Op-Eds, Testimony, Blogs, Media

A Bad Year for Lake Erie: Forecasting dead zones and toxic algae in US waterways

Industrial corn farming is ruining our health and polluting our watersheds

Cheeseburgers, biofuels, and high fructose corn syrup are ruining the Great Lakes, Gulf of Mexico, and the Chesapeake Bay, and Americans’ Health.

Addressing the need for a stronger science base in the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

A panel discussion on controlling HABs and Hypoxia in Lake Erie

Op-Ed on Climate Change Impacts
… and a follow up blog by the Editor

Op-Ed on Controlling Nutrient Pollution in Lake Erie

Op-Ed on Controlling Nutrient Pollution in the Gulf of Mexico

Recent Federal and State Testimony

September 17, 2009 Testimony before the House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Energy and Environment concerning “Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia: Formulating an Action Plan”

May 9, 2006 Testimony before the Michigan Legislature Joint House and Senate Committees on Natural Resources concerning the scientific basis for understanding the impacts of beach grooming under PL 14, 2003.

April 21, 2006 Testimony before the House Science Subcommittee on Environment, Technology, and Standards concerning the science basis and contributions to implementing the Great Lakes Restoration Strategy.

September 13, 2006 Testimony before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment concerning implementation of the Great Lakes Restoration Strategy.

March 13, 2003 Testimony before the House Science Subcommittee on Environment, Technology, and Standards concerning the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act.

A series of blogs from the Great Lakes Town Hall series:

What’s an ecological tipping point? Why do we care? (12/04/2006)
Is Lake Erie Dead — Again? (12/07/2006)
Who Cares if those Bugs in the Mud Go Away? (12/05/2006)
Restoring the Great Lakes? A Focus On Resiliency (12/06/2006)
Can we ever get away from playing “Bop the Mole”? (12/07/2006)

Resources for the Future commentary:

Restoring Great Lakes Ecosystems: Worth the Cost? (3/23/09)
Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone: Mess, Problem, or Puzzle? (10/1/2007)

Videos & Radio Spots

Stateside with Cynthia Canty:

What can be done about algae blooms and dead zones in Lake Erie?

PRI Here and Now Interview

Gulf Hypoxia

Participation in The Future We Create series of 60-minute lectures on The Future of Water

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGIbnv_vi_c
http://www.futurewecreate.com/

Introducing U-M Alumni Association Sustainability Lifelong Learning Program

http://alumni.umich.edu/youtube_display.php?nid=3036

Discussing U-M’s Sustainability Initiative

http://www.youtube.com/v/Pe41jBs_pXU&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&autoplay=1

Comments on U-M’s US-China Sustainability Conference

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0olICOGGok&feature=player_embedded

Comments on Earth Day 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YdVrPSNURc

Presentation on Agriculture’s impact on the environment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8huL_7hTOc