Local reading group to meet

MARQUETTE — The Transition Marquette County Reading Group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Dandelion Cottage Room of Peter White Public Library to discuss “Sustaining Lake Superior” by Michigan Tech University professor Nancy Langston.

Lake Superior has a fascinating history, including threats from such activities as logging, pulp and paper manufacturing, and mining, that caused nearly irreversible degradation. Yet in the last 50 years it has experienced a remarkable recovery. After describing the lake’s social and ecological history, Langston warns about threats from new mining interests and persistent toxic pollutants (some from old cotton fields in the American south!) that are mobilizing with climate change.

Everyone is welcome. It would help to have at least started to read the book. For more information, call Charlie at 226-3314 or mqtchaz@gmail.com.