Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Great Lakes News for 12/17/14

<> Ohio EPA grant targets runoff feeding Lake Erie algae - Ohio's environmental regulators are handing out a grant that will be aimed at reducing farm runoff that contributes to algae in Lake Erie.

<> COMMENTARY: We need national program to access risks to Great Lakes - As the events of last summer showed, the threat to our Great Lakes -- and our water supply -- from algae blooms and cyanotoxins is real.

<> Ohio OKs funds to monitor toxic algae, Asian carp - In Ohio, the state Controlling Board OK'd funding for separate efforts to monitor streams for toxic algae and invasive Asian carp.

<> GVSU researchers find more of invasive snail species in Lake Michigan - The faucet snail is spreading in Lake Michigan, and that bodes ill for water birds native to Michigan, says Grand Valley State University's Annis Water Resources Institute.

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