Feds need to continue to fund the war on Great Lakes lamprey.
The plan would use technology such as underwater loudspeakers, electric cables and air bubble curtains to deter the fish from migrating between the Illinois River and Lake Michigan through Chicago-area waterways.
Also setting a new mark was Lake St. Clair, which is part of the waterway linking Lakes Huron and Erie.
A recent study found that balloons are the highest-risk plastic debris for seabirds. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)DETROIT — Environmental advocates are raising awareness about the dangers of balloons for wildlife in the Great Lakes and elsewhere. Volunteers for the Alliance for the Great Lakes picked up more than 18,000 balloons, balloon pieces or balloon strings along Great Lakes shorelines…
The next few weeks are crucial for piping plovers. Most of this year’s eggs will hatch by the end of June. If additional storms don’t wash away nests, a new batch of youngsters may survive. But long-term prospects will be dicey until the waters recede.
Tidelike motion is continuing to flow in, changing the landscape along the shoreline in Erie County in ways not seen since the mid-1980s, when the water levels of Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes were last at such high levels.
Remarkable turnaround from earlier this decade is bringing welcome relief to shippers and marina owners, but causing flooding and heavy erosion in some areas.
Volunteers at Elberta Beach work to eradicate baby’s breath. (Grand Traverse Conservancy District photo)Invasive species often have ugly, dangerous, often xenophobic-sounding names. Even if a person had never heard of a sea lamprey, its name sounds like a customer you wouldn’t want to meet. The red swamp crayfish could be an escapee from a Hollywood movie set, and Asian carp…
Location of choice is considered a crucial choke point where the invasive carp could be prevented from migrating upstream toward the lake.
The Great Lakes region is warming faster than the rest of the U.S., a trend likely to bring more extreme storms while also degrading water quality, worsening erosion and posing tougher challenges for farming, scientists reported.
Lake Superior was 94 percent ice covered as of Friday, marking first time the largest of the Great Lakes had more than 90 percent coverage in four years. But warmer temperatures in the coming days will start to bring on a great melt.
A crew from the University of Toledo working with the U.S. Geological Survey found the larvae during sampling last June in the Maumee River, a Lake Erie tributary.
They have formed the Great Lakes Conservation Coalition, which will push for funding of a strategy proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Illinois governor tells Michigan governor that the offer to support operations at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet, Ill., won’t be useful until after an upgrade there is completed in 10 years.
The Corps’ new plan is similar to a draft from August 2017, but the estimated price tag has jumped from $275 million to nearly $778 million.
Warmer and wetter climate in the Midwest could lead to the displacement of some cold water fish species in southern Lake Michigan and trigger die-offs in smaller inland lakes, according to a new report.
About 200 people watch one of the release events.
Experts say the discovery in the planet’s largest freshwater system is alarming. Researchers are uncertain what risks the tiny creatures may pose. The university plans to monitor the situation but says both species haven’t been deemed invasive because of their low abundance.
A recent charter fishing trip on Lake Michigan starts with a bang and ends with tasty coho, chinook salmon, lake trout and steelhead.
Get out there and take advantage of our Great Lakes fishing – these are going to be the “good old days.”
A Minnesota-based writer and educator and family tackle the eastern Great Lakes, and the charter scene produces a variety of gamefish including walleyes and salmon.
Fishkill in Pennsylvania stream from lampricide shows risk of program that protects Great Lakes.
In 2010, scientists found that, after Chicago’s waterways, this marsh in Fort Wayne was the second most likely place where the carp could invade the Great Lakes.
Lake Erie tributaries have them but they are different from their sterile cousins.
MADISON, Wis. — A new study on ballast water discharge has found Great Lakes ships are moving non-native species from the lower lakes to western Lake Superior. The study was conducted by the Great Waters Research Collaborative, which is a project of University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Lake Superior Research Institute, Wisconsin Public Radio reported. Researchers sampled 15 ballast water discharges from…
The Wisconsin DNR approved a request this week to pull millions of gallons of water daily from Lake Michigan to serve a new Foxconn Technology Group manufacturing plant, helping the Taiwanese electronics giant clear a major regulatory hurdle.MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin DNR approved a request this week to pull millions of gallons of water daily from Lake Michigan to…