Great Lakes http://wrvo.org en Upstate communities tackle pollution in the Genesee River http://wrvo.org/post/upstate-communities-tackle-pollution-genesee-river <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Community members from across western New York came together in Rochester Thursday to address the issue of pollution in the Genesee River, and create an action plan for the immediate future.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 19:59:06 +0000 Kate O'Connell 51041 at http://wrvo.org Upstate communities tackle pollution in the Genesee River Asian carp could pose real threat to Great Lakes ecosystem http://wrvo.org/post/asian-carp-could-pose-real-threat-great-lakes-ecosystem <p>The threat of Asian Carp entering the Great Lakes has been talked about for years. While the potential of the invasive species on the lakes has not been fully determined, environmentalists are concerned the fish could hurt the lakes' ecosystem.<br /><br />Dave White, with New York Sea Grant, says big head and silver carp have been detected very close to the Great Lakes, so the risk of a flood introducing them into the lakes is always present.<br /> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 21:52:02 +0000 Gino Geruntino 46176 at http://wrvo.org Asian carp could pose real threat to Great Lakes ecosystem Should a ship be deliberately sunk in Lake Ontario? http://wrvo.org/post/should-ship-be-deliberately-sunk-lake-ontario <p></p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 20:50:32 +0000 Gino Geruntino 45162 at http://wrvo.org Should a ship be deliberately sunk in Lake Ontario? Struggle for federal dredging money continues in upstate cities http://wrvo.org/post/struggle-federal-dredging-money-continues-upstate-cities <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Shipping lanes and ports along the Great Lakes are big contributors to the economies of upstate cities.&nbsp; Federal funding to remove sediment and keep these shipping lanes open is available, but funds are limited and some of the smaller ports struggle to secure the money to dredge shipping channels on a yearly basis.</p> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 12:28:34 +0000 Kate O'Connell 42908 at http://wrvo.org Struggle for federal dredging money continues in upstate cities Floating USGS lab continues monitoring of Great Lakes http://wrvo.org/post/floating-usgs-lab-continues-monitoring-great-lakes <p></p><p>The Great Lakes Fishery Commission estimates that more than 40 million people in the U.S. and Canada depend on the Great Lakes for food, drinking water and recreation. A state-of-the-art research vessel, called the “Muskie,” is currently making its way through Lake Erie collecting data samples for the U.S. Geological Survey.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 10:07:11 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 42562 at http://wrvo.org Floating USGS lab continues monitoring of Great Lakes Great Lakes restoration funding roundabout continues http://wrvo.org/post/great-lakes-restoration-funding-roundabout-continues <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>A federal program dedicated to environmental restoration and cleaning up of the Great Lakes has escaped a massive budget cut. A committee in the U.S. House of Representatives has voted to amend a bill that looked to slash the program’s funding, partially restoring it to $210 million for fiscal year 2014.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 11:38:05 +0000 Kate O'Connell 42113 at http://wrvo.org Great Lakes restoration funding roundabout continues Great Lakes funding threatened by Congress http://wrvo.org/post/great-lakes-funding-threatened-congress <p>After investing more than $1.3 billion to restore the Great Lakes, one Environmental Protection Agency program may be facing major budget cuts. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 11:25:26 +0000 Gino Geruntino 41525 at http://wrvo.org Great Lakes funding threatened by Congress Research torpedo away: vehicle collecting data on Lake Ontario http://wrvo.org/post/research-torpedo-away-vehicle-collecting-data-lake-ontario <p>A<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> small cylinder armed with research equipment is bobbing through Lake Ontario this week. It’s collecting data from a seasonal temperature barrier known as a thermal bar.</span> Thu, 16 May 2013 20:08:05 +0000 Ryan Delaney 37964 at http://wrvo.org Research torpedo away: vehicle collecting data on Lake Ontario Groups hope for post-election focus on environment http://wrvo.org/post/groups-hope-post-election-focus-environment <p>While environmental issues did not play a prominent role in this year's presidential election, some activists were cheered when the president mentioned global warming in his election night speech. And one area group says this is a crucial time in determining how the federal government will focus on issues of climate, pollution, water levels and invasive species. Tue, 13 Nov 2012 15:06:37 +0000 Catherine Loper 29008 at http://wrvo.org Groups hope for post-election focus on environment The Great Lakes Week http://wrvo.org/post/great-lakes-week <p>John Weeks discusses the events of the 1984 Great Lakes Week. This festival included Native American storytelling, water sports, film screenings and concerts.WeeksThis essay describes the activities and goals of this free (and now extinct) celebration. Weeks explains how each citizen should be well aware of the history and uses of the 193 mile-long Lake Ontario.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 20:03:48 +0000 John Weeks 23148 at http://wrvo.org Voyage studying plastic in Great Lakes sets sail http://wrvo.org/post/voyage-studying-plastic-great-lakes-sets-sail <p>Until now, scientists could only guess at the amount of plastic waste in the Great Lakes.</p><p>This week, a team of researchers sets sail to conduct the first-ever survey of plastic pollution in the world&rsquo;s largest fresh water system.</p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 13:30:10 +0000 Daniel Robison 22477 at http://wrvo.org Voyage studying plastic in Great Lakes sets sail