Friday, April 18, 2014

Great Lakes News

<> Great Lakes whitefish shortage comes on heels of record-high prices in 2013 - Lower supplies and increased demand pushed wholesale whitefish prices to record levels last year, and a late start to the 2014 Great Lakes fishing season could place further pressure on prices.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Great Lakes News

<> Dozens of ships at Soo Locks await ice cutter convoy to cross Lake Superior - There are currently more than 40 ships waiting to get through the Soo Locks due to the lingering ice cover on the water.

<> Call: 10th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference - The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition has issued a reminder call for presentations and field trips for the upcoming conference to be held in Grand Rapids, Mich., Sept. 9-11. Deadline for submission is tomorrow, April 18.

<> Corps Releases Latest GLMRIS Newsletter - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has release the latest issue of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS ) newsletter with a number of articles related to the GLMRIS Report release.

<> Invaders in the Ballast Water - One GLPF-Sponsored Project to Keep Invasive Species Out of the Great Lakes Photo: Dr. Jeffrey Ram When ships enter the Great Lakes region, these vessels can transport new "passengers" that are unwelcome, in the form of . . .

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Great Lakes News

<> Lack of Vitamin B1 Killing Great Lakes Fish - Summary: Great Lakes fish in the salmon family that rely on the fish "alewife" as part of their diet face a major obstacle in restoring naturally reproducing populations, according to new U.S. Geological Survey research

<> Why it's a big deal that half of the Great Lakes are still covered in ice - As the Great Lakes slowly lose their historically large ice covers over the next few months, the domino effects could include lingering cold water, delayed seasonal shifts, and huge jumps in water levels

<> COMMENTARY: Tar sands expansion poses risk to Great Lakes - Expanding proposals for more pipeline capacity by Canadian pipeline company Enbridge, as well as plans to ship tar sands crude oil across Lake Superior and other Great Lakes, are astonishing in their sheer scale.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Great Lakes News

<> U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Great Lakes Region) Web-based Sediment Tools Training Sessions - A series of one-day training workshops on the Corps' web-based sediment tools to be held at various locations around the Great Lakes Basin. Free of charge to all participants.

<> Planned nuclear waste facility raises fears for Great Lakes - Some materials that would be stored in a proposed underground nuclear waste facility less than a mile from Lake Huron are hundreds of times more radioactive than was told to Canadian government officials considering the. . .

Monday, April 14, 2014

Great Lakes News

<> Canada narrows list of possible locations for nuclear waste facility - Canada is a step closer to picking a place to store spent nuclear fuel underground for the next 100,000 years, a project that's backfired on some of the world's other nuclear economies. One of four sites, Schreiber, ON, is on the Northshore of Lake Superior

<> Lake Michigan and Lake Huron water levels are rising, but how big a jump is expected?

Friday, April 11, 2014

Great Lakes News

<> Lake Superior ice still slowing commercial ships, Coast Guard ice-breakers to stay into May - Warming temperatures are improving shipping schedules on the Great Lakes, though the effects of winter's icy fury still remain.

<> 2014 Great Lakes Beach Association Conference - Save the date November 12-14 at the Novotel Toronto Centre in downtown Toronto, Ontario.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Great Lakes News

<> Coalition to Testify at House Hearing on Great Lakes Efforts - Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition Policy Director Chad Lord will be testifying today before a U.S. House subcommittee responsible for funding environmental programs

<> Congress expands Great Lakes dredging; 16 projects planned in Michigan, Wisconsin - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District had planned nine dredging projects in Michigan and Wisconsin for 2014 worth $13.2 million. But Congress recently allocated an additional $17.8 million and the number hit 16. . .

<> Great Lakes BIOTIC Symposium - The Great Lakes Sea Grant Network is hosting the Great Lakes Briefs on Invasive Organisms Traded in Commerce (BIOTIC) Symposium in Milwaukee, WI on June 3-4. The project is being led by the Wisconsin and Minnesota Sea Grant Programs, and aims to advance knowledge and understanding of the organisms in trade invasion pathway. . .

<> Lakewood launches pilot sewer project in hopes of reducing expensive sewer upgrades - To help solve the problem of sanitary sewer overflows that pollute the Rocky River and Lake Erie,, Lakewood, Ohio, plans to dye-test and use video cameras on sewers leading from nearly 300 homes, many of which may have. . .