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Round Island Light in the shipping lanes of the Straits of Mackinac, which connect Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Initiative Announced To Oppose Canadian Plan To Bury Nuclear Waste Near Lake Huron

A member of Congress wants Michiganders to speak out against a Canadian proposal to store nuclear waste underground less than a mile from Lake Huron.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/19/2015

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‘Michigan: Our Water, Our Future’ Tackles The Issues!

CBS 62’s “Eye on the Future” Special — Watch 6:30 p.m. Sunday (just before “60 Minutes”) With one-fifth of the world’s fresh water supply, protecting Michigan’s greatest natural asset is becoming more difficult with threats […]


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US Crew To Search Detroit River For Invasive Sea Lamprey

The lamprey is an eel-like predator with a suction-cup mouth that fastens itself to fish and feeds on their bodily fluids.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/26/2015

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Recreational Boaters Could Get Coast Guard Inspections

If your Memorial Day weekend plans include boating on the Great Lakes, be prepared for a visit from the U.S. Coast Guard.

CBS Detroit–05/24/2015

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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