Entries by Circle Blue

Trash Fish: Marine debris becomes sculptures at Great Lakes aquariums and museums

By Natasha Blakely, Great Lakes Now An array of more than 80 marine-debris-turned-art works will be making another Great Lakes stop, adding a lake sturgeon sculpture when it’s installed at a Wisconsin site next year. Made entirely of plastic trash, these larger-than-life figures have realistic designs. They come as part of the traveling exhibit, Washed […]

C+: Western Lake Erie receives mediocre score on new report card

This article appears as part of the Great Lakes News Collaborative. A collaboration between Bridge Michigan; Circle of Blue; Great Lakes Now at Detroit Public Television; and Michigan Radio, Michigan’s NPR News Leader; who work together to bring audiences news and information about the impact of climate change, pollution, and aging infrastructure on the Great […]

UNICEF Distributes Hygiene, Recreational Kits to Lao Children

In an effort to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, UNICEF and government partners distributed hygiene and recreational kits to more than 1,000 children in residential care institutions and shelters in Laos last week. The kits included soap, bleach, detergent as well as painting tools. In many rural and poorer communities in Laos, residents do not have […]

Study Highlights Compound Effect of Hurricanes and Covid-19

Hurricane evacuations could increase the health risks of the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States, according to a Columbia University study. The study found that storms rated as a Category 3 or higher could increase Covid-19 infections by thousands of cases if evacuations are not well managed. Researchers from the Department of Environmental Health Sciences […]