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Stopping the invasion

10 hours 23 min ago
Two hours. That's the time it takes Fisheries and Oceans Canada aquatic science biologists to determine if an invasive Asian carp is fertile or sterile.

NYS schedules events to mark Erie Canal bicentennial

10 hours 23 min ago
New York State is planning to commemorate this year's 200th anniversary of the groundbreaking for the Erie Canal with a series of major events along the waterway.

University of Windsor researchers warn about fish contamination

10 hours 23 min ago
Researchers at University of Windsor believe half of current fish consumption advisories are potentially not adequately protective and that the Ministry of Environment advisories need to take combined chemicals into account, as opposed to just one at a time.

Homeowners can help prevent algae blooms in Canandaigua Lake

10 hours 23 min ago
Algae blooms have been popping up in the Finger Lakes during the summer months. Soil and water experts say one of the main contributors in growing algae comes from fertilizers on your lawn.

As Lake Ontario & St. Lawrence River swell, new water levels plan tested

10 hours 23 min ago
A wet spring is testing the new system for managing water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. And homeowners along Lake Ontario in western New York say it's a failure.

Great Lakes steel production keeps trending up

10 hours 23 min ago
Great Lakes steel production rose to 664,000 tons last week, a 2.86 percent increase. It was the second straight weekly increase after a four-week slide.

Researchers: No more ice cover on the Great Lakes

10 hours 23 min ago
In another sign that spring has returned in Michigan, the Great Lakes are now ice-free -- having cleared out enough to rank among the top 20 earliest thaws in the last 45 years, researchers said Wednesday.

Study: Warnings about contaminated fish fall short

10 hours 23 min ago
The EPA's office of inspector general recently evaluated the warnings issued by states and indigenous American tribes throughout the nation. The study found that some states and tribes are failing to warn anglers about the risks of eating contaminated fish.

COMMENTARY: President Trump's 'drop dead' message to Great Lakes voters

10 hours 23 min ago
A president's budget makes a statement about what he believes is and isn't important. It assigns dollar values to that president's priorities. And the numbers in Trump's budget argue that his message to Northeast Ohio is identical to The New York Daily News' characterization of what President Gerald Ford said to Trump's hometown during a fiscal crisis 42 years ago: "Drop Dead."

Most feared asian carp could feast on Lake Michigan

10 hours 23 min ago
A federal study says the most feared types of Asian carp would find plenty of food if they reached Lake Michigan.

Great Lakes' rare sand dunes bringing summit to Lake Michigan city

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 08:05
The rare Great Lakes coastal sand dunes that can be found in West Michigan will be the focus of an upcoming summit in Muskegon, Michigan.

Stabenow vows to fight White House over delayed Asian carp report

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 08:05
A dozen members of Congress representing Great Lakes states met in the Capitol to press the Army Corps of Engineers and other agencies in President Trump's administration for answers on why the Asian carp report has been held up.

Googly-eyed trash wheel could clean up Milwaukee waterways

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 08:05
A creature of sorts might be the answer to cleaning up waterways in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It's an idea already taking off in Baltimore, Maryland.

Outflows from Lake Ontario to increase as water level threat remains

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 08:05
The International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board said they are looking to increase outflows from Lake Ontario, as the threat of high water levels is expected to continue into May or June.

Orleans towns battle erosion as Lake Ontario levels rise

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 08:05
With Lake Ontario already 19 inches above average with another foot coming on the way, all the towns on the south shore of the lake need is one big storm to be devastated.

Michigan DNR program helps urban youths better their future

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 08:05
Michigan has plenty of scenic publicly owned land, and the Department of Natural Resources is using its summer youth program to expose urban youth to parks and other recreational outdoor activities.

Great Lakes forum stresses cooperation

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 08:05
Several hundred academics, politicians, government officials, and industry leaders from the U.S. and Candada gathered in Detroit, Michigan, to talk about shared goals and initiatives toward fostering growth in the regional economy.

Led by Ontario, the Great Lakes region's economy just keeps on growing

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 08:05
A new report says the Great Lakes region remains an economic powerhouse. The two Canadian provinces and eight U.S. states that surround the Great Lakes had an estimated combined GDP of $6 trillion (USD) in 2016, up from $5.8 trillion the year before.

Ohio Senators Portman, Brown lead Congressional delegation demanding U.S. EPA office be saved

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 08:05
Recent reports that the U.S. EPA's Region 5 office based in Chicago will be shut down has alarmed bipartisan representatives of the five states of the Great Lakes region.

Enbridge Line 5 has spilled at least 1.1M gallons in past 50 years

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 08:05
Almost 30 spills along Enbridge Line 5 have been unearthed in federal records by a National Wildlife Federation pipeline safety specialist.

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