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Cleveland-Europe Express doubles calls at Port of Cleveland

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 08:05
So far, the amount of cargo has tripled since last year; the CEE handles an assortment of containerized cargo including scrap metal, foodstuffs, retail goods and machinery.

19th century mast is going back into Lake Erie

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 08:05
The province -- which claims shipwrecks under its claim of the lake bed -- is planning to have the wooden mast towed out on to the lake and sunk in a spot off Port Dover where it won't be caught by fishing net again.

A resurgence in water levels a welcome sign for Lake Huron, Georgian Bay

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 08:05
According to the Canadian Hydrographic Service, the water level in Lake Huron and Georgian Bay was 46 centimetres higher in April compared to one year ago and the average water level for the month was the highest since 1998.

Book review: "Bringing conservation to cities"

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 08:05
A new book about a public-private success story written by inland water scientist John Hartig traces the establishment of the country's first international wildlife refuge on the Detroit River.

UW-Superior students, faculty present at Great Lakes conference

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 08:05
Lorena Rios Mendoza and two UWS students were invited to participate at IAGLR in the special session of plastic pollution within the Great Lakes ecosystem.

Michigan fracking foes pursue ban through ballot proposal

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 08:05
For the third time in recent years, opponents of hydraulic fracturing are organizing to end the practice in Michigan.

Canoeist on Great Lakes trek pauses in Ashtabula County

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 08:05
Margo Pellegrino, 48, is solo paddling aboard her outrigger canoe from Newark, N.J./New York City to Chicago to raise awareness about the links between oceans, rivers and lakes.

Michigan Water Strategy

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 08:05
The Michigan Office of the Great Lakes has released a draft Water Strategy that provides a roadmap to achieve a 30-year vision to ensure that Michigan's water resources support healthy ecosystems, citizens, communities and economies. The draft Water Strategy is titled "Sustaining Michigan Water Heritage, A Strategy for the Next Generation." Comments on the draft are due by August 28.

New partnership will promote Great Lakes Seaway shipping

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 08:05
The American Great Lakes Ports Association in partnership with the Lake Carriers' Association, Fednav Limited, and the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation have jointly sponsored a new bi-national public affairs program called the Great Lakes Seaway Partnership.

Port Stanley awarded the Blue Flag for the sixth straight year

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 08:05
Port Stanley's, Ont., main beach has earned the Blue Flag for the sixth year in a row, and is the only beach on Lake Erie to have achieved the flag this year.

Funding for Phragmites fight

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 08:05
Enbridge has joined fight against Phragmites along the Lake Huron shoreline, by donating $100,000 to get rid of it, starting at Brucedale Conservation Area.

Lac des Illes contamination could eventually reach Lake Superior

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 08:05
The spread of contaminated water from a spill at the Lac des Iles mine, Ont., could eventually reach Lake Superior.

Nature center along Lake Superior aims to raise thousands for improvements

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 08:05
The group that operates a North Shore nature center in Sugarloaf Cove, Minn., is working to raise money to improve access and educational opportunities at its site on a scenic cove along the Lake Superior shore.

Asian carp pose slim threat to Lake Superior, say Wisconsin officials

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 08:05
Invasive species specialists say there's little chance of Asian carp reaching Lake Superior via waterways in Minnesota and Wisconsin despite the invader's continued push up Mississippi River tributaries.

Enbridge reaches 2nd deal over 2010 Michigan oil spill

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 08:05
Enbridge has reached an agreement with the federal government on environmental repairs, a month after a separate deal with the state of Michigan.

Debt piling up: Bill needs more accountability in how OBPA borrows money

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 08:05
The Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge has provided a crucial point of access between U.S. and Canada since opening in 1960, resulting in billions of dollars in commerce. But the daily traffic flow has not been enough to offset the $22M construction cost.

EDITORIAL: Burial is the best option for nuclear waste

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 08:05
Unless scientific evidence suggests that the Ontario underground nuclear waste site presents a real threat to the Great Lakes, it is a better option than pretending that nuclear power can continue to be a viable means of energy production without a strategy for dealing with dangerous waste.

EDITORIAL: The federal Clean Water Act needs to apply to streams and wetlands, as well as lakes and rivers

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 08:05
A new rule issued by the Obama Administration will provide these safeguards and promote the restoration of the Great Lakes, if partisan and special-interest obstructionism aren't allowed to block it.

Lake Ontario trail added to National Trails System

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 08:05
A trail at the eastern end of Lake Ontario in northern New York is among 10 local and state trails being added to the National Trails System in advance of National Trails Day on Saturday.

Lake Erie wind turbines would cost less with new European invention

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 08:05
The foundation system has been getting a lot of attention in Europe because its design saves money and time and is thought to be less environmentally disruptive.