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In the Great Lakes, invasive mussel species came close to wiping out native mussels, but significant remnant populations of native mussels have been discovered in the last 15 years and appear to be thriving.
This week, Michigan DNR biologists will collect millions of chinook eggs, fertilize them and then take them directly to hatcheries to support the Great Lakes salmon fishery.
A number of normally submerged areas remain accessible due to a regulated increase of flow through the Moses-Saunders Dam on the St. Lawrence River.
Worth Township, Mich. is taking steps to do something about its sewage discharges into Lake Huron.
The former commissioner in charge of the plant resigned in August, about three weeks after an algae-related water emergency in Toledo. He was replaced by environmental services commissioner Tim Murphy, who announced Tuesday that he'll resign, too, effective next month.
The carcass of another newborn beluga whale was found on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, troubling scientists concerned about increasingly threatened beluga populations in the region. Experts partly attribute the higher mortality rates to increased maritime traffic and oil drilling.
Farmers are concerned about a proposal that could lead to greater federal oversight of agricultural lands with the intent to reduce the flow of nutrients into major waterways like the Great Lakes.
The meeting signals a new willingness on the part of the Wisconsin DNR to publicly consider pro-active management of the perch population. Such strategies could include stocking and habitat improvement.
Groups concerned about the safety of the Great Lakes are taking their case to Illinois political leaders.
As the former director of the state Office of the Great Lakes and a long-time legislator who worked to protect the environment, Patty Birkholz said that finding DNA of Asian carp in the Kalamazoo River is a clear warning that trouble could follow.
Four of the top 10 states in energy efficiency are from the Great Lakes region, according to a personal finance advice website.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced that while Asian carp DNA has been detected in the lower Kalamazoo River, there are no indications of an actual fish population in the river, which is a tributary of Lake Michigan.
Protester Corinne Trubiano explained: "Our goal is to create a wave of citizen mobilization to say no to any kind of transport of fossil fuels, by pipeline, by train, by boat, to counter what is the worst polluting industry of our planet, the tar sands."
The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor recently had its first shipment of windmill blades and towers in three years as cargo picked up on the Great Lakes.
Researchers tested water samples from tanks containing small fish for sale as bait at more than 500 shops across the eight states on the lakes and found that 27 tested positive for invasive species' DNA.
A former Toledo city councilman-turned-environmental-activist told about 30 members of the Lucas County Bar Association on Monday he hopes the region's algae-induced water crisis is a wake-up call that galvanizes people.
Ohio State University Professor Brent Sohngen says a 25% percent tax on phosphorous could reduce concentrations by about eight percent in the Maumee and Sandusky rivers that flow into Lake Erie.
Lake Superior's water level keeps rising, at a time when it normally drops. The current level is the highest for a September since 1998. It's 9 inches higher than in September of last year.
While IMO and USCG approved system announcements are pending, which may mean owners want to "wait and see", it is still necessary to plan and budget now for the very great likelihood of the coming in to force of the convention within the next two to three years.
The conference, which runs Thursday and Friday, focuses on issues raised by the work of three professional journalists who spent the 2013-'14 academic year on campus completing projects with the assistance of students.