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Items Tagged with 'Great Lakes'
The Army Corps of Engineers has cast doubt on the electric barrier at Chicago.
The head of the Great Lakes Commission and key Michiganders in Congress say it’s time to stop debating how to prevent Asian carp from entering Lake Michigan at Chicago — and do something. Read More
Abundant rain and snowfall have given the Great Lakes a boost this year, but it's too early to declare an end to slumping water levels that have plagued the inland seas since the late 1990s and made life miserable for cargo shippers and marina operators, federal scientists said. Read More
TRAVERSE CITY — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has $9.5 million to distribute for Great Lakes projects and is looking for takers. Read More
TRAVERSE CITY — An environmental group is suing the federal government, seeking tougher rules dealing with ballast water discharges from ships to prevent more invasive species from reaching U.S. waterways, including the Great Lakes. Read More
Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation providing $21 million for 58 “emergency” harbor dredging projects, a decision based on the historic low water levels in lakes Michigan and Huron. Read More
A new comprehensive map of the Great Lakes shows areas that have experienced the greatest cumulative impact from environmental stressors, such as pollution, invasive species and climate change, as well as areas with the greatest ecological benefit to humans. Read More
TRAVERSE CITY –– Environmental activists say federal programs designed to protect and clean up the Great Lakes will take a big hit if Congress and President Barack Obama don't reach a budget deal soon. Read More