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Ohio Sea Grant Holds Algae Conference In September

Ohio Sea Grant Holds Algae Conference In September

28-Jul-2016

Keep up to date on one of the biggest environmental threats to the Great Lakes by attending Understanding Algal Blooms: State of Science Conference sponsored by the Ohio Sea Grant. The conference will take place on September 15 at Ohio State University in Toledo, Ohio. This one-day conference wi...
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14 Women Set Diving World Record in Great Lakes

14 Women Set Diving World Record in Great Lakes

19-Jul-2016

Fourteen women set a world record on the Professional Association of Diving Instructors’ (PADI) Women’s Dive Day on July 16, according to a story by WBKB 11 (http://wbkb11.com/news/local/10010-14-women-dive-historic-sites-in-5-great-lakes-under-24-hours). The women dove to historic s...
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Contractors Selected to Assess Risk of Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline

Contractors Selected to Assess Risk of Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline

12-Jul-2016

The Michigan Agency for Energy announced that it has selected two contractors to assess the spill risk and alternative options for Enbridge Line 5 — a pipeline from 1953 that carries oil under the environmentally-sensitive Straits of Mackinac — according to a press release by Michiga...
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Ethanol rule begs the question: Does Washington care about boaters?

Ethanol rule begs the question: Does Washington care about boaters?

11-Jul-2016

With summer boating season upon us, families are making their way to the water. Unfortunately, it may be harder this year to find the ethanol-free fuel many boaters prefer. Due to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) — a government mandate that requires increasing amounts biofuels like ethan...
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Sea Grant Turns 50!

Sea Grant Turns 50!

07-Jul-2016

Sea Grant has come a long way since it began in March 1966. In honor of its achievements so far, the organization has launched a yearlong celebratory campaign looking back at five decades of successful scientific work, environmental awareness and local engagement in costal communities. With a differ...
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Lake Michigan Rises by 4 Feet

Lake Michigan Rises by 4 Feet

05-Jul-2016

Beach-goers on Lake Michigan might have to contend with less sand and more water this summer. According to the Army Corps of Engineers, the lake has risen 4 feet since January 2013. These high tides have contributed to diminishing beaches and damage along Chicago’s lakefront walking paths....
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Carbonation May Combat Asian Carp

Carbonation May Combat Asian Carp

21-Jun-2016

The fight against Asian carp rages on: Scientists in La Crosse, Michigan, are now using carbonation to combat the spread of the invasive species. Bighead and silver Asian carp have spread through the U.S. and are threatening to move into the Great Lakes, where it's feared they would demolish...
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Lake Michigan Lighthouse Map & Circle Tour

Lake Michigan Lighthouse Map & Circle Tour

16-Jun-2016

The 2016 Lake Michigan Lighthouse Map & Circle Tour is now available at wmta.org. (http://www.wmta.org)This free travel map is a complete source for discovering the lighthouses that dot the Lake Michigan shoreline, featuring the entire 1,100-mile Lake Michigan Circle Tour Route through four ...
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Millions to be Spent on Lake Erie Water Quality

Millions to be Spent on Lake Erie Water Quality

14-Jun-2016

In March, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that its Natural Resources Conservation Service would provide $41 million for a three-year initiative to improve water quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin region. The funding aims to support efforts by environmentally conscious far...
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Bob Dougherty 1930-2016

Bob Dougherty 1930-2016

10-Jun-2016

Bob Dougherty, the founder of EdgeWater and Everglades Boats, passed away in March at the age of 85. Many consider Dougherty a mover and shaker in the boating industry. Dougherty was a chief designer and senior vice president of engineering at Boston Whaler, before retiring in 1990. He then went...
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