After several years of erosion caused by high water, including some record Lake Erie levels that cut into beaches, officials in Pennsylvania are pleased with conditions on Presque Isle’s shores. Read the full story by the Erie Times-News. Read the full story Tags: Daily News
In the Marcell Experimental Forest in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, there are no trails for hiking, grounds for camping nor lakes for boating. Instead, there are temperature-manipulating chambers and field laboratories. Marcell was chosen to study because of its peatlands, a unique landscape that occupies just 3% of the earth’s surface, yet stores 30% of soil carbon.
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The International Joint Commission and three Boards of Control will be holding a bi-lateral webinar later this month. Read the full story by the Finger Lakes Daily News. Read the full story Tags: Daily News
Perch and other fish native to the Great Lakes have dwindled in part due to invasive species. UWM School of Freshwater Sciences’ Osvaldo Jhonatan Sepulveda Villet says the solution might be to farm these fish through genetically improved lines that breed fish that grow bigger faster. Read the full story WUWM – Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Read…
PFAS, short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of widespread man-made chemicals that don’t break down in the environment or the human body and have been flagged as a major contaminant in sources of water across the country.
Keep up with PFAS-related developments in the Great Lakes area.