Weekly News Roundup: GLRI, Oil Pipelines, and More

Here are some of the big Great Lakes restoration news stories from last week, in case you missed them.

 

A conference in Detroit last week focused on the topic of green infrastructure, reports Michigan Radio. Green infrastructure has the potential to improve storm water management throughout the Great Lakes region.

 

The Detroit Free Press revealed previously undisclosed damage to the oil pipelines running under the Straits of Mackinac. The damage was discovered by the owner of the pipelines, Enbridge, in 2003.

 

President Trump’s proposal to eliminate the GLRI threaten environmental cleanup efforts along the St. Louis River, reports the Star Tribune.

 

The Chicago Tribune reports on Lake Michigan’s shoreline erosion, which has increased dramatically in the past several years.

 

Michigan Radio reports on a new study suggesting a viral infection contributed to the 2014 Toledo water crisis by increasing the amount of toxins released by the harmful algae bloom. Meanwhile, scientists are projecting larger than usual algae blooms in Lake Erie this summer, according to WBFO.

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