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Cholmondeley, Grace

Grace Cholmondeley passed peacefully into Heaven with her daughter Eloise and granddaughters Rachael and Laura at her bedside in Hospice Wellington on Tuesday December 27, 2011. (Full)

 

July 23, 2011 "Junior Regatta" Photography by Rock Hunter

 

• Could inducing a “dead zone” in Chicago canal block carp and other invaders? - July 21

• Federal bill 'guts funding' on Great Lakes, conservation groups say - July 20

• More evidence of Asian carp found above electric fish barrier - July 20

• Governor thwarts plan to siphon water from Lake Erie - July 20

• Arctic also sees heat wave, on course for record ice melt - July 20

• Public meeting on lake levels planned - July 19

• Gov. averts Great Lakes attack; I’m still embarrassed to be a Buckeye - July 18

• Asian carp: How deadly would it be to Great Lakes? - July 18

• Turtles aren't speed bumps - July 13

Midland Painted Turtle - Photography by Rock Hunter

• The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Implementation of the Great Lakes Compact – Guest Post by Sara Gosman - July 12

• Lake trout health advisory expanded for Lake Michigan: steer clear - 7/11

• The battle over ballast waters - July 11

• Latest battle for Lake Erie tests regional agreement to protect Great Lakes - July 11

• Toxic algae love Ohio water withdrawal bill: editorial - July 11

• Editorial: Protect the Great Lakes: Restoration funds have earned a place in the budget - July10

• Plight of the yellow perch: Numbers hit new lows in Lake Michigan - 7/9

"Hwy. 69 - Soon to be missed" Photography by Rock Hunter

• Great Lakes Protection: Feds hit the brakes – states hit reverse - July 8

• Lake Erie workers ask feds to bar Asian carp - July 8

• Great Lakes Wolves Are Ready to Be Delisted; Will the Fish and Wildlife Service Screw It Up? - July 7

• Still no dioxin data for West Michigan Park - July 6

• Despite lake level increases, anxiety lingers - July 6

• Biologists battle killer in the Great Lakes - July 6

• Asian carp threat real, U.S. and Canadian scientists warn: Urge Separating Great Lakes, Mississippi River - July 1

• Online commentary: Ohio's new rules for Great Lakes should stay in Ohio - July 1

• Scientists favor divide for Great Lakes, Mississippi - July 1

• Asian carp: Low-oxygen zone proposed to hold fish back - July 1

• Average U.S. temperature increases by 0.5 degrees F: New 1981-2010 'normals' to be released this week - July 28

Dalles Rapids - French River - June 25, 2011

Dalles Rapids - French River - June 25, 2011


• Great Lakes round gobies a mixed blessing - June 30

Forum talks about lakes: Asian carp, drinking water subjects of discussion - June 28

Fending Off Sturgeon Poachers (Part 4)- June 28

• Great Lakes projects get federal money - June 27

• Senate Bill 231 Undermines Great Lakes Compact - June 27

• Ex-Ohio officials against Great Lakes water bill - June 27

Don’t drain the lake - June 26

Public input sought on Lake Huron’s north shoreline resources - June 26


French River Tour

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• Because of climate change, fears of a Great Lakes ‘dead zone’ - June 24

Give DTE Energy props, but Great Lakes pollution control is agonizingly slow - June 23

• Controversial cargo sails through the St. Lawrence Seaway - June 23

Environmental group: States drop ball on Great Lakes water use deadlines - June 23

• Upper Lakes Are Low; Lower Lakes Are High - June 23

• Great Lakes invasive species council proposed - June 20

• New York approves Great Lakes water rules; Wisconsin up next - June 17

• Zebra mussels plague region's waterways - Invasive mollusks clog water systems, wipe out plankton, other species. - June 17

• Ont. cops get new high-tech plate scanners - "...not everyone's happy about what they see as a potential invasion of your privacy." - June 16

• Millions of Great Lakes fish killed in power plant intakes - June 14

• The end of abundance: economic solutions to water scarcity - June 13

• Pharmaceuticals latest danger to Great Lakes - June 12

• APNewsBreak: Raising Lakes Huron, Michigan costly- June 9

  1. Options for Restoring Lake Michigan-Huron Water Levels: An Exploratory Analysis (Final Report) - IUGLS - released 6/10
  2. Water Level Regulation for Michigan-Huron Passes Technical Hurdles - GBF - 6/10
  3. Middle Great Lakes losing 200 tons of water per second - Sierra Club - 6/9

• Conserving Great Lakes Water: Not on our watch - June 10

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Coming soon - Loads of Blueberries ! - Photography by Rock Hunter

• What Dow Chemical doesn’t want you to know about your water: "...the company for decades through philanthropy, public relations, and politics has made the choice to push back at every regulatory level instead of addressing their dioxin contamination of 52 miles of freshwater and Lake Huron..." - June 8

