The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, reversing a Trump-era decision, is restarting a human health assessment of nitrate and nitrite, a move that has potentially far-reaching regulatory implications for one of the country’s most pervasive drinking water contaminants. Read the full story by Circle of Blue.
The world’s two oldest-known common loons once again have returned to Michigan, and if they choose each other as mates, it will mark a record 26 consecutive summers together for the pair. Read the full story by MLive. Read the full story
The director of the Central Michigan University Institute for Great Lakes Research joined two submersible owners under Lake Michigan at Beaver Island this week to assist the station’s water quality and fisheries research. Read the full story by MLive. Read the full story
After a successful fundraising campaign, a catamaran that will be used by the University of Wisconsin – Superior for research on Lake Superior is now under construction. Read the full story by KDAL – Superior, WI. Read the full story
More than $100 million in funding for restoration to portions of the St. Louis River near Duluth, Minnesota, was announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday. A large portion will be funded through President Biden’s infrastructure law, which will accelerate long-awaited work in St. Louis River Area of Concern on Lake Superior. Read the…
The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership is celebrating the start of the Great Lakes shipping season by running a photo contest. Boat enthusiasts are encouraged to submit their best photos depicting Great Lakes shipping. Read the full story by the Northwest Indiana Times. Read the full story
The Saginaw Bay Sturgeon organization has been spearheading a push in recent years to reintroduce sturgeon into the Saginaw Bay Watershed as a part of a larger statewide, multi-year rehabilitation plan to develop self-sustaining sturgeon populations across the state. Before releasing the sturgeon, they will be fitted with a PIT tag that will help researchers track the…