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New report calls for prioritizing, preventing Great Lakes contaminants
A new report by the Alliance for the Great Lakes notes that since the production of synthetic chemicals took off after World War II, the waters of Lake Michigan – which take a century to refresh -- have yet to see a complete turnover.
New Dabblers and Divers poster
Have you ever seen a duck and wondered what kind of duck it was? Michigan Sea Grant’s new publication Dabblers & Divers: Great Lakes Waterfowl poster can help. The full-color poster features profiles of eight ducks — four dabblers and four divers — found throughout the Great Lakes.
Ensuring our Future: Energy and the Environment
Today, Mich. Gov. Rick Snyder presented his vision for the state's environmental, energy-efficient future. The latest plan includes short-term changes, like immediate policy tweaks, and long-term strategies, like the build-up of public and private partnerships. Snyder's plans include plans to focus on Great Lakes issues, including invasive species.
The latest issue of Fish Lines, the online newsletter of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Midwest Region Fisheries, is now available. The November edition features news about Asian carp, lake sturgeon, freshwater mussels and more.
Ohio Sea Grant funds phosphorus detection research
Funded by an Ohio Sea Grant development grant, researchers are working on a new method for rapid phosphate detection that promises to be both cheaper and faster than the currently used method.
The purest of Pure Michigan's photo contest
More than 3,300 photos were submitted, and more than 54,300 votes were cast in this year's Pure Michigan photo contest. Check out the winning shot: a beautiful lighthouse photo created by Sean Chess of Coldwater, Mich.
Owl Prowls in Michigan state parks
Michigan residents looking for a nighttime outdoor adventure are invited to bundle up, wait until dark, and join other "night owls" and a state park naturalist for a walk through the woods in one of several state parks offering Owl Prowls in November and December.
National Climate Assessment: Midwest Technical Input Report
Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments, and the National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment, formed a Midwest regional team to provide technical input to the National Climate Assessment. Several whitepapers were released, which comprised the chapters of the report.
2013 Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellowship
The application period is now open for the 2013 Great Lakes Commission - Sea Grant Fellowship! The fellow works with members of the Great Lakes' science, policy and information/education communities to advance the environmental quality and sustainable economic development goals of the Great Lakes states.
Aquatic Sciences Chronicle
The latest issue of the Aquatic Sciences Chronicle is now available online. The Chronicle delivers the latest news from the Aquatic Sciences Center, the administrative home of the Sea Grant and Water Resources institutes at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Restoring the Great Lakes in our National Parks
A new National Parks Conservation Association report, entitled "A Sound Investment: Restoring the Great Lakes In Our National Parks," highlights the successful and critical role that the National Park Service plays in restoring the Great Lakes, safeguarding public health, creating jobs, and protecting these special places belonging to all Americans.
Ken Burns' "The Dust Bowl"
The Dust Bowl was a national environmental disaster in the 1930s. The impact of the Dust Bowl provided the impetus for soil erosion to be recognized as a national menace by Congress, and resulted in the formation of what is now the Natural Resources Conservation Service. PBS presents Ken Burns' documentary, "The Dust Bowl," on Nov. 18-19.
Indiana ANS Pathway Reports
On Nov. 9, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released for public comment three draft Aquatic Pathway Assessment Reports for the State of Indiana: Eagle Marsh, Loomis Lake and Parker-Cobb Ditch. Comments for these three draft reports will be accepted until Dec. 7, 2012.
The Edmund Fitzgerald: Nov. 10, 1975
The legend of the Edmund Fitzgerald remains the most mysterious and controversial of all Great Lakes shipwreck tales. The Edmund Fitzgerald was lost to Lake Superior with her entire crew of 29 men on Nov. 10, 1975, 17 miles north-northwest of Whitefish Point, Mich.
Lake Michigan Trail Conference
The Lake Michigan Trail Conference is Nov. 8-9 in Saugatuck, Mich. This conference looks to inspire a new vision based on integrating a paddling route and bicycle routes with the Lake Michigan Circle Tour, making Lake Michigan a world class recreational touring destination.
Severe weather on Lake Michigan through the eyes of the Coast Guard
A television crew joined the U.S. Coast Guard to capture video of waves pounding the shores of Lake Michigan due to the remains of Hurricane Sandy. The wild conditions were perfect for Coast Guard personnel in St. Joseph, Mich., to do some training.
Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference
The use of "green chemistry" and engineering in the market strategies of businesses throughout the Great Lakes region is growing, as companies look for ways to meet consumer demand for products and processes that are more sustainable. Learn more at the Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference, Nov. 13-15 in Chicago.
GLIN November Site of the Month
GLIN's November Site of the Month is Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments (GLISA). GLISA links science, people, and information, bridging the gap between producers and users of scientific information. GLISA facilitates smart responses to climate variability and change in the Great Lakes. GLISA is a partnership between the University of Michigan and Michigan State University.
Portraits of the Great Lakes
This month, photographer Mark Schacter’s book “Sweet Seas. Portraits of the Great Lakes” hits bookstores with its collection of 160 Great Lakes photographs. Schacter, a native of Ontario, traveled throughout the Great Lakes region by both land and water, sailing aboard the Canada Steamships Line freighter “Mapleglen.”