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Teachers From IL, MN, NY, PA, OH Study Great Lake

Fifteen teachers from five states are spending the week on Lake Ontario as part of a research program. The teachers, from elementary to high school, are aboard the Lake Guardian, a research vessel operated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

07/10/2013

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Scientists: Timber In Lake Michigan Centuries Old

A wooden beam embedded at the bottom of northern Lake Michigan appears to have been there for centuries, underwater archaeologists announced Tuesday, a crucial finding as crews dig toward what they hope is the carcass of a French ship that disappeared while exploring the Great Lakes in the 17th century.

06/18/2013

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Remote Mich. Village Abuzz Over Shipwreck Search

Commercial fisherman Larry Barbeau’s comings and goings usually don’t create much of a stir in this wind-swept Lake Michigan outpost, but in the past few days, his phone jangles the minute he arrives home.

06/17/2013

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Great Lakes Governors Seek Agreement On Invasives

Despite an unresolved dispute over Asian carp, states that surround the Great Lakes hope to develop a common strategy for battling invasive species during a meeting of governors and other top officials that began Friday.

05/31/2013

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Great Lakes Region Pins Economic Hopes On Water

A century ago, the seven-story brick building a few blocks from downtown was a factory — a symbol of an era when Milwaukee and other cities ringing the Great Lakes were industrial powerhouses churning out steel, automobiles and appliances.

05/27/2013

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Monitoring For Asian Carp To Increase In Illinois

The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee outlined a $6.5 million plan on Thursday that includes expanding efforts to remove the invasive fish from the Upper Illinois River below a set of electrical barriers meant to keep them from reaching Lake Michigan.

05/09/2013

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Cliffs Ready To Produce New Kind Of Iron Pellet

Cliffs Natural Resources says it’s ready to produce a new kind of iron ore pellet in Minnesota that could potentially open new markets.

04/26/2013

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Report: Asian Carp May Have Reached Great Lakes

At least some Asian carp probably have found their way into the Great Lakes, but there’s still time to stop the dreaded invaders from becoming established and unraveling food chains that support a $7 billion fishing industry and sensitive ecosystems.

04/04/2013

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Report Predicts Ever-Bigger Lake Erie Algae Blooms

It was the largest algae bloom in Lake Erie’s recorded history. It sucked oxygen from the water, clogged boat motors and washed ashore in rotting masses that turned beachgoers’ stomachs.

04/01/2013

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Feds Making Long-Range Great Lakes Cleanup Plans

The Obama administration says it’s making plans to continue a long-range Great Lakes cleanup program, although decisions about paying for it will be made on a year-by-year basis.

03/07/2013

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Lower Great Lakes Levels Reveal Another Shipwreck

There’s been another report of a shipwreck uncovered off of Michigan because of lower Great Lakes water levels.

12/13/2012

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Lawmaker Wants Review Of Lake Michigan Outflows

A member of Congress from Michigan wants federal officials to take another look at the longstanding policy of allowing millions of gallons of water to flow out of Lake Michigan daily at Chicago.

11/01/2012

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Program To Boost Great Lakes Cleanup Research

The University of Michigan is establishing a research program designed to bring more scientific credibility to the federal government’s billion-dollar battle to clean up the Great Lakes, officials said Tuesday.

10/30/2012

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Lawmaker: Corps To Miss Asian Carp Plan Deadline

A member of Congress from Michigan says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will not meet a legal deadline for completing a plan to preventing Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.

10/05/2012

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Minnesota Joins Iowa Fight Against Invasive Carp

Minnesota has decided to help finance Iowa efforts to keep invasive carp out of the Iowa Great Lakes. The Minnesota Natural Resources Department is providing $261,000 to help Iowa set up an electrical barrier atop Lower Gar Lake dam.

10/04/2012

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