What's New Niagara Closeup: Beware of the beach The St. Catharines Standard (7/21) As Niagara, Ont., waters appeal to locals looking to beat the sweltering heat, the public health department suggests they first check out its water quality website.
Enbridge to pay $172M for Kalamazoo River oil spill The Detroit News (7/20) Enbridge Energy will pay more than $172 million as part of a consent decree with the U.S. government tied to the Alberta-based company’s 2010 pipeline rupture near Marshall, Mich., that fouled nearly 40 miles of the Kalamazoo River.
More Minnesota lakes, rivers listed as impaired Star Tribune (7/13) The Mississippi River headwaters and two Lake Superior beaches, along with hundreds of other lakes and river segments, have been added to Minnesota’s list of waterways that are “impaired” due to pollutants or other problems that threaten fish, plant life or public health.
Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project on water safety WHTC - Holland, MI (7/11) A representative of the Great Lakes Surf Resrcue Project shares lifesaving tips to avoid drowning, but also tips for what to do if you find yourself in that situation called "Flip, Float and Follow" drowning survival strategy.
FoodWatch Environmental Defence Canada FoodWatch provides meaningful information and effective tools for making informed decisions about food safety, and act on these decisions to achieve better human and environmental health.
Fox River Watch A project of the Clean Water Action Council of northeastern Wisconsin, this site contains extensive information for the public about PCB contamination of the Fox River and Green Bay, the proposed cleanup, and health effects of exposure to PCBs.
Great Lakes Human Health Effects Research Program Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry The ATSDR research program is designed to investigate and characterize the association between the consumption of contaminated Great Lakes fish and short- and long-term harmful health effects.
Hazardous Substance Release/Health Effects Database Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Hazdat provides access to information on the release of hazardous substances from Superfund sites or from emergency events and on the effects of hazardous substances on the health of human populations.
MESB Reports Michigan Environmental Science Board The MESB investigates issues concerning the environment and human health at the request of the governor's office. Topics include fish advisories, mercury, lead, chlorine and low level radioactive waste.
NOAA Center of Excellence for Great Lakes and Human Health NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory The NOAA Center of Excellence for Great Lakes and Human Health (CEGLHH) is a multi-disciplinary research center which will focus on understanding the inter-relationships between the Great Lakes ecosystem, water quality and human health.