What's New on GLIN Get lost in 3D models of sunken Great Lakes ships Only a handful of people can afford to learn to SCUBA dive and head down to explore Great Lakes shipwrecks in person. Luckily, the folks at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have the next best thing: Explorable 3D renders of seven ships sunk in the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Lake Huron.
In the News Farms near Lake Erie get millions The Toledo Blade (11/30) Between 2008 and 2015, concentrated animal feeding operations in the western Lake Erie watershed have received more than $16.8 million from the U.S. Departmen of Agriculture, according to a report issued earlier this month by activist groups tracking the issue.
Henderson worried proposed Galloo Island wind farm will be "an eyesore" North Country Public Radio (11/30) An Albany energy developer is considering building a 32-turbine wind farm on Galloo Island, N.Y., 6 miles offshore, on Lake Ontario. But residents in Henderson, a town on the shores of the lake, say all they’d get out of the project is a ruined view.
NOAA graphics show how a Mackinac straits oil spill might look MLive (11/29) Six images obtained through the Freedom of Information Act show the simulated oil spill trajectory that local, state and federal agencies were using in September when Enbridge Inc. practiced a cleanup scenario imagining a break in its Straits of Mackinac pipeline.
Scientists hope vacant lot gardens keep water clean The Detroit News (11/29) In Detroit, Mich., vacant lots are home to a garden designed to keep pressure off the city’s wastewater treatment system and protect human health while beautifying neighborhoods.
Ohio group moving ahead with big plans to harness Lake Erie’s wind The London Free Press (11/29) An Ohio group is moving ahead with plans to harness Lake Erie’s strong winds, in sharp contrast to neighbouring Ontario that slapped a moratorium on wind farms in all its Great Lakes amid a public backlash to the spectre of the highrise-sized turbines along its shorelines.
Fundraiser saves Lake Michigan lighthouse WOOD-TV - Grands Rapids, MI (11/28) In South Haven, Mich., the Historical Association of South Haven took the lighthouse from the federal government three years ago and have now secured the funding to save it.
Lake Ontario water level deliberations nearly done Democrat & Chronicle (11/27) A decision may be nearing on the proposed plan to change the way Lake Ontario’s water levels are regulated, and both proponents and opponents are continuing efforts to influence the outcome.