A newly discovered chemical compound, petromyzonol tetrasolfate – also known as 3sPZS, makes it difficult for invasive sea lamprey to find their breeding grounds and may be a new tool in the toolbox for controlling a parasite that threatens Great Lakes fish. Read the full story by Great Lakes Echo.
Researchers at the University of Waterloo urge for the reduction of road salt applied during the winter months to reduce impacts of salinization on Ontario’s groundwater and lakes. Read the full story by CBC News.
There has been an increased push in recent years to integrate Indigenous Nations’ ancestral knowledge and western science to find better ways to understand and manage the land. Read the full story by USA Today.
To bolster disappearing groundwater reserves, water will flow from Chicago to Joliet, Illinois via a 31-mile pipeline built to connect Lake Michigan to the city. Joliet is leading the way for proactive approaches toward water sustainability and finding a solution for the future of water sourcing. Read the full story by the Chicago Reader.
The littoral combat ship USS Marinette LCS 25, built in Marinette, Wisconsin, and commissioned in Menominee, Michigan, traversed 15 locks, four Great Lakes and more than 1,400 nautical miles to reach the Atlantic Ocean and then continued its journey to its home port of Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, Florida. Read the full story by MLive.
The sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald not only inspired an iconic ballad from Canadian crooner Gordon Lightfoot, it also led to the advancement of Great Lakes weather monitoring and forecasting that has helped ships navigate storms ever since. Read the full story by The Detroit News.
A charter captain faces prison and a fine when he is sentenced early next year for violating a Coast Guard order to stop commercial operation of his unlicensed boat on Lake St. Clair. Read the full story by the Great Lakes Echo.
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