Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Researchers say the toxic blue-green algae in Lake Erie’s western basin likely will appear earlier this summer but remain less dense than last year’s record bloom, partly because of warmer, drier spring weather.
Ohio officials are pushing plans to get Lake Erie, the shallowest of the Great Lakes, at the forefront of offshore wind power development.
The National Weather Service office at Cleveland has issued a small craft warning as ice continues to form on Lake Erie. The Coast Guard already has put ice cutting tugs to work to clear shipping lanes on the Great Lakes. The Cleveland station has a second tug on loan for the winter. Click the play button to hear the interview with Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class George Degener.
Environmental activists in Ohio expect the state attorney general to be on their side in a dispute over the public’s right to walk along the 312-mile shoreline of Lake Erie.
Lake Erie landowners have won another round in court, in a long battle they’ve been having with environmental groups.
Throughout Ohio’s industrial history, Lake Erie has been used as a receptacle for waste – and only in the last few decades has there been a real effort to clean it up. Now the Obama administration has chosen a “Great Lakes” czar to focus those clean up efforts.
That dispute over who owns the strip of land along the Lake Erie shore is continuing to boil in the courts. And two top Democrats – the governor and the attorney general – continue to take different stands on the issue.
An endangered snake is reclaiming a place on the shores of the Lake Erie islands. A long term study based at Ohio State University’s Stone Lab on Lake Erie monitors the snake’s numbers and habits, as well as its popularity among the islanders. The researchers’ efforts have brought the snake back from the brink of extinction in less than a decade.
With millions of tons of cargo moving among the Great Lakes each season, it’s easy for certain small passengers to go unnoticed. One of those was the round goby, a small bug-eyed fish from Eurasia that now swarms the shallow waters of Lake Erie. An ongoing study, based at Ohio State University’s Stone Lab on Gibraltar Island, documents how the gobies jockey for a position in the lake’s changing ecosystem.
Owners of Ohio land along the Lake Erie shore have just won a victory in their battles with state officials who regulate coastal land.