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High Great Lakes water levels cause concern for rescue teams

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 08:05
Higher water makes it easier for waves to breach piers during stormy weather, causing concerns for rescue teams.

High Great Lakes water levels cause concern for rescue teams

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 08:05
Higher water makes it easier for waves to breach piers during stormy weather, causing concerns for rescue teams.

Push ahead to raise more shipwrecks onto the National Register of Historic Places

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 08:05
The Michigan Historical Center seeks to add more shipwrecks to the National Register of Historic Places.

Push ahead to raise more shipwrecks onto the National Register of Historic Places

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 08:05
The Michigan Historical Center seeks to add more shipwrecks to the National Register of Historic Places.

Push ahead to raise more shipwrecks onto the National Register of Historic Places

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 08:05
The Michigan Historical Center seeks to add more shipwrecks to the National Register of Historic Places.

Sea Grant alerts pet owners of potentially lethal toxins in NY waters

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 08:05
Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are overgrowths of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) that cause water quality problems in lakes and ponds, including the occasional production of potent toxins. Because HABs are increasing in many areas, the number of dog poisonings from cyanobacterial toxins is also on the rise.

Township officially welcomes Budd Park paddle launch

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:05
The new paddle launch at Clinton Township's Budd Park, Mich., was installed a few months ago, but its official christening recently took place. The initiative has put Lake St. Clair and Clinton River on the forefront, further exposing multiple communities and their residents to the waterways that are unique to the local economy and residents' quality of life.

Fish still contaminated by phased-out chemical

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:05
A persistent chemical formerly used in Scotchgard still contaminates most fish in U.S. rivers and the Great Lakes despite a phase-out a dozen years ago, a new federal study shows.

Contaminated drinking water: EPA to warn public about toxic algae outbreaks

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:05
U.S. environmental officials say they will start issuing health advisories for toxic algal blooms next year.

400-passenger cruise ship docks in the Port of Milwaukee for first time in seven years

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:05
The Port of Milwaukee, Wis., welcomed the Hamburg, a 400 passenger cruise ship that is touring the Great Lakes.

Lighthouse near Mackinac Island sells for $65,500

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:05
In Michigan, a lighthouse near Mackinac Island has drawn an anonymous $65,500 winning bid at auction.

Cleanup of Radio Tower Bay in Duluth making progress

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:05
In the St. Louis River estuary, the cleanup underway since 2012 is aimed at restoring a more natural ecosystem to the 45-acre bay in the hope that it will serve as a nursery for fish and a nesting area for birds and wildlife.

Lake Erie still green with algae and an inconvenience to state park visitors

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:05
At Sterling Park in Monroe, Mich., while the algal bloom hasn't caused health problems recently, it's still a major inconvenience to campers out at the state park who come to fish, boat or swim.

Lighthouse near Mackinac Island sells for $65,500

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:05
In Michigan, a lighthouse near Mackinac Island has drawn an anonymous $65,500 winning bid at auction.

Piecing together Lake Michigan shoreline: State has eyes on McClendon land

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:05
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is leading a drive to get a $500,000 grant from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund to buy at least 150 acres of a 315-acre privately held land in Saugatuck Township.

Fall color in the Great Lakes

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:05
A few days after autumn showed up on the calendar, it showed up on the landscape of North America. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite captured great views of fall colors around the Great Lakes on Sept. 26.

Essar Steel announces financing secured to finish iron mine, plant

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 08:05
Iron ore producer Essar Steel Minnesota LLC announced Wednesday it has secured funding for an open-pit iron ore mine, as well as facilities for crushing, concentrating and pelletizing - a project the Hibbing-based company said will benefit the residents and economy of the Iron Range.

Slash phosphorus flowing into Lake Erie, Great Lakes Commission says

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 08:05
The Commission said this week that it is seeking a 40% reduction of the lake's annual load of phosphorus.

Chicago, suburbs tell U.S. to tighten crude-oil train rules

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 08:05
Warning that a crude-oil train derailment in the densely populated Chicago, Ill., area could result in "unthinkable" devastation, city and suburban officials are calling for stricter rules on hazardous material shipments than the federal government has proposed.

Seaway sees cargo shipments climb 5 percent in September over one year ago

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 08:05
The St. Lawrence Seaway reported that year-to-date cargo shipments of more than 24 million metric tons moved through the system for the period March 28 to Sept.30 - an increase of nearly 5 percent over September 2013.