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NOAA Sea Grant awards $2.6 million for new aquaculture projects
This week, NOAA Sea Grant announced new grants totaling $2.6 million for projects to support the development of environmentally and economically sustainable ocean, coastal, or Great Lakes aquaculture. Sea Grant Programs will supplement the federal funding, bringing the total investment to about $4 million for new national projects in 2014.
Dramatic increases in crude oil production and transportation via rail
The Great Lakes Commission is inviting comments on a draft report that evaluates the potential benefits and risks surrounding the transport of crude oil in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River region. The draft report is available online, and comments will be accepted through Dec. 1.
Waters of Wisconsin blog
The Waters of Wisconsin Initiative, funded by the Joyce Foundation, recently launched a blog that focuses on water issues and stories important to Wisconsin. The blog aims to feature great ideas and poignant stories from writers, policymakers, farmers, scientists, and others.
State and local climate adaptation plans
States and communities around the country have begun to prepare for the climate change. An interactive map by the Georgetown Climate Center highlights the status of state and local adaptation efforts, including those in the Great Lakes region.
DNR, federal agencies investigate Oregon company shipping illegal, uncertified bait
A bait supplier in Oregon has pled guilty and paid a $2,000 settlement for shipping uncertified Pacific herring bait into Michigan. The uncertified bait poses a disease risk to Michigan waters as it is a known carrier of viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSv).
Great Lakes Lake Level Viewer
Have you visited GLIN's November Site of the Month yet? The honor goes to NOAA's new Great Lakes Lake Level Viewer. This tool helps users visualize lake level changes that range from six feet above to six feet below historical long-term average water levels in the Great Lakes.
Great Lakes Now Connect: Fisheries
The Nature Conservancy and Detroit Public Television's full presentation of Great Lakes Now Connect: Fisheries is now available online. In this broadcast, the challenges and solutions facing Great Lakes fish are discussed by a panel of experts and the studio audience.
Officials celebrate removal of Lake Superior AOC
This week, officials and local residents at Deer Lake in Ishpeming, Mich., gathered to mark the removal of this toxic hotspot from a binational list of "Areas of Concern" targeted for cleanup in the 1987 U.S. - Canada Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.
Webinar: Climate Change and Corn Belt Agriculture
With severe weather events forecast to increase in number and intensity, corn crop yields may decrease due to increased nutrient runoff. On Nov. 18, OSU's Climate Change Webinar Series will focus on climate predictions for the Midwest, research findings, and impacts for Lake Erie.
Webinar: Great Lakes Beach Association Conference
The 14th Annual Great Lakes Beach Association Conference takes place Nov. 12-14 in Toronto, Ont., and will be broadcast live via free webinar and teleconference! Topics include human health risks, rapid test methods, physical and hydrological beach processes, and more.
Great Lakes Now: The 2014 Toxic Algae Crisis
Detroit Public Television will be recording and live streaming Great Lakes Now: The 2014 Toxic Algae Crisis from 2-2:30 p.m. on Wed. Nov. 11. Discussion will center on the effects of algae on the Great Lakes and how we can prevent a large algae crisis from happening again.
The Edmund Fitzgerald
Nov. 10 marks the anniversary of the sinking of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, an American Great Lakes freighter that sank in a Lake Superior storm in 1975, resulting in the loss of the entire crew of 29. When launched in 1958, she was the largest ship on the Great Lakes, and she remains the largest to have sunk there.
Marine Protected Areas Connections
The latest issue of NOAA's Marine Protected Areas Center newsletter, Marine Protected Areas Connections, is now available online. The newsletter features information about the public comment period for the newly updated Framework for the National System of Marine Protected Areas of the United States of America.
Navigating Troubled Waters: A Primer for Managers on Water Challenges and Opportunities
Navigating Troubled Waters: A Primer for Managers on Water Challenges and Opportunities is a recent report published by the University of Michigan's Erb Institute. The report covers a number of water-related issues such as drought, toxic spills in waterways, and polluted waters.
GLIN Site of the Month
GLIN's November Site of the Month is NOAA's new Great Lakes Lake Level Viewer. This tool helps users visualize lake level changes that range from six feet above to six feet below historical long-term average water levels in the Great Lakes.
Last chance to register: 2014 Great Lakes Beach Conference
Great Lakes Beach Association (11/3)
Join us in Toronto for the 14th Annual Great Lakes Beach Association Conference, Nov. 12-14. The three-day agenda will feature more than 40 invited papers and presentations on topics ranging from human health risks, rapid test methods, physical and hydrological beach processes, and more! Registration closes on Friday, Nov. 7.