Lake Ontario feeling the pressure

One of the many nuclear generators on the edge of Lake Ontario.
One of the many nuclear generators on the edge of Lake Ontario (M. Parker)

Pressure, pushing down on me, pushing down on you, pushing down on Lake Ontario.

The results of a three year research program conducted by scientists at the University of Michigan helps identify the myriad of stressors affecting Lake Ontario. Combine it with the¬†National Invasive Species Awareness Week (March 3- 8) and you have a comprehensive guide to the freeloaders and pollution that’s marring the face of Lake Ontario.

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To get you in the right fame of mind for the legislative history of Lake Ontario’s most infamous invasive species, take a look at our Top 5 slideshow.

National Invasive Species Awareness Week and Great Lakes Week leads to pressure for a change in state legislation.