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Consider the starry stonewort, a green alga from Eurasia that now thrives in many inland lakes in The Great Lakes region and that can outcompete native plants. Its first documented discovery in North America was in New York in 1978 -- or so scientists believed. Then through a combination of old-school ...
Michigan -- U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), co-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, and U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), member of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, today led a bipartisan push to provide funding for The Great Lakes Coastline Resiliency Study, a critical strategy to ...

Although Nashville synth-rock quartet Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes is well-established as a spirited live act, the group also has crafted a series of rich, nuanced studio recordings. The band's latest effort is the EP Chapter One, which will be released this Friday, January 19 and will be followed by ...
Recently, Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division troopers, Motor Carrier Inspectors, and MCSAP qualified troopers participated in an enforcement project with our surrounding state commercial vehicle divisions. Formerly known as the Tri-State Commercial Vehicle Initiative, the ...
MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - In just under a month, the construction site on Washington Street in Marquette will be home to several key organizations. From UP Health System Rehab Services managed by UP Rehab Services, to Advance Center for Orthopedics, NMU and Perform 4 Life, all will work ...
In some ways, 2009 and the following couple of years formed a pinnacle of excitement around offshore wind in The Great Lakes. In Michigan, the governor-appointed Great Lakes Wind Council drafted model legislation for permitting, leasing and siting potential projects intended to be shared with other Great ...

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. -- An intricate boat ballet plays out each January on the frigid waters of the northern Great Lakes. Thousand-foot freighters scramble to make final deliveries of iron ore to steel mills. The Coast Guard carves paths through ice-clogged shipping routes. And the Soo Locks, the ...
Rockman began working on the project five years ago, beginning with a research tour of The Great Lakes. The heart of this exhibition is a suite of five mural-sized paintings.They illustrate themes that Rockman developed while traveling around The Great Lakes, discovering their beauties and the dangers that ...
"Decline of black terns in The Great Lakes region has been severe, and preventing abandonment of remaining colonies is an important stop-gap measure for maintaining he bird's presence until the causes of its decline are better understood," study authors Katherine Wyman and Francesca Cuthbert of the ...
More than three centuries of thriving marine commerce and those notorious storms in The Great Lakes have given Michigan a wealth of historic shipwrecks. There are nearly a thousand on the bottomlands of the state's 13 designated underwater preserves alone. But Michigan's mostly volunteer system of ...
Past ARRL Great Lakes Division Director Jim Weaver, K8JE (ex-WA8COA), of Mason, Ohio, died on January 14. An ARRL Life Member, he was 82. Weaver served as ARRL Great Lakes Division Director for 11 years, from 2003 until 2014, and he was a regular presence at Hamvention® and ARRL EXPO ...
If you like ice, you have to love The Great Lakes, where it comes in all shapes and sizes. With the recent deep freeze, we're seeing a lot more ice than in the past few winters -- including a frosty Niagara Falls. Here's a look at some unusual shapes and sizes: Pancake ice forms as sections of ice collide ...
The Great Lakes Water Authority will be submitting a written report to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in late-February regarding the Oct. 23 ... "After the Oct. 23 water transmission main break, the state department of environmental quality advised The Great Lakes Water Authority that it was ...
Water levels depend on snow accumulation across The Great Lakes basin and ice on the lakes, which can slow water evaporation, said Keith Kompoltowicz, the chief of watershed hydrology for the Detroit district of the Army Corps of Engineers. "Typically, when we see larger snow pack across the Great ...
Box said lawmakers and businesses need to step up, but individuals can help too by buying as little plastic as possible, particularly water bottles. A study by the Rochester Institute of technology found nearly 10,000 metric tons - or 22 million pounds - of plastic debris enter The Great Lakes every year.
Over the past year, Detroit Public Television's Great Lakes Bureau has been covering many stories involving the controversy over the pipeline as well as filming a documentary called "Beneath the Surface: The Line 5 Pipeline in The Great Lakes" that is scheduled to be broadcast on Detroit Public Television ...
If you like ice, you have to love The Great Lakes, where it comes in all shapes and sizes. With the recent deep freeze, we're seeing a lot more ice than in the past few winters -- including a frosty Niagara Falls. Here's a look at some unusual shapes and sizes: Pancake ice forms as sections of ice collide ...

