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Walleye at risk in Lake Erie dredge dumping debate; consumption levels at brink of one-meal-per-month

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 08:05
The walleye is at the heart of a dispute between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Ohio EPA, and the Army Corps' plans to dump sludge from what some consider one of the most contaminated miles of the Cuyahoga River directly into the lake.

Lake Michigan Academy students learn from 'Salmon in School' project

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 08:05
About 100 schools throughout Michigan are selected to take part in the Lake Michigan Academy program that aims to help stock local rivers and support fishing as a leisure activity.

COMMENTARY: Liquid assets give us the drop on Sun Belt

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 08:05
Pennsylvania joined seven other states in the Great Lakes Compact in 2008 to manage water in the great basin. It came about after a Canadian firm came up with a plan to ship Lake Superior water to Asia in tankers.

Great Lakes Fishery Commission Annual Meeting

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 08:05
The 60th Annual Meeting of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission will take place June 10-11 in Grand Rapids, Mich., at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. The meeting includes an evening reception as well as a luncheon and ceremony to honor 2015 award recipients. The meeting is free to attend, but an online RSVP is requested.

Pipeline info would become secret under Mich. bill

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 08:05
A new bill would exempt information about existing and proposed energy infrastructure, such as oil and gas pipelines, from disclosure under the Michigan Freedom of Information Act.

Two Maumee residents to swim Straits of Mackinac

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 08:05
This fall, 84 athletes plan to swim the five-mile length of the Mackinac Bridge connecting the Lower and Upper Peninsulas of Michigan.

Ceremony to honor lost crew members of SS Cedarville

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 08:05
The Cedarville, built in 1927, was the third-largest freighter lost on the Great Lakes, and sank on May 7, 1965.

COMMENTARY: Livestock waste rules are still a disaster

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 08:05
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is making a change to water quality permits required by large livestock operations. The new rule should reduce the amount of animal waste entering waterways.

Army Corps opposes dredging Cuyahoga River shipping channel while lawsuit is pending

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 08:05
The Army Corps of Engineers has asked a judge to defer to the Corps's decision not to fully dredge the Cleveland Harbor and Cuyahoga River navigation channel in Ohio while a state lawsuit is pending.

Energy policy debate is missing the point, advocates say

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 08:05
Debate over Michigan's future energy policy continues with proposals aimed at cheap, reliable energy, but environmental advocates say legislators are missing the bigger picture.

Federal agency measures lake levels from Traverse City

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 08:05
Data collected in Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay near Traverse City, Mich., could contribute to future engineering and dredging guidelines as dictated by lake levels.

U.S. Coast Guard hits Saginaw River and Bay for annual buoy inspections

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 08:05
Buoy inspection requires lifting each buoy from the water, replacing worn lettering, checking position and inspecting the chain for wear.

New Michigan fishing regs allow year round catch and release of bass

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 08:05
There are changes to Michigan's fishing regulations for the 2015-2016 season. The most significant change allows the catch and immediate release of bass all year long.

Scaled-down Randle Reef cleanup put up for tender again

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 08:05
This current plan is a modified version of the original remediation project to clean up one of Canada's most polluted lake bottoms.

Oily substance spilled in Lake St-Louis identified but source still a mystery

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 08:05
An oily substance detected along the shoreline of Lake St-Louis in Pointe-Claire last month has been identified as hydrocarbon, most commonly found in its liquid form in diesel fuel, heating oil or crude oil.

EDITORIAL: Ambassador Bridge should be replaced

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 08:05
So much resentment has built up against the Ambassador Bridge over its long, dirty war against competition that something gets overlooked when it makes news: we still need it.

Are you Current Smart?

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 08:05
An enjoyable day on the water can turn deadly when dangerous currents and high waves form. Dangerous currents and waves have claimed the lives of more than 140 people in the Great Lakes region. This summer, "Be Current Smart." Learn where the risks are and what you can do to enjoy a fun, safe day on the water.

New advisory on algal toxin creates 2 tiers

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 08:05
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday issued an advisory regarding how much microcystin is safe in drinking water that has left state regulators and water-treatment plant operators scratching their heads.

Study: Lake Erie algae has made it more vulnerable to Asian carp

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 08:05
Algal blooms are a preferred food for bighead and silver carp, the voracious filter feeders that have moved up the Mississippi River and many of its tributaries in recent decades.

Drug used to treat type 2 diabetes may be harming Lake Michigan fish

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 08:05
Scientists said the fish are having problems reproducing and are worried about a population decline.