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Monday, April 25, 2016

In 2015 the Michigan departments of Environmental Quality and Natural Resources confirmed the presence of the invasive New Zealand mudsnail in the Pere Marquette River near Baldwin, which is a popular destination for trout and salmon anglers. New Zealand mudsnails are each only about 1/8 inch long and can be difficult to see.

tags: Environmental Impact

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Michigan Natural Resources Commission at its April 14 meeting approved fishing regulations that affect bait harvest and use. These regulations went into immediate effect. Fisheries Order 245 establishes regulations that protect the aquatic resources of the state while minimizing the spread of pathogens, such as viral hemorrhagic

tags: Environmental Impact, Fishing

Monday, April 4, 2016

Spring is fast approaching, due to the snow melt and the heavy spring rains, debris will once again be dislodged from the shore line and will float down the Clinton River to Lake St. Clair. The Anchor Bay Yachting Association with the support of the Clinton River Watershed Council, and The Harrison Township Environmental Committee

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake St. Clair

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Ohio Sea Grant, on behalf of The Ohio State University, the University of Toledo and the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE), has released the annual report for the first year of funding for the Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative (HABRI), which seeks solutions for harmful algal blooms in Ohio. Following the Toledo water

tags: Environmental Impact

Thursday, March 17, 2016

If you’re like many Great Lakes boaters you may be taking a Spring Break trip headed somewhere south with the boat in tow this time of year. Just because gas is bargain priced so far this year doesn’t mean we don’t want to save a few more dollars at the gas pump by knowing how to squeeze every mile out of a gallon of

tags: Environmental Impact, Trailers

Monday, July 13, 2015

NOAA and its research partners, using an ensemble modeling approach, predict that the 2015 western Lake Erie harmful algal bloom season will be among the most severe in recent years and could become the second most severe behind the record-setting 2011 bloom. The effects of the cyanobacterial blooms include a higher cost for cities

tags: Environmental Impact

Monday, March 2, 2015

We're wrapping up the last days of National Invasive Species Awareness Week for 2015. More than 180 invasive species have adopted the Great Lakes ecosystem as their home. Asian carp might be some of the most prominent invaders we hear about in the Great Lakes region and are currently stalled in the Chicago Area Waterway System just 55

tags: Environmental Impact

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY ― As Utah water sources become contaminated with the Quagga mussel, some legislators say they think that boaters should pay a fee to help fight the mussel invasion. Quagga mussels appear to have come to Utah when boats from the highly infected Great Lakes region subsequently visited Lake Powell. Recently, the

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact

Friday, February 13, 2015

Some time back, in the 1980’s, the French Navy were moored for a week on Biscayne Bay, off the coast of France. When they pulled up anchor and left, the fishermen found their oysters in very poor condition. The toxins from the huge fleet’s antifouling obviously had a devastating effect. Thus a Canadian, innovative, marine

tags: Hull, Polishes & Waxes, Canada, Environmental Impact

Friday, September 5, 2014

The algae-induced water crisis that rendered Toledo’s tap water undrinkable the first weekend of August has intensified the debate over how livestock facilities classified as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, or CAFOs, should be regulated. The rise of CAFOs nationally is one of America’s biggest land-use issues. As

tags: Environmental Impact