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Zebra Mussels (Credit: Flickr/yamanube)

Wayne State Gets $325K Grant To Battle Invasive Species In Great Lakes

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/23/2014

South Haven Lighthouse on Lake Michigan. (credit: istock)

Lake Michigan Ice Cover Breaks 37-Year-Old Record

At one point last week, the ice cover reached 92.2 percent for the entire five-lake system.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/11/2014

A view of Lake Superior off Michigan's Upper Peninsula. (credit: Marisa Fusinski/WWJ)

Great Lakes Levels Rise, But Slump Hasn’t Ended

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/20/2013

(credit: William L. Stefanov, Jacobs at NASA-JSC)

Lake Ontario Goes Green!

Astronauts recently noticed that something was different about one of the Great Lakes …

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/04/2013

Sturgeon. (credit: istock)

Michigan Anglers Take Advantage Of Annual ‘Sturgeon Moon’

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/22/2013

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More Citations Issued For Drunken Boating This Year Says Coast Guard

It’s a serious problem and getting worse. Alcohol and drug use on the Great Lakes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/18/2013

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Matt’s Favorites: Plastic In The Great Lakes, Jetman Wows Oshkosh, MIT Mea Culpa, And More

So what’s the haps today in science and technology? Glad you’re curious… it’s fascinatin’ stuff.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/30/2013

Freighter on the Great Lakes. (credit: istockphoto)

Group Sues EPA Over Invasive Species Regulations

A lawsuit seeks tougher rules dealing with ballast water discharges from ships to prevent more invasive species from reaching U.S. waterways.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/10/2013

(credit: Mike Killion)

Surfing In Michigan: It’s The Real Thing

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/09/2013

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Scientists Forecast Larger Lake Erie Algae Bloom

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/03/2013

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