Foreign mussels hitchhiking to the Great Lakes in the ballast water tanks of international freighters are becoming one of the most vexing environmental problems facing the Great Lakes. A group of scientists from Wayne State University, in collaboration with the United States Geological Survey and the Environmental Protection Agency, are working together to battle this problem.
At one point last week, the ice cover reached 92.2 percent for the entire five-lake system.
Abundant rain and snowfall have given the Great Lakes a boost this year, but it’s too early to declare an end to slumping water levels.
Astronauts recently noticed that something was different about one of the Great Lakes …
The annual August full moon is also called the sturgeon moon because it’s believed the giant fish are most easily caught during the full moon period.
It’s a serious problem and getting worse. Alcohol and drug use on the Great Lakes.
So what’s the haps today in science and technology? Glad you’re curious… it’s fascinatin’ stuff.
A lawsuit seeks tougher rules dealing with ballast water discharges from ships to prevent more invasive species from reaching U.S. waterways.
It’s not a sport that comes to mind when you think of Michigan, but people have been surfing the Great Lakes since the 1940′s.
The algae produces liver and nerve toxins that can not only sicken people and kill pets and wildlife but also take a bite out of the lake’s annual $11.5 billion annual tourism industry.