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Coast Guard warning people to stay off ice

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:05
The Coast Guard is issuing a warning Wednesday about increasingly warm temperatures that will increase the possibility of weakened ice across the Great Lakes region.

Wheatfield residents question bio-energy plant expansion

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:05
The proposed expansion of a bio-energy plant in the town of Wheatfield, N.Y., is raising questions among residents who fear it could have an impact on their community.

Army Corps of Engineers wants resolution to Cleveland harbor dredging problems

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:05
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers experts are in Cleveland seeking a scientific consensus on how to safely dispose of sediment that's dredged from Cleveland harbor to keep it deep enough to service commercial ships.

Breaking Montreal's icy economy

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:05
The ice-covered St. Lawrence seaway has grounded cargo vessels waiting to ship merchandise between St-Lambert and the Great Lakes and five Canadian Coast Guard ice breakers and a hovercraft were dispatched to break ice that is three to five feet thick.

Detroit water tussle avoided in Flint pipeline debt: muni credit

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 08:05
Flint has partnered with three nearby counties to form the Karegnondi Water Authority that has offered to build a 63-mile pipeline to Lake Huron.

Spring Lake Huron fishery workshops offer current research and information about the fishery

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 08:05
Several opportunities exist this spring to hear directly from and participate in workshops with Lake Huron fishery experts who have been gathering information about the ecological changes that have undergone in the lake.

Extreme precipitation closes beaches, may endanger human health

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 08:05
A new study by the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Michigan suggests that extreme precipitation is linked to the need for beach closures.

Zebra mussel-killing bacteria could help native species in the Great Lakes

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 08:05
A treatment that kills zebra and quagga mussels could soon be available for use in lakes and rivers. It's very effective and safe But it is not likely to undo much of the ecological damage done to Michigan waters by invasive mussels.

COMMENTARY: Eastman park permit could set precedent

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 08:05
A business park in Rochester, NY with a self-contained, specialized utilities system that depends on large quantities of water from Lake Ontario is applying to withdraw 54 million gallons of lake water per day.

Ohio's walleye, yellow perch populations stable; bag limits to remain the same in 2014

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 08:05
There will be no changes in the Ohio bag limits for Lake Erie walleye or yellow perch for 2014 - walleye population is healthier than expected, while schools of yellow perch are in a mild slump.

Lake Erie water quality dodgy at times

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 08:05
Raw water samples from Lake Erie last year in Nanticoke and Dunnville, Ont. featured notable coliform and E. Coli counts.

Satellite photos show striking difference in Lake Superior spring ice cover in recent years

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 08:05
Satellite photos from the Space Science and Engineering Center show a stark contrast in the lake's ice cover in recent spring seasons that have ranged from brutally cold to oddly warm

Deal near to save freshwater research station Ottawa tried to shut down

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 08:05
An agreement to transfer the operation of Canada's world-renowned freshwater research station to an international environmental think tank is expected to be finalized on Monday.

GLIN April Site of the Month

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 08:05
GLIN's April Site of the Month is the Great Lakes Clean Communities Network, a multi-partner effort led by the Institute of Water Research at Michigan State University to create a community of environmental practitioners throughout the Great Lakes. The primary goal of this effort is to establish a long-term sustainable network of leaders who will share experiences, successes, tools, and websites with each other.

Relentless winter's ice delays St. Lawrence River shipping

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 08:05
Three U.S. Coast Guard cutter vessels are to help with annual ice-breaking operations in Thunder Bay's harbour on Lake Superior--the far end of the St. Lawrence Seaway.

Coast Guard investigates damage to icebreaker

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 08:05
The now disabled U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay revealed that several key bolts that attached its rudder to a control post were gone by the time the vessel came back to Duluth, MN from cutting ice with help from two of its sister ships.

Mackinac Island named one of world's best island destinations

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 08:05
Mackinac Island added another gem to its crown after being named the #5 Best Island Destination in the world by National Geographic Traveler magazine.

Gardner announces new Healthy Lake Erie Initiative

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 08:05
Ohio state Senator Randy Gardner announced Tuesday, March 18 that a new Healthy Lake Erie Initiative has been included in the state's new Capital Appropriations Budget.

Ice now receding at Holland State Park as warmer weather approaches

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 08:05
Ice and snow begin to subside around the Holland Harbor Lighthouse at Holland State Park on the Lake Michigan shore.

Ohio mulls fertilizer rule in Lake Erie algae fight

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 08:05
A new rule being considered by Ohio lawmakers would impact farmers and take a step toward reducing toxic algae in Lake Erie by only allowing the use of certain fertilizers.