In case you missed this past week in Great Lake conservation news:
Efforts to address Toledo’s drinking water situation continue. The New York Times details some of the causes and history behind the harmful algal bloom outbreak. WKSU examines some of the political fallout from the crisis, while the Columbus Dispatch reports that Ohio policymakers are planning to meet August 15 to address the issue. Meanwhile, the Detroit News reports on efforts within the agricultural community to reduce the nutrient runoffs that can lead to these large-scale blooms.
MLive reviews the impact and threat from aquatic invasive species in the Great Lakes.
This winter’s cold temperatures may have caused a larger than usual die-off in commercial honeybee colonies, reports Great Lakes Echo. This comes after several years of sharp declines in bee populations.
The Associated Press reports on federal environmental funding received by 2 Indiana cities, Gary and Hammond. The grants will go towards reducing contaminated storm runoff that can degrade Lake Michigan’s water quality.