January 6, 2017 CNS Budget – Post-Holidays Environmental Bonus

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To: CNS Editors
From: David Poulson
This is a bonus budget of Michigan environmental stories produced recently by Great Lakes Echo and moved before our first regular file of the spring semester.
For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Pechulano Ali, (517) 940 2313, pechulan@msu.edu.
For other issues contact David Poulson, poulsondavid@gmail.com. (517) 899-1640.
Here is your file:
WOLVES&COYOTES: A predatory rivalry is playing out in the forests of Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It’s wolves vs coyotes vs foxes and the effects of this competition are felt on down the food chain to deer mice, according to a recent study. Coyotes are like jerk roommates that steal your food, researchers say. That’s why wolves hate their fellow canid. By Karen Hopper Usher. FOR MARQUETTE, ST. IGNACE, SAULT STE MARIE, CHEBOYGAN, PETOSKEY, TRAVERSE CITY, BAY MILLS AND ALL POINTS.
w/WOLVES&COYOTESPHOTO: A wolf pup nestled in grass. Credit: Brett Peters

CANOES: (Review) In the early 20th century, Michigan’s Belle Isle Park on the Detroit River was a hot spot for canoedling.  Couples used canoes designed for courting with seats facing each other and often with a Victrola on board. Long before that, canoes were key to opening the Great Lakes region up for exploration and fur trapping. Those are just a couple uses of the versatile craft examined in a new book, “Canoes: A Natural History in North America.” By Marie Orttenburger. FOR ALL POINTS
w/CANOESPHOTO1: Courting on Grand Canal in Belle Isle Park in the Detroit River, with Detroit, Michigan, on one side and Windsor, Ontario, on the other, c. 1900. Note the Victrola mounted in the canoe in the foreground. Credit: Detroit Publishing Company Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
w/CANOESPHOTO3 Book jacket
w/CANOESPHOTO4:Frances Anne Hopkins, Canoe Manned by Voyageurs Passing a Waterfall, 1869.  Hopkins inserted herself into this image as she traveled with her husband, Hudson’s Bay official Edward Hopkins, and voyageurs. She journeyed extensively with her husband by canoe along the company’s trading routes in 1864, 1866, and 1869, and perhaps on a fourth trip in 1870. Credit: Frances Anne Hopkins fonds, Library and Archives of Canada.

CLEANCLOTHESDIRTYWATER: A new study shows that every load of laundry produces microfibers, or tiny pieces of clothing that wastewater treatment plants can’t break down. They end up in lakes, rivers and the bodies of aquatic animals.  By Chloe Kiple. FOR ALL POINTS.

INNERSPACE: Scientists explore the Upper Peninsula’s mysterious subnivium at a mini-research lab in Houghton that helps predict how animals and plants might survive Great Lakes winters without a thick layer of snow. The subnivium lies between the ground and snow, a space surprisingly teeming with life. We speak to researchers investigating this region in the Upper Peninsula and elsewhere. By Carin Tunney. FOR MARQUETTE, ST. IGNACE, SAULT STE. MARIE, BAY MILLS, CHEBOYGAN, PETOSKEY AND ALL POINTS.
w/INNERSPACEPHOTO:One micro greenhouse in Houghton captures current conditions, while two others on the site reflect climate change scenarios. Credit: Larry Werner

HERRING: Lake Superior herring are headed for a crash. New restrictions may help stabilize the population of fish also known as cisco. By Sam Corden. FOR MARQUETTE, ST. IGNACE, SAULT STE MARIE, BAY MILLS AND ALL POINTS.
w/HERRINGPHOTO:The lake herring, also called cisco, is similar to herring found in northern Europe used to make a popular caviar. Credit: Peter Payette

GREATLAKESSTRESS: (Commentary) The Great Lakes of North America and the Great Lakes of Africa share remarkably similar challenges. By Eric Freedman. FOR ALL POINTS.
w/GREATLAKESSTRESSPHOTO: Research director Anthony Taabu-Munyaho of the Uganda National Fisheries Resources Research Institute. Credit: Eric Freedman

WINTERRECREATION: Winter provides fresh recreational opportunities in Michigan. By Becky Wildt. FOR ALL POINTS
w/WINTERRECREATIONPHOTO:The 4-H group takes an annual ski trip to Shanty Creek of about 40 kids to ski Schuss Mountain. Credit: Theresa Whitenight

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