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.
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.
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.
Central Michigan University has acquired what is says is the only unmanned aerial vehicle in Michigan that is equipped with a hyperspectral camera, a six-foot long helicopter that will significantly advance research imaging of Great Lakes wetlands.
Gardeners, landscapers, and anyone working outside this spring should know that tree branches, firewood,and cleared brush can harbor invasive insects and diseases, making proper use or disposal critical to preventing the spread of tree-killing pests.
Central Michigan University biology professor Andrew R. Mahon and a group of researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Notre Dame and The Nature Conservancy have identified a genetic method of surveillance to detect the abundance of invasive species in water.
Lake Erie is one of the most threatened of the five Great Lakes as a result of toxic algae and invasive species, according to a new report.
A Wayne State University researcher is working to create a device ships can carry to avoid bringing new invasive species into the Great Lakes.
The invasive reed Phragmites australis poses an extreme threat to Great Lakes coastal wetlands. But how can these plants be eradicated before they take over their environment if we don’t know where they are? Now we do know, thanks to scientists from Michigan Technological University’s Michigan Tech Research Institute.
An invasive fish called the round goby appears to be making its way up the Rouge River in southeast Michigan, raising concerns among those working to improve the health of the waterway.