Scientists have recently discovered that even when ugly algae leaves the water it can leave behind a deadly legacy: toxins capable of damaging your central nervous system. Continue Reading →
The Great Lakes could benefit from Obama’s plan for renewable energy investments, mitigation efforts and job creation.
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The Detroit to Cleveland corridor has one of the region’s most densely populated shorelines.
All those people and the area’s myriad of water, habitat, farm and beach issues make it home to some of the nation’s greatest energy debates. Continue Reading →
Birders, boaters, hikers, fishermen, beach lovers, and swimmers all have something in common: They draw attention to Great Lakes ecology through their activities at or near the shoreline. Now they have zombies helping them out. In what might be one of the wackiest and most unorthodox ways of getting people to reconnect with nature, early (cheaper) registration for an event billed as the Lake Eerie (not a typo, folks) Zombie Mud Run ends June 30. The race is Sept. 14 at East Sandusky Bay Erie Metropark in Sandusky, Ohio. Continue Reading →
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Summer duty: Mapping progress, helping shorebirds and bracing for algae. Continue Reading →
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More and more, I see a greater dependence on the imperfect science of risk assessment in emerging Great Lakes issues. Studied intensely for years at Harvard University and other leading institutions, risk assessment is something we deal with in many aspects of life even if we don’t stop to think about it. Continue Reading →
Two leadership changes with significant implications: A pope who identifies with St. Francis of Assisi and an EPA administrator identified as a bulldog on air pollution. Continue Reading →
Lake Erie businesses are gearing up for The Biggest Week in American Birding, scheduled for May 3-12. What fascinates me is how quickly the issue of birding has gelled and what that could mean for the future of energy production and the environment by getting more people engaged with our natural resources. Continue Reading →
A new EPA Administrator and a new Secretary of State are key positions that will affect the Great Lakes region.
Those appointments may say a lot about the future of climate change policy.
Combine them with post fiscal cliff funding battles and 2013 is shaping up to be yet another crossroads for federal policy regrading the Great Lakes. Continue Reading →
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Nearshore health is a reflection of positive land use.
The Dust Bowl poses important questions and National Parks provide important answers for the Great Lakes region. Continue Reading →