Water

MTU Oceanographer Addresses 80 Years of Lake Levels at High Water Summit Town Hall

Engineer Guy Meadows will discuss Michigan’s lake levels from 1938 to present and inform
coastal communities, property owners and community planners at second Michigan High
Water Summit town hall April 28.

A second Michigan High Water Summit webinar town hall will focus on Great Lakes shoreline
erosion and permitting. Registration is open and limited to 1,000 attendees. The webinar
is from 5-6:30 p.m. on April 28. Visit the Michigan Department of Environment, Great
Lakes and Energy (EGLE) high water levels website to register for the webinar and for additional information.

A map depicting the shoreline near Benton Harbor upon which are overlaid lines which show how the shoreline has changed since 1938.
Bluff retreat risk projections near Benton Harbor. The blue line
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A New, Plastic-Busting Enzyme Can Break Down Water Bottles

Plastics have a lot of properties that have made them fixtures of modern societies. They can be molded into any shape we’d like, they’re tough yet flexible, and they come in enough variations that we can tune the chemistry to suit different needs. The problem is that they’re tough enough that they don’t break down on their own, and incinerating them is relatively inefficient. As a result, they’ve collected in our environment as both bulk plastics and the seemingly omnipresent microplastic waste.

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Michigan Tech’s World Water Day Moves Online

Michigan Tech will celebrate Globe Water Working day March 23 and 24 with speakers, an artwork
exhibit and poster competition—virtually.

Just a week after shifting instruction on-line for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester,
Michigan Technological University will celebrate Globe Water Working day in the exact style.

Globe Water Working day is a United Nations event celebrated every year to elevate consciousness of
how significant the stewardship of drinking water is for humanity and other creatures. 2020 marks
the twelfth 12 months Michigan Tech has joined in the celebration.

Keynote speaker Joellen Russell is utilizing robot floats and supercomputers

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