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According to the Ohio Department of Health’s BeachGuard, unsafe levels of microcystin were detected during routine testing recently for Lake Erie beach at Maumee Bay State Park, Ohio. Read the full story by WTVG-TV – Oregon, OH.
Lake Erie pollution is reducing tourism revenues and hurting businesses that depend on the lake for their livelihood. Read the full story by Crain’s Cleveland Business
The USS Cobia, a WWII submarine, is the highlight of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum and allows visitors to see an important piece of WWII Pacific fleet history right on Lake Michigan. Read the full story by CNET.
Samples of a microbial mat at the bottom of a 75-foot-deep sinkhole off the north shore of Middle Island, near Rockport State Recreation Area in the waters of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Lake Huron, answers a question scientists have asked for decades about the rise in Earth’s oxygen levels. Read the full story by The Alpena News.
As lake waters continue to warm through late summer and early fall, there’s been an explosive growth of blue-green algae found in areas such as western parts of Lake Erie. Read the full story by Spectrum News 1.
A recent fish kill along a 25-mile stretch of Lake Erie from Cleveland east to Perry, Ohio, is being blamed on oxygen-depleted water being blown toward shore and suffocating those fish that could not escape. Read the full story by The Plain Dealer.
COMMENTARY: International freshwater scientists highlight effects of changing climates on inland lakes
Scientists have long hypothesized that storms would have strong impacts on water temperature and water column mixing, however, a recent study found that wind and rainstorms do not cause major temperature changes in lakes. Read the full story by Sault Online.
On Monday, the container ship Peyton Lynn C, which loaded in Antwerp, Belgium, passed through the locks in Massena and Iroquois, Ontario, on her way upriver on the St. Lawrence heading for the Great Lakes. In her wake, her owners believe, may be a new era in regards to a shipping method for the international waterway. Read the full story by Watertown Daily Times.
Fresh funds are being infused into the federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, promising a lasting effect on the humans who rely on the great inland sea and the fish that will swim in its cleaner waters. Read the full story by The Buffalo News.
Renowned scientist visits St. Lawrence River, warns that climate change is driving extreme water levels
The St. Lawrence River community of Clayton, New York was visited on September 9 by University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability Associate Professor Dr. Andrew Gronewold. Dr. Gronewold visited the North Country to lead a discussion on findings from his research on water levels in the Great Lakes. Read and hear the full story by WWTI-TV – Watertown, NY.