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Latest Daily News
World’s lakes shrinking, but Great Lakes on the rise
New data published by the journal Science shows most of the world’s lakes are shrinking. But according to Environment Canada, lakes in Southwestern Ontario are slowly rising — contradicting that trend. Read the full story by CTV News.
Land purchase aims to expand access to Lake Superior and protect habitat for at-risk shorebird
The state of Wisconsin will add a half-mile of shoreline to the Brule River State Forest that will expand public access to Lake Superior and protect habitat for an endangered shorebird. Read the full story by Wisconsin Public Radio.
Michigan scientists work to save black terns from extinction
Scientists believe saving black terns from extinction will take more than habitat protection across their breeding grounds in Michigan. Read the full story by MLive.
Meet the new St. Lawrence Seaway Administrator
As of last November, Adam Tindall-Schlicht has been Administrator of the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, which oversees operations of the U.S. side of the system of locks and channels that connect the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. Read the full story by North County Public Radio.
UMD’s Blue Heron charters ‘world-class research’
One research vessel owned and operated by the University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) is dedicated to better exploring the Great Lakes region. This year, a team of researchers from UMD is looking at algae blooms on the lakes. Read the full story by KBJR-TV – Duluth, MN.
Device dating to 234 B.C. may allow Michigan native fish to bypass dams
Over the course of eleven days, a device dating back to 234 B.C. successfully captured 704 fish and lifted them into a collection basket as part of a project to determine if the method could be used in the future to move fish across dams without injury. Read the full story by Bridge Michigan.
Sturgeon Fest continues to make a splash after 10 years
Thousands of people will soon line Michigan’s St. Clair River together and celebrate the famous Blue Water Area sturgeon at Sturgeon Fest. Read the full story by the Times Herald.
Offshore wind in the Midwest? Some Great Lakes leaders think so.
Lawmakers in Illinois and Pennsylvania are considering bills this year to promote offshore wind development in the waters off their coasts. Read the full story by Michigan Advance.
Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Cities Initiative praises Canadian, U.S. Governments for committing funds for shoreline protection
The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative says that their member municipalities are willing to spend the money to protect the shoreline but are hampered by inflation and labor shortages. Read the full story by Bayshore Broadcasting.
Kent, Ottawa waterways on deck for sea lamprey treatment
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will treat two West Michigan waterways for invasive sea lamprey this summer. Read the full story by MLive.