Fish, Birds and AnimalsIndustry, Energy, Economic DevelopmentLake OntarioLatest NewsNewsPolitics, Policy, Environmental JusticeResearch, Data and TechnologyScience, Technology, ResearchSharon Oosthoek-
A relatively unknown chemical has come to recent attention as concern mounts over what it could do to our fish populations.
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Nonprofit report points to outdated Clean Water Act for the miles of polluted rivers across the U.S.-
Three of the Great Lakes states are first, fourth and eighth for states with the highest mileage of dirty rivers and streams, according to the report.
Beaches, Boating, Paddle Sports and SailingFeature HomepageLake ErieLake OntarioLatest NewsNewsOntarioPolitics, Policy, Environmental JusticeRecreation and TourismSharon OosthoekTorontoTourism-
Among the many recreation options on the Great Lakes, there’s one that people are still discovering – surfing. But a group of women are hoping to offer support to that community while being stewards for the environment.
Algae BloomsDetroit RiverFeature HomepageLake ErieLake HuronLake St. ClairLatest NewsMichiganNewsOntarioScience, Technology, ResearchSharon OosthoekWater Quality and Restoration Efforts-
A new floating sensor in the Detroit River is the first to be placed at the head of the water authority’s intake. Researchers are hoping it will contribute to our understanding of algal blooms and the risk they pose.
Feature HomepageFish, Birds and AnimalsHabitat RestorationLake OntarioLatest NewsNewsScience, Technology, ResearchSharon OosthoekToronto-
A tire chemical that was poisoning fish out West has been discovered in two Lake Ontario tributaries.
Feature HomepageIndustry, Energy, Economic DevelopmentLatest NewsNewsOntarioPolitics, Policy, Environmental JusticeProtectScience, Technology, ResearchSharon OosthoekWater Quality and Restoration Efforts-
The Ontario study found a 41% reduction in both microplastic and cotton fibers in wastewater for people who were using the filter.
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Nuclear Waste Management Organization and the University of Guelph this summer began a new project to help understand the potential environmental impact of the proposed underground nuclear waste storage sites.
Algae BloomsClimate ChangeFeature HomepageLake SuperiorLatest NewsNewsOntarioSharon OosthoekWater Quality and Restoration EffortsWisconsin-
As the deepest and most northern of the Great Lakes, Superior was once thought immune to algal blooms, which is why it was such a shock when the first report of blue-green algae came in 2012.
Feature HomepageFish, Birds and AnimalsLake OntarioLatest NewsNewsOntarioSharon OosthoekShipping and PortsToronto-
Parts of Toronto’s harbor are lined by high dock lines intended for ships, making it impossible for ducks to climb out and rest. But a series of low, floating docks recently installed by PortsToronto should change that.
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Results from previous research have offered conflicting evidence about the particles’ impact on aquatic creatures.