Time to let science drive Great Lakes policy on Asian carp
- Editor H2ONotes [ 7/1/2011 - 14:52 ] #EAST LANSING, Mich. — The threat Asian carp pose to the Great Lakes
community may be politically controversial, but pales in comparison to
the costs and danger of continuing to wring hands over established
facts. It’s time to let science drive policy and put knowledge into
action, says a Michigan State University fisheries expert. more...
Solutions sought to eliminate open-lake dumping in Lake Erie
- Editor H2ONotes [ 7/1/2011 - 07:23 ] #Environmental leaders, Great Lakes governors, and fishery biologists
joined last Thursday to discuss terminating open-lake dumping in Lake
Erie of substances found in Toledo's shipping channel. Alternative
options discussed for disposing of the sediment included using it to
cover landfills, fill in closed mines, or add layers to farming soil. more...
Lake Michigan beaches among worst in nation, study finds
- Editor H2ONotes [ 7/1/2011 - 07:22 ] #Illinois' beaches along Lake Michigan have the sixth-worst water quality
in the country, a study released Wednesday by the Natural Resources
Defense Council found. more...
Great Lakes round gobies a mixed blessing
- Editor H2ONotes [ 7/1/2011 - 07:20 ] #
For all the trouble they bring, it turns out the invasive round goby
might also be doing the Great Lakes a small service. In addition to
being a valuable food source for numerous sport fish, the small bottom
feeder also has an appetite for another, more notorious Great Lakes
invader -- the zebra mussel. more...
Lake Superior rising faster than normal
- Editor H2ONotes [ 7/1/2011 - 07:19 ] #The level of Lake Superior rose 4 inches in June, a month the big lake
usually goes up 3 inches, according to the International Lake Superior
Board of Control. more...
Spawning success signals start of sturgeon comeback
- Editor H2ONotes [ 6/27/2011 - 18:51 ] #After 28 years of stocking sturgeon in Minnesota's St. Louis River and
waiting for them to mature, fisheries biologists have documented the
first natural reproduction of the species. more...
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Upper Great lakes are down; lower Great Lakes are up
- Editor H2ONotes [ 6/27/2011 - 18:50 ] #While there have been no interruptions or restrictions on navigation in
the Great Lakes, this year's water levels have had some impact on ships
that ply the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System trade. more...
Great Lakes Water Festival promotes stewardship, advocacy, fun
- Editor H2ONotes [ 6/27/2011 - 18:47 ] #A festival with a cause, the Great Lakes Water Festival in Lowell, MI
aimed to promote environmental stewardship and mobilize the public to
advocate for action on issues facing West Michigan's lakes and rivers. more...
Because of climate change, fears of a Great Lakes ‘dead zone'
- Editor H2ONotes [ 6/27/2011 - 18:46 ] #University of Michigan's David Scavia discusses a frightening potential
climate change scenario: the possibility for each of the Great Lakes to
become a dead zone -- a water body stripped of oxygen where no fish or
plants can survive. more...
Sea lamprey surveys will soon be underway
- Editor H2ONotes [ 6/27/2011 - 18:45 ] #The continuing battle against sea lampreys soon will come to locations
in Wisconsin. A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service assessment crew will
conduct surveys off the mouths of the Sand (Bayfield Co.) and Brule
(Douglas Co.) rivers to determine the need for sea lamprey control. more...
Rip currents pose dangers in Great Lakes
- Editor H2ONotes [ 6/20/2011 - 06:57 ] #Despite the lack of tidal influences in the Great Lakes, rip currents
are an ever present threat to swimmers, anglers and others along
shoreline areas. more...
Co-op helps improve fishing: research facility housed in hydroelectric plant
- Editor H2ONotes [ 6/20/2011 - 06:56 ] #A Michigan co-op is helping to improve sport fishing throughout the
Great Lakes through an aquatic research facility housed in an historic
hydroelectric plant that it owns. more...
Officials to expand PCB testing in Lake St. Clair
- Editor H2ONotes [ 6/20/2011 - 06:54 ] #Officials plan to expand the scope of testing of fish in the Lake St.
Clair area for PCBs after high levels of the chemical compounds were
found in fish in two St. Clair Shores canals. more...
US Fish and Wildlife Service plans to survey Muskegon River to estimate sea lamprey population
- Editor H2ONotes [ 6/15/2011 - 07:11 ] #The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans a sea lamprey survey in
Muskegon County later this month. The goal is to determine whether it's
necessary to do sea lamprey control in the lower Muskegon River. more...
Water barriers eyed for St. Clair River
- Editor H2ONotes [ 6/15/2011 - 07:10 ] #Water levels in the upper Great Lakes could be raised by placing gates,
dikes or inflatable barriers in the St. Clair River at a cost of up to
$225 million, a new report says. more...
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