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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.

Ohio lawmakers set Aug. 15 hearing on Lake Erie algae crisis

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:05
Ohio's informal Lake Erie Legislative Caucus will meet on Aug. 15 at Maumee Bay State Park to discuss the lake's algae problems that recently left the city of Toledo without usable water for more than two days.

Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:05
The 2014 Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference will be held in Duluth, Minn., on Oct. 20-22, 2014, to exchange information on all invasive aquatic and terrestrial plant, animal, insect and pathogen species. The goal is to strengthen management of invasive species, especially prevention, control, and containment.

EDITORIAL: The war on invasive species in the Great Lakes

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:05
Beneath the serene waters of Lake Michigan and other Great Lakes, a war rages against at least 56 organisms not native to the Great Lakes that have infiltrated the lake over the decades, most of them arriving stealthily in freighter ballast tanks.

Great Lakes steel production rises by 18,000 tons

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:05
Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region shot up to 693,000 last week.

The North Channel: The Great Lakes' best kept secret

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:05
The North Channel is located at the northern side of Manitoulin Island, the largest freshwater island in the world.

Lakes rising but group warns it won't last

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:05
Lake levels have risen more than 30 centimetres above those seen this time last year, thanks largely to a memorably cold winter which froze lakes, limited evaporation and let snow pile up.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder weighs in on Muskegon river barges proposal

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:05
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder made his first-ever trip to the Coast Guard Festival in Grand Haven when he spoke at the U.S. Coast Guard National Memorial Service at Escanaba Park on Friday, Aug. 1.

Chicago mayor calls for summit on drinking water

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:05
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is reacting to reports Lake Erie has became tainted with a toxin that prevents water consumption by calling for a summit of Canadian and U.S. mayors.

Wyandotte transient marina committee members chosen; tasked with finding funds for Detroit River project

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:05
The fate of a proposed transient marina in Wyandotte, Mich. is now in the hands of 10 people asked to come up with ways to fund the project without taking money from the city's general fund.

2 Indiana cities get $500,000 from EPA to improve Lake Michigan's water quality

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:05
The federal government has awarded two northern Indiana cities $500,000 for projects to improve Lake Michigan's water quality by filtering the runoff from city life.