Browsing the "Great Lakes" Tag

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Massive Dead Zone In Gulf Of Mexico Blamed On Meat Industry

A dead zone larger than New Jersey is expected to appear in the Gulf of Mexico later this year. Similar dead zones are found in the Great Lakes and the Chesapeake Bay. A report by Mighty, a global environmental group headed by Henry Waxman, a former US Congressman, claims the dead zones are the result […]

August 3rd

Snow Frosts the Great Lakes

The Great Lakes are one of the planet’s most beautiful locations, almost moreso when seen from space. This image was taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Terra on March 28.

March 30th

Loving and Saving the Great Lakes

Imagine a huge, blue body of water, white sandy beaches, waves crashing onshore and kids playing in the sand. You might be tempted to think of an ocean scene, but I’m talking about a typical July day on any of the Great Lakes. Sans the salty smell and the abundant sea life, the Great Lakes support […]

Important Media Weekly Round-Up

Something you should be aware of if you’re not yet is that Planetsave is a part of the Important Media network. Other than Planetsave, there are currently 10 other sites in the network. Though I don’t often cover other stories on the network (or even mention them) here on Planetsave, since they generally deal with […]

July 24th

Asian Carp Near Great Lakes: Are They So Bad?

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists with a bighead carp, one of two species whose entry into the Great Lakes is sparking widespread concern. [social_buttons] Last week’s edition of Great Lakes Asian carp news brought both a U.S. Supreme Court decision and disclosure of the species’ environmental DNA in Lake Michigan.  But as members of […]

January 25th

Michigan Offshore Wind Proposal Stirs Waves

A map prepared for Michigan’s Great  Lakes Offshore Wind Council shows areas of high wind power production potential in the state’s offshore waters. [social_buttons] One of the first proposals for a major offshore wind project in America’s freshwater has surprised Michigan regulators and begun to stir opposition from onshore property owners. But the company behind […]

December 25th

Big Fish in the Great Lakes

The ancient lake sturgeon, a threatened species, is making a modest comeback in the Great Lakes after more than a century of overharvest and habitat destruction. [social_buttons] Even as news spreads of the possible imminent invasion of giant Asian carp in the Great Lakes, there’s also good news — the mammoth, native lake sturgeon is […]

December 2nd

Invasion of the Fish Snatchers?

Bighead carp are one of two non-native species of Asian carp causing widespread concern among Great Lakes advocates. The other is silver carp. [social_buttons] Great Lakes advocates are calling it a “conservation emergency” now that non-native Asian carp have been detected within seven miles of Lake Michigan. They want an immediate closure of locks and […]

November 20th