Great Lakes

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Reporter Elizabeth Miller says that seeing beaches in Ohio without lifeguards made her think about the issue of drowning on the Great Lakes. 


"In June, a modern original Viking longboat and a 170-foot Spanish Galleon replica entered the Gulf of St. Lawrence en route to a summer of sailing on the five Great Lakes. Along the way, American and Canadian onlookers on both sides of the international border thronged the St. Lawrence River..." (MLive)

"LANSING, MI — The debate over Great Lakes fish farming is picking up speed in Lansing, where two hearings are scheduled this week on competing Republican bills that would expand or outright ban commercial net-pen aquaculture in Michigan waters." (MLive)

"WASHINGTON — As expected, the U.S. House on Monday quickly passed legislation that moves to phase out the use of tiny synthetic particles known as microbeads, which are used in cosmetics and personal care products and can pose an environmental threat to the Great Lakes and other waterways." (Detroit Free Press)

"WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow on Sunday urged the Obama administration to take “immediate action” to respond to the threat of Asian carp after U.S. Fish and Wildlife said the species has been found 12 miles nearer to Lake Michigan." (Detroit Free Press)

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