A black mound of Canadian oil waste is rising over Detroit The New York Times (5/17) A three-story pile of petroleum coke that covers an entire city block is continuing to grow along the banks of the Detroit River. Detroitís ever-growing black mountain is the unloved, unwanted and long overlooked byproduct of Canadaís oil sands boom.
Forum to feature lake level experts Owen Sound Sun Times (4/24) An upcoming forum in Tobermory, Ont., entitled Challenges of a Changing Lake, aims to create more dialogue about declining water levels in Lake Huron and Georgian Bay.
COMMENTARY: Harmful algae blooms plague Lake Erie again National Geographic (4/24) While the recurrence of toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie may stir painful memories of the 1960-70s when Lake Erie was declared dead, don't lose hope. There are many programs working to improve conditions.
Impacts of Climate Change on the Great Lakes Basin Environment Canada and NOAA The goal of this 1998 project is to improve our understanding of the complex interactions between climate variability and change, the environment, and social and economic systems so that informed regional adaptation responses can be developed for the sustainable management of the Basin.