NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

The latest news and information about NOAA research in and around the Great Lakes

News and Media

Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia

Video: Important work being done to protect our Great Lakes from algae blooms and toxins (Part 1) – WDIV – August 15, 2017

Video: Important work being done to protect our Great Lakes from algae blooms and toxins (Part 2) – WDIV – August 15, 2017

Big, green algae is back in Lake Erie – Holland Sentinel – August 19, 2017

A Lake-Dwelling Robot Fights Toxic Algae Blooms – WIRED – August 1, 2017

Robotic lab tracking toxicity of Lake Erie algal bloom – Monroe News – July 25, 2017

Underwater Lab Helps Fight Lake Erie Algae – Wall Street Journal – July 24, 2017

New robotic lab tracking toxicity of Lake Erie algal bloom – Phys.org – July 19, 2017

Forecasters: Lake Erie algae bloom shaping up as big and possibly harmful – Detroit Free Press – July 13, 2017

Scientists expect ‘significant’ algae bloom on Lake Erie – ABC News – July 13, 2017

Water Levels & Temperature

Lake temps starting to dip with cooler air temperatures – Record Eagle – August 27, 2017

What Caused the Ongoing Flooding on Lake Ontario? – EoS – August 3, 2017

April Through July Was Wettest On Record For North Country – WWNYTV – July 31, 2017

Many consider increased water levels a ‘blessing’ – Monroe News – July 20, 2017

News Focus: Future of Great Lakes quality uncertain – Sturgis Journal – June 16, 2017

Waves and Currents

Meteotsunamis in the Great Lakes – Manitoulin Expositor – July 12, 2017 

Scientists want a tsunami warning system for Lake Erie – Buffalo News – June 25, 2017

Tsunamis on the Great Lakes? Researchers are looking into it – Toronto Star – June 23, 2017

Ice

Researchers: No more ice cover on the Great Lakes – Detroit News – April 26, 2017

Recap of snow, ice and water in Canada – Accuweather – April 17, 2017

Researchers ponder whether low ice coverage is the Great Lakes’ new normal – Chicago Tribune, April 3, 2017

Lake Superior less than 20 percent frozen – CBCNews – March 16, 2017

Invasive Species

Climate change tinkers with animal relationships, survival – Record Eagle – June 30, 2017

Climate & Weather

NOAA Study: Climate Change Affecting Great Lakes – WKAR – August 14, 2017

Technology

Researchers Discover Two Historic Shipwrecks – MTU News – September 5, 2017

History meets technology in shipwreck alley – Marine Technology – April 11, 2017

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and Funding

U-M awarded $20M for federally funded Great Lakes research institute- U Mich News – May 17, 2017

Rep. Bob Latta discusses Great Lakes research funding  – News Herald – May 12, 2017

News & Media Archives (2016-2017)