What's New on GLIN New EPA report: Clean Watersheds Needs Survey More than $80 billion is needed over the next 20 years to curb sewage overflows and protect community drinking water in the eight Great Lakes states, according to a new report by the U.S. EPA. The agency’s recently released “2012 Clean Watershed Needs Survey” assesses the state of wastewater infrastructure in the United States.
Field trip grants make fourth grade so much better Great Lakes Echo (2/11) Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, in Mich., is one of 186 federal parks to receive a portion of the $1.1 million National Park Foundation grant to set up field trip programs.
Sandusky lands rare research grant to protect, enhance lakes Sandusky Register (2/10) In some regards, Sandusky, Ohio, just can’t compete with most metropolises. But the small city just pulled off a major upset, snagging a new and rare research opportunity many other waterfront communities also wanted.
Cuomo seeks PSC probe of NRG over Dunkirk power plant shutdown The Buffalo News (2/10) Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is asking the state Public Service Commission to investigate NRG Energy and the reasons behind its decision to close the coal-fired power plant it owns in Dunkirk, N.Y., rather than converting it to run on natural gas.
Michigan Ice Fest getting popular: 40% more attendees this year WLUC-TV - Marquette, MI (2/10) Michigan Ice Fest is expecting a busy week. The number of preregistered attendees grew from 500 last year to 700 this year. Climbers are arriving from all over America, and even foreign countries, to experience the unique joys of ice climbing.
Lake Forest approves start of water plant project Chicago Tribune (2/9) In Illinois, after a year and a half of study, the Lake Forest City Council approved a project at the city water plant that will take about two years and could cost close to $10 million.
A 'spiritual experience': Surfing on Lake Ontario in the winter The Syracuse Post-Standard (2/9) In N.Y., the wind was gusting at about 30 knots and the temperature hovered at just above 20 degrees. Waves 3 to 5 feet high were crashing along the ice-covered shoreline. For Aurelien Bouche-Pillon, it was a good day to go surfing on Lake Ontario.