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As in Buffalo, early snow, lake ice are hurting U.P.

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 08:05
The heavy, early, record-breaking snowfall in the U.P. not only thwarted the firearm deer hunt, but it portends a third straight difficult winter for a deer population already significantly damaged by the past two brutal winters.

Stormwater improvement project nears completion

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 08:05
The city of Marysville, Mich., is in the process of spending more than $500K to improve the water quality of the St. Clair River by naturally slowing and purifying the runoff of polluted stormwater.

A close look at the annual canal closing

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 08:05
Every year, about a month or so before winter officially hits the region, the Erie Canal is closed to water traffic and this year, the canal was closed on Nov. 19.

Pollution total dumped in lake hits 3.7 billion gallons

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 08:05
Last week's rain showers created sewage overflows that dumped 79 million gallons into Lake St. Clair, bringing the total pollution this year from sewer systems discharged into the lake to 3.7 billion gallons.

Lake Michigan lighthouse turned into ice-sculpture by freezing waters

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:05
A lighthouse on Lake Michigan was turned into a ice-sculpture this week by frigid temperatures.

Bay Village, Ohio officials outline need for sewer improvements on private property

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:05
Ohio homeowners may face making sewer improvements on their property to stanch the flow of groundwater and rainwater into sanitary sewers that flow to Lake Erie.

Ag Credit assists NRCS with cover crop signs

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:05
Ag Credit is partnering with the Natural Resources Conservation Service to provide metal signs to be placed in cover crop fields funded by NRCS's special Environmental Quality Incentives Programs cover crop project.

TransCanada holding closed-door pipeline meetings in North Bay, Ont.

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:05
TransCanada Corp., seeking support for its beleaguered $12-billion Energy East pipeline, is holding closed-door, invite-only meetings in North Bay, Ont., stirring suspicion among many in the northern Ontario city.

Erosion concerns along Lake Huron shoreline

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:05
Increasing rates of high- and low-water cycles raise erosion controls along the Lake Huron shoreline.

$55.5-million project: New wastewater treatment plant goes online

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:05
A new wastewater treatment plant near Montreal, Que., will reduce pollution to the St. Lawrence River.

Northern Michigan University, partners plan wave monitoring system for Lake Superior

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:05
A collaborative effort led by Northern Michigan University to monitor coastal hazards along Lake Superior has received a $100,000 grant.

Asian carp remain a threat to Michigan

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:05
Following the discovery of Asian carp environmental DNA in Michigan's lower Kalamazoo River, additional water samples were taken toward the end of October that came back negative.

Ohio Gov. Kasich threatens to veto broad algae-related bill

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:05
Ohio Gov. Kasich threatened to veto a bill designed to reduce algal blooms on Lake Erie if controversial provisions affecting telephone service remain in the bill.

Judge orders Chicago to leave proposed Lucas Museum site unaltered

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:05
Friends of the Parks in Chicago, Ill., filed suit earlier this month asking a federal judge to stop the proposed construction of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art between McCormick Place and Soldier Field, near Lake Michigan.

NOAA Sea Grant awards $2.6 million for new aquaculture projects

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:05
This week, NOAA Sea Grant announced new grants totaling $2.6 million for projects to support the development of environmentally and economically sustainable ocean, coastal, or Great Lakes aquaculture. Sea Grant Programs will supplement the federal funding, bringing the total investment to about $4 million for new national projects in 2014.

COMMENTARY: Block tar sands projects in Wisconsin

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:05
While the national media spotlight has been on the Keystone XL pipeline, another large tar sands crude oil pipeline scheme has significant implications for Wisconsin.

Words could be a wave of change

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:05
The Words for Water project aims to weave together the collective narrative of community members in the Lake Superior basin.

Study predicts longer Lake Michigan basin growing season

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:05
A new U.S. Geological Survey study on the effects of climate change says longer growing seasons in the Lake Michigan basin and earlier snowmelt are two likely outcomes of a warmer climate by the end of the century.

Minnesota research aims at mountain pine beetles

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:05
The mountain pine beetle has devastated huge swaths of forest in the Rockies, and scientists fear the insects could eventually threaten Great Lakes states.

Great Lakes ice cover developing; Earliest in over 40 years

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:05
Ice is already starting to develop on the Great Lakes.