Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s effort to protect the future of Lake Erie from harmful algal blooms was dealt a serious blow when the Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission declined to move forward in designating eight watersheds in northwest Ohio as “distressed.”
In the ongoing aquatic battle between predator and prey species in Lake Superior, the latter were winning the war for years.Now — and for reasons scientists can’t pin down — prey fish species are losing that war.
In a bipartisan move, the U.S. Senate last week passed legislation that authorizes funding for the U.S. Coast Guard and, following years of debate, changes ballast water regulation by setting a national standard for discharges.
Samaritans of the inland seas, Ryan Busche, Jared VanOordt, Karol Rajski and Drew Etling on May 21 starting in Marquette, Michigan, these vigilante Vikings began a three-month paddle along the 2,726 miles of Lake Superior’s coastline, armed with a message of conservation and a mission of cleanup.