home  :  get our free newsletter  :  past newsletters  :  become a sponsor  :  donate  :  contact us
community weblog  :  community calendar  :  discussions  :  login

community weblog - [ Environment ]

Scientist warns of heavier storms, more Great Lakes algae

  #
An increasingly warm climate is worsening the problem of harmful Great Lakes algae blooms by boosting the intensity of spring rains that wash phosphorus into the waters, a scientist said Wednesday during a conference for advocates and policymakers.

The trend is likely to continue over the coming century, heightening the urgency to control runoff of dissolved phosphorus that promotes excessive algae growth, said Don Scavia, director of the University of Michigan's Graham Sustainability Institute.  more...



Environment  

discussion

  discuss this article

Anglers could help effort to find out if Asian carp are in Lake Erie

  #
Officials from Michigan and Ohio are ramping up efforts to find out if any live Asian carp are in western Lake Erie – and they’d like anglers to help out by providing any information they might turn up.

A round of recent water samples from the Sandusky Bay and Sandusky River – the results of which were announced this week -- included some that tested positive for the presence of Asian carp environmental DNA. Those are in addition to older, previously announced water samples that had tested positive for carp eDNA from Sandusky Bay in Ohio waters and north Maumee Bay in Michigan waters.  more...



Environment  Other  

discussion

  discuss this article

Tumor-ridden catfish cause concern over bay's safety

  #

ERIE -- Brown bullhead catfish -- mud-colored, blunt-headed and bewhiskered -- aren't the prettiest of fish under normal circumstances. Add the cancerous blood-red lesions and tumors dotting the skin of many bullheads in Presque Isle Bay, and they get ugly enough to make even a seasoned fisherman turn away.

That's just what the state Department of Environmental Protection is preparing to do by proposing to remove the bay from an international list of places impaired by pollution, according to scientists, academics and health officials who have studied the bullhead problem for more than two decades and anglers who have caught the bottom-hugging catfish for longer than that.

But all that studying hasn't determined why the bay's bullhead are getting the tumors.  more...



Environment  Other  

discussion

  discuss this article

State Rep. Anthony Forlini to Host Water Quality Town Hall

  #
State Rep. Anthony Forlini, R-Harrison Township, will hold a town Wednesday to discuss water quality and a review of the lake muck which has accumulated along the waterfront.

Three water quality specialists will be providing an update tonight on water testing of Lake St. Clair during the summer of 2011 by Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

The testing, done at the urging of State Rep. Anthony Forlini, R-Harrison Township, was conducted after residents reported a buildup of muck along the waterfront.

Initial reports in 2011 by the Department of Environmental Quality determined the muck along the shoreline was caused by algae and is found throughout the Great Lakes region.  more...




Environment  

discussion

  discuss this article

Tens of thousands of dead fish stink up Lake Erie shore

  #

Tens of thousands of dead fish stink up Lake Erie shoreT

ens of thousands of dead fish have washed up on a 25-mile stretch of Lake Erie's northern shore, and Ontario environmental officials say they could be victims of a natural phenomenon called a lake inversion.

The inversion brings cold water, which has lower oxygen levels, to the lake's surface and fish suffocate.

"Essentially it's a rolling over of the lake," Ontario Ministry of the Environment spokeswoman Kate Jordan told The Chatham Daily News. "Something whether it be a storm, or cooler temperatures at night, or strong winds triggers a temperature change in the lake."  more...



Environment  

discussion

  discuss this article

Lakes Huron, Michigan to approach record lows, 25 inches below normal

  #

Low water levels have a wide range of negative impacts, including less commercial shipping and recreational boating.D

etroit — Lakes Huron and Michigan this winter are likely to approach or set record low water levels, a new report predicts.

By December, the two lakes are likely to be just above, at or just below record lows of 1964-65, according to the 6-month projections of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

"The entire Great Lakes basin received below average precipitation for the month of August," the report said. "Precipitation levels for the Superior and Ontario basins were especially low."

An abnormally dry winter followed by a summer drought sent all Great Lakes levels plummeting, but none as significantly as Huron and Michigan. Those lakes are replenished not only by rainfall, but outflow from Lake Superior.  more...



Environment  Other  

discussion

  discuss this article

H2Onotes Now on Facebook!

  #
D1D Now Available on FacebookAll your favorite H2Onotes articles are now available on Facebook. Get all of your Great Lakes news, upcoming events and how to articles sent to your Facebook page automatically now by liking ( "LIKE") our New Facebook page. Like us HERE ... 

https://www.facebook.com/h2onotes


Environment  Events  Fishing  Other  Sailing  SNOW  Technology  Watersports  Wind  

discussion

  discuss this article

Asian carp threaten balance in the Great Lakes

  #

“Jaws,” the 1970s horror classic, lured record audiences into theaters and sent terrified beach buffs scurrying out of the water. Fortunately, freshwater rivers and lakes offered water-lovers a refuge from any menacing creatures lurking beneath the surface.

Times have changed.

