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Law Requires Tougher Standards For Great Lakes PipelinesLawmakers have raised concerns about an oil pipeline running beneath the Straits of Mackinac.
Planned Legislation Could Curb Great Lakes Oil PipelinesA Republican state lawmaker says he'll introduce legislation to stop future oil pipelines in the Great Lakes.
Groups Worry About Radioactive Substances Near Great LakesMore than 30 nuclear generating stations and sites for fuel processing and waste disposal are located near the lakes.
Report: Great Lakes States Need $80 Billion For Water, Sewer FixesFederal regulators say nearly $80 billion is needed over the next 20 years to reduce sewage overflows and protect drinking water in the Great Lakes region.
Best Backpacking Trails In The Continental USA brief profile of five of the best backtracking trails in the continental United States
Coast Guard: Ice On Rivers And Great Lakes Could Be UnsafeThe U.S. Coast Guard says caution should be taken when venturing onto ice on Lake Superior, northern parts of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, and the St. Marys River.
EPA Approves Sexual Lure To Help Trap Invasive Sea LampreysThe eel-like creatures use suction-cup mouths and razor-sharp teeth to fasten themselves to their prey and suck out body fluids.
President Obama Signs Law Banning Microbeads"We are going to fight any activity that puts our beloved Great Lakes in jeopardy," said Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich.
Agencies Offer Grants To Support Michigan Stream CleanupsSmall grants are available to local governments that want to help clean up Michigan's rivers, streams and creeks.
Study: Rising Lake Temperatures May Worsen Algae BloomsHarmful algae blooms and low-oxygen zones hazardous to fish will get worse, says a newly released scientific report.
Agency Seeks Monitoring Of Mercury Pollution In Great LakesA U.S.-Canadian agency says both federal governments should keep a closer eye on mercury pollution in the Great Lakes, which increasingly comes from as far away as Asia.
Experts Urge Cautious Approach On Great Lakes Fish Farming"If one thing goes wrong, it could sacrifice the quality of the Great Lakes for years to come."

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