Yearly Archives: 2012

Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative launches digital hub for Phragmites information

Ann Arbor, Mich. – A new website, greatlakesphragmites.net, is taking aim at an invasive plant that is plaguing the Great Lakes. Launched by the Great Lakes Commission (GLC) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the website is intended to serve as a central hub for information on Phragmites … Read More »

Great Lakes Commission responds to Michigan governor’s energy and environment plans

Ann Arbor, Mich. - Earlier today, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced his plans for ensuring Michigan’s future through an increased emphasis on energy and the environment. Gov. Snyder acknowledged the symbiotic relationship between energy, the economy and the environment, a concept that the Great Lakes Commission (GLC) has been a … Read More »

Great Lakes Commission to tackle Internet sales of aquatic invasive species

Ann Arbor, Mich. - The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) has received a $400,000 grant through the U.S. EPA-led Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to develop and demonstrate web-crawling software to assess the availability of aquatic invasive species for purchase – and identify sellers of those species – on the Internet.

Intentional … Read More »

Future of wind energy in the Great Lakes debated by regional coalition

Erie, Pa. - Attendees at the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative meeting yesterday got a Keystone State perspective on the progress, opportunities and obstacles for wind energy in the binational Great Lakes region.

Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Michael Krancer provided the keynote address, highlighting Pennsylvania’s general economic … Read More »

2012 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting overview and resolutions

The 2012 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting overview and resolutions are now available online.  Thanks for joining us in Cleveland!

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New studies, innovations to be released at Great Lakes Wind Collaborative Annual Meeting

Ann Arbor, Mich. - The Great Lakes Wind Collaborative (GLWC) – the leading source of information on windpower in the binational Great Lakes region – will host its 5th Annual Meeting, Sept. 25-26 at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel in Erie, Pa.

The program features a keynote address by Pennsylvania … Read More »

New reports on nutrient loading and spill response released by Great Lakes Commission; Wisconsin’s Kenneth G. Johnson elected chair

Cleveland, Ohio - Actions to reduce phosphorus loadings to the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River system were the focus of the Annual Meeting of the Great Lakes Commission, which kicked off Great Lakes Week in Cleveland this week. A GLC-led Regional Phosphorus Reduction Task Force released a report with more than 50 … Read More »

Great Lakes Wind Collaborative 5th Annual Meeting, Sept. 25-26 in Erie, Pa

Ann Arbor, Mich.The Great Lakes Wind Collaborative (GLWC) – the leading source of information on windpower in the binational Great Lakes region – will be visiting Erie, Pa., later this month to host its 5th Annual Meeting, Sept. 25-26 at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel.

Featured speakers and … Read More »

New risk assessment validates threat from Asian carp and points to Chicago-area waterways as most likely pathway into the Great Lakes

A new risk assessment led by the government of Canada on the threat posed to the Great Lakes by Asian carp heightens the urgent need for a permanent solution, such as hydrological separation of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds, said members of the Great Lakes Commission (GLC) today. … Read More »

Get mobile: Real-time beach data now available for all Great Lakes states

Ann Arbor, Mich. - Going to the beach? Now you can get real-time information on beach water quality advisories, weather and water conditions all on your mobile phone.

2012-mybeachcastThe Great Lakes Commission (GLC), in partnership with LimnoTech and the Great Lakes states, has developed a free smartphone application that Read More »

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