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LATEST DAILY NEWS
A portion of the Maumee River that flows through Toledo was placed under a recreational advisory on Thursday by the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department because of a strong algal bloom. Health officials said city tap water remains safe. Read the full story by the Toledo Blade.
The best hope for saving Lake Erie may lie in a serious commitment to restoring 10 percent of the historic Great Black Swamp, according to a scientific paper published this month by one of the world’s top wetlands experts. Read the full story by the Toledo Blade.
London, Ontario wants to do its part to clean up Lake Erie, but it’s going to need some government cash to make it happen fast. A new plan aimed at reducing the amount of phosphorus that flows into the Thames River, and eventually Lake Erie, will head to committee next week. Read the full story by the St. Thomas Times Journal.
The 142-acre Susie Island is the largest of 13 small and rocky islands in Lake Superior, just before the Canadian border. The islands are home to some of Minnesota’s rarest plant life. Read the full story by Minnesota Public Radio News.
On the first day of the Great Lakes Commission meeting in Duluth, Keynote Speaker Minnesota Congressman Rick Nolan kicked off the gathering by ticking off some of his biggest concerns about the future of the Great Lakes: repair of the aging Soo Locks, making sure the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and Sea Grant programs continue to be funded, protecting the Harbor Trust Fund which is financed by the shipping industry, and preparing for the effects of climate change. Read the full story by Great Lakes Now.
On September 21, 2017, Congressman Fred Upton was in Mattawan, looking at efforts to reduce the sea lamprey population. Upton joined the Great Lakes Fishery Commission and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to see how treatments are applied. Read the full story by WMMT – West Michigan.
People worried about Asian carp infecting the Great Lakes have been anxiously awaiting a long-overdue carp “battle plan” from the Army Corps of Engineers — a report held up for six months by the Trump Administration. The Army Corps of Engineers says it will take eight years to get the proposed fix in place. Read the full story by Michigan Radio.
Standing on the shores of the Great Lakes on a sunny late-summer day, it’s virtually impossible to think of those sparkling waves as a death trap. A notable underwater photographer discusses what it’s like to document these untouched wrecks. Read the full story by Michigan Radio.
The Great Lakes Commission this week called for upgrading wastewater treatment plants, storm water pipes and drinking water filtration systems. The commission, which represents the region’s eight states, says a conservative cost estimate is $271 billion. Read the full story by the Associated Press.
An investigation into groundwater contamination in Grayling, Michigan, is more than doubling in size, expanding to a large new area with approximately 130 private drinking water wells. Read the full story by MLive.
Two months after the U.S. House Appropriations Committee restored the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to its full $300 million, prospects now seem promising the initiative will continue to be around to further power Great Lakes cleanup efforts. Read the full story by the Duluth News Tribune.
An unknown black substance found flowing from a drainage pipe into a Brampton, Ontario, creek on Wednesday is threatening to undermine the restoration of critical habitat for an endangered minnow. Read the full story by the Toronto Star.