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Shipwreck discovery may lead to Great Lakes treasure

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 08:05
Kevin Dykstra and Frederick J. Monroe began scanning Lake Michigan off the coast of Frankfort as soon as the ice melted, looking for a boxcar they claim holds more than $2 million in gold bullion.

Detroit making waves for water taxis

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 08:05
Efforts are underway to raise approximately $4.2 million, allowing the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy to operate six water stops and 14 trolley stops in the downtown core; long-range plans could include a water taxi stop in Windsor.

Canadian beaches and marinas receive Blue Flag certification

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 08:05
To receive a Blue Flag, marinas and beaches must achieve high international standards in water quality, environmental management and education as well as safety and services.

Webinar: Impacts of coastal and ocean tourism

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 08:05
Coastal resort and cruise tourism are the fastest-growing sectors of the tourism industry, and uncontrolled, large scale tourism development is causing an array of environmental damage to beaches and coastal waters. A free webinar on June 11 examines some of these problems, as well as efforts by industry innovators to minimize environmental impacts.

Ohioans strongly favor strict clean water laws, mandatory restrictions on farm run-off: Poll

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 08:05
A poll of Ohio voters released this morning shows overwhelming support for federal- and state-mandated clean water laws, and for mandatory restrictions on farmers to prevent runoff.

COMMENTARY: Panel says Canada should bury nuclear waste near Lake Huron

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 08:05
This is a good design; these wastes pose less danger in such a repository than any other human activity presently going on in and around Lake Huron.

Identifying the best rivers in the Great Lakes region for Asian carp eggs

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 08:05
Researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey are using a model nicknamed FluEgg to predict which rivers in the Great Lakes region are the most suitable for Asian carp to reproduce.

Michigan senators propose bill to stop microbead pollution

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 08:05
Michigan's U.S. senators are proposing legislation which would phase out the use of microbeads -- tiny, synthetic beads used in cosmetics and personal care products which environmentalists say get flushed through treatment facilities and into the Great Lakes.

Feds looking for stewards for three lighthouses

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 08:05
They are being offered at no cost to eligible state or local governments, non-profit organizations, historic preservation groups, or community development organizations as part of the National Lighthouse Preservation Act program.

Freighter from 1980 Duluth drama reaches the end of its journey

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 08:05
On April 8, 1980, the ship -- then sailing under the name Courtney Burton -- had a memorable mishap while trying to enter the ice-choked Duluth ship canal.

With water rule, Obama takes executive action

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 08:05
The new clean water rule would for the first time clearly define which tributaries and wetlands are protected under federal law.

Prehistoric fish discovered in Lake Erie debuts on Animal Planet show

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 08:05
Fossilized remains of Dunkleosteus have been found in many spots around Northeast Ohio, including the Cleveland shale cliffs along the banks of the Vermilion River, and the Lake Erie waterfront.

Waterfront trail possibly coming to Lake Huron

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 08:05
The process will follow the model used by the Ontario Waterfront Regenerization Trust in creating similar trails along Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.

Big Lake boaters prepare for Lake Superior season

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 08:05
Even though ice out was fairly early, the cold and rain have pushed the launch rush this year to a pretty typical time in the season.

Great Lakes battling series of invaders

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 08:05
In the past 50 years or so lampreys have been followed by alewives, zebra and quagga mussels, brown gobie and ruffe. The states around Lake Michigan have introduced and supplemented the presence of lake trout, brown trout, and coho, steelhead and chinook salmon.

Training ship for Great Lakes sailors draws attention during brief Buffalo stop

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 08:05
The first year of the four-year Maritime Academy program is meant to help students not only learn about the nuts and bolts of being a commercial sailor and member of the Merchant Marine, but to adjust to the confining life aboard a ship.

Destructive zebra mussels resist eradication in Great Lakes despite local successes in controlling them

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 08:05
The EPA approved Zequanox for open water use to combat invasive zebra and quagga mussels in lakes, rivers, recreation areas and other open bodies of water.

Commission considers public comment on protecting Great Lakes

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 08:05
The consultants' draft report analyzes the progress Great Lakes states and provinces have made over the last 10 years in defending the lakes from diversions, bulk exports and large-scale withdrawals within the basin.

New icebreaker for Great Lakes closer to reality

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 08:05
This week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved $8.7 billion in funding for the U.S. Coast Guard that would include money for a new Great Lakes icebreaker.

A Great Lake? No, but Lake Champlain has role to play

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 08:05
The 58th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research will bring hundreds of scientists, students and others to the Burlington campus from as far away as China, Africa and Europe.