Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Great Lakes News

<> Watershed year? Lake Michigan charter fishery braces for uncertain future amid ecological changes, industry challenges - This summer could be a telling season for the salmon fishery in Lake Michigan and the lakeshore economy that relies on the industry for tourism.

<> Lake Huron floor study - An expert from the University of Western Ontario says studies of the floor of Lake Huron have revealed a number of surprises, including the potential for tsunamis.

<> EPA and New York State Announce Ban on Dumping Sewage from Boats into Lake Erie - (New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation declared the New York side of the Lake Erie shore line a no discharge zone, which means that boats. . .

<> 45 years later: Cuyahoga River pollution much lower than 'the day the river burned' - On June 22, 1969, Ohio's Cuyahoga River caught fire (again), sparking a national debate about environmental standards. . .

<> Despite funding setback, Lake Erie wind project pushes ahead - Developers of an Ohio offshore wind energy project say it will proceed despite losing out last month on one of three $47-million 4-year grants from the Department of Energy (DOE).