Amid PFAS fears, oversimplified warnings could discourage residents from consuming a food central to Ojibwe lifeways.
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Climate solutions for Great Lakes grid include better planning, transmission
Advocates say electric grid operators must better prepare for extreme weather and that more transmission lines can help lessen the risk of blackouts.
Scientists: Atmospheric carbon might turn Great Lakes more acidic
The Great Lakes have endured a lot the past century, from supersized algae blobs to invasive mussels and bloodsucking sea lamprey that nearly wiped out fish populations. Now, another danger: They — and other big lakes around the world — might be getting more acidic, which could make them less hospitable for some fish and plants.
Millions spent to keep invasive fish out of the Great Lakes, but who is protecting the Mississippi River?
As silver carp draw most attention, more than two dozen other invasive species inch closer to the Mississippi River Basin.
15 years later, Wisconsin university’s massive Lake Michigan seawall frustrates downstream neighbors
Erosion concerns and seawall feuds span the Great Lakes and the globe. Concordia University Wisconsin’s fortification has left neighbors bitter.
A federal funding program has helped clean up the Great Lakes. Could it work for the Mississippi River?
The Mississippi River Restoration and Resilience Initiative was introduced in Congress. It could help fight invasive species, complete restoration projects, improve water quality and protect against flood damage.
As rains intensify, sewage surges into Wisconsin waters
Climate change is bringing heavier rains, making it tougher to keep untreated sewage and stormwater out of the Great Lakes.
Great Lakes freighters may have to treat ballast water to curb invasives
Ballast rules for ocean-going vessels to limit invasive species work; adding rules for local freighters would cost hundreds of millions of dollars, the industry says.
Coast Guard tests new methods for heavy oil recovery
In 2011, the Coast Guard tested, off New Jersey’s shoreline, three prototypes for finding, mapping and recovering submerged oil, from three companies that each spent a year on the problem.
Spill response ‘inadequate’ for tar sands crude on Great Lakes
A refinery’s proposal to ship heavy crude oil from Superior across the Great Lakes has emergency responders gearing up to bolster gaps in current oil spill response plans. And the gaps are substantial, experts say.
Drugs found in Lake Michigan, miles from sewage outfalls
Prescription drugs are contaminating Lake Michigan two miles from Milwaukee’s sewage outfalls, suggesting that the lake is not diluting the compounds as most researchers expected, according to new research. Republished from Environmental Health News.
Data for fishermen: How long until the fish are safe?
In the best-case scenario, we’ll be able to eat all the Lake Michigan lake trout we want without worrying about getting cancer from the PCBs — in another 20 years. Less optimistically, we might have to wait until 2046.