The measure was inspired by an outbreak on Lake Erie last August that made public drinking water supplies unsafe for two days.
Because they have no natural predators the “spiny water fleas” may eventually crowd out native lake species.
For the second consecutive winter, bitter weather threatens to turn the surface of the Great Lakes into a vast, frozen plain.
Farmers in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana are being asked to be part of the solution in fixing the algae problem in Lake Erie.
A film festival focusing on ocean and Great Lakes issues returns to Michigan’s northeast Lower Peninsula.
There’s also a chance that fibers are in drinking water piped from the lakes, scientists said.
The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards have begun icebreaking operations to keep shipping lanes open in the Great Lakes.
The Great Lakes Commission, which represents the eight states and two Canadian provinces that surround the lakes, endorsed the bills and said the proposed changes would not hamper barge and recreational boat traffic on the busy waterway.
Four of the giant lakes — Superior, Huron, Michigan and Erie — were above their average monthly levels in November, while Lake Ontario was slightly below.
Experts urged that the Northern Snakehead Lamprey, if it makes its way to the Great Lakes, will be a cause of major concern for the ecosystem in and around the waters.