A Michigan Bigfoot Sighting is Tuscola county in July 2021 has caused some excitement in Michigan’s Thumb region. Unusual but not uncommon.
Top and notable news stories and features that make the headlines in major news outlets.
North America’s Great Lakes are the world’s most significant freshwater habitat. The Great Lakes also support a $7 billion commercial and recreational fishing industry. It’s been challenging to estimate fish… Read More »Sailboat Drones Begin Fish Count in Lakes Huron-Michigan
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has issued a warning about Oak Wilt fungus being extremely prevalent this Spring and Summer.
One of the trees that are susceptible to the disease is the Northern Pin Oaks which are prevalent along the shore and in the dune forests and wood lots in the Upper Thumb.
Learning the major effects of ice on the Great Lakes will be crucial. Access to ice cover data is essential. Ice on the Fantastic Lakes impacts many societal benefits provided by the lakes, from hydropower generation to commercial freight to commercial and recreational fishing. Thumbwind has been tracking the 2021s Great Lakes Ice Coverage.
Climate Change rises the potential of rapid moving thunder storms and record setting temperatures which stresses the main grid to Power blackout. Here is what to prepare for a power outage.
Sill break walls along the Lake Michigan shore is a natural-looking method of holding and collecting beach sand and prevent erosion. Lake Huron residents may find it a suitable option for their beach or lake easement property
Consumers Energy announced Gratiot Farms Wind Project is operational and contributes 150 megawatts of renewable energy to Michigan customers. Gratiot Farms Wind Project went online on December 16 and featured 60 turbines with a 150-megawatt capacity, enough to power about 58,000 residents.
Thumbwind – Finding Fun in Michigan’s Thumb Four Michigan State legislators demand the restoration of commercial fishing licenses for 13 fisher operations left in Michigan. The post 4 Michigan Legislators… Read More »Michigan Legislators Demand DNR Restore Commercial Fishing Licenses
The Detroit Army Corps of Engineers has kept records of ice coverage going back to 1973. The map shows the extent of the maximum ice cover on the Great Lakes for each year.We are tracking the Great Lakes Ice Coverage for the Winter of 2021.
The next time you brush your teeth or wash your face, you may be contributing to adding microplastic into the Great Lakes. The New York Times reports that microplastics are… Read More »Are the Great Lakes a Microplastic Soup With PFAS On the Side?