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• IJC report on Great Lakes: 'Threats to water Quality' - Mar 10 

• 15th Biennial Report on Great Lakes Water Quality - Mar 9  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Summary Document (663 Kb) . . . . Full Report (1.25  Mb)

• Great Lakes phosphorus levels worrisome -   Mar 9          _____________________________________________________________

• EPA agrees to develop ballast rules to thwart invasive species - Mar 8

• Commentary: Asian carp threat in Great Lakes needs faster response from U.S. 3/8

• Legal Action taken over radioactive waste being shipped through Great Lakes - 3/8

• Find a GLASS ship - Mar 7 

• Lawmakers want Army Corps to quicken carp study - Mar 3

• Will 7 Billion People Make Us Smarten Up About Water? A Look at Technology, Supplies, and Politics - Mar 3

• G20 summit: The reasons for an inquiry - Mar 3

• Reader on G20: this is what can happen to our own democracy - Mar 2   . . . . .  Watch Fifth Estate  online - here

• Films that make you think: Force of Nature on March 8  ...we have exhausted the limits of the biosphere and it is imperative that we re-think our relationship with the natural world... - Mar 2

Photo courtesy of Tiffin's Cottage Care Services
March 1, 2011 - Photo courtesy of Tiffin's Cottage Care Services
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• Winters of extreme snowstorms will last decades, warn scientists - Mar 1
• Stopping the Spread of Asian Carp: An Action Agenda for Congress - Mar 2011 (PDF)
• News from the Battlefield: The Latest Developments in the War Against Asian Carp
• Report details risks of oil and gas development in northern Michigan - Mar 1
• Loonie falls from 3-yr high on BOC rate outlook - Mar 1   -   120 day Graph
• Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve Winter Newsletter - Feb 28
• Halting the Invasion: Maintaining the Health of the Great Lakes and Mississippi
River Basins by Preventing Further Exchange of Aquatic Invasive Species - PDF
• First Nations oppose shipment of nuclear waste through the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River - Feb 26
• Out of touch with Canadians - Feb 25
• Up to $40 million available from EPA for Great Lakes restoration projects - Feb 25
• VIDEO: Invasive emerald ash borer upsets Great Lakes ecosystem, economy - 2/24
• Corrosive Canadian oil raises pipeline concerns in Great Lakes region - Feb 23
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• Tiny Predator has Large Effect on Lake Huron - Feb 23
• Study: More than 1.5M jobs and $62B in wages directly tied to Great Lakes - Feb 24
• 'The feds aren't moving fast enough': Rep. Dave Camp accuses federal government of 'dragging its feet' to prevent invasion of Asian carp into the Great Lakes - Feb 22
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February 21, 2011 - Empress Channel - Photo courtesy of Tiffin's Cottage Care Services
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• Great Lakes are no place for radioactive cargo - Feb 21
• U.S. help for Great Lakes in danger; preservationists step up campaign - Feb 21
• US House defeats proposal to close Chicago shipping locks to protect Lake Michigan from carp - Feb 18
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February 17, 2011 - Photo courtesy of Tiffin's Cottage Care Services
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• No rush job on carp study - Feb 17
• Editorial: Don't decimate plan for Great Lakes cleanup - Feb 17

• Activists: Cuts delay Great Lakes sewage fix-ups - Feb 16

• Response to Alberta Government Statement on Tar Sands Pipelines Safety Risks Report - Feb 16

• Arctic sea ice melts to new record low for January (Photo) - Feb 11

• New York allows Seaway vessels more time to comply with environmental rules - 2/9
• Great Lakes nuke shipment ignores law: First Nation - Feb 8
• Wanted: A made-in-Canada solution to nuclear waste - Feb 8
• Great Lakes water shortages possible: U.S. report - Feb 7
• Agencies getting tough with ship ballast dumping - Feb 6
• Frigid U.S., warm Arctic — what gives?  - Feb 4
• Is Illinois lawmakers’ shot at Great Lakes sewage substantive? - Feb 4
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• Need versus greed - Feb 3
• Environmentalists, cities worry CFL's mercury will end up in municipal dumps - Feb 3

• CFLs release mercury vapor when broken - What to do  - EPA

• Asian carp aren't only invasive threat to Lake Erie - Feb 3

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Rock Hunter gives oral comments at GLMRIS scoping meeting - "The man made link between the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes is an invasive species superhighway, and it has to be closed. Hi, I'm Rock Hunter. I'm here to talk about the Asian carp crisis. First, it is a crisis, an environmental crisis, and a crisis of leadership. The ecosystem containing one fifth of the world's fresh surface water supply..."  - Feb 1
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• Water flowing into the Arctic Ocean is 'warmest it's been for more than 2,000 years' - Jan 31

• Civil liberties group speaks out against G20 - "No court has the opportunity to say what happened (to Hundert) was exaggerated and was illegal and unconstitutional because the process is such that people are ...  - Jan 31
• Bobby Orr's Landmark Season - Jan 30
• Arctic canary looking sicker than ever - Jan 28
• "Sight-unseen" detection of rare aquatic species using environmental DNA - Conservation Letters
• Freedom of information study slams Canada - Jan 28

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FOCA has partnered for many years with the Ministry of Enviroment on volunteer water-quality monitoring programs. Thanks to those who have participated in Pointe-au-Baril. The 2010 results are in:
» Interpretation of TP and Secchi Results
» 2010 Total Phosphorous Data - (Search "Pointe" in PDF)

» 2010 Water Clarity (Secchi) Data - (Search "Pointe" in PDF)

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• Bill would give loons status against poachers - Jan 24
• Army Corps of Engineers to Hold Scoping Events to Talk Asian Carp - Jan 23
• Chicago view: Is the city’s influence on Great Lakes policy justified? - Jan 21
• G20 officer: 'This ain't Canada right now' - Jan 21
• Greenland ice sheet saw record melt, study finds - Jan 21
• Asian carp fight to rage on - "We are not depending on the federal government or the new 'carp czar' to take effective action in time to save the Great Lakes from the carp,"  - Jan 18
• Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS) - Get Involved

• Envisioning a Chicago Waterway System for the 21st Century - (GLC)

The melting Arctic: a bigger-than-estimated impact on climate - Jan 17

• Ballast water a threat to great Lakes - Jan 16
• Study may push feds on Great Lakes - Jan 15

• Invasive species are 'waiting on the doorstep' of the Great Lakes, scientists say - Jan 14

• Will reversing the Chicago River prevent the Asian carp invasion? - Jan 14

• 2010 Tied For Warmest Year on Record - Jan 12

• 'Arctic Oscillation' Spilling Cold into North America and Europe - Jan 12

• Film - "Eagle on the River" - History of Dokis - 28 min

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