Category Archive: Water & Health

Aug 08

See Sea Species in the Sea, Not the Lakes

Sea-faring ships, ballast water, and invasive species . . . Learn more: Ships use water as ballast to add weight and increase their stability. But that water can bring invasive species into the Great Lakes from elsewhere. “They’re bringing in all the stuff that’s in the water. So zooplankton, fish, plants, bacteria, diseases, all those …

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Aug 07

Mission: Water Balance

Managing water levels in the Saint Lawrence . . . Learn more: The water levels in Lake Ontario and the Saint Lawrence River have been tightly constrained since the fifties. Lee Willbanks of the nonprofit Save The River says the lack of occasional highs and lows is one reason invasive species have proliferated. “And so …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/restoration-and-conservation-initiatives/mission-water-balance/

Aug 04

Save the Sewers, Catch Some Rain

A growing network of raingardens . . . Learn more: A group of non-profits are mobilizing volunteers to install rain gardens in residential neighborhoods in Detroit. These specially designed gardens trap water before it can overwhelm the sewer system, and keep it from running across surfaces where it could pick up pollution and carry it into …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/stormwater-management/detroit-wants-you-to-catch-some-rain/

Aug 03

Don’t Just Visit the Beach, Adopt the Beach!

Taking out the trash on beach at a time . . . Learn more: If you’re lucky enough to visit one of the Great Lakes coastline, you’ll most likely enjoy beautiful vistas and pristine beaches. Jamie Cross is manager of the Alliance for The Great Lakes Adopt-a-Beach Program. She says many of these beaches are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/marine-debris/take-out-the-trash-adopt-a-beach/

Aug 02

Possible Harm from Great Lake Fish Farms

Proposals for midwest fish farms have raised concerns . . . Learn more: Off-shore aquaculture – or fish farming – is not allowed in U.S water in the Great Lakes. So when two companies requested permission to begin raising fish in pens in Lake Michigan, there were concerns. “There’s significant risk and unknown environmental impacts that could …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/sustainable-fisheries/a-great-lake-fish-farm-is-a-great-lake-fish-harm/

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