Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Ohio spent $187,000 on bottled water for Toledo after Lake Erie algae emergency

Ohio spent $187,000 on bottled water for Toledo after Lake Erie algae emergency - The state says it spent $187,000 buying bottled water for Toledo during the algae-related water emergency suffered by Ohio's fourth-largest city earlier this year. Toxins left behind from algae fouled the water. . .

Monday, September 29, 2014

Study: Lake Erie silt dumping isn't fueling algae

Study: Lake Erie silt dumping isn't fueling algae - Study released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers found that silt dumped into the lake isn't a primary source of the phosphorus that feeds the algae, which produces toxins that this summer fouled the tap water for 400,000 people in Ohio and southeastern Michigan.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Great Lakes in unprecedented danger, Chicago mayor says

Great Lakes in unprecedented danger, Chicago mayor says - The discussion is no longer just about the environmental health of the five big lakes. It's also about the health of the millions of people who rely on them for their drinking water.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Coalition Supports New Great Lakes Action Plan

Coalition Supports New Great Lakes Action Plan - The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition is supporting a new Great Lakes action plan that will guide federal restoration efforts for the next five years. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Federal Agencies Announce 5-Year Great Lakes Restoration Action Plan

Federal Agencies Announce 5-Year Great Lakes Restoration Action Plan - At a meeting of Great Lakes Mayors in Chicago, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy  released a new Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Action Plan that lays out steps that federal agencies will take during the next five years to protect water quality, control invasive species and restore habitat in the largest surface fresh water system in the world. 
 
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Microplastic pollution widespread in St. Lawrence River

Microplastic pollution widespread in St. Lawrence River - Canadian scientists say they've found 2-millimeter plastic microbeads widely distributed along the bottom of the St. Lawrence River.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Legislators oppose limiting states' ability to regulate ballast water discharges

Letter from caucus members expresses opposition to federal legislation limiting states' ability to regulate ballast water discharges Close to 50 state legislators from the Great Lakes region are urging the U.S. Senate to reject federal legislation that would prevent states from establishing their own tougher standards on ballast water discharges. S.2094 was passed by a Senate committee in July.