Off-road proposal, frog-bit challenge

By Jeff Kart The latest from Mr. Great Lakes. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Reptile skin grown in lab for first time, helps study endangered turtle disease

Scientists recently reconstructed the skin of endangered green turtles, marking the first time that skin of a non-mammal was successfully engineered in a laboratory, according to a study. In turn, the scientists were able to grow a tumor-associated virus to better understand certain tumor diseases. Source: Invasive Species News...

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Ford cleaning up spill into Lake Erie

A spill of a chemical paint primer from Ford Motor Co.’s Ohio Assembly Plant that began Saturday sent the solution flowing through a storm sewer into Lake Erie is being cleaned up. Source: Great Lakes Information Network...

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Hoosier justices agree to rule on Lake Michigan beach ownership

The Indiana Supreme Court has agreed to decide who owns the land immediately adjacent to Lake Michigan. At stake is the ability to walk, sunbathe and play on Lake Michigan beaches located between the water and privately owned properties next to the lake. Source: Great Lakes Information Network...

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Local officials head to Washington to talk about recent lake flooding

Several local New York officials are in Washington, D.C. to meet with members of their local Congressional delegation and others about the recent flooding along the Lake Ontario shoreline. Source: Great Lakes Information Network...

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Michigan communities, boaters to show love for Great Lakes preservation

Several communities in the Muskegon area and around Michigan will participate in an event aimed to raise awareness for the preservation of the Great Lakes. Source: Great Lakes Information Network...

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Ohio moves forward on consolidating Lake Erie algae efforts

Ohio’s environmental regulators who pledged to drastically cut what’s feeding the harmful algae in Lake Erie will consolidate oversight of the work to help make sure money is well spent and research isn’t overlapping. Source: Great Lakes Information Network...

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Ottawa, Quebec pledge $57.5 million over five years to protect St. Lawrence River

Canada and Quèbec have committed $57.5 million in funding over the next five years to protect the St. Lawrence River. The funding is part of a 15-year agreement between the federal and Quèbec governments to protect the St. Lawrence River through scientific research and action. Source: Great Lakes Information Network...

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St. Catharines needs help with lake flooding costs

After being inundated by the highest Lake Ontario water levels in a century, the full cost of restoring St. Catharines, Ontario, waterfront has yet to be determined, but city council isn’t wasting time asking for help. Source: Great Lakes Information Network...

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Predicting future outcomes in the natural world

When pesticides and intentional fires fail to eradicate an invasive plant species, declaring biological war may be the best option, say researchers. Source: Invasive Species News...

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