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June 1, 2018

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Photo: Thank you Matthew Pastick. This photo was taken at 4:35 a.m. on May 27th, 2018 near Split Rock Light during a storm rapidly moving out onto Lake Superior.

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North Shore Winery

A Superior Vintage

North Shore Winery is located in Lutsen, Minnesota on a hillside above Lake Superior (more pics Why would anybody start a winery in northern Minnesota? What do "Boundary Waters Blend," "Cabernet Sauvignon," "Caribou Blend" and "Moose Joose" Have in common? They are all wines and ciders produced at North Shore Winery in Lutsen, Minnesota. Co-owner Jeremy Hanson is quick to …

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Great Lakes Binational Strategy for Mercury Risk Management

Input Sought on Great Lakes Mercury Strategy

The cover of A new Great Lakes mercury strategy features a picture of 2012 mercury remediation work carried out at Peninsula Harbour at Marathon, Ontario on Lake Superior. Comments and Input Sought A draft Great Lakes strategy for dealing with mercury has been developed by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). The document …

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How is Climate Changing Lake Superior?

Image of the Great Lakes on October 20, 2017, collected by the Modis instrument on NASAs Aqua satellite. Credit: Norman Kuring, Goddard Space Flight Center. Climate change has been a hot topic for years. Climate change researchers often look at the ocean for clues to determine at what rate our global climate is heating up. Oceans are important indicators; whether …

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Gearing up to Redevelop Two Copper-zinc Mines on North Shore of Lake Superior

Pick Lake and Winston Lake Mines are located on the North Shore of Lake Superior and have the potential for redevelopment. Project Map from Superior Lake Resources Ltd. website: https://superiorlake.com.au/pick-lake-winston-lake-zinc-project/ The Lake Superior region is fertile ground for mining, particularly along the North shore of Lake Superior—home to the metamorphosed greenstone belts of the Wawa subprovince of the great Canadian …

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June 10th Coastal Cleanup...and Widespread Evidence of "Nurdles"

The 42" clip is a little grainy, taken on a cellphone, but it does show how plastic nurdles, tiny plastic beads which you'll see in the video clip (and the raw material for creating all things plastic), have been distributed around Nipigon Bay, and indeed Lake Superior. From 12 noon-4 pm on June 10th, Parks Canada will be conducting a …

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International Charr Symposium in Duluth

Logo for the 9th International Charr Symposium to be held in Duluth June 18-21, 2018. Credit: Symposium Website The 9th International Charr Symposium will be held June 18th-21st at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Centre in Duluth, MN. Charr, or Char, is a term often used to refer to fish of the genus Salvelinus. These are fish native to Lake …

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