Shipping on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway is continuing its long-term downturn, and changes in the region’s steel industry are largely responsible for the trend, according to a recent Congressional Research Service report.
Viking wanted a piece of the growing Great Lakes cruise industry. Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration saw a chance to deepen research into climate change. A marriage was born.
Great Lakes researchers are testing an ancient device known as the Archimedes screw to lift native fish such as trout and whitefish over barriers such as dams, while keeping out invasive species such as sea lamprey.
On what promises to be a sunny and warm-ish holiday weekend, waters on the Great Lakes will look inviting. They aren’t. Temperatures will mostly hover in the 40s, well below the 70 degree threshold for comfort.