 insects in a single night.
That’s bad news for farmers, foresters and residents who count on them to keep insect pests under control.
New York and Pennsylvania have already seen dramatic bat die-offs from the white-nose fungus.
In some places up to 90 percent of infected bats die from the disease.
Wall Street’s incessant past performance is no guarantee of future results disclaimer has applications to Great Lakes issues too. Here’s what I mean. The period between 2004 and 2009 were heady days for the Great Lakes and their advocates.
Everybody knows water flows, but not many people know that the sediment below it does too. That’ s why harbors need dredging, or excavating the gradually accumulated material at the bottom of the water and transporting it elsewhere. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District had planned eight dredging projects in Michigan and Wisconsin for 2014 worth $13.2 million.