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December 15, 2018

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Photo: Thank you Lisa Christenson of Northshore Photo in Silver Bay, Minnesota (@northshorephoto on Facebook). Early winter waves crash on a snow covered shore near Silver Bay. When she sent the photo to Infosuperior Lisa said, "I have grown up by the big lake and cannot imagine not seeing it every day. Lake Superior is never the same, each day brings a new look to the lake."

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Beach Cleanups Quantify Plastic Pollution

Confederation College Environmental Technician students participated in an October 12th microplastics sampling and beach cleanup event at Thunder Bay's Chippewa Beach on Lake Superior. (Photo: W. Vander Ploeg/ecosuperior.org) Terrace Bay Surfers Assist with Beach Cleanup EcoSuperior and Confederation College have partnered to conduct beach cleanups and microplastics sampling events on beaches throughout Northwestern Ontario. The procedure being used was developed by …

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Redefining Clean Water Protection

A factsheet outlining a December 11th U.S. EPA and Army Corps of Engineers proposal redefining the scope of federally protected waters is available here. Proposal Narrows the List of Federally Regulated Waters  When two of the largest newspapers in the USA, the Washington Post and New York Times, simultaneously place front page articles about proposed new water quality regulations, it …

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Environmental Groups Attempting to Block Polymet via Court

The Polymet Mining Inc. NorthMet mining project will put widely loved and appreciated wetlands and forests at risk of contamination. Environmental groups do not feel that these lands will be properly protected under current legislation. (Credit: Photo by Rob Levine InTheAirPhotography.com) After finding out that Polymet Mining Inc. acquired all necessary permits to start their NorthMet mining project last month, …

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New Sault Lock Construction to Begin Next Year

The "Saginaw" moves through the St. Marys River, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. (Credit: Photo by T. Wurdeman) $922 Million Overall Project Cost The Detroit office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“the Corps”) announced in November that it will proceed in 2019 with plans to build a new lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The overall project cost is …

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Updates: Enbridge Lines 3 and 5

Enbridge Tower in Edmonton Alberta. The Canadian company continues to see opposition to developments on U.S. soil. Credit: Photo By Kyle1278 at English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0. Enbridge continues to pursue development of two major pipeline replacements while environmental groups continue to fight against them.  Line 3 could begin construction by the end of 2019 Originally constructed in 1968, Enbridge …

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