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EPA: Oil spill affected half mile of Lake Michigan

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:05
Crews for oil giant BP worked Tuesday to clean up an undetermined amount of crude oil that spilled into Lake Michigan and affected about a half-mile section of shoreline near Chicago following a malfunction at BP's northwestern Indiana refinery, officials said.

Ohio bill attempts to prevent toxic algae

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:05
A bill dealing with toxic algae blooms and phosphorus runoff into Lake Erie is headed for a full Ohio House vote.

St. Lawrence Seaway ready to open Friday

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:05
The St. Lawrence Seaway is set to open Friday, beginning the shipping channel's 56th season.

Mercury remediation in the North Harbour of Thunder Bay

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:05
A Remedial Action Plan for the Thunder Bay Area of Concern held a meeting on the Thunder Bay campus on March 19 to specifically talk about a project to clean up mercury contamination in the North Harbour.

$2M paint job for Welland water tower

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:05
The work is budgeted at $2 million for Welland's new water tower.

Lake Michigan oil spill 'quickly contained,' underscores importance of protecting Great Lakes, Sen. Carl Levin says

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:05
Sen. Carl Levin has released a statement on an oil spill at BP's Whiting, Ind., refinery that released oil into Lake Michigan, saying the spill underscores the vigilance in protecting the Great Lakes from oil spills.

Extensive Great Lakes ice hurts shipping, helps tourism

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:05
Unusually extensive ice cover on the Great Lakes has caused some delays in getting U.S./Canadian shipping lanes open for the spring, but the same cover has aided tourism in other areas of the five lakes.

The Great Lakes Century

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:05
The Great Lakes Century is a pro-bono initiatve that aims to inspire all in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River region to envision and take action towards a prosperous and sustainable future for the region.

Gaps seen in spill-response readiness for Great Lakes transport of crude oil

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 08:05
Three years after Enbridge's pipeline burst, causing oil to flow into Michigan's Kalamazoo River in 2010, some 75 miles from where it empties into Lake Michigan, oil still remains in the river.

River community leaders: Thousand Islands region deserves more state protection, recognition

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 08:05
The St. Lawrence River valley in N.Y. -- a region world-renowned for its charming landscapes and a dramatic waterway dotted by more than a thousand islands -- deserves more recognition and extra protection from the state, according to community leaders.

Reeling in bullhead catfish is a rite of spring

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 08:05
Many are the anglers who have cut their teeth on both the fishing and fillets of bullhead catfish, and they ARE catfish, out of Lake Erie in Ohio.

Area farmers on front line of clean water battle; Fight against algae in full swing

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 08:05
Scientists in recent years have identified March 1 through June 30 as the most important window of time to curb runoff of phosphorus, nitrogen, and other nutrients that help algae grow so Ohio is implementing programs to achieve reducing nutrient runoff.

EDITORIAL: Think of Lake Erie when eating fish this Lenten season

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 08:05
Lent is in full swing and that means fish on Fridays. But for many people, fish is a year-round food.Yet when it comes to eating fish, we are advised to limit our consumption because of chemical contaminants. In Lake Erie, the problem is largely mercury and PCBs.

Worth Twp. gets $1.2 million sewer grant

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 08:05
Worth Township, Mich. is getting some financial assistance starting the sewer project it was ordered to begin a decade ago.

Malfunction at BP's Whiting Refinery sends oil into Lake Michigan

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 08:05
An oil spill into Lake Michigan was discovered Tuesday morning following a Monday afternoon discharge. Cleanup efforts were underway Tuesday morning.

Maps show spread of aquatic invasive species over time

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 08:05
The Nature Conservancy has animated how six invasive species have spread across the Great Lakes over time.

Coast Guard cutters arrive in Twin Ports to help lakers navigate Great Lakes

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 08:05
A trio of U.S. Coast Guard cutters has arrived in the Twin Ports in Duluth, Minn. to help iron ore ships navigate the Great Lakes.

Algae could fight Great Lakes invader mussels

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 08:05
Scientists at Wayne State University, Mich. are researching how algae might help disrupt reproduction of zebra and quagga mussels in the Great Lakes

Icy Lake Superior means slow shipping season start

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:05
This year's shipping season is getting off to a slow start due to record levels of ice on the Great Lakes, including ice that's five feet thick in some parts of the Duluth harbor.

Federal lawmakers call for action against Asian carp

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:05
A March 14 letter signed by a bipartisan group of 11 U.S. senators -- including Wisconsin's Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin -- tells the U.S Army Corps of Engineers to turn the $25 million dollar plan they proposed in January into action.