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Asian carp DNA found in southwestern Michigan

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 08:05
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.

Montreal protesters chain themselves to refinery fence

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 08:05
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."

Burns Harbor receives first shipment of windmill blades in years

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 08:05
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.

Bait dumping offers invaders path to Great Lakes

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 08:05
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.

Ex-councilman wants algae crisis to be wake-up call

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 08:05
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.

Researcher: Tax phosphorous to reduce algae threat in Lake Erie

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 08:05
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 water level at highest point for September since '98

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 08:05
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.

COMMENTARY: The Great Lakes ballast water challenge

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 08:05
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.

Conference at Marquette focuses on Great Lakes, health care, energy

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 08:05
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.

National Seafood Month

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 08:05
October is National Seafood Month, a time to highlight smart seafood choices, sustainable fisheries, and the health benefits of eating a diet rich in seafood. Learn more about seafood choices and sustainability at NOAA's FishWatch website.

Piecing together Lake Michigan shoreline: State has eyes on McClendon land

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 08:05
The pieces of what could be a four-mile stretch of public dune land in Allegan County, Mich. along Lake Michigan have been assembled over more than 50 years, and now another key section is within reach.

Piecing together Lake Michigan shoreline: State has eyes on McClendon land

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 08:05
The pieces of what could be a four-mile stretch of public dune land in Allegan County, Mich. along Lake Michigan have been assembled over more than 50 years, and now another key section is within reach.

Piecing together Lake Michigan shoreline: State has eyes on McClendon land

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 08:05
The pieces of what could be a four-mile stretch of public dune land in Allegan County, Mich. along Lake Michigan have been assembled over more than 50 years, and now another key section is within reach.

Lake Michigan salmon runs proving slower than average

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 08:05
State fish managers in Michigan, are uncertain about what to expect this season. Many of the salmon runs on the Lake Michigan shoreline are slower than average.

Lake Michigan salmon runs proving slower than average

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 08:05
State fish managers in Michigan, are uncertain about what to expect this season. Many of the salmon runs on the Lake Michigan shoreline are slower than average.

Lake Michigan salmon runs proving slower than average

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 08:05
State fish managers in Michigan, are uncertain about what to expect this season. Many of the salmon runs on the Lake Michigan shoreline are slower than average.

Worth Twp., Mich. moves on plan to keep sewage out of lake

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 08:05
Worth Township, Mich. is moving forward with a $23 million project to stop sewage from draining into Lake Huron.

Worth Twp., Mich. moves on plan to keep sewage out of lake

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 08:05
Worth Township, Mich. is moving forward with a $23 million project to stop sewage from draining into Lake Huron.

Worth Twp., Mich. moves on plan to keep sewage out of lake

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 08:05
Worth Township, Mich. is moving forward with a $23 million project to stop sewage from draining into Lake Huron.

Ohio Farmer's Union wants tweak to Ag-Bill

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 08:05
The group's proposal would require all operators of confined animal feeding operations or their contractors to report how much manure is delivered to others and where it goes.