Category Archives: News and Announcements

Online Model Predicts Chemical Behaviors in the Great Lakes Environment

Syracuse Research Corporation (SRC) has produced an online, interactive modeling application for predicting the fate of chemicals within the Great Lakes environment. The project, led by Dr. Mario Citra of SRC, set out to produce an easy-to-use application that would allow users to determine several important factors relating to how ...   Read More »

New research paper looks at impacts of increased corn production

Ann Arbor, Mich. – An assessment of the current status and trends of corn-based ethanol production and the potential impacts of increasing corn output in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River region to meet that demand are the focus of a research paper released today by the U.S. Army Corps of ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission hails WRDA veto override

The Great Lakes Commission is applauding Congress for overriding a presidential veto of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) today, thereby preserving authorizations for a variety of programs of crucial importance to the Great Lakes.

The Senate voted 79-14 today to overturn the veto, following a 361-54 vote in the ...   Read More »

Workshop focuses on aging coastal infrastructure in the Great Lakes

A scoping workshop on the current condition and future viability of coastal protection infrastructure in the Great Lakes was held October 10 and 11, 2007 in Duluth. The workshop, hosted by the Great Lakes Commission and the NOAA Coastal Services Center (CSC) with participation from the U.S. Army Corps of ...   Read More »

Projects Sought to Address Persistent Toxic Substance Deposition to the Great Lakes

Pre-Proposals Due November 19th, 2007

Application materials at glc.org/projects/water-quality/glad/

The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) requests project proposals under its Great Lakes Air Deposition (GLAD) program. The purpose of the GLAD program is to safeguard the environment and human health from the adverse effects of atmospherically deposited toxic contaminants in the ...   Read More »

Senate committee votes to control Great Lakes nonpoint pollution

Efforts to restore and protect the Great Lakes received a boost today when a U.S. Senate committee voted to reauthorize a key program supporting local efforts to benefit water quality in the Great Lakes basin.

The U.S. Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee agreed to include language presented by Sen. ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission urges IJC to accelerate St. Clair River study

Citing potential harm to the region’s economy and environment from low water levels, the Great Lakes Commission is urging the International Joint Commission (IJC) to expedite its investigation into changes in the St. Clair River that may be causing lakes Huron and Michigan to drain more rapidly.

The resolution, adopted ...   Read More »

House subcommittee hears testimony on priorities for combating the introduction and spread of AIS from nonballast vectors

Stronger federal measures across the board are needed to protect the Great Lakes and other North American water resources against the threat of aquatic invasive species (AIS), a group of expert witnesses told a House Natural Resources subcommittee Thursday during testimony on Capitol Hill.

The hearing, before the Subcommittee on ...   Read More »

Workshop to focus on aging coastal infrastructure in the Great Lakes

A scoping workshop on the current condition and future viability of coastal protection infrastructure in the Great Lakes will be held October 10 and 11, 2007 in Duluth. The workshop, hosted by the Great Lakes Commission and the NOAA Coastal Services Center with participation from the U.S. Army Corps of ...   Read More »

Habitat database catalogs restoration efforts

A treasure trove of information on habitat restoration and protection efforts around the region is now available online through the Great Lakes Habitat Initiative.

A database developed by the Great Lakes Commission for the project (see http://gis.glin.net/dropbox/query.php) contains extensive information on nearly 200 planned or ongoing wetlands and habitat ...   Read More »

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