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Lake Erie contains substantial quantities of tiny pieces of potentially toxic plastic

Prior posts have noted the great Atlantic and Pacific garbage patches. [See, for example, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Pacific_garbage_patch ; http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/translating-uncle-sam/stories/what-is-the-great-pacific-ocean-garbage-patch ; &, http://news.discovery.com/earth/oceans...

Province and Feds Sign Great Lakes Act Again

By Jennifer Kalnins Temple The Ontario and federal governments have signed the latest (8th) version of the Canada-Ontario Agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality and Ecosystem Health ( 2014 COA ). The purpose of this agreement is to implement Canada’s commitments to protect the Great Lakes...

Ohio EPA Seeks Comments On US Army Corps Of Engineers’ Report

Ohio EPA is seeking public comments on a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ report entitled “Influence of Open-Lake Placement of Dredged Material on Western Lake Erie Basin Harmful Algal Blooms” and the Corps’ position on open lake disposal of dredge material in Lake Erie. The report...

Great Lakes Protection Act Reintroduced (Again)

By Meredith James As promised in Minister Murray’s mandate letter , Ontario’s provincial government has reintroduced the Great Lakes Protection Act . If passed, the Act would: · Help fight climate change, reduce harmful algal blooms, and protect wetlands and other coastal areas...