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

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

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)

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