Category Archive: Industrial & Corporate Use

Feb 18

Awesome Hotels Say Yes! to Saving Water

While many hotels are water hogs, WaterSense Hotels are checking-in for water savings. Listen up: You might be turning off the tap while you brush in your room—but chances are the hotel itself isn’t as handy at saving water. “Hotels and other lodging businesses account for about 15 percent of the water used in commercial …

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Feb 08

Bringing back First Nation traditions

In 2017, twelve indigenous youth from Canada spent the summer retracing a route taken by their ancestors. James Wagar, a member of the Métis Nation of Ontario, says, “The Métis were the movers of the furs, the go-between between Indian communities and the European trading forts. So the Metis traveled from Quebec City all the way through …

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Feb 04

Oil and water in the Straits of Mackinac

Every day, about 20 million gallons of oil travel through an underwater pipeline at the narrow passage that connects lakes Michigan and Huron. “There’s a lot of concern that this line could rupture,” says Mike Shriberg of the National Wildlife Federation, which helps organize the Great Lakes Business Network. It’s a coalition of more than …

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Jan 24

From mills to meadows in Muskegon, Michigan

In the 1880s, Muskegon was known as the Lumber Queen of the Midwest. “Around Muskegon Lake where it enters Lake Michigan, there were 47 sawmills,” says Kathy Evans of the West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission. She says other industries set up shop along the lake too, replacing natural lakefront ecosystems with a hardened shoreline dominated …

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Dec 28

A Super Highway for Aquatic Invaders

The system of locks and canals that allowed ships to bypass Niagara Falls suddenly created a path for invasive species. Tune in to this highway of info: When locks and canals began allowing ocean-going vessels to by-pass Niagara Falls, they did more than open new trade routes to the west. Suddenly… Campbell: “Things like sea …

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