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Scientists go with the flow to collect better freshwater data
Recently, the first lake-based field test was performed in Wisconsin for what could be a big advancement in aquatic scientific equipment. New devices called "HydroSpheres" float along with currents like free-range buoys to collect data on the lake’s temperature, water chemistry and productivity.


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Converting invasive plants to power plants
Great Lakes Echo (10/27)
Researchers who work in wetlands in Michigan are taking a new approach to invasive plants. Instead of removing plants like phragmites and switchgrass, they’re harvesting them.

‘Coastline municipalities need to share best practices to protect Lake Huron,’ says Coastal Science and Stewardship advisor
The Goderich Signal Star (10/27)
Communities along Lake Huron’s shoreline need to work together to combat issues the entire lake faces, because if they are not addressed they could have an adverse effect not only on the lake but the surrounding area’s biodiversity and drinking water.

Michigan Dune Alliance helps protect Michigan's iconic sand dunes from invasive species
Second Wave Media (10/27)
Michigan’s west coast is under siege from invasive species. Luckily, the combined forces of the Michigan Dune Alliance are on a search-and-destroy mission throughout that long stretch of sand.

Why some birds may be planning an extended stay this fall
WESA – Pittsburgh, PA (10/27)
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says 2016’s trend of record-breaking temperatures has continued into the fall. And that unseasonably warm weather may be changing the timing for birds heading out of our region for their fall migrations.

Phragmites: Report raps invasion fight
The London Free Press (10/27)
Ontario’s approach to preventing or slowing the spread of invasive species likes phragmites lacks conviction and has been “penny-wise and pound-foolish,” says Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner.

Environmental commissioner calls for urgent attention to combat invasive species
The Sault Star (10/26)
The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario released her annual report on the state of the environment in the province, and government ministries are not getting top marks for their efforts to protect environmental rights and biodiversity.

Governor Walker approves $2 million emergency grant to S.S. Badger
WFRV-TV – Green Bay, WI (10/26)
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker approved a $2 million emergency grant for repairs needed at the S.S. Badger landing at the Manitowoc, Wisconsin, dock.

Ohio birding group threatens lawsuit to block construction of wind turbine at Camp Perry
The Plain Dealer (10/26)
An Ohio birding group has joined with a national bird conservation organization in an attempt to block the construction of a large wind turbine near Lake Erie.

Input sought for 2017 Superior lake trout regulations
Ashland Daily Press (10/26)
The first of two public meetings scheduled to discuss the next steps in aiding recovery of lake trout populations in Lake Superior took place Tuesday in Ashland, Wisconsin.

Massive Erie-built vessel readies for voyage
Erie Times-News (10/25)
What might be the most expensive thing ever built in Erie is docked at the Holland Street Pier and is ready to sail.

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