Great Lakes News

SepticSmart Week

Sep 22, 2014 8:05:50 AM
Sept. 22-26 is SepticSmart Week! One-quarter of all U.S. homes have septic systems. If you're not properly maintaining your septic system, you're not only hurting the environment and groundwater resources, you're putting your health at risk. Learn more at EPA's SepticSmart website!

Microplastic pollution widespread in St. Lawrence River

Sep 22, 2014 8:05:50 AM
Canadian scientists say they've found 2-millimeter plastic microbeads widely distributed along the bottom of the St. Lawrence River.

COMMENTARY: Toxic waste dumped into Niagara River a threat to Lake Ontario

Sep 22, 2014 8:05:50 AM
Remember the Love Canal? Just up the road from that notorious toxic neighbourhood in New York state, there's a new plan to dump more poisonous waste, including radioactive material, right near Lake Ontario and on an earthquake fault line.

COMMENTARY: Risk and resilience in the Great Lakes Basin

Sep 22, 2014 8:05:50 AM
Unlike Gulf of Mexico communities and those along the Atlantic coast, communities on the shores of the Great Lakes are unlikely to be devastated by hurricanes or massive oil spills. However, there are certainly risks here in the basin. There is also plenty of evidence of resilience.

A peer-to-peer network offering strategies and tactics for improving lake quality.

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