Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Great Lakes News

<> GLMRIS Report Public Meeting Transcripts Posted - The public meeting transcripts for the GLMRIS Report are now available; Eleven public meetings; 600 people at the meetings, and more than 180 oral comments were received. Comment period for the GLMRIS Report closes March 31, 2014.

<> Grass carp: the overlooked Asian carp - There are many types of fish that fall under the Asian carp umbrella. Each brings their own unique peril to the Great Lakes basin.

<> Maps show spread of aquatic invasive species over time - By Evan Kreager Great Lakes Echo   The Nature Conservancy has animated how six invasive species have spread across the Great Lakes over time. The group has created six maps that show population increase and spread. . . 

<> Wayne State University receives grant from USGS to advance ecological restoration efforts in the Great Lakes - Foreign mussels hitchhiking to the Great Lakes in the ballast water tanks of international freighters are becoming one of the most vexing environmental problems facing the Great Lakes.

<> Spill response 'inadequate' for tar sands crude on Great Lakes - It has been more then three years since the Kalamazoo River oil spill in Michigan. Now, in 2014, there is still oil in the river and current methods are "inadequate" to find and recover submerged oil. . .

<> Letter supporting GLRI ends on Friday - We're beginning this week with 21 co-signers to the letter supporting the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding at $300 million in 2015. The letter now includes support from Reps: John Dingell (D-Mich.), David Joyce (R-Ohio)...

<> Oil leaks from BP Whiting refinery into nearby Lake Michigan - NEW YORK (Reuters) - An unknown volume of oil leaked from BP Plc's Whiting, Indiana, refinery into nearby Lake Michigan on Monday afternoon, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management confirmed on Tuesday.

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