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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…

Great Lakes shipping season kicks off early due to mild weather
- by GLNeditor

By Elizabeth Miller from Great Lakes Today The Great Lakes shipping season officially kicks off Monday with the opening of the Welland Canal, the shipping channel that connects Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. This is the earliest the Canal has opened – matching the…

Great Lakes Governors vow to pressure congress to preserve funding
- by Mary Ellen Geist

Disappointment and Resolve from Great Lakes Governors as they react to the Trump Administration’s Proposed Budget Cuts The Governors of Michigan, Pennsylvania and New York say they will fight to preserve funding for the Great Lakes. Ohio Governor John R. Kasich,…

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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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