Items Tagged with 'Great Lakes'


Know your waterfront property rights

May 4, 2018
Summer is on the horizon. In Michigan, thoughts may soon turn to spending time at your waterfront cottage, ready to enjoy a season on the beach and water. Read More

Agency says US and Canada fall short on protecting Great Lakes

December 1, 2017
TRAVERSE CITY — Despite recent improvements, the U.S. and Canada have a long way to go toward ridding the Great Lakes of pollution that endangers human health and the environment, an advisory agency said. Read More

LNG-powered Great Lakes freighters could cut greenhouse emissions

November 6, 2015
LANSING — Great Lakes shipping has the potential to go green. Read More

Conservancy buys stretch of Lake Michigan shoreline

December 31, 2014
| By AP
HARBOR SPRINGS — An anonymous donor has helped a conservancy buy a large, undeveloped stretch of Lake Michigan shoreline. Read More

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