Friday, April 29, 2016

Great Lakes climate factsheets

<> Great Lakes climate factsheets - The Graham Sustainability Institute at the University of Michigan created a series of Great Lakes climate factsheets regarding the challenges municipalities face when dealing with climate change, and lessons learned from interacting with several major cities in the region.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Banned PCBs still haunt Great Lakes

<> Banned PCBs still haunt Great Lakes - "Uncontrolled sources are now the worst," referring to ongoing sources such as paint, landfills and sludge beds that continue to release PCBs into the air.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

2016 Asian Carp Action Plan Released

<> 2016 Asian Carp Action Plan Released - The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee (ACRCC) announced the release of the 2016 Asian Carp Control Action Plan -- formerly called the Asian Carp Control Strategy Framework, the document outlines the strategic and coordinated actions federal, provincial, state and local partners are taking to stop the introduction, spread and establishment of Asian carp into the Great Lakes -- more than $386 million invested in research, control and monitoring efforts.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Dairy farms taking a toll on Great Lakes, waterways

<> Dairy farms taking a toll on Great Lakes, waterways - With blue-green algae blooms becoming a part of summer in Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair, concern is growing that nutrients — including those from cow manure and from large operations with more than 700 milk-producing animals — could be a long-term problem as farmers look for places to put cow waste -- dairy cows defecate more than 80 pounds per day

Monday, April 25, 2016

Great Lakes officials scale-back Waukesha water diversion plan

<> Great Lakes officials scale-back Waukesha water diversion plan - The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body came up with a tentative plan that would reduce the number of communities in a future water service area -- but, nothing is final -- further meeting May 2

Friday, April 22, 2016

Great Lakes leaders to scrutinize Waukesha water diversion bid

<> Great Lakes leaders to scrutinize Waukesha water diversion bid - If the Great Lakes officials meeting in Chicago cannot agree by Friday (Apr 22) to support each of the DNR's findings, or whether to place additional restrictions on the diversion plan, they will reconvene May 10 and 11 to complete their work -- the compact requires a unanimous affirmative vote of the eight states to succeed.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Mayors Urge Governors and Premiers to Reject Waukesha Application

<> Mayors Urge Governors and Premiers to Reject Waukesha Application - Mayors of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative call on the Governors and Premiers of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence basin to reject the Waukesha Water Diversion Application and uphold the Great Lakes Compact and Agreement.