Highlights/Great Lakes

Environment, Society

Some waterways in Canada’s Great Lakes region now as salty as ocean: study

Road salt levels have hit new record levels in Canada’s Great Lakes region, making some waterways as salty as the ocean according to new chloride maps revealed by environmental advocates. WWF-Canada’s Great Lakes Chloride Summer Hot Spot Map reveals that» 

Environment, International

Canada’s southernmost community slowly washing away

The small community on Pelee Island in the middle of Lake Erie, is home to a variety of wildlife, homes, and cottages. It’s under threat of slow erosion. In 1972, a storm that swept across the lake, washed away five» 

International

Record high water levels expected on Great Lakes

As if the floods that have hit eastern Canadian provinces were not bad enough, there is a new forecast that record high water levels are expected on several of the Great Lakes over the next six months. These massive, deep» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Indigenous, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

On World Water Day, the caring continue their fight to save what we can’t live without

It’s World Water Day–an annual event when the United Nations and anybody and everybody else who cares to try to make things just a little better brings attention to what’s going on with the world’s water supply. And, in case» 

Environment, Society

Wilderness preserved: Conservationists acquire large tract of Great Lakes land.

Lake Superior is the world’s largest freshwater body of water by surface area. It’s location in northern Ontario means it has not had quite the same amount of development pressure. That pressure is growing however as more people seek waterfront» 

Environment

Lake Erie Action Plan aims to reduce toxic slime

Huge algae blooms have for years created a toxic slime on one of the Great Lakes at the heart of North America. It can make people sick, kill fish and other aquatic life and make drinking water unsafe for human» 

Environment, Society

Experience Canada’s great outdoors: Become a lighthouse keeper for the summer

North America’s Great Lakes are so vast, they are like inland seas, and are subject to violent storms. In the 1800’s as shipping became more active, lighthouses were set up in critical areas all around the lakes. Several remain to» 

Economy, Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Concern about microplastics in North America’s Great Lakes.

The International Joint Commission (IJC) which monitors water conditions in the Great Lakes of North America, has been studying the increasing concern over microplastics in the system. The IJC has just released IJC) released a report to the governments of» 

Environment, International

History: Nov 10, (1913, 1975) the deadly Great Lakes gales

That good ship and crew was a bone to be chewed                                                          » 

Economy, Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

IJC calls for public input into microplastics in Great Lakes

The growing concern over microplastics in the Great Lakes between Canada and the U.S.A, has attracted the attention and concern of the bi-national “International Joint Commission” (IJC). It is seeking public comment on recommendations it will soon make to Canadian»