- OSU Extension: (01-16-19) Ohio Agricultural Law Blog–Ohio Department of Agriculture: New Director Changes Course of Watersheds in Distress Rulemaking
Route Fifty: (01-13-19) Cuomo Proposes Statewide Plastic Bag Ban in New York
- US Army Corp of Engineers: (01-11-19) Great Lakes Water Levels Up
Journal of Great Lakes Research: (01-11-19) St. Clair-Detroit River system: Phosphorus mass balance and implications for Lake Erie load reduction, monitoring, and climate change.
“Finally, we estimated that to reach a 40% reduction in the load to Lake Erie from the Detroit River, accounting for the missed load, point and non-point sources from within the HEC watershed would have to be reduced by 50% (Fig. 9).
Comment on above – the ‘missed load’ is referring to this research that finds the nutrient input from Lake Huron is far greater than estimates and that this research indicates that the input from Lake Huron is ‘uncontrollable… in sediments etc.. HEC is the Huron Erie Corridor in which the current estimated reduction target is 40% – this research suggests increasing the nutrient reduction target for Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Ontario to 50%.
Research Report: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0380133018302053
- Cleveland 19: (01-10-19) Lake Erie Ice Cover 33%
St. Cloud Times: (12-09-18) Public Great Lakes Beach Access Lawsuit Headed to Supreme Court (Although the article below refers to Minnesota, the same is true for OH, MI & all Great Lakes states)
- The Toledo Blade: (12-01-18) Examining the impact of climate change on northwest Ohio
- The New York Times: (11-27-18) The Insect Apocalypse Is Here