Friday, December 19, 2014

EDITORIAL: U.S. Senate leaves Great Lakes high and dry

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<> EDITORIAL: U.S. Senate leaves Great Lakes high and dry - Despite assurances that the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2014 was fast-tracked for passage before Congress shut down for the holidays, at least one unknown, unnamed senator torpedoed it

Thursday, December 18, 2014

EPA Awards Additional GLRI Funding to Federal and State Agencies to Expand Efforts to Target Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie

<> EPA Awards Additional GLRI Funding to Federal and State Agencies to Expand Efforts to Target Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie - U.S EPA announced the award of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funds totaling over $3.1 million to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Geological Survey, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to target harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Great Lakes News for 12/17/14

<> Ohio EPA grant targets runoff feeding Lake Erie algae - Ohio's environmental regulators are handing out a grant that will be aimed at reducing farm runoff that contributes to algae in Lake Erie.

<> COMMENTARY: We need national program to access risks to Great Lakes - As the events of last summer showed, the threat to our Great Lakes -- and our water supply -- from algae blooms and cyanotoxins is real.

<> Ohio OKs funds to monitor toxic algae, Asian carp - In Ohio, the state Controlling Board OK'd funding for separate efforts to monitor streams for toxic algae and invasive Asian carp.

<> GVSU researchers find more of invasive snail species in Lake Michigan - The faucet snail is spreading in Lake Michigan, and that bodes ill for water birds native to Michigan, says Grand Valley State University's Annis Water Resources Institute.

 
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Oil & Water Presents to Petroleum Task Force

<> Oil & Water Presents to Petroleum Task Force - Dec 15. In formal remarks to a state task force on oil pipelines, representatives of key environmental and Great Lakes groups – echoing the concerns of businesses, governments, and thousands of citizens – called on Governor Snyder to take swift and meaningful action to protect the Great Lakes from a catastrophic oil spill from a pair of 61-year-old Enbridge pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Stabenow, Camp, Slaughter Introduce Guarding Our Great Lakes Act

<> Stabenow, Camp, Slaughter Introduce Guarding Our Great Lakes Act - Senator Debbie Stabenow and Representatives Dave Camp (R-MI) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY) introduced the Guarding Our Great Lakes Act, bipartisan legislation designed to protect the Great Lakes from the threat of invasive Asian carp.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Study casts doubt on leaking contaminates theory

<> Study casts doubt on leaking contaminates theory - In Ohio, two scientists cast serious doubt on claims that the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority's Facility 3 man-made island is leaching phosphorus into the Western Basin of Lake Erie

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Great Lakes on a record-breaking water-level rebound

<> Great Lakes on a record-breaking water-level rebound - Lakes Michigan and Huron have recovered 3.2 feet since January 2013; Lake Superior 2.3 feet, marking the fastest recovery over a 23-month period since the mid-1800s