great lakes

TOLEDO, OHIO - AUGUST 4:  Carol Snyder of Northwood, Ohio collects water from Lake Erie at Maumee Bay State Park August 4, 2014 in Oregon, Ohio. Toledo, Ohio area residents were once again able to drink tap water after a two day ban due to algae related toxins.  (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

US House Approves Bill To Step Up Fight Against Toxic Great Lakes Algae

The measure was inspired by an outbreak on Lake Erie last August that made public drinking water supplies unsafe for two days.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/25/2015

A close-up of a Spiny waterflea. (Photo credit: MI Sea Grant/ MSU Extension)

MSU Report: Invasive Spiny Waterflea May Crowd Out Native Lake Species

Because they have no natural predators the “spiny water fleas” may eventually crowd out native lake species.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/24/2015

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Most Of Great Lakes Surface Frozen For Second Straight Year

For the second consecutive winter, bitter weather threatens to turn the surface of the Great Lakes into a vast, frozen plain.

CBS Detroit–02/20/2015

Algae. (credit: istock)

Plan Targets Farmers In 3 States To Reduce Lake Erie Algae

Farmers in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana are being asked to be part of the solution in fixing the algae problem in Lake Erie.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/18/2015

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Ocean, Great Lakes-Themed Film Festival Returns To Michigan

A film festival focusing on ocean and Great Lakes issues returns to Michigan’s northeast Lower Peninsula.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/18/2015

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Scientists: Great Lakes Teeming With Tiny Plastic Fibers

There’s also a chance that fibers are in drinking water piped from the lakes, scientists said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/10/2015

Lake Saint Clair (WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell, File)

Coast Guards Begin Great Lakes Icebreaking Operations

The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards have begun icebreaking operations to keep shipping lanes open in the Great Lakes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/08/2015

Asian carp. (Courtesy: asiancarp.us)

Legislation Seeks Interim Steps To Stop Asian Carp

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.

12/12/2014

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Great Lakes Water Level Slump Over, Future Unclear

Four of the giant lakes — Superior, Huron, Michigan and Erie — were above their average monthly levels in November, while Lake Ontario was slightly below.

CBS Detroit–12/10/2014

(Photo: Sandra McNeill/WWJ)

New Exhibit Showcases Invasive Lamprey At Belle Isle Aqaurium

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/11/2014

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