Keep your eye out for snowy owls

By David Poulson A crew of scientists, bird banders and wildlife veterinarians needs your sightings for research on the Arctic raptor’s mysterious migration patterns. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Monitoring algal blooms in the Great Lakes Basin

By Guest Contributor This is how algal blooms are monitored in the Great Lakes Basin. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Clarion named Pennsylvania’s river of the year

By David Poulson The popular waterway is known for public recreation and secret musky holes. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Ontario fuel spill could threaten Lake Erie

By David Poulson Environmentalists worry that a recent fuel spill in south-central Ontario will reverse their efforts to restore the local environment and that it threatens Lake Erie. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Between government shutdowns? Great Lakes researchers struggle to carry on

By David Poulson Another shutdown could irreversibly damage research efforts and make it difficult to schedule federal boats, buoys and labs that scientists need. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Between government shutdowns? Great Lakes researchers struggle to carry on

By David Poulson Another shutdown could irreversibly damage research efforts and make it difficult to schedule federal boats, buoys and labs that scientists need. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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DNR urges anglers to help slow the spread of fish disease

By Guest Contributor A disease that kills one of Michigan’s most popular gamefish appears to be spreading northward, worrying anglers and fisheries managers. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Changing climate challenges potato growers, chip makers

By Eric Freedman A new study suggests warming temperatures could jeopardize Michigan’s position as a top potato producer. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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When the mitten needed a mitten

By David Poulson From NASA’s Earth Observatory: “You can almost feel that cold in this natural-color image, acquired on January 27, 2019, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite. Cloud streets and lake-effect snow stretch across the scene, as frigid Arctic winds blew over the Great Lakes. More here. Source: Great...

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Ice skating and winter weather not always the perfect pair

By David Poulson Cold weather, usually a boon for outdoor ice rinks, has forced many throughout the Great Lakes region to close. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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