• A representation of how much algal is spreading in Lake Erie

    Harmful algal bloom forecast 2019

    Published on July 15, 2019

    This year we are experiencing unusual and disruptive weather patterns resulting in high lake levels highlighting the need to manage our freshwater resources in the Great Lakes.

  • Damage from the 2012 Reading Fire in Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA, photographed in 2016. Wildfires can have many effects on lakes, including increasing concentrations of nutrients and contaminants. Photos: Ian McCullough

    Feeling the burn: Wildfires increasingly threaten US lakes

    Published on July 15, 2019

    According to a team of scientists led by Ian McCullough, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University, U.S. lakes are facing a growing threat: wildfires.

  • Goats fighting

    Just get along!

    Published on July 12, 2019

    At all ages, sibling rivalry is alive and well. Here are tips to managing the battles that occur with children of all ages.

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