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Heavy Rains, Runoff, Toxic to Wildlife

5/2/2013 // By Melinda Koslow

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 by Storm: How Heavy Rain is Worsening Algal Blooms in […] Read more >

Water Samples Positive for Asian Carp Environmental DNA in Lake Erie

7/16/2012 // By Michael Murray

State and federal officials have announced that six water samples from Lake Erie have tested positive for Asian carp environmental DNA (eDNA). The samples were among over 400 samples taken in August of last year, and are the first positive […] Read more >

Ohio’s Steelhead and Walleye Left At Risk

6/4/2012 // By Marc Smith

Today, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a bill (press release) that fails to protect Lake Erie’s rivers and impairs our rights as hunters and anglers and the public’s use of waters within the Ohio Lake Erie Basin. (Marc Smith Testimony […] Read more >

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The Current Battle For Lake Erie

4/26/2012 // By Marc Smith

The Battle of Lake Erie was a pivotal naval engagement between British and American forces during the War of 1812.  The American victory paved the way for control of the Great Lakes and an eventual defeat of the British forces […] Read more >

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Danger: Thin Great Lakes Ice

2/7/2012 // By Melinda Koslow

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 temperatures remain above average and snowfall amounts are very small. […] Read more >

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Study offers a solution to Asian carp crisis facing the Great Lakes

1/31/2012 // By Jeff Alexander

The debate over how best to halt the movement of Asian carp and other invasive species between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basin will likely reach a fever pitch in the coming weeks. The reason: The Great Lakes Commission […] Read more >

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New Study: Asian Carp Are Clear Threat to Lake Erie

1/25/2012 // By Michael Murray

Asian carps could spawn and mature in Lake Erie and its tributaries. That is the conclusion of a new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study, which further highlights the need for more aggressive actions to prevent the invasive fishes from entering […] Read more >

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Mercury Impacts to Loons & Michigan Lakes Draws Thousands of Conservationists & Anglers

12/3/2011 // By Jennifer Janssen

Scientist Dave Evers has been studying loons in Michigan’s Seney National Wildlife Refuge impacted by mercury pollution since the late 1980s. He found mercury contamination in the very first loons he tested and since then has studied over 5,000 of […] Read more >

Rehabiliting Lake Erie Wetlands Part One

11/8/2011 // By Melinda Koslow

Wetlands are a vital key to the water quality of the Great Lakes. They act as “filters” for pollutants or debris that might compromise our drinking water, beach health and the habitat for fish and wildlife. Since human settlement in […] Read more >

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Good things are happening in the Great Lakes

6/7/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

With invasive species, outdated sewers and toxic algae blooms creating problems in parts of the Great Lakes, it’s easy to get depressed about the future of these incomparable bodies of water. That’s why it is good to remind yourself, from […] Read more >

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