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Great Lakes levels rise, but slump hasn't ended

posted on November 22, 2013 at 3:34 PM

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... Full Story

Large Asian carp found in lake near Lake Michigan

posted on September 20, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Members of Congress say the recent discovery of a large Asian carp near Lake Michigan underscores the need to separate the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds in the Chicago area. Full Story

Great Lakes program inspires rare bipartisanship

posted on September 13, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Nowhere has the fervor to cut government down to size been more dramatically on display than in the industrial Midwest. Republicans have seized control of statehouses across the traditional battleground region, where they've slashed budgets with a... Full Story

Feds Update Plan To Protect Great Lakes From Carp

posted on July 26, 2013 at 3:32 PM

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal plan for keeping hungry Asian carp from reaching the valuable fish populations of the Great Lakes calls for reinforcing electrical and other barriers currently in place and for field-testing other... Full Story

Advocates say spending cuts would hurt Great Lakes

posted on November 19, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Environmental activists say federal programs designed to protect and clean up the Great Lakes will take a big hit if Congress and President Barack Obama don't reach a budget deal soon. Full Story

Farmers Still Checking for Damage from Cold Snap

posted on March 30, 2012 at 10:33 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Fruit plants budding and blooming weeks earlier than usual were damaged by frigid temperatures this week, but farmers in the Great Lakes and Northeast say they're still assessing the toll and some crop loss won't be apparent... Full Story

Underwater cannon may help protect Great Lakes

posted on December 30, 2011 at 3:08 PM

Scientists struggling to protect native Great Lakes fish from a greedy predator called the round goby are taking a page from the playbook of stores that pipe classical music through loudspeakers to chase away loitering teens. Full Story

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