Gallery: The threatened beauty of the Great
A special news series this week
is focusing on The
Great Lakes At Risk. The image gallery magnifies the beauty and
fragility of the lakes and their immense importance to the region's
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Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Study
The Canadian and U.S. governments are conducting a
joint study to evaluate the infrastructure needs of the Great Lakes
St. Lawrence Seaway system, specifically the engineering, economic
and environmental implications of those needs as they pertain to the
marine transportation infrastructure on which commercial navigation
depends. The next public stakeholder meeting will take place on July
6 in Clayton, NY.
Impacts of Water Withdrawals in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence
Limno-Tech, Inc. has developed a prototype modeling
tool to assess the ecological impacts of withdrawals and diversions
for a Great Lakes watershed, which provides practical and scientific
support to the governors' and premiers' commitments under Annex 2001
of the Great Lakes Charter.
Great Lakes Forever is designed to raise awareness
of the ecological value of the Great Lakes and concern about the
threats to the ecosystem's health, and to encourage citizen
involvement in Great Lakes protection.
Formerly known as the Canadian
Environmental Defence Fund, Environmental Defence Canada protects
the environment and human health.