Great Lakes News

The rivers that run through it: A basin of toxins

Jul 22, 2014 8:05:50 AM
Lake Erie bears the brunt of the region's phosphorus overload, but the problem isn't isolated to a specific lake or a single cause. Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River experience algal blooms to an extent as well, and the culprits include industries, farms and sewage coming from Windsor-Essex County and the rivers that run through it.

Old Port swimmers push for more access to St. Lawrence River

Jul 22, 2014 8:05:50 AM
Montreal's splashiest political display took place Tuesday morning as several dozens of swimmers leaped and dived into the St. Lawrence River of the Jacques Cartier Pier in the Old Port as a means to promote river access.

COMMENTARY - Success for Cleveland's new lakefront pedestrian bridge requires high-speed design excellence

Jul 22, 2014 8:05:50 AM
It was big news for city planning and urban design in Cleveland last week that Cuyahoga County launched the search for a team to design the long-desired pedestrian bridge that would link the downtown Mall to North Coast Harbor.

COMMENTARY: Business and water policy: A troubling brew

Jul 22, 2014 8:05:50 AM
On Wall Street when you've got a hot stock everyone wants a piece of the action. Does the same mentality apply to water and the Great Lakes?

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From the academy

Lake Michigan Water Trail Final Report and Maps

2012-01-03
Development of the 450-mile Lake Michigan Water Trail inventory now complete; maps and reports available.

Series of Workshops Focus on Building Climate Planning Capacity in Great Lakes Region

2011-09-12
Next workshop will be held in Green Bay, Wisconsin at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on September 13, 2011.

New Great Lakes Seaway Trail Sustainable Byway Planning Webinars Preview in Niagara Falls September 16 (Press Release)

2011-09-12
Great Lakes Seaway Trail will preview its new Seaway Trail Sustainable Byway Planning Webinars on Sept 16, 2011