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Toxic algae expected at Lake Erie, potentially worst ever

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 08:05
For Lake Erie, the worst harmful algae bloom (HAB) ever measured might be right around the corner.

No obvious quick fix for moribund Yellow Perch

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 08:05
The yellow perch has been an easy catch for Canadian fishers for more than a century, the fisheries department says. But a new report suggests rising water temperatures are threatening the fish.

UT research vessel dedicated at Great Lakes museum

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 08:05
A $350,000, custom-made research vessel is roving Lake Erie with crews of scientists collecting water samples and other information about Toledo's drinking water supply and the lake's health.

EDITORIAL: Time to protect Great Lakes from oil spill is now

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 08:05
An oil pipeline running through the Straits of Mackinac should be shut down.

High lake levels vex docking for Mackinac sailboat race

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 08:05
Race committee officials issued a warning that some docking facilities may not be available on Mackinac Island because of higher water levels.

Ore trade in the Great Lakes takes a dip in June

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 08:05
Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway totaled 6.2 million tons in June, a decrease of 6 percent compared to May, and nearly 5 percent below the level of a year ago.

Construction on the way for Niagara-On-The-Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 08:05
Representatives from the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario and the Niagara Region celebrated the start of construction of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Native groups seek oil and gas moratorium in Gulf of St. Lawrence

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 08:05
Quèbec asked to impose a 12-year moratorium on oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to give time for a comprehensive assessment on possible risks to the ecosystem.

Next phase in Buffalo River recovery kicks off with habitat restoration and shoreline improvements

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 08:05
As the 10-year effort to remove toxic sediment from the Buffalo River nears completion this summer, the focus now shifts to shoreline access and habitat restoration along this once-dead river.

St. Lawrence Seaway sees drop in second-quarter cargo shipments

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 08:05
Though the St. Lawrence Seaway saw an increase of general cargo shipments in June, its second-quarter total shipment percentage is coming up lower than that of 2014.

COMMENTARY: Improving Canada's marine infrastructure is a must

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 08:05
This October, Canadians will enter election booths to decide which federal candidate is best suited to address the problems of the day.

Toronto will spend $5M to study re-routing Don River

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 08:05
Mayor John Tory announced new money for a "transformational project" that could eventually change where the Don River empties into Lake Ontario, making way for a redeveloped Port Lands area.

Water levels in Lake Huron highest they've been in 17 years

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 08:05
Waters levels in the Great Lakes are the highest they've been in nearly two decades.

No sign of live invasive crayfish after DNR trapping on Lake Macatawa

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 08:05
Officials with the Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division set 46 baited traps in Lake Macatawa this week in search for the invasive red swamp crayfish. Much to their delight, they haven't found any yet.

NOAA, partners predict severe harmful algal bloom for Lake Erie

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 08:05
On July 9, NOAA and its research partners, using an ensemble modeling approach, predict that the 2015 western Lake Erie harmful algal bloom season will be among the most severe in recent years and could become the second most severe behind the record-setting 2011 bloom.

Infographic: Lake Superior pressured by climate change, invasive species

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 08:05
Warming water temperatures and destructive, non-native species threaten the world's largest lake by surface area.

Weather service has small craft advisory for Lake Huron

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 08:05
The National Weather Service has issued a small craft advisory for near shore areas of Lake Huron.

Fly fishing clinics to be held on Lake Erie

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 08:05
Anglers interested in learning the art of fly fishing and practicing their skills on a half-mile section of Cold Creek at the Castalia State Fish Hatchery in Erie County are encouraged to enter a lottery for beginning fly fishing clinics.

Task force addresses Straits pipeline, but some want it closed now

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 08:05
Canadian petroleum transport giant Enbridge's more than 60-year-old.

Climate change threatens Lake Erie's yellow perch

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 08:05
Research has suggested yellow perch grow more rapidly during the short winters resulting from climate change, but a new study shows warmer water temperatures can lead to the production of less hardy eggs and larvae that have trouble surviving these early stages of life in Lake Erie.