Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

Recovery effort

$17.5 million investment will aid Lake Erie projects

 Photo courtesy of Robert Fox Aerial photo of algae growth in Lake Erie

Monroe News

Monroe News

It will take the effort of an entire region working together to restore western Lake Erie back to a healthy level. That’s the message U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., imparted during the announcement of a $17.5 million investment in soil conservation and water quality improvement projects for the troubled lake.

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Carp eDNA discovery raises Great Lakes fears

Gaylord Herald Times

Several recent water samples came back positive for silver carp eDNA above an electrical barrier system near Chicago and environmentalists are concerned the species of Asian carp may have reached the Great Lakes. A history of positive results near these locations has elevated concerns over this round of samples.

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Is Milwaukee the leading freshwater city?

Urban Milwaukee

The effort to transform Milwaukee into a global hub for water technology is still in its early stages, but however impressive this venture, it’s arguably an outgrowth of an extraordinary series of long-term initiatives going back many years.

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