by Stephen Koff, Northeast Ohio Media Group Washington Bureau Chief
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The White House today named the Great Lakes as one of four regions in the country to get special attention from environmental scientists and conservationists hoping to restore coastal wetlands.
by Don Fraser, QMI Agency
The Port Dalhousie piers are like a walkway oasis for Pat Stafford.
Their panoramic view of Lake Ontario is a tonic to her and a venue for regular exercise.
So the news that two large sections on both sides of the piers are closed until further notice distressed her Thursday.
by Holly Drankhan, Great Lakes Echo
Although contaminants buried in the sediments of Green Bay may be out of sight, they should not be out mind, according to researchpublished last month in the Journal of Great Lakes Research.
by Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
An effort to redevelop the area near Milwaukee’s harbor, a project that could potentially be as large as the Menomonee Valley redevelopment, is proceeding with a newly formed public-private group.
The city Redevelopment Authority board on Thursday voted to approve a cooperation agreement among the authority, the city and the new group, Harbor District Inc.
by Kristina Smith, News Herald
PORT CLINTON – Ohio wants to reintroduce two fish to Lake Erie whose native populations have been gone for decades.
First, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources needs to figure out whether bringing sturgeon, a species endangered in Ohio, and sauger, a popular game fish, back to Lake Erie is feasible.
by Bob Gross, The Times Herald
Lori Eschenburg is proud of the Island Loop National Water Trail.
On June 25, she gets to show it off.
“I’ll be bringing 110 people from all over the nation who manage water trails to see the Island Loop,” said Eschenburg, who is a planner with the St. Clair County Metropolitan Planning Commission.
by Tom Jackson, Sandusky Register
U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo, is stepping up the pressure on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over open lake dumping.
Kaptur, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, has put language in a new appropriations bill that essentially bans the corps from dumping dredged materials into Lake Erie unless state officials approve the dumping.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters of Michigan have introduced a resolution urging the Obama administration to fight a Canadian plan to bury nuclear waste underground less than a mile from Lake Huron.
by Tom Henry, The Blade
BOWLING GREEN — Meet Rick Stumpf.
He’s a mild-mannered East Coast scientist who a few weeks from now will give the federal government’s 2015 western Lake Erie algae forecast, based on the best available science developed to make such predictions.
Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2015/04/14/International-algae-conference-opens-at-BGSU.html#H6ImUlS8jChYgj0H.99
by Christopher Zoladz, WZZM
An online petition hoping to rename Lake Michigan “Lake Wisconsin” has amassed more than 400 signatures since it launched April 1.
The tongue-and-cheek petition and website, www.visitlakewisconsin.com claims The Badger State has been overshadowed by its neighbors to the east and west.