What's New on GLIN Great Lakes project impacts New York Sea Grant has issued a series of impact statements for eight of its projects conducted in the Great Lakes region of New York in 2014. The projects primarily focused on work to support resilient communities and economies and healthy New York coastal ecosystems and habitats.
Pure Michigan campaign boosts U.P. tourism WLUC-TV - Negaunee, MI (3/26) Thanks in large part to the Pure Michigan ad campaign, Michigan's tourism industry brought in $22.8 billion last year, and this summer is looking to be on a similar track.
Riverkeeper is a finalist in prize competition The Buffalo News (3/26) In New York, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper is one of four finalists for the first North American Riverprize. The recognition from the International River Foundation honors excellence and diversity in river restoration.
Ohio Senate raises glass to bill limiting fertilizer application The Toledo Blade (3/26) In Ohio, the House and Senate voted to restrict application of manure and other fertilizers that contribute to toxic algae blooms, move away from open-lake dumping of dredged material, and step up monitoring at water-treatment plants.
Ice boom removal delayed The Buffalo News (3/26) The removal of the ice boom in Lake Erie, designed to keep ice chunks from flowing down the Niagara River and damaging the intakes of the Niagara Power Project, will be delayed.
EPA to spend $4 million fighting toxic Lake Erie algae Toledo News Now (3/26) Just one day after the Ohio House of Representatives and Senate passed a bill aimed at keeping chemicals that feed algae out of Lake Erie, the US Environmental Protection agency is pledging millions of dollars to fight the blooms.