CNS BUDGET – June 28, 2019 – Summer environmental bonus 3

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June 28, 2019 – Summer environmental bonus 3

To: CNS Editors

From: Eric Freedman

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Tony Cepak at (517) 803-6841;

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This is the fourth of occasional summer bonus budgets of environmental stories produced by our partner, Great Lakes Echo. They will move periodically through the summer. 

Here is your file:

 MUSSELS: Invasive zebra and quagga mussels are badly hurting commercial fishing for whitefish in lakes Huron and Michigan. We talk to commercial fishers and DNR and NOAA representatives from Charlevoix, St. Ignace, Muskegon and Ontario  By Kurt Williams. FOR ALCONA, CHEBOYGAN, LEELANAU, PETOSKEY, HARBOR SPRINGS, OCEANA, BENZIE, ST. IGNACE, HOLLAND, TRAVERSE CITY, MANISTEE, LUDINGTON, SAULT STE. MARIE, MARQUETTE, BAY MILLS, GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS, CORP! & ALL POINTS.

W/MUSSELS FISHER PHOTO: Commercial fishers spend considerable time and effort cleaning cladophora algae trapped in their nets. Credit: Diane Purvis of Purvis Fisheries

W/MUSSELS MICHIGAN MAP: Mapping the spread of zebra mussels from 1994/1995 through 2015. Credit: Ashley Elgin, NOAA Lake Michigan Field Station.

GREEN GRASS: Legalization of recreational marijuana is raising environemntal concerns about the impact of growing weed on water quality and air quality. We talk to the Department of Environemnt,Great Lakes and Energy, medical marijuana company Green Peaks Innovations in Dimondale, the National Cannabis Industry Association and the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. By Quinn Zimm, erman. FOR LANSING CITY PULSE, CORP!, GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS AND ALL POINTS.

W/GREEN GRASS PHOTO: Moving racks of marijuana in the drying room. Credit: Green Peak Innovations.


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