Great Lakes

1:34 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Lake Michigan Surfers Promote Great Lakes Protection

It wasn't surfing weather, but after our conversation Eric Gietzen headed out for a quiet paddle at Atwater Beach.
Credit S Bence

This Saturday, surfers will descend on Atwater Beach on Lake Michigan's shore.  

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12:00 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

UWM Scientist: Toxic Blooms in Lake Erie Show Phosphorus Problem has Resurfaced in the Great Lakes

The greater depth of Lake Michigan helps dilute potential toxins, unlike the western basin of Lake Erie

On Monday, residents of Toledo, Ohio could resume using their tap water. It was deemed dangerous late last week, because of blooms in Lake Erie.

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10:00 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Author Hopes To Encourage Others To Care For and About The Great Lakes

Great Lakes explorer Loreen Niewenhuis (facing camera) meets a fellow Lake Michigan fan on Milwaukee's lakefront.

Michigan native Loreen Niewenhuis has always loved the Great Lakes but says it was a mid-life crisis that pushed her to become an explorer and author.

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6:00 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Climate Change Already Impacting Great Lakes, Report Calls For Immediate Action

Eroding soils entering Lake Michigan
Credit C Nenn

A group of 24 scientists and policymakers are clearly sounding a climate change alarm, but are also handing the country a blueprint. It’s called the Great Lakes Restoration and Climate Change report.

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1:37 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

PHOTOS: The Deadly Great Lakes 'Hurricane' of 1913

The Louisiana caught fire and burned in Door County. The crew escaped but had to survive the storm.
"November's Fury" page 35

A hundred years ago this week, a nasty storm blew across the Great Lakes - and into history.

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5:21 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Why Do Forests Matter in the Fight Against Aquatic Invasive Species?

Forest Service representatives are in Milwaukee to talk about efforts to prevent the transfer of invasive species from forests to the Great Lakes.
U.S. Forest Service

It turns out that the health of forests has quite a bit to do with the health of the lakes.

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12:40 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

No Signs of Asian Carp DNA in Lake Michigan Tributary

Asian carp could harm the Great Lakes in a number of ways. They could compete for food with native species. Silver carp can leap out of the water, possibly injuring boaters

Researchers are analyzing water samples from rivers that feed into the Great Lakes.

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4:31 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Groups Call for New Hearings on Waukesha Water Request

Waukesha continues its quest for Lake Michigan water

Waukesha has made major revisions in its request for Lake Michigan water, so the Dept. of Natural Resources should conduct new hearings, according to several environmental interests.

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12:20 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Report: Tight Budgets Shouldn't Derail Great Lakes Research

Zebra mussels on a current meter in Lake Michigan
Credit U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

A new report offers a mixed review of the state of the health of the Great Lakes.

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4:19 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Report: Mixed Results of Great Lakes Clean-up Efforts

The report says some indicators show signs of improvement in the lakes, while others are cause for concern
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

The International Joint Commission released a report Tuesday on how the health of the Great Lakes has changed in the past 25 years. The agency, made up of representatives from the U.S. and Canada, advises both countries on issues affecting their shared waterways.

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