Woman, Teenager Found Dead In Lake Erie; 2 Still MissingThe bodies of two of four missing boaters were recovered in western Lake Erie on Thursday, a day after the group left for an afternoon of fishing and sent pictures to relatives.
2 Bodies Found In Search For Missing Boaters Near Put-In-BayThe bodies of two of four missing boaters in western Lake Erie have been recovered off the Ohio shoreline.
UM Study: Tough New Pollution Targets Needed To Shrink Lake Erie Dead ZoneA new study led by the University of Michigan says nutrient pollution into Lake Erie needs to be cut nearly in half to reduce the size of the annual Lake Erie "dead zone" to an acceptable level. Complicating matters: climate change is expected to make such reductions more difficult, and the rise of a type of phosphorous that algae really like to eat.
Officials Plan More Cooperation On ConservationThose involved said the land will be managed with the "spirit and intent" of a 2001 agreementthat led to the creation of the International Wildlife Refuge.
Search Called Off For Man Who Jumped In To Rescue BoyAuthorities have suspended their search in Lake Erie for a Waterford Twp. man who disappeared after jumping in to save an 8-year-old boy.
Scientists Forecast Larger Lake Erie Algae BloomThe algae produces liver and nerve toxins that can not only sicken people and kill pets and wildlife but also take a bite out of the lake's annual $11.5 billion annual tourism industry.
Experts To Discuss Low Great Lakes Water LevelsFederal experts will discuss the causes and potential consequences of low Great Lakes water levels during a Thursday seminar in Ann Arbor that also will be broadcast on the Web.
Bodies Of Missing Fishermen Pulled From Lake ErieThe U.S. Coast Guard said the bodies of two men who went missing while fishing in Monroe County have been pulled from Lake Erie.
Report: Asian Carp May Have Reached Great LakesOfficials 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.
Great Lakes Levels Below Normal Next 6 MonthsWater 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.
Report Predicts Ever-Bigger Lake Erie Algae BloomsThe warming climate and modern farming practices are creating ideal conditions for gigantic algae formations on Lake Erie, which could be potentially disastrous to the surrounding area's multi-billion-dollar tourist economy.
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Snyder Signs $21M Bill To Dredge Michigan HarborsGov. 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.
Advocates Ask Congress To Spare Great Lakes FundsThe 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.