On a tucked-away South Shore beach, there once were cool shallows to swim and buried shells to dig up. For those living feet away, there was the sound of the water, the constant, gentle splash on sand.
On the afternoon of January 15, activist Diane Wilson kicked off a San Antonio Estuary Waterkeeper meeting on the side of the road across from a Formosa plastics manufacturing plant in Point Comfort, Texas. After Wilson and the waterkeeper successfully sued Formosa, the company agreed to no longer release even one of the tiny plastic pellets known as nurdles into the region’s waterways.
The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters announced on Jan. 14, 2020, the seven recipients of the 2020 Academy Fellows Award. Among them was UW-Green Bay Prof. Emeritus Hallet J. ‘Bud’ Harris (NAS), who has dedicated his career and life’s work to scientific solutions to Great Lakes issues.
A landmark 2018 Indiana Supreme Court ruling that affirmed the shoreline of Lake Michigan is owned by the state and held in trust for use by all Hoosiers could be undone by legislation set for a hearing Monday in the House Judiciary Committee.
The lake is claiming beachfront homes, flooding basements, submerging piers, closing parts of Lake Shore Drive and bike paths, and washing away beaches.
A coastal stewardship coordinator with the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation says ice cover on Lake Huron can vary dramatically from year to year and this year the ice cover on Lake Huron, at this point, is well below the average.
DETROIT — Water levels on all of the Great Lakes are higher this month than they started in 2019, the year record levels were set on the waterways, the Army Corps of Engineers announced this week.
WHITE RIVER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A homeowner is saying goodbye to her beloved cottage, which toppled off a bluff after aggressive erosion along Lake Michigan.
In light of the repeated lashing Duluth's waterfront has taken in recent years, it should come as no surprise that Mayor Emily Larson's chief objective in the coming legislative session will be to seek $13.5 million in state bonding funds to shore up the city's coastal infrastructure.
On a frigid morning in late fall, resort owner Mark Engle studied the mangled planks and dock posts scattered along an ice-glazed channel that feeds into Lake Huron.
You might be surprised to learn surfing is increasingly popular on the Great Lakes. In fact, some enthusiasts plunge into Lake Michigan any chance they get, any time of year.
"When I go out and look for mussels where they should be, they are disappearing, time and time again.
MANISTEE — Learn more about high Great Lakes levels, weather and storms, and coastal impact during an information meeting later this month.
High water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River will remain a big concern for shoreline communities. In response, New York State created the REDI commission, which plans to improve infrastructure and make communities more resilient to flooding.
ByNick Lippa, WBFO
The recent rise in water levels on Lake Huron has the town of Goderich, Ontario spending more than $1 million to protect its treatment plant for drinking water.
The United Nations annual climate talks in Madrid, Spain ended with a general call for greater efforts to tackle climate change, but no agreement on concrete steps to reduce global warming. The meetings capped a year in which the effects of climate change became more apparent around the world and the Great Lakes.
Indiana’s Burns Harbor has a lot to teach Chicago and Illinois about what a well-funded and modern port could mean for our city and state.
Crews were expected to start removing more copper mining waste rock known as stamp sands that have built up in an Upper Peninsula waterway and threaten an important fish spawning area, according to state officials.
The Porter County Commissioners have declared an emergency for the entire Porter County portion of the Lake Michigan shoreline following a sharp increase in erosion activity in Beverly Shores.
The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation (LHCCC) hosted the fourth annual Lake Forum at Beach Street Station last week. Experts, elected officials, representatives from organizations and First Nations gathered to discuss issues and key priorities along the shoreline, including the need for innovative solutions for erosion.
LANSING — Water is rising along Michigan's prized Great Lakes shoreline, shrinking beaches, eroding dunes, flooding campgrounds, costing millions.
The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) has announced its seventh investment project, committing $300 million in financing to the Port of Montreal’s plan to build a new container terminal in Contrecoeur.
Work has wrapped up at Juneway Beach, where the city erected a massive rock wall to fight shoreline erosion.
As a self-described “beach bum,” Pam Bottila said she’s spent plenty of time by the Lake Michigan shoreline.
PORTER — Three lakefront property owners in the town of Porter are renewing the fight over public access to Lake Michigan beaches.
STEVENSVILLE — Mike Rutkowski has been in a struggle to preserve a longtime family home that’s been getting closer and closer to the waters of Lake Michigan the past couple of years.