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LATEST DAILY NEWS
Late summer is when we see blooms of cyanobacteria and algae in western Lake Erie, but spring is when the blooms are set up by a basic equation: fertilizer plus spring rain equals phosphorus loading. Read the full story by Michigan Radio.
The freighter Kaye E. Barker became trapped in compressed ice near Marquette, Michigan, on Wednesday as she was trying to reach the area’s lower harbor, the National Weather Service said. A U.S. Coast Guard cutter was sent to break the ice and free the ship today. Read the full story by MLive.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is asking the General Assembly to expand the power of state regulators over a specific source of water pollution affecting Lake Erie. Read the full story by WOSU – Columbus, OH.
A proposal to weaken protections against aquatic invaders in the Great Lakes, and across the country, failed in a procedural vote in the Senate Wednesday as most Great Lakes senators stood firm against allowing the bill to even be considered, despite pressure from shipping industry interests that argued for the repeal of regulations it sees as burdensome. Read the full story by The Buffalo News.
The city of Hamilton, Ontario, has declared a recent storm a disaster so homeowners can access grant funds, following damage caused by Lake Ontario flooding. Read the full story by CBC News.