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The offshore wind study buoy from Grand Valley State University's Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center is prepared for placement 35 miles offshore in Lake Michigan in summer 2012. GVSU photo.

Grand Valley’s MAREC Readies For Third Season Of Offshore Wind Study

A ‘boatload of data’ will be collected during the third and final research season of Grand Valley State University’s Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center’s offshore wind assessment.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/10/2013

Asian carp. (Courtesy: asiancarp.us)

Report: Asian Carp May Have Reached Great Lakes

Officials say some Asian carp probably have found their way into the Great Lakes, but there’s still time to stop the dreaded invaders from becoming established and unraveling food chains that support a $7 billion fishing industry and sensitive ecosystems.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/06/2013

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Great Lakes Levels Below Normal Next 6 Months

Water levels across most of the Great Lakes are likely to remain well below average for the next six months, posing continued hardships for commercial vessels and tourist towns that cater to recreational boaters.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/04/2013

Snyder Signs $21M Bill To Dredge Michigan Harbors

Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation earlier this week creating a $21 million program to deepen Michigan harbors that could become impassable to boats as parts of the Great Lakes hover near historically low levels.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/30/2013

Plans Move Forward For Detroit-To-Wisconsin Trail

Plans are moving forward for a hiking and biking trail from Belle Isle park in Detroit to Ironwood on the Wisconsin boundary in the western Upper Peninsula.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/29/2013

Asian carp. (Courtesy: asiancarp.us)

Study Raises New Concerns Over Asian Carp

Several varieties of Asian carp have infested the Mississippi River and many of its tributaries.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/19/2013

A towering collection of ice blocks is seen in Lake Michigan off the coast of Emmet County. (Photo courtesy of the Outfitter of Harbor Springs)

Ice Island Draws Looks Up North Michigan

An ice island that’s formed off Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula is attracting attention.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/08/2013

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

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

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