Panel opposes nuclear shipment - June 8

• Documents imply Canadian government surveillance of aboriginal groups - June 8

High temperatures, ozone stifle Great Lakes states - June 8

Lake Superior seiche changes water levels at local shores - June 8

June 1, 2011 - "Camping on the Bay" Photo courtesy of Rock Hunter

Airplane chemical in Great Lakes water, fish - June 7

Hotter summers in a few decades, study warns - June 6

• Invasive weed becoming a problem - June 6

Ocean-force rip currents threaten Great Lakes swimmers - June 3

Growth Plan for Northern Ontario, 2011 - The Growth Plan for Northern Ontario, 2011, is a 25-year plan that was released on March 4, 2011, that guides decision-making and investment planning. It will focus decisions that build an economy that is resilient and sustainable and leverages the strengths and human potential of northerners by providing them with more education and career opportunities. - Here

The Georgian Bay Forever Speaker Series

Vital Signs -- David Parkes - May 24 (above)

Vital Signs -- Arunas Liskauskas - May 24

Vital Signs -- Lana Pollack - May 24

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• Federal, state officials announce plan to protect Great Lakes from Asian carp - May 23

• A City Prepares for a Warm Long-Term Forecast - May 22

• Bruce Power still plans to ship nuclear generators - May 21

• Great Lakes Bird Health Improves, Report Shows - May 20

• The Dangers of CFLs Even Greater Than Previously Known - May 19

• Godzilla and the Great Lakes: Why nuclear plans for our water wonderland must be opposed - May 18

• Bruce Power pulls U.S. application as plan to ship generators on the Great Lakes put on hold - May 18

• Lichens May Aid in Combating Deadly Chronic Wasting Disease in Wildlife - May 17

• Violent Arctic storm a climate-change ‘harbinger,’ study finds - May 16

• Hole in ozone opens - May 13 Record depletion- older

• EPA swamped by funding requests for Great Lakes - May 13

• Worth must do right by Lake Huron - May 13

• Wikileaks cables show race to carve up Arctic - May 12

• Ontario's plans to store nuclear waste under Lake Huron have Michigan upset - May 12

 	Photo courtesy of Payne Marine Ltd.

May 12May 12, 2011 - "A Fantastic Sunset" - Photo courtesy of Payne Marine Ltd.

• EPA demands that Illinois force Chicago to clean up river, canals - 5/12

An Asian carp solution? - May 9

• Freedom of expression report gives Harper govt failing grade for access to info - May 9

• Ontario a magnet for invading ‘alien’ species due to Great Lakes- May 9

• Watchlist of Potential Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - May 9

• Working Group Says Dakota and Ojibwe Language Survival is Questionable - May 9

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Requiem for a Friend

The S Turn Marker was badly damaged by the winter ice/storms, and is now history. To see the current status, on May 9, 2011 click here (Photo courtesy of Dean Corkins). To see a last gasp April 30, 2011 photo/info check out page 2 of the PABIA May 2011 Newsletter (1.09 mb) To see September 2004 photos above click here.

• Region's rainfall boosts Great Lakes levels - May 7

• Resurgence of native Great Lakes fish welcomed - May 6

Great Lakes lamprey control program will see cuts next year - May 6

• Are The Great Lakes Losing Water? - May 5

• Aircraft Chemical Found in great Lakes Fish - May 5

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• Arctic ice melt hikes sea level forecast - May 3

• Lake Superior up in April - Lakes Huron and Michigan saw an even more dramatic increase during a wet April — up 8 inches compared to the usual 4. - May 2

• Asian carp: Free Press staffers embark on 13-day, 7-state trek to track the fish - May 1

• Changes In Great Lakes Threaten Transplanted Fish - Apr 29

• Scientists to test water 'gun' in Asian carp fight - April 28

 

 

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• Carp might thrive on lake's nasty algae outbreaks, official says - Apr 28

• Controversial G20 law to be repealed by Ontario - Apr 28

• Candidates’ views on nuclear energy - Apr 27

• U.S. neighbours oppose underground storage at Bruce plant - Apr 26

• In the wake of a wind turbine - Apr 26

• Fish hatchery's big catch: High-tech upgrade - Apr 25

• DNR resumes full-scale walleye production once again - Apr 25

• State of the Bay Report Card program launched - Apr 22 April 22, 2011 - Photo courtesy of Dean Corkins

April 22, 2011 - Photo courtesy of Dean Corkins

• Canada's Earth Day assessment: A look at our record on energy consumption, pollution - Apr 21

• Earth Day deeply rooted in Great Lakes - Apr 21

• Fresh water conservation should be on the radar this election - Apr 21

• Lake Superior levels unusually low, impacts shipping - Apr 21

• Asian carp invasion is wholly preventable; take action, now - Apr 20

• If this glacier keeps melting, watch out - Apr 20

• Canada eyes nuke waste dump near Lake Huron - Apr 19

• Port of Toledo receives 1st ocean freighter of 2011 - Apr 19

• Alien Invaders Causing Massive Ecological Changes in the World's Greatest Fresh-Water System - Apr 18

