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Crews for oil giant BP worked Tuesday to clean up an undetermined amount of crude oil that spilled into Lake Michigan and affected about a half-mile section of shoreline near Chicago following a malfunction at BP's northwestern Indiana refinery, officials said.
A bill dealing with toxic algae blooms and phosphorus runoff into Lake Erie is headed for a full Ohio House vote.
The St. Lawrence Seaway is set to open Friday, beginning the shipping channel's 56th season.
A Remedial Action Plan for the Thunder Bay Area of Concern held a meeting on the Thunder Bay campus on March 19 to specifically talk about a project to clean up mercury contamination in the North Harbour.
The work is budgeted at $2 million for Welland's new water tower.
Sen. Carl Levin has released a statement on an oil spill at BP's Whiting, Ind., refinery that released oil into Lake Michigan, saying the spill underscores the vigilance in protecting the Great Lakes from oil spills.
Unusually extensive ice cover on the Great Lakes has caused some delays in getting U.S./Canadian shipping lanes open for the spring, but the same cover has aided tourism in other areas of the five lakes.
The Great Lakes Century is a pro-bono initiatve that aims to inspire all in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River region to envision and take action towards a prosperous and sustainable future for the region.
Three years after Enbridge's pipeline burst, causing oil to flow into Michigan's Kalamazoo River in 2010, some 75 miles from where it empties into Lake Michigan, oil still remains in the river.
The St. Lawrence River valley in N.Y. -- a region world-renowned for its charming landscapes and a dramatic waterway dotted by more than a thousand islands -- deserves more recognition and extra protection from the state, according to community leaders.
Many are the anglers who have cut their teeth on both the fishing and fillets of bullhead catfish, and they ARE catfish, out of Lake Erie in Ohio.
Scientists in recent years have identified March 1 through June 30 as the most important window of time to curb runoff of phosphorus, nitrogen, and other nutrients that help algae grow so Ohio is implementing programs to achieve reducing nutrient runoff.
Lent is in full swing and that means fish on Fridays. But for many people, fish is a year-round food.Yet when it comes to eating fish, we are advised to limit our consumption because of chemical contaminants. In Lake Erie, the problem is largely mercury and PCBs.
Worth Township, Mich. is getting some financial assistance starting the sewer project it was ordered to begin a decade ago.
An oil spill into Lake Michigan was discovered Tuesday morning following a Monday afternoon discharge. Cleanup efforts were underway Tuesday morning.
The Nature Conservancy has animated how six invasive species have spread across the Great Lakes over time.
A trio of U.S. Coast Guard cutters has arrived in the Twin Ports in Duluth, Minn. to help iron ore ships navigate the Great Lakes.
Scientists at Wayne State University, Mich. are researching how algae might help disrupt reproduction of zebra and quagga mussels in the Great Lakes
This year's shipping season is getting off to a slow start due to record levels of ice on the Great Lakes, including ice that's five feet thick in some parts of the Duluth harbor.
A March 14 letter signed by a bipartisan group of 11 U.S. senators -- including Wisconsin's Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin -- tells the U.S Army Corps of Engineers to turn the $25 million dollar plan they proposed in January into action.