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Posts Tagged ‘Great Lakes’

Launch of America's Great Waters Coalition underscores commitment to restoring America's estuaries

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Region on December 8, 2009 at 7:58 pm

An alliance representing more than 30 organizations came together with lawmakers from across the nation to launch America’s Great Waters Coalition, representing 9 of the largest water ecosystems in 27 of the lower 48 states — and involving nearly half of the country’s population. Read the rest of this entry »


Experimental Harmful Algal Bloom Forecast Bulletin For Lake Erie

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Region on September 19, 2009 at 6:16 pm

 Predicting harmful algal blooms, or HABs, in the Great Lakes is now a reality as NOAA announces an experimental HAB forecast system in Lake Erie. HABs produce toxins that may pose a significant risk to human and animal health through water recreation and may form scum that are unsightly and odorous to beach visitors, Read the rest of this entry »

Coast Guard Aims to Halt Spread of Invasive Aquatic Species

In Dive In, Maritime, Region on August 31, 2009 at 1:47 am

Rules Offered on Ships’ Ballast Water Read the rest of this entry »

One Tank Trip: Exploring the legacy of a historic shipping route

In Get Wet, Maritime, Region on June 26, 2009 at 5:36 pm

I never cease to be fascinated by the ocean-going “salties” and lake freighters that pass through the St. Lawrence Seaway. Over the years I’ve had several occasions to observe these gentle giants of the waterways gliding silently through several communities along the New York/Ontario border. Read the rest of this entry »

Groups sue EPA, want tougher ship discharge rules

In Dive In, Maritime on January 13, 2009 at 5:31 pm

Environmentalists sued the federal government Monday over new rules that critics say do too little to prevent cargo ships from dumping invasive species into the nation’s waterways. Read the rest of this entry »

New York Ballast Rules

In Dive In, Maritime, Region on December 16, 2008 at 2:53 pm

Canadian shipowners are warning that new ship ballast regulations crafted with little notice by New York state could cripple the St. Lawrence Seaway and commercial shipping on the Great Lakes. Read the rest of this entry »

States sue EPA over water releases from ships

In Dive In, Get Wet, Public Waterfront, Region on October 3, 2008 at 3:15 pm

Nine states sued the Bush administration Thursday over what New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says is an illegal administrative ruling that could hurt fisheries and contaminate drinking water. Read the rest of this entry »

State, local waters plagued by potentially harmful bacteria

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Region on August 25, 2008 at 6:38 pm

At the edges of two small ponds in a Greece subdivision are two pairs of small signs nailed to posts.
“WARNING,” two of the signs read. “Avoid contact with water. Do not allow pets to drink from pond.” “NO FISHING,” state the other signs. Read the rest of this entry »

Deadly fish disease prompts new regulations

In Dive In on July 3, 2008 at 4:04 pm

Anglers, boaters and aquaculturists in Illinois face new emergency regulations following the discovery of a deadly fish disease in state waters. Read the rest of this entry »

Lake freighters could continue to dump dry cargo residues under Coast Guard plan

In Dive In, Maritime on June 12, 2008 at 9:34 pm

Freighters could continue dumping tons of coal and other dry cargo residues into the Great Lakes indefinitely under a proposed U.S. Coast Guard policy. Read the rest of this entry »