<> Researchers finding plastic in water samples from Great Lakes - Researchers have been finding plastic microbeads in samples taken from all the Great Lakes since 2012 and are now investigating whether they are affecting the Great Lakes food chain. . .
<> Ohio takes first big step to slow Lake Erie algae - Ohio is taking its biggest step yet toward tackling the algae fouling Lake Erie with a law that will require most farmers to undergo training before they use commercial fertilizers. . .
<> Animated satellite data shows record-setting Great Lakes ice - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA] recently released a year's worth of Great Lakes surface temperatures showing ice cover and temperature for one day each month of the year
<> Two New GLOS Funding Opportunities - The development and enhancement of data management programs across the Great Lakes region; and, the purchase and deployment of observing assets along the Great Lakes nearshore