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Scientists puzzled by mercury’s jump in Great Lakes fish
- by Georgeann Herbert-Myers

The mercury levels are not surpassing U.S. Environmental Protection Agency thresholds. But researchers want to determine if what they are seeing is a temporary trend or a trajectory that’s only going to worsen. To read more about this story go to the Detroit Free Press website.

New Trump Executive Order will put Great Lakes under increased pressure
- by Gary Wilson

Watch Live   President Trump is expected to sign another executive order that could impact environmental quality in the Great Lakes region. U.S. EPA administrator Scott Pruitt…

Drinking water rights and budget cuts top the list at crowded IJC meeting in Detroit
- by Mary Ellen Geist

Standing Room Only at International Joint Commission Meetings Across the Great Lakes Basin From drinking water rights to pollution from fracking; from radioactive waste to invasive species; from algal blooms to contamination from the mining industry; from aging pipelines to a proposed federal budget that…

Rain Now, Algae Later
- by Georgeann Herbert-Myers

It’s March, and Great Lakes observers have a close eye on the rain gauge and farmland. Laura Johnson, Director of the National Center for Water Quality Research at Heidelberg University in Ohio, says the period from now until the end of July will determine how…

#NeedMoreData
- by Georgeann Herbert-Myers

To protect clean water, scientists need more data to understand the complexity of the Great Lakes. Dr. Joan Rose says researchers also need to develop new techniques and new technologies to gather that data. Rose, the MSU professor who won the 2016 Stockholm Water prize…

New Scrutiny over Waukesha, Wisconsin’s Use of Lake Michigan Water
- by Gary Wilson

Great Lakes mayors may face an uphill trek as they continue to push governors to reconsider their decision to allow the city of Waukesha, Wisconsin to use Lake Michigan water for its main source of drinking water. At a hearing held on Monday by the…

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Drinking water rights and budget cuts top the list at crowded IJC meeting in Detroit

Drinking water rights and budget cuts top the list at crowded IJC meeting in Detroit

Standing Room Only at International Joint Commission Meetings Across the Great Lakes Basin From drinking water rights to pollution from fracking; from radioactive waste to invasive species; from algal blooms to contamination from the mining industry; from aging pipelines to…

- by Mary Ellen Geist
March 22 is World Water Day

March 22 is World Water Day

Watch the live broadcast from the Vatican.

- by GLN Editor

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