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Dogs Will Soon Sniff Out Invasive Mussels

Dogs Will Soon Sniff Out Invasive Mussels

According to an Alberta, Canada press release, sniffer dogs will soon lend a nose to mandatory boat inspections to help fight against zebra and quagga mussels. The new full-time crew of canine inspectors is being recruited after Bill 13, the Fisheries (Alberta) Amendment Act, was passed. Inspection ...
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Great Lakes Children’s Museum Opens Sailing Exhibit

Great Lakes Children’s Museum Opens Sailing Exhibit

After a lengthy process overcoming technical issues, the “Let’s Go Sailing,” exhibit finally had its grand opening March 21 at the Great Lakes Children’s Museum in Traverse City, Michigan. The permanent addition is designed to allow guests explore the fun and physics of...
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EPA Funds Indiana University Great Lakes Study

EPA Funds Indiana University Great Lakes Study

Researchers and scientists at Indiana University have been awarded a $6 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to continue measuring levels of airborne toxic chemicals being deposited into the Great Lakes. The Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network project, led by ...
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Lake Michigan Shipwrecks May Join National Marine Sanctuary

Lake Michigan Shipwrecks May Join National Marine Sanctuary

The 80-mile section of Lake Michigan off the coast of Wisconsin — between Two Rivers and Port Washington — boasts many famous shipwrecks, marking hundreds of historical tragedies. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration confirmed these waters have been accepted into...
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Local Grants Announced for Great Lakes Water Trails

Local Grants Announced for Great Lakes Water Trails

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) of the Great Lakes recently announced close to $185,000 in grants to coastal communities and organizations to create and improve water trails in the Great Lakes. This is the second phase of grants that focus on increasing accessibility, prom...
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19th Century Canal Boats Found in Lake Ontario

19th Century Canal Boats Found in Lake Ontario

An unusual discovery of two 19th century canal boat wrecks were recently found on the bottom of Lake Ontario. What’s unusual about the discovery, according to a team of New York shipwreck hunters, is that these vessels typically weren’t used on open water. A three-member team from ...
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Great Lakes Receive Funding for Restoration Projects

Great Lakes Receive Funding for Restoration Projects

There's been another recent push in legislation to prevent invasive species from entering the Great Lakes. Michigan’s U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) and Rep. Candice Miller (R-Harrison Township) introduced a bill backed by 12 other members of the Michigan congressional delegation a...
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St. Lawrence Seaway Gets $7 Billion Makeover

St. Lawrence Seaway Gets $7 Billion Makeover

The “Highway H20,” also known as the St. Lawrence Seaway, is undergoing a major renovation — $7 billion worth. A new study commissioned by a coalition of U.S. and Canadian Great Lakes-Seaway maritime industry stakeholders found that the important transportation and trade wate...
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New Invasive Species in the Great Lakes by 2083?

New Invasive Species in the Great Lakes by 2083?

Is a new invasive species coming to a Great Lake near you? According to a recent study by scientists from McGill University and colleagues in Canada and the United States, the Great Lakes remain vulnerable to the threat of aquatic invasive species. If no new regulations are enforced, the study...
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President Obama to Cut $50 Million From Great Lakes Cleanup

President Obama to Cut $50 Million From Great Lakes Cleanup

President Obama unveiled his 2016 $4 trillion budget proposal last Monday, and it was missing something: $50 million from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. If Obama's proposal is approved, funding for the initiative to restore and protect the Great Lakes would drop from the current $300 ...
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