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.
Feature HomepageFish, Birds and AnimalsI Speak for the FishKathy JohnsonLake OntarioLatest NewsMichiganRecreation and TourismScience, Technology, Research
I Speak for the Fish: Not all lampreys are killers, but all are paying the price for their reputation-
Native lamprey species in the Great Lakes generally get reviled by association with sea lamprey even though they don’t normally kill their host fish.
Andrew ReevesBudgetCharles Stewart Mott Foundation PartnershipDrinking WaterEquity and Environmental JusticeFeature HomepageInfrastructureLake ErieLake OntarioLake St. ClairLake SuperiorLatest NewsNewsOntarioPolicyPolitics, Policy, Environmental JusticeScience, Technology, ResearchThe ProvincesTorontoU.S. and Canadian Federal GovernmentsWater Quality and Restoration EffortsWater's True Cost-
Water, while still overall affordable in Canada compared to other countries, is growing more expensive as the cost of neglecting infrastructure for decades comes due.
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The Ontario government initially planned more ambitious additions to the Greenbelt. But after pushback from cities and industry, what’s left are a series of river valleys that were already protected.
CollaborationFeature HomepageFish, Birds and AnimalsInvasive SpeciesLake ErieLake HuronLake MichiganLake OntarioLake SuperiorLatest NewsMichiganNewsOntarioPolitics, Policy, Environmental JusticeResearch, Data and TechnologyScience, Technology, ResearchU.S. and Canadian Federal Governments
The pandemic that closed the U.S./Canadian border to people may have opened it to the invasive sea lamprey-
Great Lakes invasive species cling to shipments and navigate canals to migrate, but one aquatic invader – sea lamprey – benefitted from border closures instead.
Alex HillFeature HomepageHistory and CultureLake ErieLake HuronLake MichiganLake OntarioLake SuperiorLatest NewsLighthouses, Museums and Cultural InstitutionsMichiganNews-
The Great Lakes coastline is practically outlined in lighthouses, many of which now serve as historical sites and vacation rentals.
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 BloomsBrian OwensClimate ChangeFeature HomepageFish, Birds and AnimalsLake ErieLake HuronLake MichiganLake OntarioLake SuperiorLatest NewsNewsProtectResearch, Data and TechnologyScience, Technology, Research-
What sort of effect this will have on lake ecology and organisms is still unknown, though researchers say an increase in algal blooms can be expected.