There have been no new confirmed invasive species to enter the Great Lakes since 2006, thanks to a program requiring ships to change their ballast at sea.
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A lack of funds for dredging and maintenance in some Great Lakes harbors is not only hurting the lakes, but the tourism industry as well. The Army Corps of Engineers[…]
New research shows that the amount of ice covering the Great Lakes has declined on average by 71 percent over the past 40 years. Lake Ontario has lost the most[…]
According to scientists, Lake Erie’s ecology has been rapidly dying due to water pollution since the mid-1990s. Specifically, a toxic algae called microcystis has pervaded the lake and depleted significant portions of oxygen from the water. These algae-infested waters snuff out the indigenous fish population, which is a substantial problem for the region that relies so heavily on sport fishing and lake tourism for its economic stability.