Report: Great Lake Water Levels Rebound From Concerning 2013 FiguresWater levels in Lakes Michigan, Huron and Superior are at least a foot higher than they were a year ago.
Under-The-Radar National ParksVacationers might be interested in visiting one of these under-the-radar national parks to get away from the large crowds and heavy traffic in the most popular parks, like Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon.
Sunset Over Lake Superior Wins Pure Michigan Online Photo ContestPure Michigan announced that Carla White of Christmas is the winner of the Michigan Moments Photo Contest. White’s winning photograph features a sunset over Lake Superior, just west of Bay Furnace Park in Christmas.
GM Sponsoring Educational Boat Excursions In UPGeneral Motors is sponsoring educational boat trips on Lake Superior this summer for Michigan school students on Michigan Technological University's research vessel, the RV Agassiz.
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.
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.
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.
Isle Royale Wolf Population At Risk: Michigan Tech StudyNo pups were apparently born to the wolf population on Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior in 2012, according to researchers at Michigan Technological University, which has been studying the interaction between the island park's wolves and moose for 55 years. Since wolves live only about five years in the wild, that means the island's wolf population may soon be gone.
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.
Snyder To Transfer $11M For Dredging Great LakesGov. 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.
US Coast Guard Warns Of Unsafe Ice On Lake Erie, Other Great LakesThe 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.
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.
EPA Creates Great Lakes Protection Advisory BoardThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is creating a board to advise federal agencies carrying out two wide-ranging programs to protect the Great Lakes.
Mich. Bill Revives Shoreline Grooming DebateThe Michigan Senate is preparing to vote on whether to abolish a state program that regulates what landowners can do with the vegetation.
Report: Projects To Control Great Lakes UnlikelyA U.S.-Canadian advisory panel wound up a five-year study this week with a recommendation against large-scale engineering projects to prevent swings in Great Lakes water levels, saying people across the region should adapt to nature's ups and downs.