As Bans On Microbeads Grow, Environmentalists Urge Less Use Of PlasticsElected officials and activists are celebrating new regulations going into effect to protect the Great Lakes, and they’re vowing to do more as the White House and Congress look to erode such protections.
Fast-Growing Ice Coverage On Great Lakes No Big Surprise To ScientistsReports say overall the Great Lakes went from being about 3 percent covered in ice to nearly 9.5 percent ice-covered within five days.
Hammond Woman Found Dead In Gary's Marquette BeachA 25-year-old woman has become the 54th person to die while swimming on the Great Lakes this summer.
Coast Guard Seeing An Alarming Increase In Hoax CallsThe Coast Guard Commander said there were 160 hoax calls on marine band radios by the end of June, compared to 55 for all of last season.
Blue Heron Research Vessel Docks At Navy PierThe research vessel, the Blue Heron, along with a scientific team from the University of Rochester, docked Thursday at Navy Pier to take a short break from an eight-day research expedition funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation.
Great Lakes Clean Water Project In Jeopardy, Officials WarnAs CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports, experts fear the program’s elimination could sink Lake Michigan.
Lake Michigan Drownings Spike In 2016The number of drownings in Lake Michigan spiked 84 percent in 2016.
Roskam: Trump Not ‘Wise’ To Propose Great Lakes Preservation Funds CutPeter Roskam favors some parts of Trump's proposed budget, but thinks cutting funds that help preserve the Great Lakes is not "sustainable."
Trump Administration's Budget Proposal Has Big Impact On ChicagoThe Trump Administration unveiled Thursday its initial budget proposal.
Lake Michigan: A Winter's View From SpaceWhile the start of 2017 has been cold, it hasn't been chilly enough to freeze over much of Lake Michigan.
Charter Boat Captains Seek Physical Barrier To Keep Asian Carp Out Of Great LakesWhen engineers reversed the flow of the Chicago River more than 100 years ago, they connected the Mississippi River basin to Lake Michigan. Now, charter boat captains from around the Great Lakes have asked Congress to put up a permanent barrier to keep Asian carp out of the lakes.
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