AgricultureCollaborationFish, Birds and AnimalsForests and PlantsHistory and CultureIndigenous CommunitiesIndustry, Energy, Economic DevelopmentInvasive SpeciesLake HuronLake MichiganLatest NewsMichiganNewsResearch, Data and TechnologyScience, Technology, ResearchWater Quality and Restoration Efforts-
Much has changed since the Treaty of Washington was signed in 1836, notably because of invasive mussels. But human activity changed the Great Lakes long before then.
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Aging housing is prevalent all around the region, but in some cities the old infrastructure lingers more than in others.
Algae BloomsFeature HomepageJames ProffittLake ErieMichiganNewsOhioPolitics, Policy, Environmental JusticeResearch, Data and TechnologyScience, Technology, ResearchU.S. and Canadian Federal GovernmentsWater Quality and Restoration Efforts-
A new study says efforts to reduce harmful algae blooms by limiting phosphorous in Lake Erie could result in more toxic algae.
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New report highlights concern that intense storms, high lake levels may put nuclear and contaminated waste storage facilities at risk.
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Turning carp into a popular household and restaurant menu item is one way officials hope to rein in a decades-old invasion threatening native fish, mussels and aquatic plants in the Great Lakes.
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Habitat loss, pressure from recreation and predation are among the biggest threats the piping plovers face on Great Lakes shores.
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.
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The U.S. EPA issued health advisories for PFAS that essentially suggest there is no safe level of PFAS in drinking water.
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Authorities focused on a chemical company as the likely source of a spill that has left a dark oily sheen for miles on the Flint River.