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Tipoffs for Buffalo, New York (Lake Erie) Newsletter for Sunday August 04, 2019 ( 9 items )  

Corps of Engineers Awards Contracts for Maumee Bay and Maumee River Dredging
BUFFALO, New York, Aug. 2 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District has awarded a $2.122 million contract to conduct dredging of the federal navigation channel in Maumee Bay, and a $787,000 contract for the Maumee River dredging to occur during 2019, located along Lake Erie in Toledo Harbor, in the City of Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. Each contract was awarded to Luedtke Engineering Co., based in Frankfort, Michigan  more

NY Sea Grant and N.Y. State Department of Environmental Conservation Award $200,155 to Nine Great Lakes Action Agenda Projects
ALBANY, New York, Aug. 2 -- The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued the following news release: * * * - Grant Projects will Enhance Community and Ecosystem Resiliency * * * The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), in partnership with New York Sea Grant, today announced more than $200,000 grant awards for nine community-based projects through the Great Lakes Basin Small Grants Program to enhance community, ecological, and economic resilienc  more

Ohio Environmental Council Issues Statement on Toledo Water Crisis Anniversary
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 2 -- The Ohio Environmental Council issued the following statement by Water Resources Director Pete Bucher: Five years have passed since toxins from a harmful algal bloom on Lake Erie contaminated the water for 400,000 Toledo residents, rendering it dangerous to cook with or to drink. "It's been five years since nearly half a million Ohioans in the Toledo area woke up to find their water had been contaminated by the harmful algal blooms plaguing Lake Erie and our waterwa  more

Peters, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Increase and Extend Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Funding
WASHINGTON, July 26 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) joined bipartisan members of the Michigan congressional delegation to introduce legislation increasing funding to protect the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2019 will reauthorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which is set to expire at the end of Fiscal Year 2021, for another five years. Peters was joined by Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and   more

Sen. Baldwin Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Renew, Expand Funding for Great Lakes
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize and expand funding for the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2019 will reauthorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which is set to expire at the end of Fiscal Year 2021, for another five years. The bill increases the current authorization leve  more

University of Michigan: Cool, Wet Weather Made for Challenging 2019 Lake Erie Cyanobacteria Bloom Forecast
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, July 30 [TNSscienceresearch] -- The University of Michigan issued the following news release: This summer's cyanobacteria bloom in western Lake Erie is expected to be a large one, but determining just how big it is likely to get was challenging for forecasters, including University of Michigan aquatic ecologist Don Scavia. Scavia is a member of the federally funded research team that issues a Lake Erie cyanobacteria bloom forecast each year in early July. This year's forec  more

University of Michigan: Cyanobacteria Bloom Biology - Nevertheless, They Persisted
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, July 30 [TNSscienceresearch] -- The University of Michigan issued the following news release: Cyanobacteria blooms in places like Lake Erie can persist for months, long after most of the available nutrients in the water have been depleted. How do these troublesome photosynthetic organisms, sometimes called blue-green algae, manage it? In a study published online July 25 in the journal Molecular Ecology, University of Michigan biologists and their colleagues report that dif  more

University of Michigan: Robotic Labs to Track Toxicity of Lake Erie Cyanobacteria Bloom This Summer
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, July 30 -- The University of Michigan issued the following news release: New robotic lake-bottom laboratories will keep a watchful eye on western Lake Erie's cyanobacteria bloom this summer, and a mobile lab housed inside a cigar-shaped autonomous underwater glider will be tested there in mid-August. In a direct response to the 2014 Toledo water crisis, a research team from the University of Michigan's Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research and the National Oceanic  more

University of Toledo: Algae Researchers to Fan Out Across Lake Erie to Collect Water Samples Aug. 7
TOLEDO, Ohio, Aug. 2 [TNSscienceresearch] -- The University of Toledo issued the following news release: Five years after a water crisis in Toledo left half a million residents without safe tap water for three days, environmental scientists from the U.S. and Canada will board research vessels and fan out across western Lake Erie to collect water samples at nearly 200 locations in four hours in a united effort to create a high-resolution picture of this summer's harmful algal bloom (HAB) and ult  more