Video: Ice balls, Ice Volcanoes and More Ice on The Great Lakes. An icy Cuyahoga River in Cleveland [Elizabeth Miller/ideastream]. Great Lakes ... If you like ice, you have to love The Great Lakes, where it comes in all shapes and sizes. With the recent deep freeze, we're seeing a lot more ice than in the past ...
The Michigan Office of The Great Lakes has released the 2017 State of The Great Lakes Report. The report highlights The Great Lakes connection to Michigan's environment, economy, and culture. The annual State of The Great Lakes Report is produced by the Michigan Office of The Great Lakes. It reflects on ...
"I think in general when iron ore volumes are up at the Port of Toledo or across The Great Lakes that means that the manufacturing economy is doing better," Cappel says. "Automotive, appliances, machinery - things of that nature." Iron ore is mined in Minnesota and in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
He started one to give a chunk of his profits away to organizations that protect The Great Lakes and watersheds in Michigan. Cremonte has founded Michigan Overboard, a product sales company. He is getting the business off the ground by selling athletic headbands and decal stickers, which he started ...
The year also brought some personally memorable moments - Alliance for The Great Lakes' Joel Brammeier said that for the first time, his children asked to hike at Michigan's Sleeping Bear Dunes. And Mike Ferner of Advocates for a Clean Lake Erie chose a moment in late September, when he dumped ...
The year also brought some personally memorable moments - Alliance for The Great Lakes' Joel Brammeier said that for the first time, his children asked to hike at Michigan's Sleeping Bear Dunes. And Mike Ferner of Advocates for a Clean Lake Erie chose a moment in late September, when he dumped ...
There are few regions in the world where you can make true "ice wine," a sweet vintage fit for after dinner sipping or dessert courses. You need warm summers to grow quality grapes. But they also have to be picked and pressed when it's well below freezing. The Great Lakes region, especially around Lake ...
A 2005 U.S. Geological Survey of the American portion of The Great Lakes found that beneath all that water there are 312 million barrels of oil and 5.2 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Yet there's nothing in the Interior Department's plan to undo the current ban on oil and gas drilling in The Great Lakes.
The stretch of sub-zero temperatures is making it difficult for ships to transport cargo on The Great Lakes. Lake vessels are trying to haul as many loads as they can before the shipping season ends mid-month. As of Wednesday, eight lake vessels were delayed outside the Twin Ports harbor. Adele Yorde ...
(WXYZ) - The deep freeze that has been pounding Michigan and much of the country has increased the ice coverage on The Great Lakes in just three weeks. According National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Great Lakes Coast Watch Node, four of the five Great Lakes had zero percent ice ...
8, The Great Lakes were 0.34% covered in ice, which gives you an idea of how fast the ice is building up. Here's how the numbers break down for each of The Great Lakes as of Jan. 4, along with Lake St. Clair: Lake Superior: 8.63% ice coverage (On this day in 2017: 1.11%). Lake Michigan: 20.92% (On this ...
As the current stretch of frigid air continues to filter across The Great Lakes, ice is quickly expanding on them. As of January 3rd, the last ice analysis from The Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, The Great Lakes were 22.7% covered in ice. To put that in perspective, last year at the same time, only 2.6% of the ...
There are about 32,000 islands in The Great Lakes. About 30 of them have year-round residents - people who stick it out through the long winter. Now, Great Lakes islanders are banding together. They're creating a coalition to work together to solve the challenges they share in common. The coalition was ...
A new year brings new opportunities for recreation and commercial interests along The Great Lakes. It also means seven gubernatorial elections in states that border the lakes, and growing concern over climate change. Great Lakes Today asked environmental groups and others for their thoughts on 2017 ...
The idea was born in the Michigan Office of The Great Lakes, inspired by a non-profit group in Maine that serves the needs of residents of 15 islands off Maine's ... Back in September, more than 70 people from 12 islands in The Great Lakes region met up on Beaver Island for the first-ever islands summit.
LEELANAU COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Northern Michigan kids and their families were able to ring in the new year a little early Sunday. The Great Lakes children's Museum in Leelanau County held their 17th Annual Countdown to Noon event for all of the kids that aren't able to stay up until midnight. Kids were able ...
Jan 01, 2018 -- In 2017, President Trump proposed cutting $300 million for Great Lakes projects. That money stayed in the federal budget, but as a new year begins, environmental advocates have lots of concerns - including cuts to the EPA. Groups throughout the region plan to take the fate of the Great ...
