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Lake Erie beach (credit: istock)

Significant Algae Bloom Predicted For Lake Erie

Those involved with Lake Erie’s tourism and fishing industries are pushing for a solution to the problem.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/13/2014

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Report: Great Lake Water Levels Rebound From Concerning 2013 Figures

Water levels in Lakes Michigan, Huron and Superior are at least a foot higher than they were a year ago.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/05/2014

The "original" Mackinaw WAGB 83 with the "new" Mackinaw WLBB 30, moored in Mackinaw City. (credit: themackinaw.org) File Photo

Coast Guard Completes Ice Breaking On Great Lakes

Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie ran the 160-day operation which included more than 5,000 hours of ice breaking for convoys.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/16/2014

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Under-The-Radar National Parks

Vacationers might be interested in visiting one of these under-the-radar national parks to get away from the large crowds and heavy traffic in the most popular parks, like Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon.

04/29/2014

Asian carp. (Courtesy: asiancarp.us)

State Leaders Join Forces To Combat Asian Carp, Other Invasive Species

The governors of eight states surrounding the Great Lakes and the leaders of two Canadian provinces agreed today, to join forces to combat invasive species including Asian carp.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/27/2014

Ice breaking on St. Clair.

Coast Guard Wraps Up Icebreaking To Open Shipping Lanes

Five U.S. and three Canadian vessels worked to clear paths on Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence Seaway, the Detroit and St. Clair rivers, and southern Lake Huron.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/21/2014

Zebra Mussels (Credit: Flickr/yamanube)

Wayne State Gets $325K Grant To Battle Invasive Species In Great Lakes

Foreign mussels hitchhiking to the Great Lakes in the ballast water tanks of international freighters are becoming one of the most vexing environmental problems facing the Great Lakes. A group of scientists from Wayne State University, in collaboration with the United States Geological Survey and the Environmental Protection Agency, are working together to battle this problem.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/23/2014

South Haven Lighthouse on Lake Michigan. (credit: istock)

Lake Michigan Ice Cover Breaks 37-Year-Old Record

At one point last week, the ice cover reached 92.2 percent for the entire five-lake system.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/11/2014

A view of Lake Superior off Michigan's Upper Peninsula. (credit: Marisa Fusinski/WWJ)

Great Lakes Levels Rise, But Slump Hasn’t Ended

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/20/2013

(credit: William L. Stefanov, Jacobs at NASA-JSC)

Lake Ontario Goes Green!

Astronauts recently noticed that something was different about one of the Great Lakes …

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/04/2013

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