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LATEST DAILY NEWS
The preferred option of the Army Corps of Engineers’ report to stop Asian carp in Illinois needs $179 million from the federal treasury, and federal law requires a non-federal source for the remaining balance of $96 million. That remaining balance is likely the responsibility of Illinois or all of the Great Lakes states. Read the full story by Great Lakes Now.
Vern Ehlers, who championed the Great Lakes and scientific research and education while representing west Michigan during 17 years in Congress, died Tuesday night in Grand Rapids at age 83. Read the full story by The Detroit News.
Researchers from the University of Minnesota and the Science Museum of Minnesota’s St. Croix Watershed Research Station are fanning out across Minnesota, trying to figure out what exactly triggers toxic algae blooms, and what lakes might be at most risk. Read the full story by Minnesota Public Radio.
Following the release of the Brandon Road study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow calls for bipartisan unity to find consensus and move as quickly as possible on permanent solutions to stop Asian carp. Read the full story by The Detroit News.
In 2013, Lake Michigan water levels hit their lowest in recorded history. But now, four years later, they’re the highest they’ve been since 1997 – rising four feet in that time. It has scientists taking notice. Read the full story by WXMI-TV – Grand Rapids, MI.
Officials say they’re working to get permits into place so homeowners can protect property in a western Michigan tourist destination from being taken over by sand dunes. Read the full story by The Associated Press.
Just days before an international water ski competition was scheduled in Milwaukee’s Juneau Park Lagoon, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee found concentrations of microcystis at levels 10 times beyond the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s standards for recreational waters. Read the full story by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Driven by cooler temperatures and more precipitation, Lake Erie is six degrees cooler than both this date a year ago and its peak temperature for this summer, which occurred in mid-July. Read the full story by The Buffalo News.
The St. Lawrence Seaway is recovering from the worst cargo season in years with an unexpected resurgence in exports of iron ore and grain in the first half of the shipping year. Read the full story by Metro Toronto.
Some Great Lakes scientists are concerned about possible federal budget cuts affecting their work as the fate of spending next year on Great Lakes research is still foggy. Read the full story by Wisconsin Public Radio.
The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary is one of only 14 national marine sanctuaries in the entire country operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and it’s situated in the northwest corner of Lake Huron. Read the full story by Michigan Public Radio.
The Army Corps of Engineers’ recommendation for keeping Asian carp out of the Great Lakes is not as aggressive as many had hoped. But it is a much-needed start to the discussion on protecting the lakes’ valuable fisheries. Read the full story by The Toledo Blade.