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Prevents and resolves disputes between Canada and the United States under the Boundary Waters Treaty and pursues the common good of both countries as an independent and objective adviser.
Prevents and resolves disputes between Canada and the United States under the Boundary Waters Treaty and pursues the common good of both countries as an independent and objective adviser.

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What's so great about the Great Lakes? +TED-Ed
The North American Great Lakes — Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior — are so big that they border 8 states and contain 23 quadrillion liters of water. They span forest, grassland, and wetland habitats, supporting a region that’s home to 3,500 species. But how did such a vast and unique geological feature come to be? Cheri Dobbs and Jennifer Gabrys takes us all the way back to the Ice Age to find out.

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A mass of energetic particles from the sun smashed into Earth's magnetic field just hours after the winter solstice, stirring up a display of the northern lights aurora over northern Canada. Sensors aboard our Suomi NPP satellite detected the energetic particles as they rained down onto Earth’s magnetosphere and into the gases of the upper atmosphere. Learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/2inLoJ2
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Rare Blue Aurora Shimmers Over Lake Superior

Credit: Shawn Malone

Astrophotographer Shawn Malone captured this image of rare blue northern lights over Lake Superior in Marquette, Michigan.


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The December 2016 issue of our monthly newsletter, Great Lakes Connection, focuses on climate change impacts and adaptation in the basin: http://eepurl.com/cs71PP

Headlines:

New Plan 2014 Protects People, Environment and Economy on Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River

The State of Climate Change Science in the Great Lakes Basin

- Upcoming January webinar on Climate Change and Adaptation #ParticipateIJC

How Climate Change Could Impact Great Lakes Algal Blooms and Ice Cover

Improvements Proposed to Measure Great Lakes Health

Adaptive Management in Action

Great Lakes Cities Prepare for a Changing Climate

Helping Fish in St. Marys Rapids with the Push of a Button

Dig This: Soil Can Help Heal Our Great Lakes Climate

The Latest in the Fight Against Endocrine Disruptors

Canadian Members of Parliament Focus on Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River

Subscribe here: http://www.ijc.org/en_/newsletter_subscribe
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November 2016 Great Lakes Connection monthly newsletter - http://eepurl.com/cnBve1 -
Articles on Chemicals of Mutual Concern, Public Engagement, Great Lakes Public Forum in Toronto, Successes and Challenges in Milwaukee, Toxic Substances Law, Watermarks, Lake Ontario Fish Facing Vitamin Deficiency, Marine Debris, Algal Blooms, Bottled Water, Research

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The October edition of Great Lakes Connection focuses on drinking water
- http://eepurl.com/cjySsD - Read, subscribe - #DrinkingWater #GreatLakes #newsletter 

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We also have a quarterly newsletter called "Water Matters," which focuses on issues outside the Great Lakes basin. The latest issue is here ---
‘Fish Passage in St. Croix, Osoyoos Lake on Film, Study Board on Rule Curves, More - IJC Water Matters’ - http://eepurl.com/cbOVo5
--- See the subscribe button (top left) to update your preferences. There are versions in English and French.
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