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Asian carp. (Courtesy: asiancarp.us)

Legislation Seeks Interim Steps To Stop Asian Carp

The Great Lakes Commission, which represents the eight states and two Canadian provinces that surround the lakes, endorsed the bills and said the proposed changes would not hamper barge and recreational boat traffic on the busy waterway.

12/12/2014

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Great Lakes Water Level Slump Over, Future Unclear

Four of the giant lakes — Superior, Huron, Michigan and Erie — were above their average monthly levels in November, while Lake Ontario was slightly below.

CBS Detroit–12/10/2014

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New Exhibit Showcases Invasive Lamprey At Belle Isle Aqaurium

Experts urged that the Northern Snakehead Lamprey, if it makes its way to the Great Lakes, will be a cause of major concern for the ecosystem in and around the waters.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/11/2014

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Work Starting On Suburban Detroit Aquarium

A tropical ocean tank with a walk-through underwater tunnel is planned along with hands-on areas and displays of Great Lakes marine creatures.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/24/2014

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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

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