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COMMENTARY: Ruining perfect lakes with our perfect lawns

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 08:05
We live in an amazing world and it seems like very few people are even concerned with what we are doing to this place.

DNR fish stocking keeps fishermen reeling them in

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 08:05
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has begun this April releasing millions of trout, salmon, walleye and other fish into Michigan lakes and rivers.

Underwater time capsules

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 08:05
Two shipwrecks off the shores of Door County, Wisconsin, are nominated for state and national historic preservation.

CMU's Institute for Great Lakes Research featured in Blue Economy report

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 08:05
IGLR director D. Uzarski and research scientist M. Cooper helped contribute to a new report, which is designed to spur strategic actions to expand and grow the state's Blue Economy and help Michigan to become the world's freshwater and water innovation capital.

Ogdensburg officials authorize more cleanup spending for Shade Roller property

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 08:05
In Ogdensburg, N.Y, city officials have authorized the expenditure of $92,785 to conduct a new series of tests for PCBs and other contaminants at an old industrial site, abandoned in the 1990s, that includes approximately 1,000 feet of property along the St. Lawrence River.

Huron Perth students find Lake Huron threats

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 08:05
Nearly 60 high school students from the public and separate boards in Huron and Perth counties spent one day at the Oakwood Inn in Grand Bend, Ontario, where they were learning about the environmental threats and challenges to Lake Huron.

White bass run is a local tradition

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 08:05
The white bass run, where the fish swim from Lake Erie into the river to spawn, is a tradition in Fremont, Ohio.

Marina operators concerned about low water levels in St. Lawrence river

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 08:05
Though they have increased slightly in recent days, water levels are still about eight inches below average for this time of year.

Lawmaker wants to honor Kasich for his Lake Erie efforts

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 08:05
A Republican lawmaker who has been active in water-related legislation in recent sessions is offering a resolution honoring Gov. John Kasich for his efforts to protect Lake Erie.

Groups appeal water pollution permit for Waukegan coal plant on Lake Michigan

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 08:05
The Sierra Club, Environmental Law & Policy Center and other environmental organizations appealed Illinois EPA's water pollution permit for NRG's Waukegan coal plant, arguing it falls far short of implementing necessary protections for Lake Michigan.

Monitor Lake Michigan weather through new buoy off South Haven, MI shore

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 08:05
The buoy is one of a growing network of nearshore buoys from Ludington to Michigan City, Ind. to increase boating and swimming safety along the Lake Michigan shoreline.

COMMENTARY: A greedy look at Lake Michigan

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 08:05
If anyone wants to live, work or invest in a place with a reliable supply of fresh water, it's right here, in Chicago and on the Great Lakes. It's time we started cashing in on this bonanza.

Researchers: Cleaning plastic from the Great Lakes could cost nearly $500 million

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 08:05
Researchers have found a plastics litter problem in the Great Lakes that they say is just as bad as the mess in the ocean, and waterfront communities could spend $486 million per year if they want to clean it up.

Detroit River cleanup brightens gateway to Michigan

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 08:05
Cleaning up Detroit and its river could be a key in revitalizing and re-creating Michigan as a state, state officials say.

Massive freighter docked at Oswego Harbor this winter will be scrapped

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 08:05
In 1978, American Fortitude (then called the Ernest T. Weir) replaced the ill-fated, SS Edmund Fitzgerald as the flagship of the Olgebay Norton's Transportation Division fleet.

Plummeting alewife population threatens salmon, Great Lakes

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 08:05
Lake Michigan's salmon population could be on the verge of a cataclysmic collapse because the largest bioengineering experiment in the history of the Great Lakes has run wildly out of control, biologists say.

Great Lakes state gets worst grade for water policy

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 08:05
The Alliance for Water Efficiency's most recent scorecard gave Michigan a mere 3 points out of the possible 40 for water efficiency and policy.

Healthy prairies mean healthy monarchs

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 08:05
Fire is good for monarchs? Yes. The charred remains of a prairie after a prescribed burn might look catastrophic, but the opposite is the case when it comes to monarch health. To understand how prescribed burning benefits habitat for monarchs and other prairie wildlife, you first need to know what makes prairies look and function the way they do.

Mirages captured over the Great Lakes

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 08:05
A rare mirage on the Great Lakes had one photographer puzzled. What he saw didn't make sense to him, it was an upside down Chicago, Ill., skyline.

Dykstra fears U.S. dump plan could hurt Niagara River

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 08:05
A request to expand a landfill site near the Niagara River on the U.S. side has the attention of the MP for St. Catharines, Ont.