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In a marketing event Wednesday, Illinois officials announced the focus-group-approved name for the prolific invasive species, Asian carp: now rebranded as Copi. Read the full story by The Washington Post.
Lake Michigan sediment cores reveal changes to the Great Lakes over the past few hundred years. Significant changes can be observed from both humans and invasive quagga mussels. Read the full story by Great Lakes Echo.
University of Texas researchers are looking at the indirect impacts of 6PPD-quinone, an antioxidant added to car tires to prolong their life, on Great Lakes fish. Read the full story by Great Lakes Now.
Lake whitefish in Lake Michigan and Lake Huron have a recruitment problem. Since the early 2000s fewer young whitefish have been making it to adulthood. Fewer adults mean fewer fish for commercial fishers to catch. Read the full story by Great Lakes Echo.
Nearly every piece of microplastic pulled out of Lake Ontario is tracked and recorded by the dozens of University of Toronto students participating in a study that pulls more than 10,000 pieces of microplastics out of the lake each day. Read the full story by the CTV National News.
Climate change-fueled weather such as extreme storms will provide a direct threat to contaminated waste storage sites, nuclear power plants and industrial facilities at multiple sites on the shores of Lake Michigan, according to a new report. Read the full story by Great Lakes Now.
A group of Great Lakes mayors say Ontario should prioritize the maritime transport sector. The group, which represents more than 150 Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River mayors, says the Ontario government needs to create an effective Marine Strategy. Read the full story by CFLZ – Fort Erie, Ontario.
Reports of harmful algal blooms have increased in Michigan in recent years, and state officials have tips on how to keep an eye out for them. Read the full story by WXPR – Ironwood, MI.
Tawas Point Lighthouse, located in Northern Michigan, rested on the edge of the point looking over Lake Huron when it was built in 1877. Over the years, the lighthouse began to almost recede into the peninsula, through a process called accretion. Read the full story by WRKR – Portage, MI.
The availability of expanded federal infrastructure resources offers a once-in-a-generation opportunity for the Upper Midwest to protect current and any potential residents. Read the full story by Crain’s Chicago Business.