On a clear autumn day in 1994, Marcy Poplett was idling her personal watercraft on the Illinois River and enjoying the gold and auburn leaves along the shore when a silver carp leapt from the water and smacked her between the eyes. Unconscious and bleeding profusely, she fell off the craft and began drifting downstream in the current. She revived just in time to see a towboat headed toward her. The towboat’s horn blasted a warning and a nearby boater rescued Poplett, who suffered multiple injuries including a concussion and a broken nose.  more...



Environment  

discussion

  discuss this article

Fish meetings mainly historical

  #
TRAVERSE CITY — Fish passage up Great Lakes river systems is a hotly contested topic.

But meetings on the subject this week at the Hagerty Center seemed more like history and science lessons for the 80 to 100 people who attended.

Dave Downer, a Boardman River resident, said he attended because he's concerned about what will happen if lake-run Great Lakes fish like Pacific salmon and other species are allowed farther upstream when Sabin, Brown Bridge and Boardman dams are removed. Brown Bridge Dam is being dismantled now and the other two structures are slated for removal by 2015 as part of the massive Boardman River restoration project.  more...


Environment  Fishing  

discussion

  discuss this article

Ind. signs onto Lake Michigan salmon stocking cuts

  #
Indiana has signed onto a multi-state plan to improve Lake Michigan's ecosystem by reducing the amount of Chinook salmon stocked in the lake.

The plan calls for Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin to cut the number of salmon the four states release annually into the lake from 3.3 million to 1.7 million.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources will cut its annual Chinook salmon stocking by 25,000 fish, or 11 percent, under the cuts announced this week by the Lake Michigan Committee. more...


Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/08/31/4775101/ind-signs-onto-lake-michigan-salmon.html#storylink=cpy


Environment  

discussion

  discuss this article

Grand Rapids angler catches 25-pound Chinook on Lake Michigan; Are 30-pounders coming?

  #
large-salmon1.JPGA first-time salmon fisherman caught one of the largest – if not the largest – Chinook salmon of the year Sunday morning while fishing from a Muskegon-based charter boat on Lake Michigan.

Jeff Smith, 36, of Grand Rapids, reeled in the 25-pound King while fishing with four co-workers and friends on Steelhead Charters out of Pointe Marine in Muskegon. Smith, who has fished for mainly bass on and off for the last 15 years, said he is now hooked on salmon fishing. more...



Environment  Fishing  

discussion

  discuss this article

Man-made reef aids spawning fish

  #
Reseachers were able to show off the first success of a project Tuesday to restore spawning habitat in the St. Clair River’s Middle Channel for lake sturgeon and other native fish.“When we began to construct the reefs early this spring, we found sturgeon already starting to spawn,” said Mike Thomas, Michigan Department of Natural Resources fisheries research biologist. “We want to rebuild spawning areas that have been lost on the lower St. Clair River. To have success like this before the project is even completed is a great sign.”  more...


Environment  Other  

discussion

  discuss this article

Lake St. Clair Metropark Receives $500,000 Grant to Improve Water Quality

  #

The Huron-Clinton Metropark Authority received a new $500,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant Tuesday to reduce the impact of storm water runoff at Lake St. Clair Metropark.

This is the second consecutive year the Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a grant to help improve the water quality of Lake St. Clair.

more...


Environment  Other  

discussion

  discuss this article

Chicago canal not the only possible carp invasion route

  #

The fight against an Asian carp invasion of the Great Lakes so far has been mostly focused on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, an artificial link between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River basin.

There are 18 other potential connections between the Great Lakes and Asian carp-infested Mississippi River basin stretching from northern Minnesota to western New York, though they are considered medium- to low-risk for a carp invasion because the connections are vastly smaller, farther from existing carp populations or typically occur only when big floods hit.

At the top of that list of secondary pathways is an area in northern Indiana called Eagle Marsh, which separates the Mississippi basin's Wabash River from the Maumee River basin that feeds Lake Erie. The two watersheds have a history of merging in extreme rains, so to reduce the threat of carp making the jump into Lake Erie, the federal government has erected a fence between them.  more...



Environment  

discussion

  discuss this article

Farmers work to reduce fertilizer runoff contributing to algal blooms

  #
When Jerry Whipple was a boy, his grandfather and father impressed upon him the value of the land they farmed and their responsibility to it.

"They were very passionate about the soil," said Whipple, a third-generation farmer. "They said, 'Son, they don't make any more soil. We need to take care of it.'"

Today, Whipple farms 400 acres in the Oak Harbor area and grows corn, soybeans and wheat. He's never forgotten the words of his father and grandfather.  more...



Environment  

discussion

  discuss this article

Prev 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  [14]  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  Next

You are on page 14
A total of 252 pages are available.

Items 196-210 of 3766.

Pages: [1 - 25] [26 - 50] [51 - 75] [76 - 100] [101 - 125] [126 - 150] [151 - 175] [176 - 200] [201 - 225] [226 - 250] [251 - 252]


<<  |  July 2018  |  >>
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930311234
567891011

view our rss feed



Copyright 2018 Edict Incorporated
280 Mill Street, Suite A | Rochester, MI 48307 | (248) 650-4962
privacy statement | contact us