This week, a cyanobacteria bloom formed on Muskegon Lake near downtown Muskegon, Michigan, turning the water along the shoreline green with algae scum. According to a Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy map of reported algae blooms, the bloom on October 2 is the third such verified occurrence on Muskegon Lake this year. Read the full story by MLive.
A new project using a sophisticated system of receivers across Saginaw Bay and Lake Huron will help guide researchers in their efforts to return state-threatened lake sturgeon to the Saginaw Bay system. Read the full story by WSGW-TV – Saginaw, MI. Read the full story
How do you make Lake Erie “smart”? The Cleveland Water Alliance (CWA) set out to do just that. Inspired by smart cities where you can get real-time traffic updates or find a parking space on your phone, they wondered… ‘what could the lake tell us?’ Now, the CWA is impacting public health and safety while attracting good-paying jobs…
An emerging Indigenous leader aims to compile the Indigenous knowledge of climate change adaptation throughout the country, and share it with tribal and non-tribal people to create the next Status of Tribes and Climate Change Report. Read the full story by WUWM – Milwaukee, WI. Read the full story
A wetland monitoring team from Heidelberg University is playing an integral role in Ohio’s H2Ohio initiative to improve water quality in the state and reduce nutrients and pollutants going into Lake Erie. Read the full story by The Advertiser-Tribune. Read the full story
Researchers at the Large Lakes Observatory at University of Minnesota Duluth say Lake Superior has warmed one degree per decade since the 1980s, making it one of the fastest-warming lakes in the world. Read the full story by WCCO-TV – Minneapolis, MN. Read the full story