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Commissioners of the International Joint Commission (IJC) today signed an updated order of approval for the regulation of water levels and flows in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.
The International Joint Commission (IJC) today released a report recommending the governments of Canada and the United States adopt a strategy to address toxic polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in the Great Lakes, to reduce risks to human health and the environment.
The International Joint Commission (IJC) invites public comment on its Preliminary Recommendations on Microplastics in the Great Lakes for binational, science, policy, and education solutions to microplastic pollution.
Over the next year, citizens throughout the Great Lakes basin can participate in a series of online and in-person discussions and meetings to provide their perspectives about progress by the governments of Canada and the United States under the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.
The International Joint Commission (IJC) has been asked by the governments of Canada and the United States to continue its investigations into the causes, impacts, risks, and solutions to flooding in the Lake Champlain-Richelieu River basin.
A team of scientists from Canada and the United States coordinated by the International Joint Commission (IJC) has created binational datasets for the Red-Assiniboine River Basin to more precisely identify sources of phosphorus and nitrogen across the Basin.
The International Joint Commission (IJC) today released "Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) in the Great Lakes", a report proposing a strategy for federal, state and provincial governments to reduce the adverse effects of PBDEs on the environment.
Eighty-five percent of respondents believe protecting the Great Lakes is highly important, according to one of the largest surveys ever conducted on public perception of the world’s largest freshwater system.

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The International Joint Commission (IJC) today commended federal, state and provincial governments in the Great Lakes Basin for making enormous strides toward protecting the Great Lakes from water diversions and managing consumptive uses.