Emerging Contaminant Threats and the Great Lakes

December 18th 2012

Study: Great Lakes restoration targeting the right places

A new study showing which areas of the Great Lakes are suffering the greatest environmental insults found that efforts to restore the lakes are targeting the right places. The three-year study by scientists at the University Michigan produced a map that … Continue reading

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September 19th 2012

Scientists work to reduce bird kills at national park

Researchers at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan are studying the role foreign quagga mussels play in noxious algae blooms and botulism outbreaks that have killed thousands of birds in recent year. Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants totaling $1.9 … Continue reading

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February 29th 2012

Video: Algae crisis hurting Lake Erie, Ohio’s economy

Lake Erie has been plagued by toxic algae blooms for the past three years. The problem is due largely to phosphorus draining off farm fields and flowing into the lake, where it fuels the growth of toxic algae.

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October 14th 2011

Emerging Contaminants: A Toxic Cocktail You Won’t Find in a Bar

Environmental and public health threats are common themes in breakout sessions at the Great Lakes Restoration Conference, and some of those threats may come from your medicine cabinet. Pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and agricultural runoff are just some of the things forming … Continue reading

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