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Northeast-Midwest Institute on Bi-National Great Lakes Efforts

April 18, 2017 - 1:24 pm

The Northeast-Midwest Institute (NEMWI), a U.S. not-for-profit focused on economic development in and around the Great Lakes, has commented on the International Joint Commission (IJC) Triennial Assessment of Progress on Great Lakes Water Quality and the 2016 Progress Report of the Parties. NEMWI has...

Categories: International, News

63 U.S. Representatives Write Letter for Great Lakes Funding

March 31, 2017 - 9:35 am

United States congressional representatives have appealed directly to the president that he provide $300 million to support the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) in response to his proposed budget cuts. Yesterday, a total of 63 U.S. congressional representatives from Minnesota, Wisconsin...

Categories: International, National, News

New President and CAO of Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Cities Initiative

March 27, 2017 - 9:56 am

The Board of Directors of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (Cities Initiative) has announced that John Dickert will has been selected to lead the organization as the new president and CAO. Dickert will succeed David Ullrich, who will step down from his position this summer as executive...

Categories: International, News

Great Lakes Mayors Troubled by U.S. Budget Cuts

March 7, 2017 - 3:14 pm

The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (Cities Initiative), a coalition of mayors from over 125 cities across the basin representing over 17 million people, expressed deep concern over draft White House budget cuts that would reduce funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative by 97...

Categories: International, News

Commission Makes Recommendations on Great Lakes Microplastic

February 14, 2017 - 9:43 am

The International Joint Commission (IJC) has a released a report and recommendations to the governments of Canada and the United States regarding microplastics in the Great Lakes. Citing growing evidence that significant amounts of small pieces of plastic are entering the Great Lakes, the IJC has...

Categories: International, News

10,000 Tonnes of Plastic Enters the Great Lakes Yearly

December 30, 2016 - 11:19 am

Researchers from the Rochester Institute of Technology have used computer models to estimate the volume of plastic and microplastics entering the Great Lakes each year. Lead author on the research, Matthew Hoffman, assistant professor at the School of Mathematical Sciences, found that approximately...

Categories: International, News

Dioxin-like Chemical of Concern Mapped in Great Lakes

December 21, 2016 - 9:32 am

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have mapped the location of thousands of tons of polyhalogenated carbazoles (PHCZs), an emerging chemical of concern, in the sediment of the Great Lakes and estimated their amount. Based on soil samples from the lake bottom and core samples from...

Categories: International, News

Computer Model Makes Great Lakes Climate 3-D

November 22, 2016 - 8:15 am

A computer model developed by researchers in the U.S. allows scientists to better capture the physical characteristics of the Great Lakes by fully resolving the hydrodynamic and climactic properties of the lakes. The model is innovative in that it moves beyond conventional 1-D lake models used to...

Categories: International, National, News

Great Lakes Public Forum Summaries

November 15, 2016 - 10:44 am

The International Joint Commission (IJC) has released summary reports from its public meetings in Milwaukee and Toronto on the health of Lakes Ontario and Michigan. The Toronto forum covered: Waterfront restoration, Toronto Area of Concern and Remedial Action Plan, wastewater treatment, toxic...

Categories: International, News, Ontario

Ralph Pentland's Response to the Waukesha Decision

June 22, 2016 - 11:20 am

Ralph Pentland is a member of the Forum for Leadership on Water, president of Ralbet Enterprises Inc. and a leading Canadian water policy expert who authored the IJC’s Report on the progress the Great Lakes states and provinces have made over the last 10 years in defending the lakes from diversions...

Categories: National, News

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