Great Lakes Updates

New book looks at a professor's journey around the Great Lakes on bike.
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Via Great Lakes Echo
Some lawmakers want to reverse a hundred years of conservation and allow hunting of Michigan’s sandhill crane.
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
Via Great Lakes Echo
Businesses along western Lake Erie are hurting from dwindling tourism as more anglers avoid the lake, said charter fisherman Dean Thompson. His own business has dropped 40 percent this year.
Fri, Oct 13, 2017
Via Great Lakes Echo
Estimates of the carbon stored by tropical forests rarely take tree roots into consideration. Scientists report that almost 30 percent of the total biomass of tropical trees may be in the roots.
Thu, Oct 12, 2017
Via Invasive Species News
Biologists have developed a solution for controlling the invasive Asian hornet Vespa velutina based on the insect's natural chemical mating instincts. They deciphered the sex pheromone of the insect and devised a method of luring males into traps baited with synthesized versions of the pheromones. Vespa velutina has recently spread its presence with invasions in Europe and Korea, posing risks to honey bees, humans and related economics.
Thu, Oct 12, 2017
Via Invasive Species News
While many animals try to avoid sticky situations, lizards evolved to seek them out. An evolutionary biologist shows how different groups of lizards -- geckos and anoles -- took two completely different evolutionary paths to developing the beneficial trait of sticky toe pads.
Thu, Oct 12, 2017
Via Invasive Species News
A major obstacle to applying genetic engineering to benefit humans and the environment is the risk that organisms whose genes have been altered might produce offspring with their natural counterparts, releasing the novel genes into the wild. Now, researchers have developed a promising way to prevent such interbreeding. The approach, called 'synthetic incompatibility,' effectively makes engineered organisms a separate species unable to produce viable offspring with their wild or domesticated relatives.
Thu, Oct 12, 2017
Via Invasive Species News
By the end of October, Michigan tree farmers will be harvesting trees and shipping them to stores and Christmas tree lots in several states.
Thu, Oct 12, 2017
Via Great Lakes Echo
Getting caught in fishing nets is a major cause of death for the increasingly endangered New Zealand sea lion, according to new research.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017
Via Invasive Species News
The current rules expire on Oct. 27, which could create an environmental problem for the state.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017
Via Great Lakes Echo