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NY - Lake levels are lower but still above average

Water levels on Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair are lower when compared to recent years, but are still well above average, say conservation authority officials.

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Justice

MN - Tribes’ spring fish harvest provides food, preserves culture

Bob Elm waited for the setting sun to dip below the horizon before heading out onto the chilly blue waters of Mille Lacs Lake.

Great Lakes
Science

OH - More than 50 years after Cleveland's river burned, farmers address quality issues| Opinion

Fred Yoder found that applying nitrogen-infused fertilizer to his fields three times in a growing season instead of all at once helped his crops use the nutrient more efficiently, and less nitrogen ended up in rivers and streams.

Great Lakes
Local

MI - Collaboration key to conservation efforts at St. Clair Flats State Wildlife Area

The St. Clair Flats area, located in the southern tip of St. Clair County, is home to a diverse bird species and is a destination for kayakers and canoers who want to view the interesting wildlife. The area is getting revitalized with the cooperation of Ducks Unlimited, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and Audubon Great Lakes.

Great Lakes
Advocacy

MN - EPA recommends that key permit not be reissued for proposed PolyMet mine

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommended the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers not reissue a key permit for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine over concerns that it could violate Fond du Lac Reservation’s water quality standards.

Great Lakes
Engineering

MI - Drone footage shows larger Lake Michigan beach after water level whiplash

It looks like visitors flocking to Lake Michigan beaches this summer will be in for a welcome sight.

Great Lakes
Engineering

GL - Army Corps launching 8-state Great Lakes coastal resilience study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is launching a comprehensive study of the Great Lakes shoreline after securing $1.1 million to begin the long-awaited look at vulnerability to high water and erosion along the inland coast.

Great Lakes
Engineering

MI - Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative announces new coastal protection programs for Michigan

The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative announced on Thursday that it will expand its Resilient Coastal Projects Initiative to include shoreline in West Michigan, from St. Joseph to Petoskey.

Great Lakes
Advocacy

IL - S2G Ventures Reveals 8 Trends Critical To A Vibrant Blue Economy

S2G Ventures, a leading multi-stage investment firm in food, agriculture, ocean and seafood markets, has unveiled eight Ocean and Seafood trends that are moving us closer towards an ocean that can sustain abundant marine life, regulate our climate, provide food and crucial ecosystem services for a growing population, and support a healthy planet well into the future.

Great Lakes
Waterways

OH - Back to the swamp: Wetland restoration benefits trickle down

A new wetland is coming to Wood County, just on the outskirts of Bowling Green, and it is one of many that will be part of the H2Ohio program that was instituted by Gov. Mike DeWine to cut harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie.

Great Lakes
Fisheries

Great Lakes - Tribal fishermen continue to face incidents of harassment

The violent racism centered around tribal fishers’ use of gill nets, despite the fact the nets had been used by Anishinaabek since long before the settlement of European colonizers. The nets had been declared illegal by the state of Michigan.

Great Lakes
Property

WI - Finding Higher Ground - A road trip through the unlikely cradle of America’s Great Climate Migration

“Storms are getting worse and becoming more frequent,” Muchow says. “These communities recognize they gotta do something, or their town is going to be, step by step, flood by flood, going away.” —Kurt Muchow

Great Lakes
Engineering

NY - Study to assess effects of climate change on Buffalo shoreline: 'We are not immune here'

The Lake Erie shoreline in Buffalo has been battered in recent years by more frequently occurring seiches – the wind-driven waves that cause drastic differences in water levels.

Great Lakes
Engineering

NY - Lower Lake Ontario, Erie watersheds to receive $103M in 2023 - WWTI

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers confirmed that the President’s Budget for fiscal year 2023 released on March 28 includes over $6.6 million in funding for the USACE Civil Works program, with over $103 million designated for projects in the Buffalo District.

Great Lakes
Recreation

CAN - Plovers quarrel: a tiny, endangered bird returns to Sauble Beach to find sunbathers dug into the sand

Fined $100,000 for destroying piping plover habitat, the Town of South Bruce Peninsula is in court arguing over just what an Ontario beach should be

Great Lakes
Federal

GL - Legislation Introduced To Establish Great Lakes Authority

New legislation introduced in Congress aims to create a federal entity dedicated exclusively to advancing solutions to the challenges faced by the eight states of Great Lakes region.

Great Lakes
Science

MI - Stemming the tide of invasive species in Great Lakes

Ballast water release from ocean vessels has introduced hundreds of invasive species to coastal ecosystems worldwide, causing major disruptions to fisheries and biodiversity. Attempts to control aquatic invasions have met with mixed success in general.

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