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November 15th Deer Opener in Danger?
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2009, 04:00:07 PM »

November 15th Deer Opener in Danger?
15 July 2009, 12:29 am

You can probably classify this idea in the category of “Not Likely.”  Still, Brian Mulherin of the Ludington Daily News reports that MI Natural Resources Commission member Frank Wheatlake is studying whether an annual weekend opener would be better economically and biologicially than th...

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Public Meetings: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2009, 05:00:08 PM »

Public Meetings: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
15 July 2009, 12:45 am

The U.S. EPA has announced a series of public input meetings related to $475 million in federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funds.  The nearest meeting will take place on August 3rd in Lansing.  I may try to attend the July 21st meeting in Milwaukee.  Link:

http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/glri...

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Pic of the Day: Apollo 11 Launch Anniversary
« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2009, 09:00:20 AM »

Pic of the Day: Apollo 11 Launch Anniversary
16 July 2009, 7:13 am



Today is the 40th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11.  Here’s a pic to remember the date.  Note: This is a public domain NASA image.

Note#2: A neat way to observe the Apollo 11 anniversary is by observing satellites...

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Anniversary: 1st Atomic Bomb
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Anniversary: 1st Atomic Bomb
16 July 2009, 8:29 am



Today is the anniversary of the explosion of the first atomic bomb – at the Trinity site in New Mexico.  Pic above.



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Quebec Proposes Large-Scale Water Diversion Project with Great Lakes Impact
17 July 2009, 4:44 pm

The Montreal Gazette reports that the Government of Quebec is considering a large-scale water diversion project with implications for the Great Lakes.   The plan would divert springtime flood waters from three rivers that flow into James/Hudson Bay.  The diverted water would eventually flow into ...

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“Major” “Deliberate” Manure Discharge in River Raisin Watershed
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“Major” “Deliberate” Manure Discharge in River Raisin Watershed
18 July 2009, 11:19 am

A very small section of the River Raisin watershed flows through NW Ohio.  This past Thursday, the Ohio EPA reported a “major” and “deliberate” manure discharge into the watershed from the Chesterfield Dairy in Lyons, OH.  The discharge will eventually flow through Little B...

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Great Lakes Levels Increase. What Does This Mean?
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Great Lakes Levels Increase.  What Does This Mean?
18 July 2009, 11:25 am

AP Environmental writer John Flesher has a nice overview of the current increased levels of the Great Lakes.  His story attempts to interpret what these increased levels actually mean.  Link:

http://www.petoskeynews.com/articles/2009/07/17/news/doc4a60dce8a7bc0303208594.txt



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Red Fox and Coyote Return to City of Detroit
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Red Fox and Coyote Return to City of Detroit
19 July 2009, 2:52 pm

Red fox and coyote are not at all rare in Michigan, still it is nice to see their populations rebounding in the City of Detroit as well.  Detroit News link:

http://www.detnews.com/article/20090718/METRO/907180380/1409/METRO



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Whatever Happened to…Monroe Quarry Diving?
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Whatever Happened to…Monroe Quarry Diving?
19 July 2009, 2:54 pm

The internet forum ScubaBoard has an interesting chat about the Monroe Dive Center and diving the Monroe Quarry.  Link:

http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/great-lakes-wrecking-crew/294863-monroe-quarry.html



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Link: Jerry Jourdan’s Pte. Mouillee Birding Report
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Link: Jerry Jourdan’s Pte. Mouillee Birding Report
19 July 2009, 3:00 pm

Jerry Jourdan has the best updates related to Pointe Mouillee in NE Monroe County.  He has the latest from the pointe at the link below:

http://jerryjourdan.blogspot.com/2009/07/pt-mouillee-sga-18-july-2009.html



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TC Record Eagle: Michigan’s Restored Forests and Harold Titus
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TC Record Eagle: Michigan’s Restored Forests and Harold Titus
19 July 2009, 3:31 pm

History is often a good guide for the future.

And as Michigan pushes through a very bleak period, it is important to look to our past for solutions.

I would recommend a deeper look at the reforestation efforts made in Michigan during the first half of the 20th Century.

In 1900, most of Michigan w...

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“Death of Captain Woolfolk” Now in Historical Marker Database
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“Death of Captain Woolfolk” Now in Historical Marker Database
19 July 2009, 3:44 pm

One of the neatest websites on the internet is the Historical Marker Database.  Interested citizens from around the world photograph and write descriptions of historical markers and place their work online with GPS coordinates for others to visit.

Today, a link related to the “Death of Capta...

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Lake Erie Sturgeon Resurgence: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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Lake Erie Sturgeon Resurgence: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
19 July 2009, 3:52 pm

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a story about the resurgence of sturgeon in the waters of Lake Erie.  Link:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09200/984887-358.stm



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Is Cool Weather Related to Volcanic Dust?
« Reply #28 on: July 19, 2009, 07:00:35 PM »

Is Cool Weather Related to Volcanic Dust?
19 July 2009, 3:58 pm

Bill Steffen, the sometimes controversial meteorologist at WOOD TV in Grand Rapids, has an interesting blog post describing his thoughts about whether this summer’s cool weather is related to volcanic dust and ash from recent eruptions.  Link:

http://blogs.woodtv.com/2009/07/19/volcanic-dust...

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Video Link: Dequindre Cut Graffiti Tour
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Video Link: Dequindre Cut Graffiti Tour
19 July 2009, 4:10 pm

Donna Terek at the Detroit News posted a tour of graffiti art along Detroit’s Dequindre Cut Greenway.  Link:

http://www.detnews.com/article/20090719/OPINION03/907190301/1031/opinion03



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