Best Backpacking Trails In The Continental USA brief profile of five of the best backtracking trails in the continental United States
Great Lakes More Ice-Covered Than Last FebruaryFor the second consecutive winter, the Great Lakes are almost completely covered with ice, due to the frigid weather.
Public Meetings Set On Plan To Keep Invasive Species Out Of Great LakesThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been searching for a magic bullet to keep potentially harmful aquatic fish, plants, and other species from advancing into the Great Lakes.
Feds Release 5-Year Plan To Improve Great LakesThe Obama administration announced a new 5-year plan for the Great Lakes on Wednesday that will accelerate efforts to address toxic pollution, invasive species and farm runoff and restore plant and wildlife habitat.
Nearly 20 Percent Of Great Lakes Still On IceIn the aftermath of one of the coldest winters on record, 19 percent of the Great Lakes are still covered in ice.
Under-The-Radar National ParksVacationers might be interested in visiting one of these under-the-radar national parks to get away from the large crowds and heavy traffic in the most popular parks, like Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon.
It's Mid-April And Coast Guard Is Still Battling Thick Great Lakes IceAlmost one month into spring, the U.S. Coast Guard is still breaking up ice around the Great Lakes.
Lake Michigan Ice Breaks Record; Great Lakes Hit 2nd Highest LevelLake Michigan set a new record for ice coverage over the weekend, when ice levels reached 93.29 percent.
Great Lakes Ice Coverage As Seen From Space; Lake Michigan MeltdownLast week's brief thaw melted much of the ice covering Lake Michigan, but three of the Great Lakes still remain nearly entirely on ice.
Nearly 90 Percent Of Great Lakes Covered In IceIt's been so bitterly cold for so long in the Upper Midwest that the Great Lakes are almost completely covered with ice. The last time they came this close was in 1994, when 94 percent of the lakes' surface was frozen.
Winter Leaves 80 Percent Of Great Lakes Covered In IceThe long deep freeze across the Upper Midwest this winter has left a whopping 80 percent of the Great Lakes covered in ice.
Study: Physical, Electric Barriers Best Defenses Against Asian CarpPlacing dam-like structures in Chicago waterways would be an almost foolproof method of preventing Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan, while a less pricey electric barrier system also has solid prospects for shielding the Great Lakes from the invasive fish.

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