Scientists predict a “significant” harmful algae bloom will form on western Lake Erie this summer in an annual forecast released by NOAA Thursday. Scientists base a bloom’s severity on how much algae it contains over a sustained period. They predict this year’s will register above the level considered potentially harmful but still smaller than 2015.
A woman who served as acting assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs in the Obama administration is running for a Michigan congressional seat. Elissa Slotkin, a Democrat, announced her candidacy Monday for the 8th District seat. It’s currently held by second-term Republican Rep. Mike Bishop. The GOP-leaning seat stretches between Lansing and the northern Detroit suburbs.