Category Archives: Environment

Kildee speaks out against possible Great Lakes funding cuts

Kildee

Congressman Dan Kildee said hundreds of thousands of jobs would be compromised if funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is eliminated.

President Trump’s proposed budget plan eliminates the 300-million dollar initiative that, for the past seven years, has been used to protect and maintain the Great Lakes. Continue reading

Report looks at unusually warm winter temperatures

Ice in Buffalo harbor january 2017

A new report sums up the crazy winter that brought unusually warm temperatures to the Great Lakes region — as well as some brutal Lake Effect snowstorms.

Toronto recorded its highest February temperature — 66 degrees — on Feb. 23, according to the Midwestern Regional Climate Center. The following day, more records were set in Syracuse (71), Binghamton, N.Y. (70), and Erie, Pa., (77). Continue reading