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COMMENTARY: Some people have to think about their water every day

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:05
Climate change requires that Canadians change how we think about water. Weather and water scientists are scratching their heads as precipitation patterns shift, and we prepare for conditions we may not have seen in our lifetime.

Giant waves in Lake Michigan forecast send surfers, beach-watchers to the Southwest Michigan shore

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:05
A forecast of waves up to 23 feet high on southern Lake Michigan came with a warning that lake watchers might want to enjoy the show from the safety of their cars.

Seaway strike deadline pushed back

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:05
Unionized workers threatening to strike along the St. Lawrence Seaway have pushed back their deadline to 5 p.m. Monday, as talks continue.

Paying more to see Sleeping Bear Dunes: Feds gauge public support for fee hike

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:05
The National Parks Service is gauging public support for a proposed increase to entrance and camping fees at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Empire, Mich., beginning in January 2016 to invest in improvements.

S.S. Badger's $2 million coal ash retention system to be ready for 2015 season

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:05
The S.S. Badger's 2014 sailing season recently ended, and the ferry's owner is preparing for 2015 with a system designed to keep the coal ash from ending up in Lake Michigan.

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow at White Lake Restoration Celebration: 'It's been a long time coming'

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:05
What was originally planned as a celebration of the restoration of Michigan's White Lake, became a stage for an announcement some have been waiting to hear since 1985. At approximately 9:30 a.m., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that White Lake had been officially delisted as a Great Lakes Area of Concern.

Michigan sites no longer environmental areas of concern

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:05
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has taken two sites along the Great Lakes in Michigan off a list of toxic hot spots after decades of remediation efforts. White Lake in Muskegon County and Deer Lake in Marquette County have been taken off the list.

TransCanada formally applies to NEB for Energy East pipeline approval

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 08:05
TransCanada has officially filed for government approval for the $12 billion Energy East pipeline project with the National Energy Board.

St. Lawrence Seaway faces possible strike

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 08:05
Traffic on the St. Lawrence Seaway, which includes the Welland Canal, could halt on Friday afternoon, if a union follows through on a threat to strike.

Work to begin in January at Sarnia water plant

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 08:05
Once winter weather starts discouraging visitors to the St. Clair River walkway near the Lambton Area Water System (LAWSS), OPntario, a construction crew is expected to move in to begin work on a $600,000 shoreline protection project.

Critic questions artificial spawning reefs in river

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 08:05
A recent report from the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service about the Fighting Island reef project in the Detroit River, Mich., shows the reef is producing lake sturgeon eggs and larvae.

For 'The Surface,' Milwaukee and Lake Michigan perfect for film

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 08:05
Milwaukee, Wisc., may not be Los Angeles, but it is a city of angels and that's what the makers of "The Surface" needed to film their story of two survivors, adrift on Lake Michigan, who become each other's guardian angels.

Meeting explores new efforts to tackle Lake Michigan yellow perch decline

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 08:05
I've attended at least five meetings in the last two decades on the Lake Michigan yellow perch collapse but twenty years of studies and meetings have produced no new program to help perch.

Crews begin clearing land in southwest Detroit for new bridge to Canada

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 08:05
In Detroit, Mich., crews began clearing land to make way for a new bridge to Canada, according to the governor's office.

NY wants public input on stopping aquatic invaders

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 08:05
New York environmental officials are accepting public comments on their plan to check the spread of aquatic invasive species.

Great Lakes fishery managers need insight on climate change impacts

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 08:05
Great Lakes fishery managers worry that their operations may be harmed by invasive species, habitat loss and climate change in the long run, according to a new study.

Lake Superior Binational Forum to host public meeting

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 08:05
The Lake Superior Binational Forum will host an open public meeting called on Friday, Nov. 14, in Red Cliff, Wisc.

Red Cliff Band: Lake Superior barrel retrieval project update

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:05
Since the mid-1990s, the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has been looking into the nearly 1,500 barrels that were dumped into Lake Superior by the U.S. military between 1959 and 1962.

Lake Huron shoreline erosion now a concern

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:05
Rising Lake Huron water levels raise shoreline erosion concerns for nearshore communities.

Ohio biologists encouraged by 2014 Lake Erie hatch results survey

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:05
Results from the 2014 Ohio Division of Wildlife bottom trawl survey on Lake Erie showed an average walleye hatch and a good perch hatch.