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Michigan's 102nd state park thrives under DNR

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 08:05
Belle Isle is the largest city-owned island park in the United States at 985 acres - about 300 acres larger, thanks to landfilling, than when it was acquired by the city of Detroit, Mich. as parkland in 1879.

Good news? Smallmouth bass chow down on invaders

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 08:05
A new study shows that the invasive round goby has become an important food source for several native species, especially smallmouth bass, but with benefits also for yellow perch and walleye.

Lake Erie algae plans progress; hearing is today

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 08:05
Ohio's highest-ranking lawmakers took steps to help improve Lake Erie water quality while a state House agriculture committee prepared for an algae hearing in Sylvania.

GLC - Sea Grant Fellowship

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 08:05
The application deadline is approaching for the Great Lakes Commission - Sea Grant Fellowship! The Fellow will work with members of the Great Lakes science, policy and information/education communities to advance the environmental goals of the Great Lakes states. Applications are due by Feb. 27, 2015.

A movement for responsibility and respect on Georgian Bay and Muskoka lakes

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 08:05
Safe Quiet Lakes, formed in 2011 by representatives of lake associations in Central Ontario, works collaboratively with lake community stakeholders to promote safer and quieter lakes.

Ice continues to slow ship traffic

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 08:05
Canadian Coast Guard Spokesperson Carol Launderville says so far this year, they've provided 125 ship escorts throughout the Great Lakes.

Trees diminishing along Lake Huron shoreline

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 08:05
The amount of tree cover has been reduced considerably over the last few years by development and agriculture to the point that we're losing a valuable tool in improving water quality and reducing erosion.

Lake Michigan and Lake Huron expected to be significantly higher than last summer

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 08:05
Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are expected to continue to rise into this coming summer. The current forecast has the lake levels significantly higher this summer as compared to last summer.

Great Lakes steel production plummets

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 08:05
Local production in the Chicago-Northwest Indiana dropped by 42,000 tons, or 6.2 percent.

Federal government and Ontario government announce Great Lakes Agricultural Stewardship

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 08:05
In an effort to help Ontario farmers maintain soil health and promote environmental conservation initiatives, the Ontario and federal governments announced the Great Lakes Agricultural Stewardship.

Whatever happened to offshore wind energy? Five years since Lake Michigan wind turbines proposed

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 08:05
Visions of large, white wind-energy blades sweeping up the horizon have faded five years since a wind farm was proposed for Lake Michigan off the West Michigan coast.

Michigan officials agree to archaeological dive of shipwreck that's possibly the Griffin

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 08:05
The state maritime archaeologist will dive for a better look at an old wreck that two Muskegon County men say could be the Griffin, the earliest known shipwreck on the Great Lakes.

Prettner Solon joins Duluth Seaway Port Authority board

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 08:05
This is Prettner Solon's second term on the Port Authority board, having served from 1990-94. In that instance, she was appointed by the Duluth City Council.

Can Alberta Sands oil be safely shipped on the St. Lawrence?

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 08:05
At a conference organized last weekend by the Thousand Islands-based group, Save the River, environmentalists voiced concern over the potential of a catastrophic oil spill.

The St. Clair and Detroit: A tale of two rivers, Part V

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 08:05
Work has also been underway to restore Belle Isle's unique natural features and allow them to work in harmony with the Detroit River. In some ways, Belle Isle can be seen as a microcosm for habitat restoration up and down the river.

Bald eagles make power plant their winter home

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 08:05
One of the nation's largest coal-fired power plants is an unlikely setting for an environmental recovery story, but increasingly every winter, the plant's relatively warm discharge water has turned it into a popular gathering point for scores of bald eagles -- the open water making catching fish easier for the birds of prey.

Freighters invade Huron

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 08:05
In early January, captains anchored a pair of 680-foot-long freighters at docking space abutting land Norfolk Southern owns. The docking space is located next to Huron's boat launch facility near Cleveland and River roads.

Drain commissioner: Flint could get Lake Huron water by end of this year

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 08:05
The city could be connected to the Karegnondi Water Authority pipeline by December 2015 -- provided the weather cooperates for contractors who are building the line and pump stations from Flint to the lake.

EDITORIAL: Great Lakes program reduction may harm region

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 08:05
We are confident Congress will again do the right thing and restore GLRI funding to its current level. The health of the Great Lakes has a huge effect on the local environment, economy and tourism.

DNR orders sportsmen's club to halt use of lead shot at Warnimont Park

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 08:05
The DNR has determined that the club is a source of pollution to Lake Michigan and will require the group to apply for a state pollution elimination discharge permit.