The United States and Canada have launched an initiative to establish a “green shipping corridor” for the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Seaway system. Under the initiative, federal agencies will work with stakeholders to facilitate the establishment of a Great Lakes Green Shipping Corridor to help the industry decarbonize and involve setting up specific trade routes between major port hubs where zero-emission solutions are demonstrated and supported. Read the full story by gCaptain.
Experts say nutrient-rich water from greenhouse farms could be harming Lake Erie, but Ontario’s Environment Ministry has issued very few fines for potential algae-causing infractions since 2019. Read the full story by The Narwhal. Read the full story
Michigan’s State Senate approved a $3.3 billion water infrastructure plan, including $680 million specifically for dam safety, in a unanimous and bipartisan vote last week. Read the full story by Midland Daily News. Read the full story
Some South Haven businesses have started offering red flag day specials — deals to incentivize families to visit them rather than Lake Michigan when conditions are dangerous. Read the full story by UP Matters. Read the full story
Shipments of iron ore from U.S. Great Lakes ports totaled 4.4 million tons in May — a decrease of 20.4% compared to the same month a year ago, and 21.9% below the month’s five-year average, according to the Ohio-based Lake Carriers’ Association last week. Read the full story by the Duluth News Tribune. Read the…
New research on water levels projects an unprecedented drop of water levels on Lakes Michigan-Huron and Georgian Bay to 1.1 meters below the record low by 2030. By 2040, levels may rise to 0.3 meters higher than the 1986 record high. Read the full story by The Manitoulin Expositor. Read the full story
Flooding on the Minnesota-Ontario border is a disaster of historic proportions and causing millions of dollars in damages. Measurements of the flooding have topped those of the record 1950 flood that have been measured among other lakes and rivers in the watershed and increasing concern about leached mine pollutants. Read the full story by StarTribune….