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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.
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.

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