Congress Approves 5-Year Extension Of Great Lakes Cleanup ProgramSen. Debbie Stabenow, a Michigan Democrat and co-chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, described it as “a major success story that has been critical to addressing the threats that face our beloved Great Lakes.”
Drownings In Lake Michigan Break Record at 53There have been a record high 53 drownings in Lake Michigan in 2020.
Video Shows Two Kids Nearly Swept Away By Waves On Michigan City PierTwo children had a close call when they were nearly swept away by some monster waves on the Michigan City pier. But those kids never should have made it onto the pier at all.
Chicago Weather: Air Quality Alert In Effect; Temperatures Continue To RiseAs a high pressure system stays locked over the eastern Great Lakes, the Chicago area will stay dry, and temperatures will continue to rise. An air quality alert is in effect through midnight Thursday night.
Great Lakes Get Extra Funds For Cleanups, Invasive SpeciesAdditional funds provided by Congress for Great Lakes environmental improvements will be used to hasten cleanups of highly toxic sites and step up work on other longstanding forms of pollution, federal officials said Thursday.
Study: Asian Carp Could Find Plenty Of Food In Lake MichiganAuthorities are debating how to keep them out of the Great Lakes, where fishing is a $7 billion industry.
5 Governors Push Presidential Candidates To Aid Great Lakes"The Great Lakes are a vital natural resource to our entire nation, and ensuring American families have access to clean drinking water and a safe waterway system that supports our economy should be a priority for our next president," Pritzker said.
Army Corps Approves $778M Plan To Block Asian Carp AdvanceThe plan focuses on the Brandon Road Lock and Dam on the Des Plaines River near Joliet, Illinois.
Pritzker OKs Engineering Of New Project To Keep Asian Carp Out Of Lake MichiganGov. JB Pritzker is moving forward with the first steps on a project to fortify a dam and lock system near Joliet, in an effort to confront the state’s Asian carp problem, and keep the voracious fish out of the Great Lakes.
Navy Recruit Is Second Woman To Die At Great Lakes Boot Camp In 2 MonthsKelsey Nobles, an 18-year-old Navy recruit from Alabama, died Tuesday after collapsing during training at the Navy Recruit Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois.
Great Lakes Conference Explores Adapting To Warmer ClimateA conference at the University of Michigan is bringing together experts to share ideas on dealing with a warming climate in the Great Lakes region.
Chicago Backs Plan To Protect Great Lakes From Asian CarpThe city has joined the Great Lakes Basin Partnership to Block Asian Carp, an initiative established this year.
Spending Bill Rejects Trump Effort To Gut Water CleanupsPresident Donald Trump has gotten nowhere in his push to kill federal support for cleaning up some of the nation's most prized waterways.
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.