Great Lakes (IL IN MI MN OH WI)

"Ohio Fails to Pass Restrictions on College Teaching About Climate Policies"

"Ohio lawmakers have failed, at least for now, to pass a bill that would exert control over discussion of “controversial beliefs” about climate policies in college classrooms."

Source: Inside Climate News, 12/04/2023

"EPA Says Minnesota Needs To Take More Action On Nitrates In Drinking Water"

"Minnesota state agencies aren’t doing enough to prevent nitrates — a toxic byproduct of fertilizers and livestock manure — from entering drinking water in the southeast part of the state, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency."

Source: Minnesota Reformer, 11/10/2023

"Leave It To Beavers? Not If You’re A Wolf."

"This is what happens when an apex predator collides with an ecosystem engineer."

"Beavers are influential. By cutting trees and damming streams, these rodents change the world around them, raising water levels and creating habitats for diverse plants, insects, fish and more. They are some of the world’s best-known ecosystem engineers, a term for species that produce outsize effects on their environments.

Source: NYTimes, 11/09/2023

How Midwest Landowners Helped to Derail One of the Biggest CO2 Pipelines

"Lured by billions of dollars in federal funding for carbon capture, developers are proposing huge pipelines to carry the CO2 across the Midwest. In Illinois, one retired academic united her neighbors to fight a key project."

Source: Inside Climate News, 11/07/2023

Reporting on Environmental Solutions and Equity — at a Watershed Scale

Reporting on interconnected ecosystems lends itself to better environmental stories, and so tracing how water moves across landscapes, communities, industries and regulatory schemes can help the public connect the dots. That’s how Annie Ropeik, who helps run the Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk, sees the watershed beat. She shares expert views and offers insights for environment journalists to use in their reporting.

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September 24, 2024 to September 26, 2024

Forth Roadmap Conference

After a decade of hosting the Roadmap Conference in Portland, OR, Forth is relocating the conference to Detroit as the city is moving towards becoming a hub for research and development in advancing electric transportation.

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