Friday, October 17, 2014

Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve celebrates four years of research

Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve celebrates four years of research - The Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve celebrated four years of research Wednesday evening. Officials showcased their new research lab and public education utilities in the open house at Barkers  Island in Superior, WI

Thursday, October 16, 2014

NOAA releases two visualization tools for Great Lakes water levels

NOAA releases two visualization tools for Great Lakes water levels:

  • Lake Level Viewer - This easy-to-use online viewer shows a range of lake-level scenarios (plus or minus six feet from long-term average) and what those changes would mean for the coast.
  • Great Lakes Hydro-Climate Dashboard - Using long-term historical data, this tool shows users how precipitation, evaporation, ice cover, and runoff changes affect lake levels. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Q. and A.: James E. Garvey on Chinese solutions for America's carp problem

Q. and A.: James E. Garvey on Chinese solutions for America's carp problem - James E. Garvey, vice chancellor for research at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, recently visited China as part of a project researching the Yangtze and Mississippi rivers, including a look at the Asian carp present in both.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

7th Annual Freshwater Summit

7th Annual Freshwater Summit - Registration is open for the Freshwater Summit, an annual conference of environmental professionals and concerned citizens focusing on current issues facing the Great Lakes region -- This year's Freshwater Summit will be held Oct. 31 in Traverse City, MI

Friday, October 10, 2014

Department of Energy finalizing $2.8 million award for Lake Erie wind farm

Department of Energy finalizing $2.8 million award for Lake Erie wind farm - The U.S. Department of Energy is finalizing details of a $2.8 million award that will help Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) construct a wind farm on Lake Erie about seven miles northwest of Cleveland; a consolation prize after the group failed to win a larger federal grant that would have provided nearly $50 million 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Asian carp DNA detected in Kalamazoo River, which flows into Lake Michigan

Asian carp DNA detected in Kalamazoo River, which flows into Lake Michigan - Downstream from Calkins Dam, according to Tammy Newcomb, senior water policy adviser for MDNR -- The discovery marks the first time so-called environmental DNA for silver carp has been found in Michigan's Great Lakes waters outside of Maumee Bay in Lake Erie.