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Restore America's Estuaries Summit

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 08:05
Restore America's Estuaries and The Coastal Society have announced the first ever national summit that will bring together the restoration and coastal management communities for an integrated discussion to explore issues, solutions and lessons learned. The summit takes place Nov. 1-6 in Washington, D.C.

COMMENTARY: Ballast flushing isn't enough to protect the Great Lakes

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 08:05
Past and current methods of regulating ballast water discharges are ineffective, says the executive director of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation.

COMMENTARY: Shipping industry need not be sacrificed to fight invasive species

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 08:05
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's four-part series on invasive species in the Great Lakes misinterpreted and oversimplified the facts, says American Great Lakes Ports Association executive director.

White Lake rising: Toxic hot spot no more, lake moves beyond chemical past

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 08:05
White Lake's decades-long comeback from open sewer and chemical catch-basin has been nothing short of amazing. By the end of 2014, White Lake will be one of the first two Michigan sites to be removed from a list of "toxic hot spots" called the Great Lakes Areas of Concern.

Could toxic lake algae affect Wisconsin's water?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 08:05
Can toxic algae result in drinking water advisories in Wisconsin? Probably not. But that doesn't mean Wisconsin's waters are free of toxic algae blooms.

Spirits rise as Great Lakes, inland water levels rebound

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 08:05
The story of improving Great Lakes water levels can be discerned in the things unheard this summer -- like complaints.

Scientist: Water treatment plants can remove toxin from drinking water

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 08:05
Toledo and other water plants along Lake Erie likely will see high amounts of toxin in water this summer, but they should be equipped to remove it, a scientist said Friday.

Documentary being shot in Rhinelander, Wis. on controlling Great Lakes invasive species

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 08:05
A Chicago-based film crew was in Rhinelander, Wis. this weekend to shoot part of a one hour documentary on the efforts to control invasive species in the Great Lakes.

Study says Lake Erie walleye, yellow perch might survive Asian carp invasion

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 08:05
A successful invasion of Lake Erie by Asian carp wouldn't necessarily doom its valuable sport fish such as yellow perch and walleye, a newly released scientific paper said. But there's too much uncertainty to relax efforts to keep the carp out of Lake Erie, scientists said.

Lake Michigan Water Trail moving ahead

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 08:05
State and federal officials and local planning agencies are working to bring the Lake Michigan Water Trail to fruition. Parts of the trail are now in place, but a good deal of work is still ahead.

NASA space technology used to battle Lake Erie's algae problems

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 08:05
NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland has become an integral part of the battle to diagnose and forecast Lake Erie's devastating harmful algal blooms.

2014 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 08:05
Online registration is currently open for the 2014 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting, an opportunity for Great Lakes stakeholders to convene with colleagues and share perspectives on important Great Lakes issues. This year's meeting takes place in Buffalo, N.Y., on Sept. 29-30. Register now!

Charter board captains expose government, tourism groups to sport fishing

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:05
More than 50 anglers navigated Lake Erie in an armada of charter boats Wednesday morning followed by a fish fry. The occasion was the Great Lakes Experience Charter Fishing Day, held annually to promote fishing and Great Lakes tourism in Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties.

COMMENTARY: Toledo panic shows Great Lakes at risk

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:05
Toledo's recent bout with poisoned drinking water should serve as a huge wake-up call to Michigan to take seriously the link between factory farming, water pollution and public health.

COMMENTARY: Lake Huron nuclear dump scheme in trouble

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:05
Ontario Power Generation, the Crown corporation behind the proposed dump site for low and intermediate level radioactive waste, has publicly acknowledged that its long-term safety plans are based, in part, on new technologies that have not yet been invented.

Guess who's dumping in Lakes Michigan and Huron? It's Lake Superior

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:05
There's a lot of dumping going on right now into Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. But it's all good news. Lake Superior is dumping water into Lakes Michigan and Huron, and lots of it.

14-year-old Canadian girl becomes youngest person to swim across Lake Ontario

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:05
Trinity Arsenault did what no other 14-year-old girl has done before -- swim across Lake Ontario in less than 24 hours.

A $4.1 million USGS research vessel for Lake Ontario gets christened at Oswego Harbor

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:05
The 70-foot, Research Vessel Kaho, which is docked at the USGS's Lake Ontario Biological Field Station in Oswego, N.Y., replaced an aging vessel by the same name that's been used on the lake for research purposes since 1978.

Lake Michigan sailing races fun, but competitive, too

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:05
Weekly sailboat races offer an opportunity to compete while enjoying camaraderie as well as Lake Michigan.

Lake Michigan salmon, where have you gone?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:05
Salmon fishing in Lake Michigan was excellent in the spring but has fallen off in the summer months.