What's New on GLIN Growing milkweeds for monarch butterflies The monarch butterfly, well known for its spectacular migrations in the Great Lakes region, is in decline. Anyone with a bit of garden space to spare can help the monarch population recover. Planting milkweeds will provide food plants for monarch caterpillars and nectar sources for adult butterflies.
Duluth dock celebrated for its history, vital future Duluth News Tribune (5/28) Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Rep. Rick Nolan and U.S. Maritime Administrator Paul Jaenichen were among those on hand to break ground on the final stage of the revitalization of Dock C and D — a $17.7 million project.
Group wants to shut Straits of Mackinac oil lines Detroit News (5/27) An environmental group is raising questions about the review of oil lines that run in one particularly sensitive area — the Straits of Mackinac — and calling for the lines to be shut down.
Obama water rule earns praise, sparks concern Detroit Free Press (5/27) Michigan environmentalists praised President Barack Obama's announcement Wednesday that he would move to extend pollution rules to smaller rivers and wetlands, even as some Republican members of the state's congressional delegation denounced it as executive overreach.