Algae blooms act as bodyguards for bacteria in Great Lakes Phys.org (6/26) University at Buffalo researchers have found that green algae in the Great Lakes not only protect bacteria from destruction by the sun's ultraviolet rays, but can feed these organisms, allowing bacteria populations to grow unheeded. Extreme amounts of bacteria can force officials to close a beach for public safety.
Buffalo is fourth poorest city in the nation WIVB News 4 - Buffalo, N.Y. (6/5) The top four cities on the list are all in the Great Lakes. Detroit, Mich., takes the top spot, followed by Cleveland, Ohio, and Rochester and Buffalo, N.Y.
Reed, Burcham tour waterway projects The Ripon Advance (12/20) New York representative Tom Reed met with Army Corps of Engineers Brig. Gen. Margaret Burcham on Tuesday to discuss waterway projects in New York, and opportunities for the Water Resources Reform and Development Act to speed up projects.
General Resources New York Great Lakes Commission Since 1955, New York has been a valued member of the Great Lakes Commission.
New York Governor Profile Council of Great Lakes Governors Includes biography, inaugural address, State of the State address and related links.
New York Sea Grant Focuses the talents of university scientists and extension specialists on research in the areas of fisheries, coastal environmental quality and processes, invasive species, non-point source pollution and seafood safety.
New York State Government A starting point to guide you to the many resources available from New York's state agencies, departments and other governmental branches.
Economy New York Economic Profile Northeast-Midwest Institute The Northeast-Midwest Institute provides a variety of economic data about the state, including unemployment rate, per-capita income, gross state product, exports, government spending and demographics.
Environment Hudson River (NY) American Heritage Rivers The American Heritage Rivers Initiative, established by an Executive Order in September 1997, is a program to help communities restore and revitalize waters and waterfronts.
Silver Waters of Lake Ontario Their goal is to raise awareness of, and appreciation for, Lake Ontario through writing, sailing instruction, nature study, and other means.
U.S. EPA Region 2 Great Lakes Projects and Programs U.S. Environmental Protection Agency U.S. EPA Region 2 is responsible for management of the portions of the Great Lakes ecosystem bordered by New York State. This includes Lake Ontario, a small portion of Lake Erie, the Niagara River, which connects Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, and a portion of the upper St. Lawrence River, which flows out of Lake Ontario.
Tourism The Great Lakes Circle Tour Ride along on the 6,500-mile Great Lakes Circle Tour: a scenic, international road system connecting the five Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River! For new visitors to the region, this online travel guide offers informational maps, road routes and estimated mileages, and links to major cities, camping and recreation areas, and natural attractions.