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.
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.