20 Results for Lake Michigan

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council (Compact Council) and the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (Cities Initiative) have made a final decision on the grant of permission to Waukesha, Wisconsin, for a diversion of water from the Great Lakes. On Wednesday, the Compact Council and…

August 04, 2017 @ 11:48am

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

Governor Rick Snyder and the Michigan Legislature have launched a $1 million global search for innovative solutions to the impending invasion of the Asian carp. Both silver carp and bighead carp have progressed to within 10 miles of the three electric barriers built to prevent invasive carp from entering Lake…

August 02, 2017 @ 10:46am

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

The International Joint Commission (IJC) has released summary reports from its public meetings in Milwaukee and Toronto on the health of Lakes Ontario and Michigan. The Toronto forum covered: Waterfront restoration, Toronto Area of Concern and Remedial Action Plan, wastewater treatment, toxic substances, fish habitat, and a variety of other…

November 15, 2016 @ 10:44am

Ralph Pentland is a member of the Forum for Leadership on Water, president of Ralbet Enterprises Inc. and a leading Canadian water policy expert who authored the IJC’s Report on the progress the Great Lakes states and provinces have made over the last 10 years in defending the lakes from…

June 22, 2016 @ 11:20am

On Wednesday, nine of 10 delegates who represent the states and Canadian provinces of the Great Lakes basin voted yes to allow the City of Waukesha, Wisconsin to draw water from Lake Michigan. The only holdout was the representative from Minnesota who stated that she was not prepared to make…

May 20, 2016 @ 1:41pm

The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, representing mayors across the Great Lakes basin, sent letters to the governors and premiers of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence basin strongly urging them to reject the application from the City of Waukesha, Wisconsin to divert water out of the Great…

February 17, 2016 @ 12:12pm

Although Hurricane Ike is long gone, its impact lingers more than a thousand miles from where it made landfall. Runoff from tributaries dumped massive amounts of sediment into Lake Michigan, contaminating the water, compromising near-shore navigation and raising E. coli bacteria to levels unsafe for swimming. According to Richard Whitman,…

October 03, 2008 @ 7:11am

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