Tag Archives: Great Lakes

The Great Lakes doomsday scenario pipeline


If you thought the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota was bad, boy do we have a doozy of one for you here in Michigan. A 63-year old submerged twin pipeline (Enbridge #5), that was built with a 50-year lifespan … Continue reading

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Nothing but blue waters…smiling at me


I don’t know about the rest of you, but whenever I am traveling to Lake Michigan, my anticipation continually grows until I get my first chance to glimpse those lovely blue waters. Through cities, towns, farmland, and wooded forests we may … Continue reading

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Are they insane?


Who in their right mind would “plan” to store radioactive nuclear waste within one mile of 20% of the world’s freshwater supply? Apparently, there are some people in Canada who think that’s a sane notion. This storage facility would be … Continue reading

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Let’s go fly a kite!


I had the opportunity to attend the 25th Annual Great Lakes Kite Festival this past Sunday afternoon (May 19th) on the sandy beaches of Grand Haven, Michigan. The near perfect weather had huge crowds at the beach and many were also enjoying the … Continue reading

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In the land o’ lake o’ffect snow


Over the past several weeks I have had my first prolonged opportunity to experience what it is like to live in the land of lake effect snows. Just last Friday evening and overnight we received 15 inches of new lake … Continue reading

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Put away the freaking fertilizer


If there were not already enough reasons why you should stop applying phosphorus-based fertilizers on your lawn, garden, or field here’s one more. You are helping harm the Great Lakes. It also harms smaller ponds and lakes, as well as … Continue reading

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