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LATEST DAILY NEWS
The water level of Lake Huron is expected to continue rising into 2020, according to Ontario’s Maitland Valley Conservation Authority. Read the full story by the Blackburn News.
At a ceremonial ribbon-cutting Tuesday afternoon, Duluth city officials celebrated the completion of the first two phases of Lakewalk reconstruction, in the wake of back-to-back storms that damaged the popular path. However, the third and final phase of the project will present the greatest challenge. Read the full story by Duluth News Tribune.
Enbridge Energy held an open house Tuesday at their Rapid River Station in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. A lot of discussion at the open house revolved around Line 5 and the proposed tunnel that would surround the pipeline. Read the full story by WLUC-TV – Rapid River, MI.
Along the Lake Michigan shore in Wisconsin’s Kenosha County, illegal fishing has been a growing problem, with salmon being illegally taken, gutted for eggs, and left behind. Read the full story by Kenosha News.
The Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge disappeared behind a wall of sea smoke, prompting the Mackinac Bridge Authority to tweet, “We promise the water is still out there somewhere!” Read the full story by MLive.
The number of alewives swimming around Lake Ontario still is stressed, causing concern for the future size of chinook salmon in the lake, which eat only alewives. Read the full story by Watertown Daily News.
“Toxic Puzzle,” an award-winning documentary, argues that a chemical produced by harmful algal blooms can trigger ALS, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease in some people, and asserts that clusters of ALS exist near bodies of water with harmful algal blooms. It’s important to note the movie’s claims have yet to be proven by scientists. Read the full story by the Sandusky Register.
A new study that looked back at three decades of satellite data finds that summertime algal blooms are worsening in large freshwater lakes around the world—and that climate change may be undercutting efforts to combat the problem. Read the full story by EOS.
Officials say populations of fish-killing sea lamprey remain at near-historic lows in Lakes Michigan and Ontario but are above target levels in Lakes Huron, Superior and Erie. Read the full story by The Associated Press.
A citizen science survey to collect reports of balloon debris on local beaches and riverbanks was launched in June, and by the end of October, over 1,500 unique reports of balloon fragments were logged. Read the full story by Great Lakes Now.