'Forever Chemicals' Found In Groundwater Near Military Bases In Great Lakes RegionHigh levels of toxic, widely used “forever chemicals” contaminate groundwater around at least six military sites in the Great Lakes region, according to U.S. Department of Defense records that an environmental group released Tuesday.
Genetic Mapping Boosts Hopes For Restoring Prized Lake TroutScientists have traced the genetic makeup of lake trout, a feat that should boost efforts to rebuild populations of the prized fish in the Great Lakes and other North American waters.
Michigan Making Exceptions To Weather-Related Swim BanSurfers, kite boarders, and water boarders would be exempt from a proposed Michigan policy that would bar people from swimming at state beaches when waves are more than 8 feet high.
Water Levels Change In Pond, River After Dam Stoplogs FailStoplogs at a city-owned dam in western Michigan have failed, causing significant changes in water levels in an upstream pond and downstream-flowing river, according to state officials.
Worries Over Racism, Waterways Inspire Push To Rename FishMinnesota state Sen. Foung Hawj was never a fan of the “Asian carp” label commonly applied to four imported fish species that are wreaking havoc in the U.S. heartland, infesting numerous rivers, and bearing down on the Great Lakes.
Great Lakes Region Needs About $2B For Flood RepairsShoreline cities and towns in the Great Lakes region will be spending heavily in coming years to fix public infrastructure damaged by recent flooding and erosion, with estimated costs approaching $2 billion, officials said Thursday.
Number Of Drownings In Great Lakes Jumps In 2021, According To Nonprofit OrganizationMore drownings have been reported in the Great Lakes so far in 2021 than by this time last year, prompting officials to urge swimmers to practice water safety measures.
Scientists Enlist Help Of Michigan Residents To Study Lake ErosionRestoring the Great Lakes as water levels continue to decrease is putting coastal communities at risk. Researchers are studying the effects to try and prevent future erosion.
Pure Michigan Tourism Campaign Remains Strong, Continues To Resonate With Residents Across MichiganDave Lorenz, Vice President of Travel Michigan, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to talk about the Pure Michigan Campaign and how it has managed to capture something special and maintain it for 15 years, while previous campaigns couldn't.
Gov. Whitmer Threatens Profit Seizure If Pipeline Keeps OperatingMichigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer threatened to go after Enbridge’s profits from a Great Lakes oil pipeline if the company defies her order to shut it down.
Great Lakes Water Surge Eases After 2 Record-Setting YearsA spell of dry, mild weather is giving the Great Lakes a break after two years of high water that has shattered records and heavily damaged shoreline roads and homes, officials said Monday.
Great Lakes Conservation: Michigan, Illinois Partner To Spend $8M On Asian Carp Dam ProjectGovernor Gretchen Whitmer and the Governor of Illinois, J.B. Pritzker are joining forces to combat Asian carp in the Great Lakes.