Thursday, October 30, 2014

Red Cliff Band: Lake Superior barrel retrieval project update

Red Cliff Band: Lake Superior barrel retrieval project update - Since the mid-1990s, the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has been looking into the nearly 1,500 barrels that were dumped into Lake Superior by the U.S. military between 1959 and 1962

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

America's last coal-fired ship finally stops dumping coal ash into Lake Michigan

America's last coal-fired ship finally stops dumping coal ash into Lake Michigan - The 2014 season for Lake Michigan's only coal-powered passenger and car ferry came to a close Sunday, signaling the end of the controversial practice of dumping coal ash into the Great Lake. . .

Monday, October 27, 2014

Lake Erie's algal bloom fading

Lake Erie's algal bloom fading - With Lake Erie's 2014 harmful algal bloom fading away in the lake's cold water, a scientist who studies the blooms is looking back on his forecast for this year. It turned out to be accurate said an algal bloom forecasting expert

Friday, October 24, 2014

Great Lakes States' Representatives Support $300 million Funding For GLRI

Great Lakes States' Representatives Support $300 million Funding For GLRI - The Healing Our Waters - HOW Great Lakes Coalition has identified House members and is urging support for $300 million through FY 2016 for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Webinar: Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative

Webinar: Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative - The Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative webinar series focuses on invasive Phragmites in the Great Lakes region, and encourages dialogue and technology transfer. Register now for the next free webinar. . .

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Why are the Great Lakes on the rise?

Why are the Great Lakes on the rise? - During the late summer and early fall, the water level on the Great Lakes usually drops several inches. This year, three of those lakes, Superior, Michigan and Huron, have seen the opposite happen - rising water levels.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

EPA Awards Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants to Ohio, Michigan and Indiana to Target Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie

EPA Awards Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants to Ohio, Michigan and Indiana to Target Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie (IN, MI, OH) - (Oct. 20, 2014) -- U.S. EPA Region 5 Administrator/Great Lakes National Program Manager Susan Hedman announced the award of four Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants totaling over $8.6 million to Ohio, Michigan and Indiana state agencies