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Coast Guard Promotes Safe Boating, Urges Life Jacket Use

Officials with the 9th Coast Guard District which covers Detroit and the Great Lakes are urging boaters to wear life jackets at all times while on the water.

CBS Detroit–05/17/2015

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Stabenow, Peters Oppose Canadian Plan To Bury Nuclear Waste Near Lake Huron

“Canada’s proposed nuclear waste dump on the shores of Lake Huron puts our Great Lakes at risk of radioactive contamination…”

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/14/2015

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Michigan Rep. Says Congress Should Oppose Canada’s Nuclear Waste Plan Near Lake Huron

Rep. Dan Kildee said the country should find a site farther away from the Great Lakes, the world’s largest body of surface fresh water.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/11/2015

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Michigan Officials Weighing Idea Of Great Lakes Fish Farming

The state Department of Environmental Quality has heard from two operators interested in raising rainbow trout in netted enclosures.

CBS Detroit–03/23/2015

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Coast Guard Welcomes Spring By Breaking Up Great Lakes Ice

Capt. John Henry and his crew of more than a dozen guided the 140-foot Bristol Bay through the icy waters of the river, which connects Lakes Huron and St. Clair.

CBS Detroit–03/20/2015

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Coast Guard Urges Caution On Great Lakes Amid Warmer Weather

The Coast Guard says people should stay away from cracks, seams, pressure ridges, slushy areas and darker areas of ice since these could be hazards.

CBS Detroit–03/10/2015

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Asian Carp, Is It What’s For Dinner?

Start thinking white meat, the other, other, other white meat. Carp.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/25/2015

TOLEDO, OHIO - AUGUST 4:  Carol Snyder of Northwood, Ohio collects water from Lake Erie at Maumee Bay State Park August 4, 2014 in Oregon, Ohio. Toledo, Ohio area residents were once again able to drink tap water after a two day ban due to algae related toxins.  (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

US House Approves Bill To Step Up Fight Against Toxic Great Lakes Algae

The measure was inspired by an outbreak on Lake Erie last August that made public drinking water supplies unsafe for two days.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/25/2015

A close-up of a Spiny waterflea. (Photo credit: MI Sea Grant/ MSU Extension)

MSU Report: Invasive Spiny Waterflea May Crowd Out Native Lake Species

Because they have no natural predators the “spiny water fleas” may eventually crowd out native lake species.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/24/2015

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Most Of Great Lakes Surface Frozen For Second Straight Year

For the second consecutive winter, bitter weather threatens to turn the surface of the Great Lakes into a vast, frozen plain.

CBS Detroit–02/20/2015

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