Great Lakes Moment: Decreasing Great Lakes ice cover has consequences
In the Great Lakes basin, less lake ice cover is already having major impacts.
Report: MI and OH must spend hundreds of millions more annually to curb toxic blooms in Lake Erie
A new report suggests Michigan and Ohio will fail to reduce nutrient runoff by 40% as agreed upon.
Lake Erie algae in 2022 worse than predicted; it plateaued rather than peaked
Into October, there were higher air temperatures in the entire northwest region than ever before.
Scientists: Atmospheric carbon might turn lakes more acidic
The Great Lakes have endured a lot the past century, from supersized algae blobs to invasive mussels and bloodsucking sea lamprey.
Some Republicans, Democrats, environmentalists, hunters, anglers, and birders all want the same thing: more wetlands
The idea is to reduce harmful algal blooms getting into the Great Lakes, reduce flooding, and provide habitat for wildlife.
Record-setting algae bloom in Lake Erie caused by agricultural and meteorological trends have caused this problem, which scientists predict won’t be the last crisis of its kind.
So, what can we do about it? Is it preventable, and if so, how?
Great Lakes Now produced a special interview with Christy McDonald and Dr. Patrick Doran, Director of Conservation for The Nature Conservancy in Michigan. Dr. Doran leads statewide and Great Lakes‐wide investigations of conservation priorities. This includes the identification and prioritization of important conservation areas, as well as the development and implementation of conservation strategies and measures of success.
- Patrick Doran, Michigan Director of Conservation, The Nature Conservancy
- Jeff Reutter, Director, Ohio Sea Grant, Center for Lake Erie Area Research (by Skype)
- Raj Bejankiwar, Physical Scientist, International Joint Commission (he’s the lead scientist on the IJC’s LEEP report)
- Tim Davis, Molecular Ecologist, NOAA, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Detroit Public Television will continue to provide you with critical and in-depth information about the algae bloom crisis and other environmental issues that you need to know about.
Alliance for the Great Lakes – Protecting Coastal Health from Algae
NOAA – GLERL (Great Lakes Experimental Regional Laboratory) on Harmful Algae Blooms – There you can find:
- NOAA HAB Forecast Bulletins
- HAB Research
- Phytoplankton Monitoring Network
- NOAA Ecoforecasting
NOAA – Harmful Algal Blooms Data & Products
NOAA – What is a harmful algal blooms?
EPA – Detroit River-Western Lake Erie Basin Indicator Project
IJC – A Balanced Diet for Lake Erie: Reducing Phosphorus Loadings and Harmful Algal Blooms
Ohio Sea Grant – 10 Thing to Know About Algae Blooms (PDF)
Ohio Sea Grant – Harmful Algal Blooms in the Ohio Waters (PDF)