Friday, February 5, 2016

Comments Wanted: 'Testing a Framework for Assessing the Effectiveness of Programs and Other Measures under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement'

<> Comments Wanted: 'Testing a Framework for Assessing the Effectiveness of Programs and Other Measures under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement' - The International Joint Commission (IJC) commissioned a study to test a methodology for the assessment of progress in the achievement of GLWQA objectives -- comments are appreciated by March 4, 2016.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

MI Rep. Miller: 'No' to nuclear waste near Lake Huron

<> MI Rep. Miller: 'No' to nuclear waste near Lake Huron - Its backers contend the waste can be more safely stored there (in a limestone formation 2,200 feet below the surface) than it is today, on-site at nuclear power generating stations -- "In my view, that contention defies common sense."

Monday, February 1, 2016

IJC Diversion Report disappointing, says Restore Our Water Intl. rep

<> IJC Diversion Report disappointing, says Restore Our Water Intl. rep - An official with Restore Our Water International (ROWI) expressed her disappointment with comments made by the International Joint Commission (IJC) on a report released on Great Lakes water diversion.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Advocacy Alert: Great Lakes Net Pen Fish Farming

<> Advocacy Alert: Great Lakes Net Pen Fish Farming -  Advocacy Alert from Trout Unlimited: Great Lakes Net Pen Fish Farming It's Time for Your Voice to be Heard   We have been communicating with you for the last year about the proposal to allow large-scale commercial fish farming in the Great Lakes.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT) RFP

<> Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT) RFP - The Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT) is now accepting proposals under its Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Fish Populations: Habitat Protection and Restoration focus area through two grant categories -- submissions through this request for proposals (RFP) process are due by Tuesday, March 8, 2016.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A Self-Scaling Market Mechanism to Reduce Indirect Electricity Pollution

<> A Self-Scaling Market Mechanism to Reduce Indirect Electricity Pollution - The Great Lakes Protection Fund announced a $602,000 grant to a team led by WattTime that will reduce mercury and other air pollutants into the Great Lakes through software-guided reductions in energy use at times when electricity is being generated by high polluting sources.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Chicago Area Waterways Advisory Committee letter to President Obama and Congress

<>  Chicago Area Waterways Advisory Committee letter to President Obama and Congress - The CAWS Advisory Committee has considered options in the Great Lakes Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS) developed by USACE, along with additional information provided by technical consultants, and has identified further information needed to design and select a long-term solution -- the letter details the needs and further states that the requested "Chief's Report and accompanying information should be in sufficient detail for decisionmakers at the local, state, and federal levels to determine how to move forward with a long-term solution."