pollution

st regis mohawk tribe receives 300k to prevent road salt pollution

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe receives $300K to prevent road salt pollution

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, located in Akwesasne, NY received more than $300,000 in federal funding from bipartisan legislation to prevent road salt pollution during the winter months. The pollution prevention funding will open up services and workshops to facilitate informed decision making in the utilization of road salt. Road salts have been a concern…

a gourmet revival for st lawrence river marine algae

A gourmet revival for St. Lawrence River marine algae

Québec’s cold waters are and extremely low levels of pollution from industrial or urban sources is favorable for high quality algae growth. Fifteen species are now certified “Fourchette bleue” or Blue Fork 2022, a Québec certification that aims to introduce new marine products to the public while also supporting sustainable use of the resource. Read…

to reduce harmful algal blooms and dead zones the us needs a national strategy for regulating farm pollution

To reduce harmful algal blooms and dead zones, the US needs a national strategy for regulating farm pollution

To reduce harmful algal blooms and dead zones, the US needs a national strategy for regulating farm pollution

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(THE CONVERSATION) Midsummer is the time for forecasts of the size of this year’s “dead zones” and algal blooms in major lakes and bays. Will the Gulf of Mexico dead zone be the size of New Jersey, or only as big as Connecticut?

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the catch pollution problems and solutions

The Catch: Pollution problems … and solutions

The Catch: Pollution problems … and solutions

Broadcasting in our monthly PBS television program, The Catch is a Great Lakes Now series that brings you more news about the lakes you love. Go beyond the headlines with reporters from around the region who cover the lakes and drinking water issues. Find all the work HERE.

In Milwaukee, officials are working to eliminate combined sewage overflows that can pour pollution into local waterways including Lake Michigan.

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great lakes moment the imperiled mussels of the detroit river

Great Lakes Moment: The imperiled mussels of the Detroit River

Great Lakes Moment: The imperiled mussels of the Detroit River

Great Lakes Moment is a monthly column written by Great Lakes Now Contributor John Hartig. Publishing the author’s views and assertions does not represent endorsement by Great Lakes Now or Detroit Public Television.

Native freshwater mussels have experienced dramatic population declines in the Great Lakes due to habitat degradation, water pollution and the introduction of invasive species like zebra and quagga mussels.

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