Rock snot, officially called didymo, was the centerpiece of the underwater research the DNR recently conducted in Lake Superior. Rantala and several other DNR researchers, fisheries biologists and members of the state agency’s aquatic invasive species unit traveled to Grand Marais in late July to collect samples from the bottom of Lake Superior. Read the full story by WTIP – Grand Marais, MN.
Detroit’s aging infrastructure is causing water to seep through cracks and the freezing temperatures are making matters worse. The City of Detroit Water and Sewerage department is dispatching crews around the clock to repair water main breaks. Read the full story by WWJ-TV – Detroit, MI. Read the full story Tags: Detroit, Daily News, Water
Rep. Chris Jacobs is leading a bipartisan effort to boost funding for a new federal effort to combat plastic pollution in the Great Lakes and other waterways around the world. Read the full story by The Buffalo News. Read the full story Tags: Daily News, plastic, pollution
A research team out of London has confirmed a second tornado touched down on Saturday, near Goderich.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is sending one of its four deep-water hydrographic survey ships into the Great Lakes for several months this year to sonar-map the lakebed under heavily trafficked areas. Read the full story by MLive. Read the full story Tags: Daily News, survey
The vessel Captain Henry Jackman set a new record cargo size for grain loaded at Ontario’s Port of Thunder Bay on the ship’s very first voyage, carrying Canadian Western Red Spring Wheat grown in southwestern Manitoba destined for international markets. Read the full story by Lake Superior News. Read the full story Tags: Daily News
Tawas Point Lighthouse, located in Northern Michigan, rested on the edge of the point looking over Lake Huron when it was built in 1877. Over the years, the lighthouse began to almost recede into the peninsula, through a process called accretion. Read the full story by WRKR – Portage, MI. Read the full story Tags:…