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What's causing the algae blooms is a complicated mix of problems that have been blamed on farmers, changing weather patterns, aging wastewater systems, leaking septic tanks and invasive species in the lake.
Ohio projects will get more than $6 million in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative money for projects to prevent runoff from entering Lake Erie and restore wetlands and streams.
Volunteers mainly monitor aquatic macroinvertebrates, which are creatures like insects and crustaceans and that are visible to the eye. The data can detect immediate problems and long-term water degradation.
The lake ice is the biggest, whitest sign that spring's arrival is again delayed. And the temperature is not going to warm up any time soon. This will be the longest it has taken to reach 60 degrees since 1980.
The $2 million yacht is aimed at people taking long-range cruises as well as day trips. It will be the flagship vessel of Cruisers' lineup, which includes 48-foot and 54-foot yachts.
New York Sea Grant has issued a series of impact statements for eight of its projects conducted in the Great Lakes region of New York in 2014. The projects primarily focused on work to support resilient communities and economies and healthy New York coastal ecosystems and habitats.
Just one day after the Ohio House of Representatives and Senate passed a bill aimed at keeping chemicals that feed algae out of Lake Erie, the US Environmental Protection agency is pledging millions of dollars to fight the blooms.
The removal of the ice boom in Lake Erie, designed to keep ice chunks from flowing down the Niagara River and damaging the intakes of the Niagara Power Project, will be delayed.
In Ohio, the House and Senate voted to restrict application of manure and other fertilizers that contribute to toxic algae blooms, move away from open-lake dumping of dredged material, and step up monitoring at water-treatment plants.
In New York, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper is one of four finalists for the first North American Riverprize. The recognition from the International River Foundation honors excellence and diversity in river restoration.
The Nature Conservancy is set to receive $2.5 million in federal funds to help implement conservation practices across 10,000 acres of cropland in Michigan's Saginaw Bay Watershed.
The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor won a Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award for increasing international cargo tonnage during the 2014 navigation season.
Great Lakes ice has been decreasing quickly in the past few weeks. Given all the extreme cold we had in February, there is an astonishing difference in the amount of ice currently on the Great Lakes when compared to last year.
Thanks in large part to the Pure Michigan ad campaign, Michigan's tourism industry brought in $22.8 billion last year, and this summer is looking to be on a similar track.
Ohio's Sandusky River is full of spawning walleye. The river could return to its glory days of walleye fishing once the Ballville Dam is removed this fall.
As temperatures increase, evaporation and less winter ice means lower water levels in the Great Lakes, and that in turn leads to more concerns.
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is participating in a multistate and federal effort to re-establish sturgeon spawning habitat.
It's believed to be from the Jennie & Annie Schooner that came ashore in 1872.
The EPA announced Tuesday that it was adding the DSC McLouth Steel plant site in Gibraltar to its National Priorities List for cleanup.
The new barrier would take over the function of blocking the lampreys' spread after the planned demolition of a dam as part of an effort to restore the rapids that give the city its name.