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Michigan communities get funding for water trails projects

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 08:05
Several Michigan communities along the Great Lakes are getting a share of nearly $185,000 to create and improve water trails.

North Tonawanda officials eye improvements at Gratwick-Riverside marina

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 08:05
North Tonawanda, N.Y., is making improvements to the marina at Gratwick-Riverside Park and planning to open the docks to all boaters by late spring or early summer.

Court upholds Minnesota tribal fishing rights

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 08:05
The federal government can't prosecute members of a Chippewa tribe who gill-netted fish on a Minnesota reservation and sold their catch off-reservation, an appeals court has ruled.

Spawning bed built to boost Lake Ontario walleye

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 08:05
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has created a spawning bed on a creek feeding Lake Ontario to help increase the lake's walleye population.

Upwellings

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:05
The latest edition of Upwellings, the newsletter of Michigan Sea Grant, is now available online. In this issue: funding opportunities for Great Lakes research, information on the first annual Michigan Seafood Summit, and "carp as cuisine" - the latest thoughts regarding Asian carp as a food source.

How Niagara Falls freezes ... or does it?

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:05
Niagara Falls, the world's most famous waterfall, apparently frozen in place, but here's a brief explanation of what really happens when the mighty Niagara River appears to form a crystalline cascade.

Drilling off of Ashland lakeshore not for fishing

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:05
Engineers were drilling holes off the shore of Lake Superior in Ashland, Wis. to collect lakebed samples where a permanent breakwater could be installed.

Does Great Lakes ice cover predict West Michigan weather?

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:05
As winter starts to wind down, there is speculation about how the cold lakes will influence weather around the region as we transition into spring and summer.

EPA grants $20 million for Clinton River watershed improvements

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:05
The Environmental Protection Agency has pledged $20 million over the next three years to help get the Clinton River watershed, Mich. off the endangered list.

Windsor hires lawyer to stop expansion of Ambassador Bridge

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:05
The City of Windsor is taking action against plans by Matty Maroun's Canadian Transit Company to twin the Ambassador Bridge which runs from Windsor, Ont. to Detroit, Mich. officials said Thursday at a news conference.

Lake Michigan's beautiful ice in 40 aerial photos

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:05
From the air, there's plenty of ice to see along Lake Michigan's shoreline but away from shore, there still is large area of open, unfrozen water.

Algae-related legislation advancing in Congress

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:05
The Great Lakes congressional delegation in Washington is advancing algae legislation on the federal level while members of the Ohio General Assembly move closer to coalescing efforts on the state level.

Pipeline company intervenes in Sierra Club suit against Forest Service

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:05
Enbridge Inc. recently intervened in a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service, one in which the Sierra Club claims the agency failed to review the company's oil pipeline that stretches below the Straits of Mackinac, Mich.

Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge holding volunteer outreach

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:05
The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge is hosting a volunteer outreach from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 18 at the Westfield Activities Center.

Upwellings

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:05
The latest edition of Upwellings, the newsletter of Michigan Sea Grant, is now available online. In this issue: funding opportunities for Great Lakes research, information on the first annual Michigan Seafood Summit, and "carp as cuisine" - the latest thoughts regarding Asian carp as a food source.

EDITORIAL: Build the Detroit River bridge

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 08:05
There should be no further needless delays. This is a project vital to the region's economy.

Magnetation idles plant due to global glut of iron ore

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 08:05
Since early 2011, iron ore prices have dropped by two-thirds, from nearly $190 per ton to about $62 per ton today. That's less than the price of production for some Minnesota operations.

The 18th century fur trade polluted Lake Superior's shore with mercury that's never gone away

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 08:05
Fish in the creeks carry high levels of mercury -- many at levels higher than is safe for kingfisher birds to eat. The effects may be rippling through the food chain.

Cyclists invited to join Lake Superior ice road rides

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 08:05
Every Saturday morning the North Coast Cycling Association hosts a free bike ride from Bayfield to Madeline Island.

Ice caves along Lake Superior's lakeshore might open to the public this weekend

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 08:05
Ice forms the mile-plus trail out to the mainland ice caves, and it must be locked in and thick enough before the park service will open the caves to the public.