In case you missed this past week in Great Lakes conservation news:
The Star Tribune reports that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking federal approval to use potash to kill invasive zebra mussels in Christmas Lake.
The E.P.A. has released the second phase of its plans to restore the Great Lakes, reports the New York Times. The plan includes strategies for climate change adaptation and harmful algal bloom mitigation.
A U.S. District judge has approved a controversial land swap by the U.S. Forest Service, reports Great Lakes Echo. Some environmental groups claim that the land swap will harm old growth forests and wildlife habitat.
The Detroit Free Press reports on a panel of environmental experts that convened in Windsor, Ontario this week. Topics of discussion included invasive species, harmful algal blooms, and lake contaminants.
Senator Carl Levin has introduced a resolution calling on President Obama to oppose a Canadian plan to bury nuclear waste within a mile of Lake Huron, reports the Detroit Free Press. Representative Dan Kildee is sponsoring a similar resolution in the House of Representatives.