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Climate Change in Minnesota: More heat, more big storms

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 08:05
Data collected systematically over nearly two centuries make it irrefutable: Minnesota's climate has changed and so has the state's diverse web of life.

Anglers face risks chasing fish on frozen lake

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 08:05
The best way for an ice fishing outing to end is for a tired but dry fisherman to return home alive. If the day is also blessed with fish, then that comes as a bonus.

Lake Michigan alewife population in danger

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 08:05
According to biologists, most of what remains of the alewife population is a single year class from 2010. A similar scenario in Lake Huron led to a veritable extinction of alewives, followed quickly by the collapse of the Chinook fishery.

As Michigan wind farms expand, protests increase

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 08:05
Michigan is on pace to meet its renewable energy targets, largely thanks to wind power, but issues of transparency and turbine placement have some asking whether the shift toward wind is a smart one.

Waukesha fights for a share of Lake Michigan's water

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 08:05
However Waukesha, Wis., ends up fixing its water problem won't be cheap.

Fishing for yellow perch on Lake Superior

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 08:05
Yellow perch are considered one of the tastiest species in northwestern Ontario, and fishing for perch on Lake Superior's Black Bay is attracting a lot of attention from anglers in recent years.

N.Y. landfills taking tons of fracking waste

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 08:05
At least 460,000 tons and 23,000 barrels of waste from Pennsylvania drilling operations have been taken in by a handful of New York landfills since 2010, according to a new analysis.

Invasive has found its niche

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:05
A new study shows that the invasive round goby has become an important food source for several native species, especially smallmouth bass, but with benefits also for yellow perch and walleye.

Lake Erie algal bloom bill could be law this spring, senators say

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:05
In Ohio, State senators said Tuesday they plan to fast track a bill intended to reduce dangerous algal blooms in time for the spring growing season.

Wauconda, Volo get OK for Lake Michigan water

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:05
Wauconda, Ill. residents finally may be getting a taste of Lake Michigan drinking water, after years of tapping into the source being a top priority for the town.

Obama Budget Includes $39M for Lake Superior Harbors, Soo Locks

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:05
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would spend more than $39 million on the Soo Locks and Lake Superior harbor projects, including more than $6 million in the Twin Ports, under President Barack Obama's proposed 2016 budget.

Ohio senator upset with Obama's cut in Great Lakes money

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:05
Ohio's Democratic senator isn't happy with President Barack Obama's budget proposal to cut $50 million from a program to clean up the Great Lakes.

Great Lakes steel production rises slightly to 670,000q

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:05
Raw steel production rose slightly to 670,000 tons in the Great Lakes region last week, the second straight week it increased.

COMMENTARY: Waterways threatened: Washington must protect Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:05
President Barack Obama's budget proposal to reduce by 17 percent the investment in the effort to clean up the Great Lakes is a setback to the people who depend upon these waterways for their livelihoods, and it's especially damaging for New York state.

New Baltimore selected for coastal community case study

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:05
Local citizens are invited to attend an upcoming vision meeting to weigh in on the future of New Baltimore's, Mich. waterfront.

GLIN Site of the Month

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:05
GLIN's February Site of the Month is binational.net. Built to support the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA) between Canada and the United States, the new binational.net will be the primary window for sharing information about binational activities under the GLWQA. The site was created by Environment Canada and the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Port plans to return Dock 7 to maritime use

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:05
With the signing of a purchase agreement last week, the Duluth Seaway Port Authority in Duluth, Minn. plans to bring a mothballed maritime dock back into use for its shipping prospects.

EDITORIAL: More money needed to monitor agricultural runoff into Lake Erie

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 08:05
Ohio must find additional funds and quickly to assess runoff sources and to do more to monitor the effectiveness of "best practices" to keep phosphorus where it belongs.

COMMENTARY: If only Michigan put an adult in charge

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 08:05
Who in a rational world would choose to drink water from the Flint River, a fetid stream saturated with toxins from years of heavy industry, when the alternative source is the world's fourth-largest lake, a sweet-water sea?

Lakes still fullest they've been this century

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 08:05
The levels of both Lake Superior and Lake Michigan-Huron are expected to continue their seasonal decline in February.