Scientists Take Rare Peek Under Great Lakes' Frozen SurfacesResearchers have long done such field work at other times of year, assuming not much is happening in the lakes during winter. But they recently concluded that there's more activity than they realized. They say it's urgent to get more information now, as climate change reduces the Great Lakes' ice cover.
Scientists Race To Gather Winter Data On Warming Great LakesResearchers now think more is going on in the bitter depths of the Great Lakes than previously believed — including activity influenced by climate change.
High Water Levels Wreaking Havoc On Great LakesThe five inland seas are bursting at the seams during the region's wettest period in more than a century, which scientists say is likely connected to the warming climate.
Rising Great Lakes Erode Shorelines, Create UncertaintyAround the Great Lakes, beaches have disappeared, docks are submerged and lakeshore is eroding. This summer, Lakes Erie and Ontario reached their highest levels ever recorded – thanks to months of abnormally wet weather – and Lake Superior has set new monthly records.
U.S., Canada Discuss Cooperation On Stopping Asian CarpU.S. states and Canadian provinces in the Great Lakes region are looking for ways to cooperate on preventing Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan.
More Great Lakes Ports Tracking Greenhouse Gas EmissionA recent report finds around one-third of participating ports in the United States and Canada, including those in Duluth and Milwaukee, are keeping a detailed inventory of greenhouse gas emissions.
Environmentalists Warm Of Balloon Dangers To WildlifeVolunteers for the Alliance for the Great Lakes picked up more than 18,000 balloons, balloon pieces or balloon strings along Great Lakes shorelines from 2016 to 2018.
Leaders From Midwest, Canada Discuss Great Lakes Action PlanNot only are there long-term threats from storms and flooding, but there are also more immediate threats like traffic jams on flooded waterways.
Great Lakes Mayors' Group Endorses Plan To Fight Asian CarpA group representing mayors of cities in the Great Lakes region wants to fortify an Illinois waterway to prevent Asian carp from invading Lake Michigan. The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Cities Initiative has endorsed a $778 million plan developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which recently sent the proposal to Congress.
High Water On Great Lakes Means Trouble For Piping PloverWater levels have surged in recent years as the lakes bounced back from record-setting lows.
Report: Great Lakes Feeling Effects Of Rapid Climate WarmingThe Great Lakes region is warming faster than the rest of the U.S., a trend likely to bring more extreme storms while also degrading water quality, worsening erosion and posing tougher challenges for farming, scientists reported Thursday.
Trump Seeks Cuts For Cleanup Of Great Lakes, Other WaterwaysPresident Donald Trump is trying again to slash federal cleanup funding for major U.S. waterways, including the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay.
High Water Levels Expected In Great Lakes This SummerExperts are predicting higher-than-normal water levels on the Great Lakes this summer, some of which may set records.
Minnesota Divers Tell Stories Behind Great Lakes ShipwrecksEach find closes the final chapter of a tragic maritime history and gives answers to the families of those lost.
2018 Has Been A Deadly Year On The Great LakesThe deaths have prompted efforts to increase safety along Great Lakes beaches.