In its new report, the International Joint Commission’s Great Lakes Water Quality Board (WQB) examines the increasing trend that large, concentrated livestock feeding facilities are a source of Great Lakes pollution. Where there are more animals there is more animal waste, or manure.
How’s the water in Saginaw Bay? Sometimes, in the summer, it turns green along the shoreline due to harmful algal blooms, or HABs. These blooms can be filled with tiny cyanobacteria that produce toxins as they live and die. You may have heard of HABs occurring in Lake Erie.
Contamination dating back to the 1800s off the shore of western Lake Ontario’s Hamilton Harbour in what’s known as Randle Reef is nearing completion of its second phase of containment and cleanup.
A University of Guelph study has discovered where endangered redside dace fish go during the winter as well as their sensitivity to pollutants like road salt.
The International Joint Commission (IJC) is seeking public comments on proposed recommendations for nutrient pollution targets for the Red River.