What's New on GLIN Tackling the problem of ghost nets Once "ghost nets" break free, they drift undeterred, buoyed, submerged and battered by the wild waters and shifting ice sheets of Lake Superior. Yet they continue to entrap fish, waterfowl and marine debris, even though no fishermen will now come to claim and clear them.
In the News Bait dumping offers invaders path to Great lakes Associated Press (8/29) Inadequate regulation of the bait fish trade and carelessness on the part of
anglers may be allowing invasive species — including widely feared Asian
carp — to reach the Great Lakes and inland waterways, according to a
scientific paper released Thursday.
Despite harmful algal blooms, Lake Erie is relatively healthy The Voice (8/29) The cleaner water flowing from Lake Huron and the St. Clair River to Lake Erie is contributing to an environmental
split-personality: a relatively robust general health and a simultaneous, and perhaps worsening, presence of harmful algal blooms.
Blast at BP refinery sparks fire, rattles homes Associated Press (8/28) An explosion at BP oil refinery in northwestern Indiana along Lake Michigan
rattled nearby homes and sparked a fire that was later extinguished, but it
didn’t cause any major injuries or halt production at the facility, a
company official said today.
Brutal winter? Almanac could be wrong, scientists say KXLF - Butte, MT (8/28) The U.S. is in for another long, cold winter, according to the newest edition
of the Farmers' Almanac, with drier conditions forecast for the Great Lakes.
But these forecasts could be wrong, according to a NOAA meteorologist.
'We don't poison the people, we feed the people' Ionia Sentinel-Standard (8/28) Applying nutrients to farm fields - and farming in general for that matter -
isn't what it used to be. That was the theme of a program presented recently
by the Michigan Agri-Business Association at the Crop Production Services
facility near Woodbury, Mich.
Groups to discuss oil pipelines during bridge walk Traverse City Record-Eagle (8/28) Environmentalists will use the annual Mackinac Bridge walk to raise
awareness about oil pipelines in the area and urge Gov. Rick Snyder to make
sure they won't leak into the Great Lakes.