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Ice on Lake Superior continues to bedevil shipping this week, causing at least one freighter to head for port with hull damage.
At the start of spring each year, Great Lakes Coast Guard crews respond to dozens of cold water accidents involving boaters lured to the lakes by warm air temperatures, and these frequently result in hypothermia and death.
Environmental journalist Peter Annin will delve into the history of political maneuvers and water diversion schemes that have been proposed for sending Great Lakes water everywhere from Akron to Arizona.
Aside from Whitefish Bay and parts of eastern Lake Erie, freighters are moving mostly unhindered though U.S. and Canadian waters this month, a relief to shipping companies that started the 2014 shipping season well behind normal schedules.
The prices of both finished steel and its main raw material, iron ore, are in a free fall thanks to a huge global oversupply.
After U.S. Reps. Chris Collins and John Katko came out against a plan to manage Lake Ontario water levels, Rochester City Councilor Matt Haag offered a different view of the proposal.
Legislation signed Thursday by Gov. John Kasich also will create a new state coordinator to oversee the monitoring, treating and testing of algae.
The substance is covering an area of roughly 50 by 100 yards. U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Cleveland pollution responders are working to determine the source.
The periscope was designed as a brass diver's helmet, fitted with a video screen connected to an underwater camera, aimed at the underwater fish habitat and the Sidney Smith shipwreck. The viewer was to be attached to the seawall along the Edison Parkway. railing.
One of the most beautiful things about living in the city is that we live on the shores of Lake Superior.
Spring's rapid increases in water levels and more frequent flooding can cause sewer and water reclamation systems to be overwhelmed.
Each of the lakes ended March near or above their historical averages for this time of year. Those levels will likely hold for the next six months according to projections from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
"The port needs to have attractions that are interesting to cruise visitors, and these can include historic assets, cultural tourism assets or agri-tourism assets," said Stephen Burnett, executive director of the Great Lakes Cruising Coalition.
The pilothouse, from which the officers of the St. Mary's Challenger directed its operation, is planned to be part of the second floor of a 2,000-square-foot addition to the National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo.
However problematic to pull off with some degree of accuracy, fish surveys are a valuable tool in the management of the resource, and this is especially true on Lake Erie, where the resource is so precious to so many.
The Great Lakes have a big influence on Michigan's weather. And at certain times of the year, this influence is greater than others.
A $10,000 grant from Enbridge Energy and funding from the Douglas County Unit of the Wisconsin Towns Association will help Douglas County build a foundation to develop wetland management and land conservation strategies in Douglas County.
Harsh winter conditions in Ontario have affected Great Lakes shipping routes for the second year in a row. As a result, the opening of the grain shipping season at the Port of Thunder Bay will again be delayed.
Water quality in two northeastern Minnesota watersheds is considered outstanding, and in a third watershed, many streams have exceptionally high water quality.
Heavy ice and brutal winter weather delayed the start of the Green Bay season by about three weeks last year. It's a different story this spring.