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August 2007

Nobody Loses in Amity Creek Charrette Process

Planners, architects and Sea Grant staff created a balanced land use strategy for a housing development near a Duluth trout stream.

Lake Superior Studies Point Out Problems With Using E. coli as an Indicator of Beach Contamination

The bacteria used to justify beach closings don't always come from the feces of warm-blooded animals. Populations of E. coli can also exist el natural … living freely on aquatic plants and in the sand.

Frequent Beach-Goers Aware of Rip Currents

Read the results of our survey last summer to assess rip current awareness among Park Point swimmers.

Freshwater Ballast Testing Facility Opens

Companies can now hook their latest ballast water treatment systems up to the world's first freshwater testing facility for ballast technologies, located on the shores of the Duluth-Superior Harbor.

New Sea Grant Consortium to Address Common Concerns in the Great Lakes Region

What's a GLROC? Seven Sea Grant programs have formalized the Great Lake Research and Outreach Consortium.

Data Sought for Research Inventory

The International Joint Commission is looking for scientists to share information online through the Great Lakes–St Lawrence Research Inventory.

Readers Want to Know

Why is Lake Superior's water level so low and what does it mean for the environment and economy?

Staff Update

Meet our new communications designer and read about two awards our staff recently received.

Did Ja Know?

Not so long ago, ballast built cities.

Bow Watch

Minnesota Sea Grant: On the Edge

Minnesota Sea Grant Director Steve Bortone describes how high-tech research gives Sea Grant an edge.

New Publications & Services

Free Screensaver on Minnesota Sea Grant's Rebuilt Web Site

Have you downloaded your Lake Superior screensaver yet?

Journal Reprints

Sea Grant research about E. coli is featured in three scientific journals. Plus, establishing a bioindicator network could advance the way we evaluate extreme events.


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