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The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society was searching west of Whitefish Point, near Deer Park, when they noticed a blip on their side-scan sonar.
The range of science folk as well as policy wonks and policy makers, right as well as left, pretty much agree: The thing that has changed is the size of farms and their fertilizers and fertilizer practices.
Electricity makes up 20 percent of the overall cost to treat wastewater. With electricity costs expected to rise in coming years, the WLSSD's potential savings by generating its own electricity are obvious.
With no federal standards on safe levels for drinking algae-tainted water and no guidelines for treating or testing it either, water quality engineers sometimes look for solutions the same way school kids do their homework.
Ten U.S. and Canadian agencies are taking part in a field exercise this week, testing their ability to respond to an invasion of Asian carp in western Lake Erie and head off a major environmental threat to the Great Lakes and their multibillion-dollar fishing industry.
Just 10 miles from the shores of the Great Lakes, local government leaders are less likely to see the lakes as an economic asset for their township or city, according to a survey by the University of Michigan's Ford School of Public Policy.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reported a 65-inch change in water levels. First the water lowered by 14 inches and then quickly rose 51 inches.
The Council of Great Lakes Governors September 2014 edition of its newsletter, THE COMPASS, is now available. Highlights include a message from co-chair Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, discussion of protecting the region from aquatic invaders, and the launch of a new website.
Beginning in the 1880s and continuing on to the early 1900s the two or three masted Huron fishing boat was a common sight in Kincardine harbour, Ontario.
Lake County is not only part of the State of Illinois but also the Great Lakes region, and that dimension becomes steadily more important economically and therefore politically as well.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that cleanup of the Ashtabula River in Ohio has progressed enough for it to be removed from a list of contaminated sites along the Great Lakes that are designated "areas of concern" by the United States and Canada.
This year's annual fall run of Chinook salmon up the Salmon River and other Lake Ontario tributaries is running "a little bit behind schedule" compared to the past two years, according to local experts.
The city of Toledo, Ohio did not test for microcystin in its drinking water supply on Wednesday, the first time it did not test for the toxin since the city's August water crisis.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources recently published The Asian Carp Tactical Plan, 2014-2020, which details the strategies adopted by the state to prevent Asian carp from reaching Lake Erie and the rest of the Great Lakes.
Despite the hubbub surrounding a long winter, heavy ice and late start to the Great Lakes shipping season, cargo moved on the St. Lawrence Seaway system this season already has surpassed 2013 levels.
The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in northern Michigan has received federal approval to expand its size nearly tenfold and boost the preservation of scores of sunken vessels in an area of Lake Huron once known as "Shipwreck Alley."
What do the Great Lakes and a camel's stomach have in common? Find out at Plastic Waters, an exhibit that shows the harmful effects of plastic pollution on our lakes and oceans -- and some inspiring solutions that can sustain our waters.
A replica of Christopher Columbus' ship, the Pinta makes its way into the Michigan City Port, Ind. accompanied by a replica of the Nina and visitors can enjoy self-guided tours aboard the vessels.
Each summer, the vessels line up on Lake Ontario and while most are passing through Niagara, a handful just stay put for days, sometimes a week or more.
In Cleveland, Ohio officials at a West Side plating company pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of violating the federal Clean Water Act by illegally dumping high concentrations of metals into the sewer system.