What's New on GLIN 2017 Great Lakes Conference The 2017 Great Lakes Conference takes place March 7 in East Lansing, Michigan. The conference incorporates ideas generated by Michigan State University's Water Moves, a university-wide initiative fostering scientific innovation and cultural and artistic expression inspired by water.
In the News What happens when Great Lakes shipping season ends? WBFO – Buffalo, NY (1/19) This week marks the start of a break in the Great Lakes shipping season. A time when lakes freeze over, the locks at Sault St. Marie shut down, and crews on big freighters go home to their families. But not everyone stops working.
2016 marked as Earth’s hottest year The Toledo Blade (1/19) For the third consecutive year, Earth’s climate was the warmest on record in 2016. But most people in the Great Lakes region didn’t get a sense of that by what they experienced in their backyards, according to new data released by two federal agencies.
Elected leaders seek answers on Downriver water quality concerns WXYZ-TV – Detroit, MI (1/18) U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell has sent a letter to the Great Lakes Water Authority seeking answers regarding recent reports of odor, taste and discoloration issues in the tap water in many Downriver, Michigan, communities.
(No) ice, ice baby?: Ice history and forecast The Beacon (1/18) This winter season started out promising for Lake Erie to freeze. Now with the typical back and forth Ohio weather, the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are predicting only a 44% coverage for the Great Lakes.