• Report, campaign highlight threats to Great Lakes water supplies - Apr 18

• NOAA joins international effort to track black carbon in the Arctic - 4/18

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• Walleye numbers increase - Apr 15

• Great Lakes wolves may lose endangered status - Apr 15

• Quagga mussels: 950 trillion tiny time bombs in our lakes? - Apr 15

• Algae oil could dent U.S. oil imports, report says - Apr 14

• Watch list predicts Great Lakes’ future nonnatives - Apr 13

• Elevated radiation levels detected in Ontario - Apr 12

• Lamprey control program avoids budget cuts- Apr 12

• Huntsville’s G8 legacy largesse a sound investment, mayor says - Apr 12

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Apri 8, 2011 We had an awesome airboat ride Friday evening. Nothing like going for sunset in April. Funny I didn't see anyone else out there!!!! Photo courtesy of Payne Marine Ltd.ourtesyrrrrrrrrr,,,,Courtesy of Payne Marine Ltd.

• Fueling Climate Injustice - Apr 11

Corps kept advisers in dark on barrier power - Apr 10

• 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Dates, times and TV info for first round 4/10

• Long icebreaking season finally over - Apr 8 

 Army Corps activates new Asian carp barrier - Apr 8

Biodiversity vital to streams as extinctions rise - Apr 7

Biodiversity improves water quality in streams through a division of labor - Apr 6

Congress on wrong side of history in denying climate change - Apr 6

E-mails show US nuclear plant safety concerns - Apr 6

Sacred Tobacco: Ho-Chunk Nation wants military authorities to stop confiscating it - Apr 5

• Ozone hole over Arctic hits record - Apr 5

• 'Get the Meds Out' mail-back program to keep drugs out of Great Lakes - Apr 1

• Notre Dame Professor Leads Effort to Keep Asian Carp Out of Great Lakes - Mar 31

• Bats Worth Billions to Agriculture: Pest-control Services at Risk 3/31

• Winter Arctic ice coverage tied for lowest ever recorded . . . She believes the Arctic may be ice-free during the summer within three decades - Mar 30 Arctic Ice Gets a Check up - NASA

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• Provinces stick to Canadian nuclear expansion - Development plans continue despite calls for nuclear Moratorium - Mar 30

• Unacceptable Risk, Two Decades of "Close Calls," Leaks and Other Problems at U.S. Nuclear Reactors - Mar 29 . . . . Executive Summary . . . . Full Report 883 KB

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• Interstate Water Compacts and Climate Change Adaptation - Mar 28 Most climate models predict that Great Lakes water levels will drop during the next century below historic lows. Lake levels in Lake Michigan and Lake Huron may drop by as much as 4.5 feet (1.38 meters) due to changing precipitation and increased air temperature/evapotranspiration. (pg 249) - 387 KB

• New York grants temporary waiver on controversial ballast law 3/25

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Blackbills looking south to the McCoys - March 22

March 22, 2011 - Photo courtesy of Tiffin's Cottage Care Services 

Photo courtesy of Tiffin's Cottage Care Services

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Corps Releases Operational Parameters Report Mar 25 . . . . . . . . . . Press Relase . . . Fact Sheet . . . Report PDF 4.4 MB

Study: Voltage on Asian carp barrier needs to be higher to be effective - Mar 25

Last Week to Comment on Army Corps of Engineers Aquatic Nuisance Species Study - Mar 25 . . . Submit a Comment

Lamprey Numbers Shot Up Again Last Year in Lake Michigan - Mar 24

'Great Lakes could be bone dry in 80 years': system overused and abused; The Council of Canadians calls for $3.4B in new funding over five years - Mar 23

Probe our nuclear establishment to the core - Mar 23

NEW! - 2010 State of the Great Lakes Report - PDF 8.16 MB

Impacts on Upper Great Lakes Water Levels: St. Clair River - Dec 2009 Summary Report 2.16 MB . . . . Full report 11.66 MB March 2011 - Photo courtesy of Tiffin's Cottage Care Services

  The Wreck - March 2011  - Photo courtesy of Tiffin's Cottage Care Services

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• Clement to hold town hall meeting via telephoneSunday    Sunday March 20 5:45 pm - Mar 18

• Deteriorating water quality provides grim outlook for Georgian Bay  - =           - Mar 18

 

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CHOLMONDELEY,      Ross Frederick 

Sadly we announce the death of Ross Frederick Cholmondeley, age 54, on March 9th, 2011. 

(Obituary)

• Midwestern nuclear energy under scrutiny after earthquake, tsunami causes meltdown in Japan - Mar 15

 • Michigan lawmakers want federal action on nuclear waste - Mar 12

• Bee deaths may signal wider food threat, U.N. says
Fear of 'global issue' as colony collapses spread beyond North America, Europe - Mar 10