"This (infrared) satellite picture shows the amazing power of The Great Lakes to 'modify' the atmosphere," meteorologists at NWS Gaylord said in a facebook post ... This week's cold stretch has total Great Lakes ice coverage at 12.6 percent, according to The Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory.
Boy, that escalated quickly! A blast of frigid air from the Canadian Arctic over the past several days has The Great Lakes rapidly freezing over. After two straight winters of below-average ice cover, this one is shaping up to at least meet long-term averages, or be even icier. The Great Lakes cumulatively went ...
Great Lakes - The groaning sound of metal hulls pushing through ice has been a growing refrain across much of The Great Lakes this week as the Arctic cold snap continued for a second week, leaving many freighters battling the deep freeze. Ice coverage is nearing 30 percent in the region. A small ...
The photo shows a phenomenon called "cloud streets" that stretched across The Great Lakes region on Christmas Day. "These parallel rows of clouds, known as 'cloud streets' streaming over The Great Lakes on Christmas Day 2017 … helped deliver record-setting snowfall in Erie, Pa., where more than 60 ...
These "lake-effect" snows are fed by the still-liquid parts of The Great Lakes during the early winter. When cold air blows over the open water, warmth and moisture rise into the atmosphere to create heavy bands of snow. The combination of frigid air, warm water, and perfectly aligned winds created this week's ideal snow ...
Brutal cold doesn't keep surfer from catching waves on The Great Lakes. by Roxanne Werly. Daniel Schetter, known as "Surfer Dan", can be found on Lake Superior all year but he turns the most heads when he catches waves in the frigid winter months.{ } Photo courtesy: Devon Hains Photography. Icy Wind Surfer 2.
In some ways, 2009 and the following couple of years formed a pinnacle of excitement around offshore wind in The Great Lakes. In Michigan, the governor-appointed Great Lakes Wind Council drafted model legislation for permitting, leasing and siting potential projects that was intended to be shared with ...
According to the post, the moon allowed a unique Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) view of The Great Lakes. Visible in the photo is the light form Detroit, Toronto, Cleveland, Chicago, Grand Rapids and more. Plus, the photo also shows the moon glint below lake-effect clouds over Lake ...
"This (infrared) satellite picture shows the amazing power of The Great Lakes to 'modify' the atmosphere," meteorologists at NWS Gaylord said in a facebook post ... This week's cold stretch has total Great Lakes ice coverage at 12.6 percent, according to The Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory.
The photo shows a phenomenon called "cloud streets" that stretched across The Great Lakes region on Christmas Day. "These parallel rows of clouds, known as 'cloud streets' streaming over The Great Lakes on Christmas Day 2017 … helped deliver record-setting snowfall in Erie, Pa., where more than 60 ...
It may seem weird, but the warming waters of The Great Lakes are fueling this kind of colossal snowfall -- for the time being. These "lake-effect" snows are fed by the still-liquid parts of The Great Lakes during the early winter. When cold air blows over the open water, warmth and moisture rise into the ...
Over the years, pollution has been seen as a big threat to fish in The Great Lakes. Now, a data scientist says that might not always be the case. University of Minnesota research associate Katya Kovalenko examined data from lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron. And she plotted it on a map highlighting all ...
With a new president, it was unclear whether funding dedicated to The Great Lakes would continue. And by May, the Trump Administration made its message clear by zeroing out the $300 million used for cleaning up pollution, restoring wetlands and other projects. His budget also cut funds for research and ...
The Great Lakes area has seen a spike in gas prices over the last week, according to Gas Buddy. It says several refinery issues have surfaced. Indiana jumped nine cents-- the highest in the nation. Michigan jumped six cents, which was the sixth highest in the country. It predicts gasoline demand will weaken, delivering ...
Heavy lake-effect snow will remain in place over The Great Lakes snowbelts until this lake-effect snow factory shuts down Wednesday. ... snow are expected to persist until later Wednesday, after which a weak weather system arriving from the west is expected to disrupt the wind flow over The Great Lakes.
A scientific consortium has been awarded a $100,000 grant for a study of how well some of The Great Lakes' most heavily polluted sites have been cleaned up. The Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation is providing the funds over two years to the International Association for Great Lakes Research.


 

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