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Great Lakes

Dec 20, 2022

Scientists: Atmospheric carbon might turn lakes more acidic

The Great Lakes have endured a lot the past century, from supersized algae blobs to invasive mussels and bloodsucking sea lamprey that nearly wiped out fish populations.

Jul 8, 2022

Michigan panel wants details on Great Lakes oil tunnel plan

A Michigan regulatory panel said Thursday that it needs more information about safety risks before it can rule on Enbridge Energy's plan to extend an oil pipeline through a tunnel beneath a waterway linking two of the Great Lakes.

Feb 17, 2022

Biden: Infrastructure plan gives $1B for Great Lakes cleanup

The long-delayed cleanup of Great Lakes harbors and tributary rivers fouled with industrial waste will accelerate with a $1 billion boost from President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan, senior administration officials say.

Feb 3, 2022

Scientists race to gather winter data on warming Great Lakes

What's happening in the Great Lakes during those long, frigid months when they're often covered partially or completely with ice? A casual observer — and even experts — might be inclined to say, "Not much."

Jan 20, 2022

Long-sought Great Lakes projects get funding under new law

A project that will boost Great Lakes shipping in a crucial bottleneck and another intended to protect the lakes from invasive carp will get big funding increases under the Biden administration's infrastructure package, officials said Thursday.

Nov 29, 2021

Great Lakes’ warming has wintertime domino effect

Winter is just around the corner, but experts say the Great Lakes haven't gotten the message.

Sep 2, 2021

Fight over well water near Lake Superior could land in court

A grassroots citizen group is pushing back against a Duluth company’s proposal to bottle and sell water from a well near Lake Superior.

Aug 25, 2021

Genetic mapping boosts hopes for restoring prized lake trout

Scientists 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 where they've been hammered by invasive species, overfishing and pollution, officials said Tuesday.

Jul 9, 2021

Report: Great Lakes region needs about $2B for flood repairs

Shoreline cities and towns in the Great Lakes region will be spending heavily in coming years to repair public infrastructure damaged by recent flooding and erosion, and the estimated costs will approach $2 billion, officials said Thursday.

Jan 29, 2021

Michigan approves Great Lakes oil pipeline tunnel permits

Michigan's environmental agency said Friday it has approved construction of an underground tunnel to house a replacement for a controversial oil pipeline in a channel linking two of the Great Lakes.

Dec 3, 2020

Grounded freighter freed from Detroit River shipping channel (UPDATE)

A freighter has become stuck in a Detroit River channel, slowing some shipping between the Great Lakes.

Sep 28, 2020

Opposition team criticizes Enbridge plans for oil tunnel

Enbridge's plans for drilling an oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes do not meet industry standards and pose significant hazards to workers and the environment, experts who reviewed project documents on behalf of opposition groups said Monday.


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