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September 15, 2017

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Sailing on Lake Superior: Amethyst Harbour, Ontario

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Great Lakes Water Temperatures

Debate Headlines Climate Change Conference

As noted in the September 1st issue of Infosuperior, Lakehead University will be hosting a Climate Change Forum on September 28th and 29th. Events on day 1 take place in "The Study", the student coffee house at the university, while Day 2 events take place in the Conference …

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A Glimpse of Trowbridge Light

This lens at Trowbridge Island Light is several feet across and was in use for decades. Many of the lighthouses on Lake Superior see frequent visitors but Trowbridge Light is one where visits are few. Western Lake Superior sailors, kayakers and other boaters pass this lighthouse on almost every extended Lake Superior cruise, almost never going ashore. The light is …

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Keweenaw Peninsula Island

EPA Grant Helps Superior Watershed Partnership Prevent Swimming Advisories

A Lake Superior island off Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. (Photo courtesy of GreatLakesPhotography.net and the Superior Watershed Partnership.) MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN - The EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) recently announced the award of a $288,500 grant to the Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP) to implement an innovative large scale green infrastructure project that will protect Lake Superior water quality, help prevent public beach …

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Tugboat Tour 2012

Range of Actions Improve Water Quality and Aesthetics

Members of the Thunder Bay Remedial Action Plan Public Advisory Committee observed no "slicks, scums, foams or odours" on a tugboat tour of the lower Kam and Lake Superior Harbour in 2012. More recent harbour surveys support this observation. From left Bruce Pritchard, Aaron Nicbholson (RAP Coordinator), Jane Todd, Heidi Strobl, Sarah DaSilva (Environment and Cimate Change Canada), Gerry Dawson …

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Flooded homes near Chicago.

Will Houston Be A Wakeup Call for Great Lakes Cities?

Flooded homes near Chicago, July 2017. (Chicago Daily Herald Photo) On September 5th, Detroit Public Television's Great Lakes Bureau published an article entitled, "Will Houston Be A Wakeup Call for Great Lakes Cities?" The article begins in the following way. "Rail lines closed, flooding caused power outages and a hospital was forced to transfer patients. Stranded motorists were rescued by …

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