This Year’s Outlook for Water Levels and Harmful Algal Blooms in the Great Lakes

We’ve been getting A LOT of rain in the Great Lakes region this year. Some of it falling like a missle from severe storms. See, for example, a tree through …

Heavy Rains, Runoff, Toxic to Wildlife

Lake Erie is experiencing a one-two punch of heavy rains and excess farm runoff that influences the magnitude of algae toxic to wildlife and humans. In a recent report: Taken …

Great Lakes Experience Record Floods

It’s been raining here in the Great Lakes. A lot. And cities like Grand Rapids and East Lansing, MI , Chicago, IL, and Toledo, OH are bearing the brunt. Rivers …

What’s Happening to Great Lakes Ice?

It’s that time of year again: snow is falling, noses are running, and the Great Lakes are icing. But to what extent are they icing? Since ice records began in …

Photo by Melinda Koslow, 2012

Great Lakers Learn about Climate-Smart Restoration Success

This past week more than 600 representatives from around the Great Lakes joined at the Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition Restoration Conference as part of the largerĀ Great Lakes …

Thoughts on A New Normal

I attended the Aspen Environmental Forum this past weekend, bringing together a mixture of scientists, policy makers and business leaders who all care deeply about the environment. This year the …

Of Puppies and Polar Bears

As we continue to celebrate National Wildlife Week it was also brought to my attention that today is National Puppy Day. For some of us, our love for wildlife is …

Danger: Thin Great Lakes Ice

Great Lakes Ice Cover All of us in the Great Lakes region (and perhaps other regions also) are either enjoying or fretting over what is such a mild winter. Air …

Nature and Wildlife Help City of Tucson Connect One Year After Tragedy

The goal is to commemorate, celebrate and commit. This weekend thousands of Tucsonans will gather to do just that while memorializing friends and family lost in the tragic violence on …

Smile, Planet, You’re on NPP

Almost two months ago a new environmental-observing satellite, NPP, hitched a ride on the United Launch Alliance Delta 2 rocket into earth’s orbit and data is already coming back to …

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