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Monroe County Health officials say the beach was shut down because of New York state-mandated clarity issues that could lead to high levels of E. coli. Read the full story by WHEC-TV – Rochester, NY.
MI Clean Water Action is the statewide coordinator of the Oil and Water Don’t Mix campaign, and is focused on shutting down Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 pipeline, among other initiatives. Read the full story by Lansing City Pulse.
An Ohio farmer, as a part of Ohio’s H2Ohio program, found that applying nitrogen-infused fertilizer to his fields three times in a growing season instead of all at once helped his crops use the nutrient more efficiently causing less nitrogen to end up in rivers and streams. Read the full story by The Columbus Dispatch.
Food and water safety officials at Hamilton Public Health Services in Ontario announced the beach closure after the algae was discovered during a routine observation by city staff and tests later confirmed its identity. Read the full story by CBC News.
In 2019 the City of Duluth and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers agreed on a five-year plan to use some dredged material in an anti-erosion “beach nourishment” program. The program ended up depositing sharp debris and has now been found to violate a 1978 court settlement favoring placement of dredge spoils away from shorelines where it would not end up in water. Read the full story by MinnPost.
NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry has awarded a grant to a multi-institution project led by Texas State University to study the vulnerability of the Lake Huron ecosystem to global change. Read the full story by Corridor News.
There have been a few reports of blue-green algae on Lake Superior over the years with a first confirmed sighting in 2012. This summer researchers from universities, state and federal agencies from around the region are undertaking a coordinated effort to intensively study and monitor Lake Superior to determine when and where blooms occur on the lake.. Read the full story by MPR News.
Dan Egan, Journalist in residence at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Freshwater Sciences and author of “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes” discusses the impact of climate change on Chicago and Lake Michigan. Listen to the full story by NPR.
The head of Great Lakes Water Authority announced this week that she will resign, weeks after thousands of homes were damaged by sewage backups during a tremendous storm. Read the full story by Associated Press and Crain’s Detroit Business.
As northern Michigan beaches get more crowded in the summertime, some people are flocking to small beaches off the beaten path. Read and hear the full story by Interlochen Public Radio.