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Keeping Invasive Species out of Michigan

Invasive species are a hot topic, here in Michigan, as well in other states. Invasive species are non-native plants and animals that enter the Michigan environment. Typically, these species are hardier than some of our… Read More >

The United States of Energy (Part 2): Concerns in Michigan and the Great Lakes

In a prior post we highlighted the recent energy boom in the U.S.  Like elsewhere, the increased attention to energy production has been felt here in Michigan but on a smaller scale. Earlier in 2013,… Read More >

A SUPREME COURT CASE TO KEEP AN EYE ON: TARRANT REGIONAL WATER DISTRICT V HERRMANN

The Supreme Court recently agreed to hear arguments in the matter of Tarrant Regional Water District v. Herrmann, No. 11-889 (S.Ct, filed January 19, 2012; cert. granted January 4, 2013).  The Tarrant case is interesting… Read More >

Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement 2012

In 1972, United States and Canada signed the first Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA).  In September 7, 2013, forty years later GLWQA-4, was signed by Canada and the United States. This new Agreement places… Read More >

Great Lakes Week – Cleveland

Unlike other parts of the country (or the world for that matter), people living in and around the Great Lakes are very cognizant of both the unique benefits the Great Lakes bring them such as… Read More >