Duluth’s moderate climate, access to fresh water, and room to grow are some of the reasons why the city is considered an ideal place to relocate. Read and listen to the full story by Minnesota Public Radio.
Conservation and Chatham-Kent officials have received numerous calls from residents concerned about spreading brown algae on the Thames River that looks similar to a fuel spill. Early indications suggest this algae is probably not of any concern in terms of toxin production. Read the full story by The Chatham Daily News. Read the full story…
The International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board announced that it is continuing to assess water level conditions on the St. Lawrence River for potential boat haul out assistance. In recent years, high and low water level conditions have made it challenging for recreational boaters to remove their vessels from the water. Read the full story by WROC-TV…
Earlier this year the CEO of John Ball Zoo announced zoo leaders were in the exploratory phase of a plan that could result in a new major tourist destination for the Grand Rapids area. The project involves the Zoo building, a large-scale, off-site aquarium that would rival and compete with aquariums in cities like Chicago,…
Fresh funds are being infused into the federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, promising a lasting effect on the humans who rely on the great inland sea and the fish that will swim in its cleaner waters. Read the full story by The Buffalo News. Read the full story Tags: Daily News
Scientists have long hypothesized that storms would have strong impacts on water temperature and water column mixing, however, a recent study found that wind and rainstorms do not cause major temperature changes in lakes. Read the full story by Sault Online. Read the full story Tags: Daily News
From lead pipes to PFAS, drinking water contamination is a major issue plaguing cities and towns all around the Great Lakes. Cleaning up contaminants and providing safe water to everyone is an ongoing public health struggle.
Keep up with drinking water-related developments in the Great Lakes area.
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- State moves toward phaseout of firefighting foam with harmful ‘forever chemicals’ – Chicago Sun Times
Illinois will take a first step toward reducing the use of firefighting foam containing harmful “forever chemicals” under a bill signed into law by Gov.