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Lake Michigan (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Advocates Ask Congress To Spare Great Lakes Funds

The effectiveness of a long-term plan to heal the ailing Great Lakes could be marred by federal spending cuts, which also could make it harder to cope with low water levels that threaten the region’s economy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/07/2013


Michigan Senators Eye Rainy Day Fund For Dredging

GOP state Senators want to use $30 million from the state’s rainy day fund to dredge Great Lakes harbors grappling with record-low water levels.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/12/2013


Snyder To Transfer $11M For Dredging Great Lakes

Gov. Rick Snyder will call for spending $11 million this year to dredge Michigan harbors in danger of losing their connections to open water because of low Great Lakes levels.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/02/2013


US Coast Guard Warns Of Unsafe Ice On Lake Erie, Other Great Lakes

The U.S. Coast Guard is warning that warmer temperatures over the next few days are likely to cause unsafe ice conditions on Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/11/2013

Lake Erie (istockphoto)

Lake Erie Is 2nd-Most Threatened Of Great Lakes

Lake Erie is one of the most threatened of the five Great Lakes as a result of toxic algae and invasive species, according to a new report.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/01/2013


Michigan Tech Wins Great Lakes Invitational

Michigan Tech goalie Phoenix Copley notched his second straight shutout as Michigan Tech beat Western Michigan 4-0 Sunday in the championship game of the Great Lakes Invitational.

97.1 The Ticket–12/31/2012

Overall stress levels from environmental threats are indicated in this graphic, with blue the least stressed and red the most stressed areas. GLEAM photo.

Environmental Threat Map Highlights Great Lakes Restoration Challenges

A comprehensive map three years in the making is telling the story of humans’ impact on the Great Lakes, identifying how “environmental stressors” stretching from Minnesota to Ontario are shaping the future of an ecosystem that contains 20 percent of the world’s fresh water.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/18/2012

Lake Erie (istockphoto)

Great Lakes Map Shows Ontario, Erie In Poor Shape

A three-year study has found that Lakes Erie and Ontario are the most seriously threatened of the Great Lakes, along with large sections of the Lake Michigan shoreline.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/17/2012

Lake Michigan (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Great Lakes Water Levels Near Record Lows

We’ve been seeing below average water levels on the Great Lakes — and a new report shows things won’t be getting better anytime soon.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/28/2012

(Courtesy: U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

Dossin Museum Observes 37th Anniversary Of The Sinking Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

The Edmund Fitzgerald is considered to be the most famous ship to sink in the Great Lakes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/10/2012