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House bill would help shipping on Lake St. Clair, river

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 08:05
A water resources bill adopted by the U.S. House for the coming fiscal year would provide more than $1.5 million for dredging operations and sediment disposal on Lake St. Clair and the St. Clair River.

Fish caught in Lake St. Clair looks like a piranha, but it's no man-eater

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 08:05
A fish caught near shore in Lake St. Clair in Macomb County looks like a piranha, but experts say it's probably a pacu -- a omnivorous South American fish that is popular in the aquarium trade.

Extremely cold winter leaves Lake Michigan cooler than normal

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 08:05
The effects of our extremely cold winter can still be felt in Lake Michigan: the average temperature as of last Friday should have been 64 degrees but it was closer to 57.

Boat picks up trash from Lake Michigan after heavy rains

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 08:05
There's a boat on Lake Michigan picking up all the trash and debris now lurking underwater from the heavy rain this year.

Binational Great Lakes Quarterly Climate Impact Report

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 08:05
Spring 2014 for the Great Lakes region was the 5th coldest since 1948. What could this mean for the summer forecast? For a binational overview of the latest season's weather, water level conditions, and related impacts, plus an outlook for the upcoming quarter, review the Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook: Great Lakes Region via the U.S. Drought Portal.

Shipwreck hunters make rare find on Lake Ontario: Air Force plane that went down in '53

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:05
They hunt shipwrecks for fun, but explorers Jim Kennard, Roger Pawlowski and Roland Stevens recently added a new category to the list of discoveries they've made on the floor of the Great Lakes: a C-45 Air Force plane.

Green slime will invade Lake Erie again this summer

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:05
Thick, green, slimy carpets of toxic algae will invade Lake Erie's western basin again this summer, according to a forecast released July 10 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Quest for Lake Huron salmon tougher, still a treat

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:05
In the mid-1990s even a rookie big-water angler could go out on northern Lake Huron and return to the harbor with his three-fish limit of Chinook in a matter of hours. Beginning with the new century, the salmon became increasingly hard to find, and smaller.

Coastal revolution in Lake Michigan?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:05
Lake Michigan was recently recognized as one of the best places in America to fish for bass, but the change is being driven by an invasive species.

Long winter affecting Lake Michigan water temperature

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:05
The long, cold winter of 2013-14 is having a chilling effect on Lake Michigan.

Lake Superior water levels highest in over 15 years

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:05
The amount of water in Lake Superior continues to climb and is now at its highest point since 1997.

Banned chemical a concern in Great Lakes

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:05
A chemical that's been banned in Minnesota and is being reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration in the U.S. has a group in Ontario concerned about its potential effects on the Great Lakes.

The sea lamprey: Vampire of the Great Lakes

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:05
Lurking in the waters of the Great Lakes is a parasite that forever changed the native ecosystem. The saw-toothed suckers were introduced into the Great Lakes over a century ago.

Another cool blast, Great Lakes influence?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:05
The Great Lakes, still feeling the effects of the brutally cold winter, may influence next week's colder temperatures.

University of Michigan computer model shows Straits pipeline break would devastate Great Lakes

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:05
A rupture of the 61-year-old, underwater oil pipelines running through the Straits of Mackinac would be "the worst possible place" for a spill on the Great Lakes, with catastrophic results, according to a University of Michigan researcher studying potential impacts of a spill.

World's strangest lakes

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 08:05
There are more than 3 million or so lakes worldwide, and some that caught our attention: a lake made of one of the purest skincare ingredients on earth and another with six-foot waves ideal for freshwater surfing.

COMMENTARY: NYPA must fulfill promises

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 08:05
The St. Lawrence County Local Government Task Force is seeking restructuring of a settlement agreement entered into with NYPA to put in place real measures for economic change and development in the communities that host the St. Lawrence-FDR power project.

DGR not a 'good idea' near Lake Huron: Anderson

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 08:05
Blue Mountains Mayor Ellen Anderson told an Ontario Power Generation official that she can never be convinced that creating a deep geological repository for low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste near the Great Lakes is a good idea.

Belle Isle boosts state recreation passport purchases in Detroit

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 08:05
The number of state recreation passports purchased in Detroit has been on the rise since February, when Belle Isle became a state park and visitors were given one year before the special passport would be needed to enter the island.

Harsh winter blamed for lower iron ore shipments

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 08:05
Iron ore shipments on the Great Lakes through the end of June are down 17 percent from a year ago, and a harsh winter that produced thick ice is to blame.