What's New on GLIN NOAA's Working Waterfront The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently initiated a project called "Voices from the Working Waterfront," which will record oral histories about efforts to preserve the cultural heritage of these unique and often historic maritime communities.
In the News New bridge over St. Lawrence River announced Net News Ledger (7/22) The Government of Canada today invited Signature on the St. Lawrence Group, Saint-Laurent Alliance (SLA) and St. Lawrence New Bridge Partnership to participate in a Request for Proposals (RFP), a major milestone for the new bridge for the St. Lawrence corridor project.
Old Port swimmers push for more access to St. Lawrence River CTV News Montreal (7/22) Montreal’s splashiest political display took place Tuesday morning as several dozens of swimmers leaped and dived into the St. Lawrence River of the Jacques Cartier Pier in the Old Port as a means to promote river access.
The rivers that run through it: A basin of toxins The Windsor Star (7/22) Lake Erie bears the brunt of the region’s phosphorus overload, but the problem isn’t isolated to a specific lake or a single cause. Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River experience algal blooms to an extent as well, and the culprits include industries, farms and sewage coming from Windsor-Essex County and the rivers that run through it.
Severstal steel plant sale comes amid pollution worries, lawsuit Detroit Free Press (7/21) The steel company Henry Ford launched as an anchor of the historic Rouge complex, will return to American ownership two months after the Russian owner won a revised state permit to release higher levels of certain pollutants into the air.