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Great Lakes partnership buoys foreign investment

May 2, 2014
An organization representing the eight states and two Canadian provinces that surround the Great Lakes has announced a partnership with former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson to recruit foreign manufacturing investment to the region. Read More

‘Urgent’ need for Asian carp strategy

The Army Corps of Engineers has cast doubt on the electric barrier at Chicago.

January 10, 2014
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

Great Lakes rise, but slump hasn't ended

December 26, 2013
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

$75K grant funds study of ‘blue’ economy

GVSU will examine how state’s vast water supply is being used for economic gain.

October 18, 2013
One of Michigan’s greatest resources is its abundance of water, but how can the state best leverage the Great Lakes to grow the economy? Read More

Great Lakes Commission studies oil shipping

October 9, 2013
| By AP
MILWAUKEE — Representatives of U.S. states and Canadian provinces surrounding the Great Lakes are calling for a closer look at plans to step up transportation of crude oil in the region. Read More

EPA seeks applicants for $9.5M in Great Lakes funding

July 16, 2013
| By AP
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

National Wildlife Federation sues EPA over invasive species regulations

July 10, 2013
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. Snyder signs law for $21M in 'emergency' dredging of public harbors and marinas

April 3, 2013
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

Great Lakes map shows the way to combat 'death by a thousand cuts'

January 1, 2013
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

Federal spending cuts would hit Great Lakes restoration

November 23, 2012
| By AP
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