Bill seeks stronger support of Great Lakes fish research

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Members of Congress from Great Lakes states want more federal support of research on the region's fish populations.

See Full Article

Legislation introduced Tuesday would authorize continuous funding of the U.S. Geological Survey's Great Lakes Science Center in Ann Arbor.

The centre has staff and field stations in Michigan, New York, Ohio, Indiana and Wisconsin. It has five large research vessels and conducts fish science assessments in each lake. It has supported efforts to restore native prey fish and control invasive species such as sea lamprey.

But it's never had its own dedicated funding source in the federal budget. Supporters say it has been shortchanged compared to ocean science centres.

The bill would provide clear legislative endorsement of the centre's work and better opportunities to secure money for updated technology and new projects.



Advertisements

Latest Tech & Science News

  • How artificial intelligence is taking on ransomware

    Tech & Science CTV News
    NEW YORK -- Twice in the space of six weeks, the world has suffered major attacks of ransomware -- malicious software that locks up photos and other files stored on your computer, then demands money to release them. Source
  • Petya vaccine is a ransomware fix, but 'not a silver bullet'

    Tech & Science CTV News
    A defence has been found against the so-called Petya virus attempting to cripple Microsoft Windows-based networks across the globe, although experts say it must be applied to each computer individually and will not kill the bug altogether. Source
  • Carcass of right whale being towed to P.E.I. to determine cause of death

    Tech & Science CTV News
    NORWAY, P.E.I. - The Canadian Coast Guard and Fisheries and Oceans hope to beach a dead right whale on a Prince Edward Island shore today in an effort to learn what has killed at least six of the endangered mammals in recent weeks. Source
  • Canada's top court backs order for Google to remove firm's website from global searches

    Tech & Science CBC News
    The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld a B.C. court ruling that ordered Google to remove the website of a company from its global search results. "The appeal is dismissed and the worldwide interlocutory injunction against Google is upheld," wrote the court in its decision issued Wednesday morning. Source
  • New made-in-China navy destroyer launches in Shanghai

    Tech & Science CTV News
    BEIJING -- China's increasingly powerful navy launched its most advanced domestically produced destroyer on Wednesday, at a time of rising competition with other naval powers such as the United States, Japan and India. The first 10,000-ton Type 055 entered the water at Shanghai's Jiangnan Shipyard on Wednesday morning, the navy said in a statement. Source
  • Increasingly wild weather could lead to rising air travel costs

    Tech & Science CBC News
    Be prepared to pay more for airfare if climate change continues to alter weather patterns, increasing the frequency and severity of storms, say climate change and airline industry experts. Daniel Scott, a climate professor at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, said travellers should also expect more flight delays and cancellations amid recurring snowstorms, thunderstorms and bouts of freezing rain. Source
  • Cambodian conservationists find rare cache of crocodile eggs

    Tech & Science CTV News
    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Wildlife researchers in Cambodia say they've found a clutch of eggs from one of the world's most endangered crocodiles, raising hopes of its continuing survival in the wild. The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society said Wednesday that its researchers, along with Fisheries Administration employees and local residents, had found six eggs of the Siamese Crocodile in the southern province of Koh Kong as they were exploring for tracks, signs and dung of the…
  • Found in Cambodia: Clutch of eggs from one of the world's most endangered crocodiles

    Tech & Science CTV News
    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- Wildlife researchers in Cambodia say they've found a clutch of eggs from one of the world's most endangered crocodiles, raising hopes of its continuing survival in the wild. The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society said in a statement Wednesday that its researchers, along with Fisheries Administration employees and local residents, found six eggs of the Siamese Crocodile in Sre Ambel District in the southern province of Koh Kong as they were exploring for tracks,…
  • New, highly hostile strain of ransomware cripple networks worldwide

    Tech & Science CTV News
    PARIS -- A new, highly virulent strain of malicious software that is crippling computers globally appears to have been sown in Ukraine, where it badly hobbled much of the government and private sector on the eve of a holiday celebrating a post-Soviet constitution. Source
  • New, highly hostile strain of ransomware cripples networks worldwide

    Tech & Science CTV News
    PARIS -- A new, highly virulent strain of malicious software that is crippling computers globally appears to have been sown in Ukraine, where it badly hobbled much of the government and private sector on the eve of a holiday celebrating a post-Soviet constitution. Source