Dr. Sherri Mason explores plastic impacts on Great Lakes food chain
Lake Erie in Peril: Four Looming Threats to our Most Valuable Resource
by Jay Stevens5/27/2013, 4:31 PM
We are at a crossroads. Massive algae blooms are cropping up. Invasive species threaten the habitat of native fish. A survey recently found the highest concentrations of waterborne microplastics recorded in the world in Lake Erie. And climate change promises to severely alter our region's weather, transforming the lake in ways we can't imagine. This is our lake.
From The Editors
by The Editors5/27/2013, 2:49 PM
Erie knows how to come together to celebrate its past -- something in which this community takes great pride. After all, the fleet that Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry led was built right here in our bay. So post-War of 1812 America unfolded the way it did largely because of Erie's role in the U.S.'s victory in the Battle of Lake Erie, a lake after which we draw our city and county's namesake.