Only half the drugs in sewage are removed before entering the Great Lakes Environmental Health News (11/25) Only about half of the prescription drugs and other newly emerging contaminants in sewage are removed by treatment plants. Thatís the finding of a new report by the International Joint Commission, a consortium of officials from the United States and Canada who study the Great Lakes.
ExxonMobil agrees to pay for Ogdensburg cleanup WNYF - Watertown, NY (11/22) New York Attorney General announced Friday that ExxonMobil Oil Corporation has agreed to pay $8.05 million to reimburse the New York Environmental Protection and Spill Compensation Fund for cleaning up an oil spill decades ago.
Grants to help protect Great Lakes fish from toxins Associated Press (11/21) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded four grants totaling over $3.6 million for projects designed to reduce exposure to mercury and other toxins for people eating Great Lakes fish.
Radar, algorithm analyze Great Lakes ice for boats, fisheries, forecasters Great Lakes Echo (11/20) Scientists have figured out how to detect differences in ice. This is important because it could help guide freighters through icy seas, assist the Coast Guard in breaking up large ice formations and help weather scientists predict evaporation that could lead to lake effect snow.
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.