22 Results for Lake Huron

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released its Lakewide Action and Management Plan (LAMP) for Lake Huron 2017-2021, part of a binational effort to restore and preserve the Lake Huron ecosystem. Summarizing knowledge of many resource management agencies, conservation authorities, scientists, and non-governmental organizations, the LAMP report concludes that the…

April 16, 2018 @ 9:10am

On Friday, Mayor Matt Brown of London, Ontario marked the successful completion of the HELP Clean Water (Huron-Elgin-London Project Clean Water) project, a multi-year, multi-million-dollar regional infrastructure program designed to provide plentiful and reliable water to more than 500,000 people in Southwestern Ontario. The project has taken 14 years to move from…

March 12, 2018 @ 10:02am

Over one hundred mayors and other elected officials have written a letter to Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, urging her government not to allow the Ontario Power Generation (OPG) nuclear waste repository in the Great Lakes Basin. Despite studies verifying the safety of the proposed Deep Geologic…

December 04, 2017 @ 12:38pm

The Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada, Catherine McKenna, has further delayed a decision on the proposal to bury low-level nuclear waste 680 metres below ground off the shores of Lake Huron at Ontario’s Bruce nuclear plant, near the town of Kincardine. The Minister has requested OPG provide more information on…

September 01, 2017 @ 11:21am

In April, the Great Lakes Ecological Forecasting project based at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre, published Bogged Down in Phragmites: Assessing Risk in the Great Lakes Basin. The team’s findings on the spread of the invasive plant species Phragmites australis in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River basin. Credit:…

August 03, 2017 @ 2:55pm

Waterfront Regeneration Trust is honoured to announce that the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail has been recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) as offering the very best that Ontario trails have to offer. Designated one of the five ‘Trails of Distinction” in the inaugural program, the Trail protects, connects,…

July 31, 2017 @ 7:53am

At their annual meeting and conference, hosted by outgoing chair Mayor Denis Coderre, in Montreal, member mayors of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative called for Canadian leadership in protecting the lakes. “This has been a very busy year. The Trump administration backed out of cutting the Great…

June 15, 2017 @ 11:49am

Three research papers were recently released that focus on oil transportation in the Great Lakes region. Commissioned by the Great Lakes Commission (GLC), the papers address key aspects of oil transportation in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River region, including the current state of crude oil infrastructure, the economic impact of crude…

June 07, 2017 @ 11:24am

Already, 2017 has seen increased vigilance from Canadian provinces with respect to aquatic invasive species (AIS). A new study released earlier this month tracked the spread of AIS in two of the Great Lakes to better understand the spread of aquatic invasive species and offer insights into strategies to effectively curtail…

May 29, 2017 @ 1:02pm

The Northeast-Midwest Institute (NEMWI), a U.S. not-for-profit focused on economic development in and around the Great Lakes, has commented on the International Joint Commission (IJC) Triennial Assessment of Progress on Great Lakes Water Quality and the 2016 Progress Report of the Parties. NEMWI has issued two substantive comments on the…

April 18, 2017 @ 1:24pm

United States congressional representatives have appealed directly to the president that he provide $300 million to support the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) in response to his proposed budget cuts. Yesterday, a total of 63 U.S. congressional representatives from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and other…

March 31, 2017 @ 9:35am

The Board of Directors of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (Cities Initiative) has announced that John Dickert will has been selected to lead the organization as the new president and CAO. Dickert will succeed David Ullrich, who will step down from his position this summer as executive…

March 27, 2017 @ 9:56am

The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (Cities Initiative), a coalition of mayors from over 125 cities across the basin representing over 17 million people, expressed deep concern over draft White House budget cuts that would reduce funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative by 97 per cent from…

March 07, 2017 @ 3:14pm

The International Joint Commission (IJC) has a released a report and recommendations to the governments of Canada and the United States regarding microplastics in the Great Lakes. Citing growing evidence that significant amounts of small pieces of plastic are entering the Great Lakes, the IJC has recommended several actions to…

February 14, 2017 @ 9:43am

Researchers from the Rochester Institute of Technology have used computer models to estimate the volume of plastic and microplastics entering the Great Lakes each year. Lead author on the research, Matthew Hoffman, assistant professor at the School of Mathematical Sciences, found that approximately 9887 metric tonnes of plastic pollution per…

December 30, 2016 @ 11:19am

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have mapped the location of thousands of tons of polyhalogenated carbazoles (PHCZs), an emerging chemical of concern, in the sediment of the Great Lakes and estimated their amount. Based on soil samples from the lake bottom and core samples from beneath it,…

December 21, 2016 @ 9:32am

A computer model developed by researchers in the U.S. allows scientists to better capture the physical characteristics of the Great Lakes by fully resolving the hydrodynamic and climactic properties of the lakes. The model is innovative in that it moves beyond conventional 1-D lake models used to represent two-way interactions…

November 22, 2016 @ 8:15am

This week, the Ontario government passed the Great Lakes Protection Act which will strengthen the province's ability to keep the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River clean, as well as to protect and restore the waterways that flow into them. The Act enables the province to address significant environmental challenges…

October 08, 2015 @ 10:03am

Source Protection Plans in the Thames and Sydenham region have been approved by the provincial government, as of September 18, 2015. The water protection plans were developed by municipal and community partners. Source Protection Plans are science-based plans designed locally to protect the water quality of lakes, rivers, and sources…

September 21, 2015 @ 2:39pm

The Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) has been awarded a five-year contract to operate the water treatment and transmission systems of the two water systems which provide clean drinking water to 14 municipalities located between Lake Huron and Lake Erie. The value of the five-year contract is $35.1 million. Together,…

January 20, 2012 @ 2:18pm

The 2007 Canada-Ontario Agreement Respecting the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem (COA) has been extended to March 31, 2011. The agreement, signed in June 2007, was set to expire on March 31, 2010.The COA establishes an action plan and roles and responsibilities between federal and provincial ministries, and helps Canada to…

April 01, 2010 @ 9:22am

The House ratified a compact Tuesday to prevent the diversion of water from the Great Lakes, one of the world's largest sources of fresh water, reports the Associated Press. Eight Great Lakes states negotiated the compact after more than four years of talks involving business, scientific and environmental interests. Supporters…

September 24, 2008 @ 7:42am