Great Lakes

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Indiana and other Midwestern states are seeing an influx of snowy owls, an all-white raptor native to the Arctic that's rarely seen south of Lake Michigan, according to wildlife officials.

Asian Carp
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A group of U.S. senators is urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers not to fall behind on a study of how a key waterway chokepoint could be used to keep Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. 

New Project Combats Great Lakes Sewage Overflows

Nov 24, 2017
Great Lakes Today

 

A new collaboration between the Great Lakes Commission and Lawrence Technological University in Michigan takes aim at sewer overflows that are polluting the Great Lakes.


Sand Dunes
Amanda Barberena

A wide-ranging Great Lakes cleanup program would receive $300 million next year under a spending bill approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee.

View of Great Lakes from space
Jeff Schmaltz / NASA/GSFC

Gov. Rick Snyder is moving Michigan's Office of the Great Lakes from the state Department of Environmental Quality to the Department of Natural Resources. 

Meeting Tackles Threat of Microplastics in the Great Lakes

Oct 18, 2017
Great Lakes Today

It’s day two of the Great Lakes Restoration Conference in Buffalo New York. Hundreds  are learning about problems that affect the lakes, including microplastics. 


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Summer may be over soon, but the dangers of Lake drownings are always present. WKAR’s Karel Vega has more…

Female gray wolf photo
Seney Natural History Association / flickr creative commons

A federal appeals court Tuesday retained federal protection for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region, ruling that the government acted prematurely when it dropped them from the endangered species list.

St. Louis River
Derek Montgomery / Minnesota Public Radio News

Long-standing plans to clean up the headwaters of Lake Superior have been thrown into doubt by Trump administration budget priorities.

environmental cleanup
Flickr - NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

The state of Michigan is working on a plan to reduce pollution in Lake Erie, but the Michigan Environmental Council says the plan doesn’t do enough.

 


Illinois Department of Natural Resources via AP

Invasive fish and plants that have plagued the Great Lakes region for decades are getting some special attention this week. 


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Sheila Consaul purchased the Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Light in 2011 – and since then, she’s renovated and refurbished her unique summer home.  


Great Lakes shoreline
Lloyd Degrane

One of two survivors of the Carl D. Bradley sinking nearly 60 years ago will share his experiences in northwestern Lower Michigan.

Lake Huron
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A wet spring season has experts predicting that summer water levels for the Great Lakes could be higher than normal and above last year's mark through early fall.

Great Lakes States groups file EPA suit

Apr 26, 2017
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Environmental groups from Ohio and Michigan have filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, after accusing the agency of failing to protect Lake Erie.

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