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Science

Great Lakes - Climate Change May Help Asian Carp Thrive in Lake Michigan

Left unchecked, warming will eliminate some of the carp's competition for food, study says.

Great Lakes
Property

MI - On Mackinac Island, Lake Huron's waves are destroying an iconic highway

On a typical sunny summer day, Mackinac Island’s car-free highway would be teeming with walkers, bicyclists and horseback riders taking in virtually unbroken views of Lake Huron’s crystalline waters along the iconic 8.2-mile loop.

Great Lakes
Property

Great Lakes - Study reveals many great lakes state parks impacted by record-high water levels

The research was presented at the 2020 Great Lakes Virtual Conference, which is hosted by the International Association of Great Lakes Research.

Great Lakes
Engineering

WI - State issues $100k+ in coastal management grants in Racine and Kenosha counties

MADISON — More than $100,000 has been allocated by the State of Wisconsin to manage the coastline in Racine and Kenosha counties.

Great Lakes
Science

OH - Lake Erie algal bloom and new twist on the Ned Rig

You don’t often think of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration when talking about the Great Lakes, but NOAA will be in the spotlight later this week when it joins with Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory at The Ohio State University to forecast this year’s algal bloom on Lake Erie.

Great Lakes
Engineering

WI - State issues coastal management grants to Kenosha, Racine area projects

More than $100,000 has been allocated by the State of Wisconsin to go toward managing the coastline in Kenosha and Racine counties.

Great Lakes
Engineering

MI - Efforts to regularly monitor, evaluate Great Lakes are critical to region

Novel coronavirus has been dominating the headlines in the early part of 2020. But a few recent stories — with no connection to COVID-19 — reminded us that the Great Lakes are vital natural resources that must be regularly monitored and evaluated.

Great Lakes
Engineering

MN - Dredging project aims to bolster battered Duluth beach

High water levels worry homeowners on the 6-mile strip of land known as Park Point.

Great Lakes
Energy

WI - Lt. Gov. Barnes: Wisconsin, it’s time to talk climate change

Next week the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change will hold two listening sessions — virtually — to hear how Wisconsinites are being affected by climate change, as well as soliciting ideas for solutions that state officials might be able to act upon.

Great Lakes
Energy

IL - Offshore Wind Turbines Are Popping Up On The East Coast. Could They Help The Great Lakes?

Human beings have been turning the power of the wind into energy for over a thousand years.

Great Lakes
Science

OH - Smaller toxic blooms on Lake Erie expected this year

Lake Erie will be clearer, safer and better for fish than it was last year, according to an early season projection by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Harmful algal blooms that sometimes spread over much of the lake in summer are expected to be smaller than in past years.

Great Lakes
Engineering

MI - Lake Michigan sets new high-water record for May

Water levels on Lake Michigan and the other Great Lakes are continuing to set records, with mean water levels for the month of May breaking setting new heights for the first time in more than 30 years.

Coastwide
Waterways

USA - MARAD awards $9.5 million in America’s Marine Highway grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has awarded $9.5 million in America’s Marine Highway Program grants to eight projects.

Great Lakes
Engineering

IL - Indiana Harbor Ship Canal dredging resumes

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to dredge another 182,300 cubic yards of sediment from the Indianan Harbor Ship Canal this year.

Great Lakes
Property

Canada - Clarington shoreline advocate joins international flood review committee

Lake Ontario: International Joint Commission (IJC)for Great Lakes Management appoints Public Advisory Group for review of water regulation plan

Great Lakes
Science

Great Lakes - Water temperatures starting to warm, but Lake Superior still in 30s

Great Lakes waters are starting to warm up. Here’s a look at current water temperatures on our big lakes.

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