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After 190 years, NY's Erie Canal a relic with a hefty cost

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 08:05
A renewed court fight has drawn fresh attention to the 360-mile-long ribbon of channels, lifts and locks between Albany and Buffalo, calling into question whether taxpayers will again have to foot the hefty bill to keep it and the other canals in the system operating.

Great Lakes Dangerous Currents display to be featured at U.P. State Fair

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 08:05
Beachgoers will have an opportunity to learn about the dangerous currents in the Great Lakes by visiting the Dangerous Currents display, developed by Michigan Sea Grant, at the U.P. State Fair. The fair will be held Aug. 17-23 in Escanaba, Mich.

Register now for the GLC 2015 Annual Meeting

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:05
The Great Lakes Commission 2015 Annual Meeting is an opportunity for Great Lakes stakeholders to convene with colleagues and share perspectives on important Great Lakes issues. This year's meeting is in Chicago at The Drake Hotel, Sept. 28-29. Online registration is now available! Register early for the best rates.

St. Lawrence River board lowers water to aid sunken tug salvage

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 08:05
The board on Tuesday began allowing outflows to be decreased during daylight working hours to reduce the speed of the current and the risk of hazardous conditions.

When raw sewage hits Lake Ontario public must be told, Ministry rules

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 08:05
The City of Toronto has been told to inform the public when it bypasses water treatment plants and sends raw sewage into Lake Ontario, and other cities may have to follow suit.

Synthetic fibers: the next challenge

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 08:05
Washing a single polyester jacket can send 1,900 tiny synthetic micro-fibers into waterways, where they can soak up toxins and get eaten by fish. New research shows that microfibers are even more abundant in our lakes and rivers than microbeads.

Toledo Rotary plans to host Lake Erie conference downtown

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 08:05
Numerous conferences have been held since the Toledo water crisis of August, 2014, but Rotary leaders said it is important for them to get involved to help spread the message deeper into the business community.

Eight things to know about toxic algae before jumping into Lake Erie

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 08:05
There are some important things you should know before jumping into the green goo, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

Why Michigan won't shut down Mackinac Straits oil pipeline

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 08:05
State officials recently stopped short of recommending it be shuttered after a yearlong inquiry.

Man circumnavigates Lake Superior on stand-up paddleboard

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 08:05
Jared Munch successfully completed a solo paddle journey around the perimeter of Lake Superior -- a 1,350-mile endeavor that took more than two months.

GLIN August Site of the Month

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 08:05
The GLIN August Site of the Month is The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership, which brings together leading U.S. and Canadian maritime organizations working to enhance public understanding of the benefits of commercial shipping in the Great Lakes Seaway region.

Residents say Augustian CAFO will pollute rivers, lake

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 08:05
Kewaunee County, Wis., residents asked why the Dept. of Natural Resources would consider issuing a permit for another large industrial dairy when groundwater and surface waters are already polluted by manure from too many cows.

Army Corps says MacArthur Lock at Sault Ste. Marie down for repairs and shipping delays likely

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 08:05
Officials say one of the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., is being temporarily shut down due to mechanical problems.

Safe boating emphasized at 'Paddles Up'

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 08:05
Exploring the water safely was a main theme at the 10th "Paddles Up," a noncompetitive paddling event that was held at Beaver Island State Park in New York.

Fewer Asian clams in Owasco Lake this year, study finds

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 08:05
This year's Asian clam study conducted in Owasco Lake, N.Y., found the least amount of the invasive clam since study began in 2010.

Northeast Wisconsin Preserve gets grant to clean 'fish boil' pollution

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 08:05
A 1,600-acre nature preserve on Lake Michigan in Baileys Harbor, Wis., is getting money for plantings to help filter decades-old pollution.

Cops and kids make memories on a Lake Erie fishing trip

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 08:05
Cleveland, Ohio, police officers are connecting with the community on the waters of Lake Erie in the fourth year of the Cleveland Cops for Kids Fishing Days.

Experts keep tabs on Lake Michigan salmon population

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 08:05
As salmon fishing is very popular around the Great Lakes, experts are constantly keeping an eye on how the Chinook salmon population is doing -- especially in the wake of the Lake Huron salmon population crash of the 1990s and 2000s.

Lift bridges are in need of attention

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 08:05
In the state of New York, Erie Canal bridges are aging. Without the proper funding, some of the structures are in jeopardy.

Divers track fish species on St. Lawrence River, aiding researchers

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 08:05
In Alexandria Bay, N.Y., scuba divers have been on a data collection mission that could help researchers track the health of the St. Lawrence River.