Weekly News Roundup: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Harmful Algal Blooms, and More

In case you missed this past week in Great Lakes conservation news:

The Associated Press reports on the updated Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, proposed by the White House last week. The proposal places a greater emphasis on climate change, as well as using science to select restoration projects.

Lake Erie is expected to see more large-scale toxic algal blooms this summer. This could adversely affect fishing and other recreational activities, reports the Zanesville Times Recorder.

According to the Associated Press, the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee is planning on intensifying efforts to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. A variety of methods will be employed, including increased monitoring and commercial fishing in select areas.

The Michigan Senate Committee on Natural Resources, Environment, and Great Lakes voted to urge the International Joint Commission to further study a proposed nuclear waste facility, reported the Detroit Free Press. The proposed site for the Canadian facility would be less than a mile from the shores of Lake Huron.

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