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The costly toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie in August was the worst since the early 1960s, several scientists who studied it said Wednesday in Detroit. The culprit is phosphorus washed into rivers from agriculture.
For the full article, see Tina Lam, "Toxic algae getting worse in Lake Erie", Detroit Free Press, October 13, 2011.
Six highly polluted areas in Michigan, including the St. Clair River, will get a big push from the EPA to finish long-term cleanups over the next two years, said Lisa Jackson, administrator of the agency, as she attended a Great Lakes conference Wednesday at Wayne State University.
For the full article, see Tina Lam, "6 highly polluted Michigan areas to get cleanup push", Detroit Free Press, October 13, 2011.
For another see Tina Lam, "EPA vows to help fund cleanup of 6 toxic waterways in Michigan", Detroit Free Press, October 12, 2011.
Detroit Public Television, in partnership with the International Joint Commission, Great Lakes Commission, U.S. EPA, and Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, will be providing unprecedented access to the largest gathering of scientists, political voices, educators, environmentalists, and interested groups ever assembled to discuss the status and the future of the Great Lakes.
Please click here for live streaming of the event, courtesy of the Erb Family Foundation.
6 reports on the Great Lakes are now available from the International Joint Commission: Aquatic Invasive Species Rapid Response, Beaches & Recreational Water Quality, Chemical of Emerging Concern, Benefits and Risks of Fish Consumption, Harmful and Nuisance Algae, and Nearshore Framework.
Read the major reports generated from the Great Lakes Conference.
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Walleye and other popular sport fish that humans eat were found to contain more mercury than previously thought in certain parts of Michigan and the Great Lakes region, according to a report that says amounts released years ago continue to be a problem.
Cited report : Great Lakes Mercury Connections ; The Extent and Effects of Mercury Pollution in the Great Lakes Region, Biodiversity Research Institute, the Great Lakes Commission, and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, October 2011.
For the full article, see Tina Lam, "Mercury still a big problem for Michigan's fish, report says", Detroit Free Press, October 12, 2011.
For another, see John Flesher, "Mercury levels mostly down in Great Lakes; But in some areas, they're dangerously high", Traverse City Record Eagle, October 12, 2011.
Environment Report for Week of October 10, 2011
The Environment Report provides a weekly program service of environmental news and information to public radio stations around the country. Currently, more than 160 stations are airing Environment Report material.
Archive highlights include:
Beekeepers Still Struggling with Colony Collapse Disorder
Show date: 10-11-2011
Host: Rebecca Williams
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