WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan bill authored by U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) – the top Democrat on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee – to address rising water levels and shoreline erosion in the Great Lakes has been signed into law.
Close to 5,700 lakes in the Northern Hemisphere may permanently lose ice cover this century, 179 of them in the next decade, at current greenhouse gas emissions, despite a possible polar vortex this year, researchers at York University have found.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has several projects to complete before reopening the locks in March.
LANSING, MI — Construction of a gauntlet meant to keep invasive carp from reaching the Great Lakes took a leap toward reality this week with an announcement that Illinois will fund initial costs using $8 million from the state of Michigan.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan bill to address rising water levels and shoreline erosion in the Great Lakes has been signed into law.
Gov. Tony Evers today announced grants for nine harbor maintenance and improvement projects in Wisconsin.
Duluth-Superior Sees Record Wind Energy Cargo In 2020
Traffic is down at the Soo Locks. Demand for iron ore and other commodities is down compared to last year. But some Great Lakes shipping companies are beginning to see things get a little bit better.
With the Earth on track to finish out another year among the warmest on record and the impact of climate change mounting around the globe, advocates around the Great Lakes are looking ahead to what a new administration could mean for the Midwest, the region containing one of the world’s largest freshwater sources.
Bipartisan legislation meant to assist Great Lakes coastal communities struggling with high water and shoreline erosion is headed to President Trump’s desk.
KALAMAZOO, MI — An impounded section of the Kalamazoo River will become a lake again now that repairs are finished on a hydroelectric dam that allowed huge quantities of sediment to wash downstream after the reservoir was drained.
LUDINGTON, Mich. – As the wind whipped across the top of the Big Sable Point lighthouse, one of the most famous and beloved on the Great Lakes, Jim Gallie pointed to the disappearing beach: “It’s been progressively getting worse.”
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced yesterday that they have secured a major increase in federal funding to dredge and maintain federal Great Lakes harbors in the final Water Resources Development Act.
Efforts to protect the eroding Lake Michigan shoreline in Porter County are expected to be put to the test by a forecast of high waves through Tuesday.
LANSING, MI — The “high water mark” along the Lake Michigan and Lake Huron coastline in the state of Michigan was underwater for more than a year and hardly anyone noticed.
LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN — As the wind whipped across the top of the Big Sable Point lighthouse, one of the most famous and beloved on the Great Lakes, Jim Gallie pointed to the disappearing beach: “It’s been progressively getting worse.”
The permit is last big hurdle for the construction project, which will be one of largest in recent history for Minnesota.