‘Nothing happening’ with pedestrian ferry proposal

The long-standing dream of a pedestrian ferry service linking the Windsor and Detroit downtowns is dead in the water, according to the author of a Windsor/Detroit Pedestrian Ferry report that provides no hope the proposal will become a reality — at least any time...

ODNR creating wetlands to keep Lake Erie clean

Representatives of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources announced six new wetland projects through H2Ohio, two of which are right at the mouth of the Maumee River. The Cullen Park project and the Grassy Island project will help keep toxins out of Lake Erie. Read...

Harmful algae could kill invasive mussels

Scientists are trying to find new ways to manage the spread of non-native mussels harming the Great Lakes ecosystem. Recent research found that chemicals produced by blue-green algae, also called cyanobacteria, are toxic to the larvae of invasive zebra and quagga...

Study links Asian carp with Mississippi River fish drop

Sport fish have declined significantly in portions of the Upper Mississippi River infested with Asian carp, adding evidence to fears about the invader’s threat to native species and the Great Lakes, according to a new study. Read the full story by The Associated...

EDITORIAL: Asian carp study underscores dangers

A new study shows that the population of sport fish—including bluegill, crappie and yellow perch—has dropped significantly in parts of the Upper Mississippi River that now are home to large numbers of Asian carp. That’s bad news for the Great Lakes fishery, where many...