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Aug 15, 2022

15 years later, Wisconsin university’s massive Lake Michigan seawall frustrates downstream neighbors

Six years ago, David Spector bought an 80-year old house perched on a 120-foot bluff for its panoramic view of Lake Michigan’s endless horizon.  But that priceless view may cost Spector more than he could have imagined as ongoing shoreline erosion edges his house ever closer to the bluff’s precipice and crashing waves below. 

Jun 30, 2022

Wisconsin court bats down challenge to construction of Kohler golf course

Conservatives on the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a conservation group couldn't challenge an agency's decision to sell state park land for the construction of a high-end golf course along the shores of Lake Michigan.

Apr 21, 2022

Gov. Whitmer wants federal aid to keep nuclear plant open

The Michigan governor wants a nuclear power plant on Lake Michigan to stay open and she's asking the federal government to pay for it.

Feb 18, 2022

Waukesha meets deadline for water pipeline project

The city of Waukesha says it is halfway finished building a $286 million water pipeline to Lake Michigan, easily meeting a court-mandated deadline for the project.

Sep 28, 2021

US Steel shuts down Indiana plant after wastewater discharge

U.S. Steel temporarily shuttered operations at a northwest Indiana plant Monday after it leaked an orange substance into a Lake Michigan tributary, prompting the closure of a water treatment facility and several nearby beaches.

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.

Jun 23, 2021

NOAA to designate Wisconsin coastline as national sanctuary

Federal officials have designated a huge swath of Wisconsin's Lake Michigan coastline as a National Marine Sanctuary to protect historic shipwrecks in the area, Gov. Tony Evers' office announced Tuesday.

Jun 22, 2021

Regulators order Kenosha County village to halt work on Lake Michigan water pipeline

The Wisconsin Public Service Commission has ordered the Kenosha County village of Somers to stop building a pipeline to draw water from Lake Michigan for use in new developments.

May 11, 2021

Great Lakes water surge eases after 2 record-setting years

A 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 houses, officials said Monday.

May 3, 2021

Company begins replacing underwater cables damaged by anchor

The company whose underwater power cables were damaged by an anchor strike in Michigan's Straits of Mackinac three years ago said Monday it was beginning to install replacements.

Feb 5, 2021

Lawsuit seeks to block Waukesha water pipeline construction (UPDATE)

The village of Waukesha is suing to stop the construction of a pipeline meant to supply water to its neighboring city of Waukesha, in a dispute likely rooted in a separate legal fight between the two municipalities.

Jan 8, 2021

$858M project meant to keep invasive fish out of Great Lakes

Michigan, Illinois and a federal agency have agreed on spending for the next phase of an initiative to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes by strengthening defenses on a Chicago-area waterway, officials said on Thursday.


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