Great Lakes (IL IN MI MN OH WI)

Survival of Wild Rice Threatened by Climate Change, Increased Rainfall

"Low water levels are critical for manoomin, a sacred crop for the Ojibwe people of the Great Lakes region. But climate change caused by the burning of fossil fuels is bringing more rain and flooding to Minnesota and the Upper Midwest, making harvests of wild rice less reliable."

Source: Sahan Journal, 08/15/2023

In Youngstown, a Downtown Tire Pyrolysis Plant Is a ‘Recipe for Disaster’

"A developer has big ideas to turn tires, plastic and electronic waste into energy at 30 locations, starting with a tire-to-gas plant next to the jail and student housing in the heart of what was once Ohio’s Steel Valley."

Source: Inside Climate News, 08/08/2023

Federal Money Begins Flowing to Lake Erie Climate Projects

"Lake Erie will face more stormwater runoff, increased erosion and changes in both water levels and quality as climate change continues. Projects to mitigate those impacts range from restoring a wetland to deploying a plastic-scavenging drone named Pixie, and more."

Source: Inside Climate News, 07/05/2023

Judge Orders Stretch Of Pipeline That Crosses Tribal Land To Shut Down

"A federal judge has ordered a Canadian oil firm to shut down a section of its pipeline in Wisconsin that crosses tribal land, a partial victory for indigenous groups that have long opposed the project."

Source: The Hill, 06/21/2023


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