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Shipwreck discovery on Lake Superior

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 08:05
The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society was searching west of Whitefish Point, near Deer Park, when they noticed a blip on their side-scan sonar.

COMMENTARY: Clarity about clean water

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 08:05
The range of science folk as well as policy wonks and policy makers, right as well as left, pretty much agree: The thing that has changed is the size of farms and their fertilizers and fertilizer practices.

Duluth project will turn methane into energy

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 08:05
Electricity makes up 20 percent of the overall cost to treat wastewater. With electricity costs expected to rise in coming years, the WLSSD's potential savings by generating its own electricity are obvious.

Toledo water woes stir call for national standards, strategy to fight algae toxins

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 08:05
With no federal standards on safe levels for drinking algae-tainted water and no guidelines for treating or testing it either, water quality engineers sometimes look for solutions the same way school kids do their homework.

US, Canadian agencies plan Lake Erie exercise to deal with potential Asian carp infestation

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 08:05
Ten U.S. and Canadian agencies are taking part in a field exercise this week, testing their ability to respond to an invasion of Asian carp in western Lake Erie and head off a major environmental threat to the Great Lakes and their multibillion-dollar fishing industry.

Proximity to Great Lakes a key factor in local officials' views

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 08:05
Just 10 miles from the shores of the Great Lakes, local government leaders are less likely to see the lakes as an economic asset for their township or city, according to a survey by the University of Michigan's Ford School of Public Policy.

'Great Lakes tidal wave' causes 5-foot immediate rise in water on Lake Superior shoreline

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 08:05
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reported a 65-inch change in water levels. First the water lowered by 14 inches and then quickly rose 51 inches.

The Compass

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:05
The Council of Great Lakes Governors September 2014 edition of its newsletter, THE COMPASS, is now available. Highlights include a message from co-chair Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, discussion of protecting the region from aquatic invaders, and the launch of a new website.

Huron Boats a part of Kincardine's marine heritage history

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:05
Beginning in the 1880s and continuing on to the early 1900s the two or three masted Huron fishing boat was a common sight in Kincardine harbour, Ontario.

COMMENTARY: A regional perspective makes sense for Lake County economy

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:05
Lake County is not only part of the State of Illinois but also the Great Lakes region, and that dimension becomes steadily more important economically and therefore politically as well.

Ashtabula River removed from Great Lakes watch list after $85 million cleanup

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:05
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that cleanup of the Ashtabula River in Ohio has progressed enough for it to be removed from a list of contaminated sites along the Great Lakes that are designated "areas of concern" by the United States and Canada.

Fall salmon run up Lake Ontario tributaries 'a little behind schedule,' say some

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:05
This year's annual fall run of Chinook salmon up the Salmon River and other Lake Ontario tributaries is running "a little bit behind schedule" compared to the past two years, according to local experts.

City reduces water testing for toxins to alternate days Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2014/09/05/City-reduces-water-testing-for-toxins-to-alternate-days.html#thYloW3ovcsxzfCG.99

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:05
The city of Toledo, Ohio did not test for microcystin in its drinking water supply on Wednesday, the first time it did not test for the toxin since the city's August water crisis.

Ohio plans to stop Asian carp from reaching Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:05
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources recently published The Asian Carp Tactical Plan, 2014-2020, which details the strategies adopted by the state to prevent Asian carp from reaching Lake Erie and the rest of the Great Lakes.

Despite stubborn winter ice, Great Lakes seaway cargo ahead of 2013

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:05
Despite the hubbub surrounding a long winter, heavy ice and late start to the Great Lakes shipping season, cargo moved on the St. Lawrence Seaway system this season already has surpassed 2013 levels.

US approves expansion of Great Lakes sanctuary

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:05
The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in northern Michigan has received federal approval to expand its size nearly tenfold and boost the preservation of scores of sunken vessels in an area of Lake Huron once known as "Shipwreck Alley."

Plastic Waters: from the Great Lakes to the Oceans

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 08:05
What do the Great Lakes and a camel's stomach have in common? Find out at Plastic Waters, an exhibit that shows the harmful effects of plastic pollution on our lakes and oceans -- and some inspiring solutions that can sustain our waters.

Columbus replica ships dock in Michigan City

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 08:05
A replica of Christopher Columbus' ship, the Pinta makes its way into the Michigan City Port, Ind. accompanied by a replica of the Nina and visitors can enjoy self-guided tours aboard the vessels.

Stationary Lake Ontario ships explained

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 08:05
Each summer, the vessels line up on Lake Ontario and while most are passing through Niagara, a handful just stay put for days, sometimes a week or more.

Cleveland metal-plating company pleads guilty to Clean Water Act crimes for dumping sludge waste

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 08:05
In Cleveland, Ohio officials at a West Side plating company pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of violating the federal Clean Water Act by illegally dumping high concentrations of metals into the sewer system.