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Swimming could return to Bay Beach by 2017 WFRV - Green Bay, WI (8/26) In Green Bay, Wis., overall water quality is safe at Bay Beach, according to the results of a recent study. The Mayor wants to begin the process of reopening Bay Beach by spring of next year.
Cruise ship waiting out waves in Holland WOOD-TV - Grand Rapids, MI (8/19) A Great Lakes cruise ship remained docked in Holland, Mich., well after it was supposed to leave after weather delayed the ship's departure.
In Michigan, Crisis Looming in the Great Lakes WTTW - TV Chicago, IL (8/13) Next month, Chicago will host the 11th annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference. Among the topics on the agenda: Toxic algae blooms, an issue that could impact drinking water and the multimillion dollar economies dependent on the Great Lakes.
MI lawmakers seek study on Canadian nuclear waste plan WOOD-TV - Grand Rapids, MI (8/12) Members of Congress from Michigan announced a new effort to prevent the burial of Canadian nuclear waste near the Lake Huron shore, calling for a study by an agency that represents both nations in boundary waters disputes.
Lake levels lead to beach debris not seen 'since 1996' WZZM - TV Ottawa, MI (8/3) An unsightly and potentially hazardous mess is washing up on West Michigan beaches. Ottawa County park officials say Lake Michigan's rising water level has caused more beach debris this year than has been seen in nearly two decades.
Lake Erie's green monster returns The Columbus Dispatch (8/2) Lake Erie’s algae bloom is no less potent than a year ago. If anything, scientists say, this year’s growing bloom likely will be worse.
Muskegon beach gets life-saving station WXMI-TV - Grand Rapids, MI (7/28) People are flocking to Lake Michigan to cool off and enjoy the water. New beach safety rescue stations in Muskegon, Mich., are helping people stay safe.
New museum opens in Chippewa Bay WNYF-TV - Watertown, NY (7/31) In Chippewa Bay, N.Y., what used to be a church has now been converted into a two story museum highlighting the rich history of the community living on the shore of St. Lawrence River.
Hydrilla inches closer to the Great Lakes WIBV-TV - Buffalo, NY (7/28) Hydrilla, an invasive plant threatening the Great lakes, may not look like much. However, it can grow over 20 feet long and cause boats to get completely stuck.
Building the Great Lakes Water Authority The Great Lakes Water Authority (7/27) The Great Lakes Water Authority, launched on July 1, 2015, represents a historic change in how water and sewerage systems in southeast Michigan are operated.
How clean is clean? Ravenswood Media (7/24) The Northeast-Midwest Institute's Great Ships Initiative, with support from the Great Lakes Protection Fund, has created a new tool to investigate aquatic invasive species.
Legislation targets algae bloom reduction WNEM-TV - Saginaw, MI (7/21) Two members of Michigan's congressional delegation introduced legislation that calls for initiatives modeled after the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance program.
Lake Superior Day: keeping our great lake clean Northland's News Center (19/7) Superior natives took time to celebrate the greatest of the Great Lakes on Lake Superior Day, and learned what it takes to keep the lake fresh and pristine.
E. coli formula keeps beachgoers safer quicker WBAY-TV - Green Bay, WI (7/9) Each day, scientists from the University of Wisconsin collect water from Lake Michigan to test for harmful bacteria that could make us sick. The problem is, testing back at the lab takes a minimum of 24 hours.
Fox River dredging project WFRV-TV - Green Bay, WI (7/9) The Wis. Dept. of Natural Resources has been making strides in getting the Fox River cleaned up, but they say we still need to be cautious about the river.
Paul R. Tregurtha sails our Great Lakes Detroit Free Press (7/5) The Paul R. Tregurtha is the largest freighter, at 1,013 feet, to sail the Great Lakes. She travels 1,580 miles delivering 68,000 tons of coal to two power plants. The crew of 23 makes this same trip 40 times a year.
Healing the Great Lakes with green infrastructure Model D TV (6/30) A new vision for water management in the Great Lakes region and beyond is emerging; one in which cities move from fragmentation to integration, treating water as a single, holistic resource.
Bringing back White Lake the beautiful Restoring White Lake (6/30) “Bringing Back White Lake the Beautiful” is a short story of the pollution and recovery of White Lake, in northern Muskegon County, Michigan.
Life aboard a Great Lakes freighter Detroit Free Press (6/22) Climb aboard the Paul R. Tregurtha, the longest ship on the Great Lakes, as a Detroit Free Press photographer and writer share their experiences this week reporting from the 1,013-foot ship.
Water safety tips: What you need to know WNDU-TV - South Bend, IN (6/22) As temperatures climb, cooling off by the lake sounds ideal. Before you take a dive, take heed to water safety tips from water experts and first responders.
