What's New on GLIN Below the depths: Great Lakes research The University of Michigan Water Center is part of the Graham Sustainability Institute that’s funded 37 research projects since its inception in 2012. Great Lakes research topics include invasive species, toxic algae, water level fluctuation and more.
Deal to develop parkland near dunes riles conservationists The Associated Press (8/27) At the Indiana Dunes State Park, a deal with investors to privatize and refurbish a pavilion, an aging-yet-iconic structure with sweeping views of Lake Michigan, is raising questions about the privatization of public resources.
LEEDCo begins taking core samples of Lake Erie bottom The Plain Dealer (8/27) A pilot project to determine whether wind turbines can be built in Lake Erie and survive its icy winter wrath takes a major step forward over the next ten days as core samples will be taken from the proposed sites to have a detailed analysis of the Lake's bottom.
Feud leaves $1M Customs facility gathering dust The Detroit News (8/26) Two years after completion, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials have never used a facility built for the agency inside the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority Public Dock and Terminal at Atwater and Bates in Detroit, Mich.
Ribble joins phosphorus cruise Green Bay Press Gazette (8/26) In Green Bay, Wis., a U.S. Representative went out with researchers from NEW Water and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for a few hours to gain an understanding of the processes that go into monitoring algae blooms and phosphorus loads.
Larger number of perch found in Lake Michigan Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (8/26) In Wisconsin, the Department of Natural Resources has found a surprise increase of young perch in the Racine waters of Lake Michigan this summer.