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Tests show abnormally high levels of E. Coli. at two Ohio beaches.
U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (Holland, Mich.) discusses legislation he sponsored related to dredging and invasive species control in the Great Lakes.
Researchers are combing the waters of New York and testing samples for eDNA. The results will allow quicker action to protect native fish and plants from damage.
Queen Elizabeth II opened the 2,300-mile St Lawrence Seaway that connects the American side of the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean in eastern Canada on June 26, 1959, 55 years ago. She marked the occasion by sailing down the water highway in the Royal Yacht Britannia.
The lack of dams along the Wabash River keeps the current steady and strong in places and is helping to slow the spread of the Asian carp in Indiana, but state officials still are looking for ways to control the invasive species.
Lake Huron waters are home to many diverse shipwrecks preserved by the cold, fresh waters of the Great Lakes. These underwater treasures reflect the past while providing stories and experiences for those visiting these historic shipwreck sites, today.
After nearly 30 years on an international list of the most toxic bodies of water in the Great Lakes region, a largely cleaned-up White Lake is finally on the verge of removal.
Canadian shipping companies aren't the only ones rallying against increased inspection fees proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Several U.S. companies also oppose the proposed fee increase for agricultural quarantine and inspection services of ships from $496 to $825 US per inspection.
Six Chippewa Indian bands in Wisconsin have asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to evaluate the environmental effects of a proposed iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin before the plan is reviewed by the state regulators and another federal agency.
A bipartisan majority of Ohioans supports stronger rules to curb runoff pollution from farms that's believed to contribute to harmful algal blooms, according to a new poll.
Fee hikes being proposed by the U.S. government for inspections of Canadian ships coming from the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence are prompting the Chamber of Marine Commerce, a bi-national marine industry association.
Two of Cayuga County's state representatives want Congress to reject a plan developed by the International Joint Commission that recommends allowing water levels to vary naturally in order to restore Lake Ontario's wetlands.
The City of Highland Park, Ill. has been honored by the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative for adopting a forward-thinking water conservation program.
As the U.S. delays reviewing the Keystone XL proposal, experts say momentum has swelled for a plan to build a pipeline from the Alberta oil sands to Canada's east coast -- crossing numerous waterways, including the St. Lawrence River.
A severe thunderstorm produced a seiche (a phenomenon similar to a tsunami but on an inland lake) on Gun Lake, between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, Mich.
Negotiations between the New York Power Authority and a task force of St. Lawrence county officials have broken down in a dispute about additional benefits that local leaders are demanding as part of the relicensing of the St. Lawrence-FDR hydropower dam.
Michigan could lose $266,000 this year in federal grant money that allows it to test waters at area beaches, because it hasn't adopted a tougher pollution standard that many claim will lead to unnecessary closings.
The Low Water Blues report conducted for the Council of the Great Lakes Region warns that if water levels in the St. Lawrence Ontario area remain near the low end of the historic range for sustained periods, the long-term economic impact across various sectors could total $18.82-billion by 2050.
As the approval process for the Deep Geologic Repository, or DGR, nears an end, some concerned citizens have started a petition asking lawmakers in Canada, as well as the United States, to block the approval of the proposed nuclear waste repository near the Bruce Nuclear Power Plant site in Kincardine, Ontario.
University at Buffalo researchers have found that green algae in the Great Lakes not only protect bacteria from destruction by the sun's ultraviolet rays, but can feed these organisms, allowing bacteria populations to grow unheeded. Extreme amounts of bacteria can force officials to close a beach for public safety.