Aug. 16, 2017
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3rd SUMMER ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS PACKAGES: This is the third of this summer’s three regular monthly packages of Michigan environmental stories for CNS members, in partnership with Great Lakes Echo. Our regular weekly files will begin in September.
Here is your file:
PISCESPORN: Lake trout make noise in bed, and that discovery may help scientists and fisheries managers monitor spawning and improve Great Lakes spawning habitats. Much of the research was done near Drummond Island. MSU researchers were part of the study. We interview experts from the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hammond Bay Biological Station in Millersburg and the Great Lakes Fishery Commission. By Carin Tunney. FOR ALCONA, CHEBOYGAN, ST. IGNACE, SAULT ST. MARIE, BAY MILLS, MARQUETTE, HOLLAND, LUDINGTON, OCEANA, MANISTEE, PETOSKEY, HARBOR SPRIGNS, TRAVERSE CITY, LEELANAU & ALL POINTS.
w/ PISCESPORNPHOTO: U.S. Geological Survey researcher Greg Kennedy installs monitoring equipment at a lake trout bed near Drummond Island. Credit: Nick Johnson.
BROCKWAYMOUNTAIN: One of America’s most beautiful roads — Brockway Mountain Drive on the UP’s Keweenaw Peninsula — has just landed a parking spot on the prestigious National Register of Historic Places. Keweenaw County built the road in 1933 in the midst of the Great Depression in an effort to lure “automobile tourism” — and it still does — and create jobs. By Eric Freedman. FOR MARQUETTE, BAY MILLS, SAULT STE. MARIE, ST. IGNACE, CHEBOYGAN & ALL POINTS.
w/BROCKWAYMOUNTAINPHOTO1: Scenic Brockway Mountain Drive. Credit: Wikipedia.
w/BROCKWAYMOUNTAINPHOTO2: Scenic Brockway Mountain Drive. Credit: Copper Harbor Improvement Association.
DRIVINGSTUDY: A new University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute study finds driving is on the rise in American cities at a greater rate than the growth in U.S. population, while the gap between urban and rural driving has widened. We also talk to a Lansing transportation official. By Jack Nissen. FOR LANSING CITY PULSE & ALL POINTS.
BOWFISHING: Many anglers consider carp to be a “trash fish,” but fly fishing for carp is popular in northern Michigan. This year though, guides have cancelled trips and lost thousands of dollars because they can’t find the fish in Grand Traverse Bay and elsewhere. Some blame another growing sport: bowfishing. By Max Johnston. FOR TRAVERSE CITY, LEELANAU & ALL POINTS.
w/BOWFISHINGPHOTO1: Sam James catches a carp in East Grand Traverse Bay. Credit: Max Johnston.
w/BOWFISHINGPHOTO2: Dave McCool catches a carp in West Grand Traverse Bay. Credit: Dave McCool.
NEWRECORD: “The Road We Build,” a new album by Stephen Jones, a Central Michigan University history professor, highlights environmental and contemporrary social themes. They include the Flint water crisis, mining industry changes on the Marquette Range, the abandonment of housing in places like his own city of Detroit and the anti-pipeline protests at Standing Rock.
By Kate Habrel. FOR METRO TIMES, LANSING CITY PULSE, MARQUETTE, BAY MILLS, SAULT STE. MARIE & ALL POINTS.
w/NEWRECORDPHOTO: Cover of new album “The Road We Build.” Credit: Stephen Jones.