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Anglers have been riding out onto the ice with there ATVs and sleds, but these rides can mean bad news and cost big bucks if they break through ice.
On Friday, a bipartisan coalition led by Michigan Rep. Bill Huizenga and New York Rep. Louise Slaughter continued to push the federal government to properly maintain ports, harbors and waterways to their authorized width and depth within the Great Lakes Navigation System.
As of February 10, the ice cover on Lake Michigan is now up to sixty-six percent.
The heavy ice this winter will likely keep temperatures cool this summer which could be good for cities but tough for swimmers
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators from the Great Lakes states have asked for direct additional funding for dredging and other harbor maintenance to reduce a severe backlog of projects.
Legislation that is scheduled to be introduced on Tuesday could make New York the first state to outlaw the tiny plastic beads used in personal care products like facial scrubs and toothpastes.
The U.S. Navy's littoral combat ship program, which has created thousands of shipbuilding jobs in Wisconsin, may soon have a powerful ally in Washington with the nomination of Robert Work as Deputy Defense Secretary.
The first phase in re-creating a chain of barrier islands in Green Bay features a strip of land that juts 2.5 miles into the bay for a sweeping view of the city. The $18.3 million project has quickly become an attractive stopover for migrating birds.
Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps) provides grants for volunteer water quality monitoring in wadable streams and rivers. The monitoring has historically included an evaluation of benthic invertebrate communities and stream habitat. Now, MiCorps is introducing an additional Volunteer Stream Monitoring component, the Road/Stream Crossing Inventory.
The bulk of the Army Corps' $15 billion-plus estimate to restore the natural separation between the Lake Michigan and Mississippi River watersheds is yoked to projects that critics contend have little to do with directly stopping invasive species.
One of the most contentious issues in debate is over whether Minnesota should allow PolyMet Mining Corp. to build the state's first copper-nickel mine is whether the company can cover cleanup costs after it closes.
A bill introduced by Rep. Candice Miller, a Michigan Republican, would authorize the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to construct barriers in rivers and canals that were reconfigured more than a century ago to connect the two giant watersheds
Brad Bumgardner, Indiana Dunes State Park interpretive naturalist, led a group of hikers to Lake Michigan's edge of the beach pavilion for a bird's-eye view of the shelf ice during a Shelf Ice Exploration program.
The wind turbine set to go up in a few months has now been put to a halt because of two bird conservancy groups in order to protect migrating and surrounding area birds.
The Renewable Fuel Standard uses more biofuels in gasoline to drive down the cost of gas, sparks new business and jobs in Michigan and most importantly, protects our Great Lakes.
The DNR is continuing to expand its Great Lakes muskie program to northern Michigan water. This program will not only help the Muskie population to grow, but to hopefully increase fishing interests around the state.
Snow kiting is the same thing as kite boarding except it's on the snow. Boarders now have a giant open field of snow on Lake Michigan and the other frozen lakes across the state to have fun on.
Lake Superior was estimated to be 93.5 percent ice bound as of Friday. If it freezes over completely, it would be the first time that has happened since 1996. Shippings companies are expecting rough conditions this spring due to the extensive ice cover.
Two research efforts are underway to have Muskegon County, Mich., and surrounding shoreline communities part of the four-state Lake Michigan Water Trail project to serve paddling visitors who would navigate the big lake and its connected lakes and rivers.
The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources is heading to lakes in our region to check what kind of baits anglers are using to help prevent invasive species from spreading.