Great Lakes (IL IN MI MN OH WI)

August 31, 2009

DEADLINE: SEJ Post-Conference Tour / IJNR Lake Country Institute

SEJ Members: Apply by August 31st for an all-expenses-paid fellowship for SEJ's Oct 11-14, 2009, post-conference tour: IJNR's Lake Country Institute!

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"Minnesota Ojibwe Harvest Sacred, Climate-Imperiled Wild Rice"

"Seated low in her canoe sliding through a rice bed on this vast lake, Kendra Haugen used one wooden stick to bend the stalks and another to knock the rice off, so gently the stalks sprung right back up."

Source: AP, 09/23/2022

"Revealed: The ‘Shocking’ Levels Of Toxic Lead In Chicago Tap Water"

"One in 20 tap water tests performed for thousands of Chicago residents found lead, a neurotoxin, at or above US government limits, according to a Guardian analysis of a City of Chicago data trove."

Source: Guardian, 09/22/2022

Author Shares Unorthodox Look at the Ways of Water

How water moves through the global ecosystem and shapes our landscapes is the subject of a must-read new book by writer Erica Gies, according to BookShelf editor Tom Henry. A significant part of water’s story is how humanity invariably fails when trying to manipulate it. But hope may reside with Gies’ various “water detectives,” who explore how to “let water go where it wants to go.”

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Will New Indiana Plant Recycle Plastic Waste or Just Incinerate It?

"After two years, Brightmark Energy has yet to get the factory up and running. Environmentalists say pyrolysis requires too much energy, emits greenhouse gases and pollutants, and turns plastic waste into new, dirty fossil fuels."

Source: Inside Climate News, 09/12/2022

Remote Mine Could Foretell the Future of America’s Electric Car Industry

"TAMARACK, Minn. — In this isolated town of about 100 people, dozens of employees are at work for Talon Metals, drawing long cylinders of rock from deep in the earth and analyzing their contents. They liken their work to a game of Battleship — each hole drilled allows them to better map out where a massive and long-hidden mineral deposit is lurking below."

Source: NYTimes, 08/30/2022
August 30, 2022 to August 31, 2022

2022 Lake Erie Science and Outdoor Writers Conference

Ohio Sea Grant is hosting this hands-on learning experience at F.T. Stone Laboratory, The Ohio State University's Island Campus on Lake Erie. The event, housing and meals are free of charge to participants.

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Army Corps Opens Lengthy Environmental Review Of Line 5 Tunnel For Comment

"The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Monday opened a two-month window for the public to comment on a plan to dig a tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac to house Enbridge's controversial Line 5 oil pipeline."

Source: Detroit News, 08/16/2022

Over 10 Inches Of Rain Falls In Illinois, Another Exceptional Deluge

"If it seems like a barrage of extreme rain events has been wreaking havoc across the country over the past week, you’re not imagining things. The latest resulted from an overnight deluge in central and southeastern Illinois, with some areas registering 8 to 12 inches of rain in less than 12 hours."

Source: Washington Post, 08/03/2022

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