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Landscaping to help reduce sewage overflow into Lake Erie

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 08:05
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District officials say the three sites in Cleveland's Slavic Village neighborhood will use natural landscaping rather than underground pipes to absorb rainwater

Lake Michigan water levels continue rising, with increases into next year

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 08:05
Lake Michigan water levels continue to climb, topping the long-term average for the second month in a row while October rain levels were above average. "That has been the catalyst for the rise," Keith Kompoltowicz, chief hydrologist for the Corps of Engineers.

Crews constructing Milwaukee River reef for spawning lake fish

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 08:05
The reef is being constructed now for the future needs of sturgeon and other rock-spawning fish, such as walleye and redhorse.

Huge waves cause Lake Michigan color change, short-term water-quality concerns

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 08:05
School of Fresh Water Sciences Professor Harvey Bootsma said the water might look a little different. "There is a lot of stuff at the near shore zone that is fairly loose flocking, usually just sitting on the bottom of the lake, and it get resuspended and it can stay resuspended for quite a while," Bootsma said.

Coast Guard finds zombie floating in Lake Michigan

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 08:05
High winds and waves on Lake Michigan caused Navy Pier's Halloween barge to sink Friday, and the Coast Guard confirms that debris from the barge, including zombie mannequins, were pulled from the water.

GLIN Site of the Month

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 08:05
GLIN's November Site of the Month is NOAA's new Great Lakes Lake Level Viewer. This tool helps users visualize lake level changes that range from six feet above to six feet below historical long-term average water levels in the Great Lakes, along with potential shoreline and coastal impacts. Check it out today!

Enbridge: 2010 oil spill cleanup cost $1.21B

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 08:05
Calgary, Alberta-based Enbridge Inc. on Monday released the updated estimate, roughly $86 million higher than a previous figure released in December.

Seaway strike: Arbitrator to be called

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 08:05
An agreement by the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. and Unifor to refer issues to arbitration means navigation will continue uninterrupted until March 31, 2018.

Partnerships critical in battle to stop toxic sliming of Lake Erie

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 08:05
An aggressive partnership is needed to battle the harmful algal blooms, or HABs, that have plagued Lake Erie in recent years and are a growing problem on Ohio's inland waters, said Executive Director Jack Fisher of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.

Blue Water communities oppose nuclear waste site

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 08:05
At least 76 communities in Michigan have formally opposed the proposed facility for low- and intermediate-level waste.

Erosion damage noted along Lake Huron

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 08:05
Water that washed over the riprap at the International Flag Plaza in Port Huron eroded soil away from the railroad tracks that go to Dunn Paper, leaving the ends of the ties exposed.

Nuclear plant shut down due to rough conditions on Lake Michigan

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 08:05
Massive waves forced the Cook Nuclear Plant to shut down. A spokesperson with the Bridgman plant says both Cook reactors were manually taken off-line early this morning. Debris from the lake had clogged the plants cooling water intake screens.

LSSU student discovers that Atlantic salmon are reproducing in the Great Lakes

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 08:05
A Lake Superior State University graduate has published findings in the Journal of Great Lakes Research that answer the question many anglers have been asking for years: Are Atlantic salmon reproducing in the Great Lakes?

Lake Erie isn't only lake with algae headaches; Lake Ontario also on the hook

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 08:05
Phytoplankton blooms that caused the crisis in Toledo are a problem only in specific Lake Ontario embayment regions, areas in which the coastline forms a shallower bay. However, another type -- called benthic algae -- can create problems.

Relocated museum celebrates the Great Lakes

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 08:05
The new 12,000-square-foot museum cost $12 million to complete. The building was constructed in 2008 by the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority as a ferry terminal, but the ferry service didn't materialize, leaving the building available for the museum.

Invasive species compound toxic algae risk

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 08:05
As Great Lakes scientists probe deeper, they find such contributing factors as invasive species and climate change also foster algal growth.

Seaway strike averted; Canadian authority, union agree to arbitration

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 08:05
The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation announced in a release late Sunday night that it agreed with Unifor to refer certain important issues to binding arbitration.

Oak Creek lakefront upgrades finally get off ground

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 08:05
By next spring, construction will start on around $15 million of new roads, a park and other improvements that will prepare the former heavy industrial area for conversion into housing, and other new uses.

A year of abundance for Minnesota's trails, parks

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:05
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources spent more than $8 million building new projects or rehabbing old ones this construction season, including new cabins, trails and even a handful of yurts with wood burning stoves.

EDITORIAL: Cheaper fishing licenses are smart lure

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:05
Steelhead fishing, which is at its height in October and November, pumps about $10 million into the Erie County, Pa., economy. Discounted fishing license fees are a good idea for the region.