Great Lakes

Lake Michigan
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A U.S.-Canadian agency is suggesting ways the two nations can help prevent flame-retardant chemicals from polluting the Great Lakes.

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has vetoed legislation that would have replaced the state's ballast water discharge requirements for oceangoing vessels with federal regulations.

Great Lakes
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President Donald Trump is throwing out a policy devised by his predecessor for protecting U.S. oceans and the Great Lakes, replacing it with a new approach that emphasizes use of the waters to promote economic growth.

Detroit Water Front
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Environmental groups say a bill headed for Governor Rick Snyder’s desk could increase the amount of invasive species in the Great Lakes.     


Mackinac Bridge photo
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A coolant spill in the Straits of Mackinac did not harm the Great Lakes. That’s according to the Coast Guard and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.


An angler speaks with a DNR creel clerk.
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If you like to fish in Michigan’s lakes, you could be a help to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. WKAR’s Katie Cook reports.

 


Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has sued the company he says damaged electric cables and oil pipelines in a Great Lakes channel by dragging a tugboat anchor across them.

Mackinac Bridge
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A tugboat anchor struck underwater oil and electrical lines and caused an insulation fluid spill in the waterway connecting Lake Michigan and Lake Huron earlier this month, Michigan's attorney general said Tuesday.

Great Lakes shoreline
Lloyd Degrane

Michigan organizers are set to unveil a Titanic memorial in May honoring the nearly 70 Michigan-bound passengers who died when the ship sank more than a century ago.

Great Lakes
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President Donald Trump has gotten nowhere in his push to kill federal support for cleaning up some of the nation's most prized waterways, as the U.S. House decided Thursday to keep funding at current levels — and in some cases, boost it.

Lake Michigan
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Congressional leaders are rejecting President Donald Trump's effort to kill or sharply cut funding of programs to protect and restore some of the nation's prized waters, such as the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay.

Great Lakes Showing Higher Water Levels Than Usual

Mar 14, 2018

According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, all of the Great Lakes are showing higher water levels than usual.

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Experts predict that Great Lakes water levels will rise for a fifth consecutive year.

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A Missouri kayaker who's trying to paddle around all five Great Lakes has stopped her journey because of the rigors of wintry weather.

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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.

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