Tag Archive: Lake Ontario

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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Jul 21

Invasive Species in Lake Ontario

“I came, I saw, I conquered!” say invasive species in the Great Lakes: Many of the most abundant species in Lake Ontario are non-native. According to Brian Weidel of the U.S. Geological Survey, “My colleagues and I often joke if we only studied species that were native, most of us in Lake Ontario would be out …

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Jul 13

Lake Ontario’s Best-Kept Secret – Sand Dunes

Scientists work to turn back the sands of time. There’s a stunning 17-mile section of dunes on the eastern shore of Lake Ontario in New York. Formed by glaciers, the dunes protect wetlands, creating habitat for birds and fish. Thirty years ago, unrestricted access led to damage by all-terrain vehicles and over-use. Today, trails and dune …

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Jul 11

When Sharing is Not Caring

Water water everywhere, but not a drop to spare say these 8 states:   We’ve always been taught to share. But the eight Great Lakes states have a legal pact that limits the sharing of their most valuable resource: water. Molly Flanagan of the Alliance for the Great Lakes states, “Even though there’s a lot of …

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Feb 17

Property Values vs. the Environment

A plan for regulating the water levels in Lake Ontario may improve wetland health, but speed property erosion.   Transcript of the Audio Podcast: Homeowner rights versus a healthy Lake Ontario ecosystem… on this CurrentCast. The Canadian and U.S. International Joint Commission sets Great Lakes Policy. For the last fifty years, they have regulated the …

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