Harpersfield Dam: Sea lamprey barrier project U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (6/18) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is currently replacing the Harpersfield Dam in Ashtabula County, Ohio, to prevent sea lamprey passage and reproduction from upstream of the dam on the Grand River and its tributaries.
Teams Surveying the Fox River for invasive species WBAY-TV - Green Bay, WI (6/17) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has a team of technicians surveying the Fox River looking for lamprey, an invasive species that could impact the Great Lakes fish population.
Analyzing the advantages of Lake Michigan WTTV-TV – Chicago, IL (6/15) California’s drought might make Chicagoans thankful that the city is located next to Lake Michigan, but toxic algae is a serious threat to the health of the Great Lakes.
CGLI Industrial water stewardship project Council of Great Lakes Industries (7/14) Project team member Jim Nicholas describes the importance of multi-stakeholder processes in CGLI’s water stewardship project and in Great Lakes decision-making generally.
Cruisin’ death’s door WGN-TV - Chicago, IL (6/3) Off the tip of Wisconsin's Door County peninsula is a legendary passage known as "Death’s Door," where hundreds of shipwrecks tell a grim story of unpredictable winds and powerful Lake Michigan tides.
Research vessels back on Great Lakes WBKB-TV - Alpena, MI (6/2) The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Research Vessels are back out on the water for evaluations of the Great Lakes.
Monitoring drinking water WCAX-TV - Burlington, VT (5/29) After a potent algae bloom in Lake Erie made the drinking water in Toledo, Ohio, undrinkable last summer, there's now a new strategy to reduce pollutants that help algae thrive.
Captain John’s journey nearing end Erie Media (5/29) After being safely towed from Toronto Harbour Thursday morning, the M/V Jadran – Captain John’s, as it had come to be known — moved quickly through the Welland Canal.
Avoid the trap Wisconsin Sea Grant (5/21) Wisconsin Sea Grant recently released a video to help anglers "avoid the trap." The video is a fishermen's guide to avoiding trap nets and gill nets in the Great Lakes, and what to do if you get caught in a drifting net.
Gondolas proposed for Outer Harbor WGRZ-TV - Buffalo, NY (5/18) In Buffalo, N.Y., the Citizens for Regional Transit group and the Creative Urban projects firm proposed a new gondola system that would provide scenic panoramas of the Buffalo River and Lake Erie.
Door County wetlands garner international recognition WLUK-TV - Green Bay, WI (5/13) The Ramsar Convention, a worldwide wetlands protection organization, recently recognized the Door Peninsula Coastal Wetlands near Baileys Harbor, Wis., as "internationally significant."
Investigating Line 5 WWTV-TV - Cadillac, MI (5/13) The pipelines that run under the Straits of Mackinac, owned by Enbridge, have been there since 1953. The company says the pipelines are in pristine condition, but environmental groups worry about their age.
High water leaves little room for beaches WPBN-WTOM-TV - Traverse City, MI (5/8) Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are 4 inches above their long term average, going back to 1918. Some are concerned the higher water could impact business along the Lake Michigan shoreline this summer.
Waterfront Safety Task Force back in action WJMN-TV - Marquette, MI (5/7) In Marquette, Mich., the Waterfront Safety Task Force dissolved in 2011, but the original members decided to reinstate the group this year to tackle new challenges.
Science safeguards drinking water from harmful algal blooms U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (5/6) Toxins from harmful algal blooms are increasingly contaminating source waters, as well as the drinking water treatment facilities that source waters supply. EPA researchers are helping the treatment facilities find safe, cost effective ways to remove the toxins and keep your drinking water safe.
The early days of the 1000 Islands Time Warner Cable News (5/2) The 1000 Islands is home to some of the most beautiful views in all of New York. Long ago, those views could only be enjoyed by the very rich.
Governor General boards Shiprider in Detroit CTV-TV - Windsor, ON (4/30) Governor General of Canada David Johnston was in Detroit learning about the Shiprider program, a cross-border law enforcement program where Canadian and American officers work on the same vessel, patrolling the waterways.
Decision coming on nuclear waste CTV-TV - London, ON (4/29) A decision on Ontario Power Generation burying nuclear was near Lake Huron is expected by next week.
High-demand buoys back on Lake Michigan WOOD-TV - Grand Rapids, MI (4/28) As the weather turns warmer, demand is high for the return of weather buoys on Lake Michigan. These transmit current weather conditions on the lake to a website anyone can access.
Biologists treat local waters for parasitic fish WJET- Erie, PA (4/24) Since the 1800s, sea lampreys have been feeding on the fish of the Great Lakes, filling our local creeks and stream. The Great Lakes Fishery Commission continues to fight the lampreys by treating waters with lampricide.
Six wind turbines planned in Lake Erie WJET-TV - Erie, PA (4/22) There's a plan to erect six giant wind turbines in Lake Erie off the coast of Cleveland, Ohio. Erie County now joins other lakefront municipalities in northeastern Ohio that endorse the plan.