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LATEST DAILY NEWS
Research funded by the National Science Foundation’s Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences found the shape of Lake Ontario’s shoreline and associated wind patterns can be used to more accurately forecast lake effect snow events. Read the full story by Oswego County Today.
Northeast Ohio U.S. Reps. Dave Joyce and Marcy Kaptur are sponsoring a bill aimed at helping coastal communities better prepare for, mitigate, and intervene in harmful algal bloom events. Read the full story by The News-Herald.
A lake trout that hatched at least 46 years ago was caught and released in western Lake Superior this month by Wisconsin DNR fisheries crews doing survey work near the Gull Island Shoal fish refuge. Read the full story by MLive.
There are a few important reasons Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder should veto the state legislature’s ballast water roll-back bill: sandy shorelines, pristine waters, healthy fish and a $22.8 billion per year tourism industry. Read the full story by the Traverse City Record-Eagle.
The climate and geography of the Great Lakes produce some of the heaviest snowfalls, and accumulation totals, in the United States. Four of the five 24-hour time interval snowfall records are from the Great Lakes region. Read the full story by The Weather Channel.
In an effort to more accurately predict lake effect snow patterns, a team of researchers from the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research and the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory are developing a network of specialized weather stations. Read the full story by Great Lakes Echo.
An event was put on by Moritz College of Law to bring differing ideologies into one room and talk about the controversy over how to manage harmful algal blooms. Read the full story by the Lantern.
Local residents have a great number of questions about how the massive Foxconn manufacturing campus — set to be constructed in Mount Pleasant — is going to impact southeastern Wisconsin. Dickert’s organization, the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, penned a letter to the governor saying it would like to work with the state to ensure that Foxconn has the tools to help keep area waterways clean. Read the full story by the Journal Times.
The Great Lakes Commission and Lawrence Technological University have established the Great Lakes Stormwater Technology Transfer Collaborative to encourage the use of stormwater management technology that can prevent releases of untreated sewage into the Great Lakes. Read the full story by the Detroit News.
In Ontario, a new 150-meter walkway feature is going up along Lakeshore’s waterfront. The jetty will replace a failing 25-metre steel breakwall. Read the full story by CTV News Windsor.
Guy Meadows, the director of Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center, testified in the US Senate before a subcommittee examining the Coast Guard’s role in preparation and response to national disasters. Meadows encouraged lawmakers to invest in the science and technology necessary for the Coast Guard to successfully execute their missions. Read the full story by UPMatters.com
Environmentalists are questioning why the public wasn’t notified about an October chemical spill into a Lake Michigan tributary that a steel company asked Indiana regulators to keep confidential. Read the full story by The Associated Press.