POTUS Budget Again Targets Regional Water Cleanup ProgramsFor a second consecutive year, President Donald Trump is trying to drastically reduce or eliminate federal support of cleanups for iconic U.S. waterways including the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay.
King Salmon's Great Lakes Future UncertainThe king salmon was first transplanted into the Great Lakes about 50 years ago, and helped create a $7 billion economic impact.
Antidepressants Found In Several Great Lakes Fish The rising usage rate of antidepressants is impacting fish in the Great Lakes.
Trump's Budget Includes $77.6M For Great Lakes ProjectsPresident Donald Trump's spending plan for 2018 includes $77.6 million for operation and maintenance of Great Lakes shipping channels and related infrastructure, including the lock system at Sault Ste. Marie.
Great Lakes Commission Says Billions Needed For Water UpgradesA Great Lakes organization wants governments in the U.S. and Canada to fund massive infrastructure upgrades to provide safe drinking water and support waterborne freight transport.
Grants Given To Help Great Lakes CitiesThe federal government is handing out $2 million to cities along the Great Lakes to cut down storm water runoff and improve water quality at beaches.
Gov. Dayton Votes To Support Great Lakes DiversionMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he voted to approve a proposal by the Wisconsin city of Waukesha to divert Great Lakes water because the plan will provide environmental benefits and safe drinking water while having little negative impact on the lakes.
Officials Release Plan For Boosting Great Lakes Maritime TradeAn organization representing states and Canadian provinces in the Great Lakes region released a $3.8 billion plan Wednesday designed to improve their shared maritime transportation system and make cargo shipping more competitive.
Coast Guard Advises Caution On Northern Great Lakes IceRain, winds and above-freezing temperatures are in the forecast for this weekend. Those conditions are expected to bring melting and weakening ice in the Great Lakes region.
Report: Great Lakes States Need $80B For Water, Sewer FixesFederal regulators say nearly $80 billion is needed over the next 20 years to reduce sewage overflows and protect drinking water in the Great Lakes region.
Minnesotans Getting Another Dose Of Arctic ColdThanks to El Niño, the winter was off to a relatively mild start. But the National Weather Service says Minnesota is in for dangerously frigid weather this weekend.
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