Friday, May 29, 2015

Webinar: Protection of the Waters of the Great Lakes

<> Webinar: Protection of the Waters of the Great Lakes - The International Joint Commission (IJC) invites you to join a public webinar and teleconference at 10:00 a.m. (EDT) on Thursday, June 4, 2015 regarding a consultants' draft report on the Protection of the Waters of the Great Lakes.

  • IJC Ten Year Review "Protection of the Waters of the Great Lakes" - 10 years in defending the lakes from diversions, bulk exports and large-scale withdrawals -- comments on the draft report until June 30, 2015.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Clean Water Rule 'A Major Victory for People, Great Lakes, Economy'

<> Clean Water Rule 'A Major Victory for People, Great Lakes, Economy' - The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition is heralding a new clean water rule as a major step forward in protecting drinking water and restoring the health of the Great Lakes.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body and Compact Council Meetings

<> Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body and Compact Council Meetings – The Council of Great Lakes Governors announced that the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body (Regional Body) and Water Resources Council (Compact Council) will meet on Thursday, June 25, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. EDT, and 2:45 p.m. EDT, respectively, via conference call.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Researchers sample Lake Superior's waters to study lake's rapid changes

<> Researchers sample Lake Superior's waters to study lake's rapid changes - This week scientists from the University of Minnesota Duluth are trying to figure out why the lake is warming, why surface ice cover is declining and why biological diversity is decreasing to the point where there's less food for fish.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Changing water levels on the Great Lakes

<> Changing water levels on the Great Lakes - Their levels change all the time, and have been down significantly for the past 16 years, but the last few years, they've changed a lot, faster than anyone would've expected.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

U-M Researchers win Award for Paper on Phosphorus in Lake Erie

<> U-M Researchers win Award for Paper on Phosphorus in Lake Erie - Lead author Donald Scavia, and a team of researchers will receive the Chandler-Misener Award for the most notable paper, Assessing and addressing the re-eutrophication of Lake Erie: Central basin hypoxia, in the 2014 edition of the Journal of Great Lakes Research. [Link to the paper]

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

IJC seeks public comment on review of recommendations for protecting the waters of the Great Lakes

<> IJC seeks public comment on review of recommendations for protecting the waters of the Great Lakes - The International Joint Commission (IJC) announced the start of a public comment period on a consultants' review of recommendations made in the 2000 IJC report, "Protection of the Waters of the Great Lakes" – deadline June 30, 2015.