NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

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

News Archives

2017

Ice

 

U.S. Coast Guard’s ship pushes through a frozen Lake Michigan – NBC26 Green Bay – Feb. 28, 2017

Great Lakes Mostly Open Water This Winter – Wisconsin Public Radio – February 1, 2017

Great Lakes less icy this winter – Grand Haven Tribune – February 17, 2017

Optical Illusion Lets a Man ‘Walk on Water’ – National Geographic – Jan. 24, 2017

Incredibly clear lake ice makes for viral photo – USA Today – Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press – Jan. 22, 2017

2016

Harmful Algal Blooms

Drought holds lake algal bloom in check – Toledo Blade – November 2, 2016

(Audio) How bad was the green slime on Lake Erie this summer? – MLive – October 29, 2016

(Audio) Addressing Algal Blooms: Research in Action, Breakout 3, Tim Davis – Circle of Blue – July 21, 2016

Everglades Foundation launches $10 million prize to clean up toxic algae blooms – Science-  July 21, 2016

Miles of Algae and a Multitude of Hazards – New York Times – July 18, 2016

Smaller algae bloom forecast for Lake Erie – Great Lakes Echo – July 12, 2016

U-M researchers, partners predict smaller harmful algal bloom for western Lake Erie in 2016 – University of Michigan Press Release – July 7, 2016

Heidelberg lab is key to algae predictions – Toledo Blade – May 16, 2016

Water Levels and Temperature

How steamy Great Lakes waters will amplify lake-effect snowstorm – MLive – Dec. 7, 2016 

Great Lakes unusually warm for this time of year – Detroit Free Press – Dec. 2, 2016

Lake Superior water levels: good for boaters, bad for beach seekers – CBC – Aug. 12, 2016

Hot summer weather continues – Record Eagle – Aug. 10, 2016

Great Lakes could hit record warm temperatures – Detroit News – August 6, 2016

What caused record water level rise in the Great Lakes – Eos – July 21, 2016

Beaches shrinking as Lake Michigan rises to near-record level – Chicago Tribune – May 17, 2016

Lake Michigan levels stage big comeback from 2013 lows – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – May 16, 2016

The water’s rising – Petoskey News – April 29, 2016

Water levels in Georgian Bay stable for next six months: NOAA – Simcoe.com – Dec. 20, 2015

Waves and Currents

The Great Lakes Have More Than 100 “Mini-Tsunamis” Every Year, According to New Research – WKSU – Dec. 5, 2016

Researchers find meteotsunamis are an underrated hazard in the Great Lakes – Wisconsin State Farmer – Nov. 28, 2016

Current events in the Straits of Mackinaw – Great Lakes Echo – Nov. 1, 2016

In battle of man vs. lake, lake the victor – Chicago Tribune – Aug. 19, 2016

Researchers find tsunamis on the Great Lakes – MLive.com – April 27, 2016

Researchers discover ‘tsunamis’ on Great Lakes – Duluth News Tribune – April 25, 2016

What lurks beneath the Great Lakes? An oil pipeline that couldn’t get built today – Washington Post – Jan. 2, 2016

Ice

How much ice should we expect to see on the Great Lakes this winter? – MSU Extension – Nov. 23, 2016

Animation shows 43 years of Great Lakes ice cover – Detroit Free Press – June 2, 2016

Watch four decades of Great Lakes ice cover flash before your eyes – CBC – June 2, 2016

NOAA researchers gather data from Door County ice – Green Bay Press Gazette – March 4, 2016

Warm weather holds ice at bay in Lake Huron – Simcoe.com – Feb. 23, 2016

News Lake Michigan ice down 50 percentage points from two years ago, despite cold weather – Chicago Tribune – Feb. 18, 2016

Ice-free lake sets stage for more lake-effect snow – Buffalo News –  Jan. 14, 2016

Fish, Food Webs, and Invasive Species

Study Links A Warming Climate To Changes In Great Lakes Food Web – WPR.org – Dec. 6, 2016

Lake Huron’s Chinook salmon fishery unlikely to recover due to ongoing food shortage – Science Daily – March 14, 2016

Quagga mussels are displacing zebra mussels in lakes – C&G Newspapers – April 12, 2016

Asian Carp Could Claim One-Third of Lake Erie Biomass – Newsweek – Jan. 6, 2016

Study: Asian carp could develop huge presence in Lake Erie – Associated Press – Jan. 4, 2016

Other Programs and Events

(Video) University partners with NOAA to monitor Lake Superior – ABC10 News – Aug. 18, 2016

(Video) NOAA to work with MTU scientists out on Lake Superior – TV6 – Aug. 16, 2016