State awards $3.6 million in grants to combat invasive species WLUC-TV, Marquette, MI (2/11) The Michigan departments of Natural Resources, Environmental Quality and Agriculture and Rural Development announced the award of 19 grant projects totaling $3.6 million, under the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program.
Erie County won’t enforce microbead ban immediately The Buffalo News (2/11) In New York, Erie County retailers must remove all beauty and body products containing tiny, plastic beads from their shelves, everything from toothpastes to facial scrubs, under a law passed by the County Legislature last summer. In theory, at least.
COMMENTARY: Waukesha’s water grab should be rejected The sun Prairie Star (2/11) In order to secure the protection and viability of our magnificent Great Lakes for generations to come, the Great Lakes governors on the Compact Council must ensure that the core principles of the Great Lakes Compact are fully and truly honored.
No more lifeguards at Lake Michigan Beach Charlevoix Courier (2/11) This summer, visitors to Lake Michigan Beach will follow most other Michigan beach-goers in swimming without lifeguards on the Great Lakes.
Proposed changes to noise bylaw has people sounding off The Toronto Star (2/11) You can’t see it, touch it or smell it, but it’s everywhere around us, even in our own homes. We’re talking about noise, of course, and if we’re not careful — or lucky — there could be a whole lot more of it in the future of Toronto, Ont.
Mich. ice thin for free fishing weekend, officials warn The Associated Press (2/11) Anglers should use caution when going out onto frozen lakes and rivers for Michigan's Winter Free Fishing Weekend because recently warmer weather has melted ice, leaving unstable patches or open water, officials said.