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September 20, 2017

Bringing you the weekly roundup of Political, Environmental, Economic, Research, and Social headlines from around Lake Superior! 

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Microplastics in Nipigon Bay

May 3rd, 2016

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#SuperiorPolitics - Ontario Not Sold on Waukesha's Bid to Divert Water from Great Lakes

Don't Divert: Ontario Weighs in on Waukesha

Don't Divert: Ontario Weighs in on Waukesha

Ontario may not get a vote in the Waukesha water diversion proposal, but it has a few things to say. A London Free Press article posted Friday outlines some 'key deficiencies' the Ontario government sees in the Waukesha municipality's plan to divert water from the Great Lakes Basin. The city is asking for 38 million litres per day from Lake …

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#SuperiorEnvironment - Ban The Bead: a Microplastics Crash Course (Part 1 of our April microplastics series. Join us at our May 3rd meeting to discuss local microplastics issues!) 

#BanTheBead: a Microplastics Crash Course

#BanTheBead: a Microplastics Crash Course

Microplastics: they're the buzzword of freshwater and oceanic environmental issues. Heard of 'em? Then you know how bad they are. No clue? Here's a hint: you're probably using them at least once a day. You're polluting, and you don't even know it. Here are the headlines: Microbeads are tiny, spherical plastic particles ranging in size from an invisible 1 micrometer …

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#SuperiorEconomic - North Shore ports give warm welcome to 'salties'

First 'Salties' to Port in Thunder Bay, Duluth

First 'Salties' to Port in Thunder Bay, Duluth

Capt. Karl Fernandes of the MV Federal Barents. Photo from @ThunderBayPort Thunder Bay, ON, and Duluth, MN, tipped their Top Hats to the first 'salties' of the season last week. The ocean freight vessels nipped at the heels of 'lakers' (lake freighters) which cruised into port days before. As reported by TB Newswatch, the MV Federal Barents took the honour …

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#SuperiorResearch - 5 ways to help stop algae blooms from mucking up local lakes; algae research from Ontario to Ohio

Algae Blooms an Issue in Cloud Lake, Lake Erie

Algae Blooms an Issue in Cloud Lake, Lake Erie

Phosphorous-induced algae blooms have researchers buzzing with concern, from Thunder Bay, ON and Toledo, OH. Phosphorous breeds algae, and algae means bad news for drinking water, tourism, and ecosystems. Recently, research was presented at Lakehead University about algae and phosphorous levels in Cloud Lake, a small inland lake in the Thunder Bay, ON region. Graduate student Nathan Wilson and undergraduate …

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#SuperiorSocial - Passionate about Paddling? 3 Events to Get Psyched For!

Oars in Store: 3 Can't-Miss Adventures for Passionate Paddlers

Oars in Store: 3 Can't-Miss Adventures for Passionate Paddlers

Is there anything better for a passionate paddler than calm waters, sunshine, and warm temps? Unless, of course, rushing rapids and driving rain is your thing. That's cool too, we don't judge. With summer around the corner, kayakers and paddle pros  have every reason to be excited. Living along the Great Lakes shores provides a massive playground for boating adventures of all …

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