Monthly Archives: July 2012

Michigan Tech unveils new Great Lakes Research Center

Michigan Tech University on July 30 unveiled its new $25 million Great Lakes Research Center. The opening of this facility is great news for the university and the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes are facing a myriad of serious threats, … Continue reading

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Great Lakes drownings are becoming an epidemic

Nearly fifty people have already drowned in the Great Lakes this year, and there is still about six weeks remaining in the summer swimming season. These numbers, which have already surpassed the 2011 total for Great Lakes drownings, are astounding … Continue reading

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Announcing the Asian Carp Doomsday Clock — a new way to convey the risk of these invaders storming the Great Lakes

In the 1940s, scientists concerned that the world was headed for nuclear holocaust unveiled a clever graphic called the Doomsday Clock. Given the recent news that Asian carp DNA has been found in Lake Erie — and that the invaders … Continue reading

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Holy carp! Asian carp DNA found in Lake Erie

Scientists announced on Friday (the 13th) that they’ve detected Asian carp DNA in Lake Erie. The samples were collected from the lake in August 2011 but just recently analyzed. A Notre Dame scientist who made the discovery said the most likely … Continue reading

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Ominous new study says Asian carp are likely to invade Lake Michigan; beasts could thrive in all five Great Lakes

The Canadian government on July 12 released a report that said Asian carp will likely invade Lake Michigan, from whence the fish could spread to all five Great Lakes. Read more here. The report said it would take as few … Continue reading

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Latest Asian carp discovery conjures memories of nuclear Doomsday clock; is the dreaded Great Lakes invasion at hand?

State and federal officials are conducting a four-day search for live Asian carp in a lake near Chicago after repeatedly finding Asian carp DNA in waters connected to Lake Michigan. The announcement that government scientists would look for live Asian … Continue reading

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Scientists: Smaller algae blooms on Lake Erie this summer

Lake Erie and the Ohio residents and businesses who rely on the lake will catch a huge break this summer. After a record setting toxic algae bloom in 2011, scientists are predicting moderate toxic algae blooms on the lake this … Continue reading

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