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Lawmakers Ask For Critical Lake Erie Dredging

Lawmakers Ask For Critical Lake Erie Dredging

When it comes to the backbone of Ohio's economic needs, Lake Erie and the surrounding Great Lakes carry of lot of the weight. Now, according to a recent press release on U.S. Sen Rob Portman's website (http://www.portman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=b4a503b4-a0e7-4ce3-b7cc-a1dc2...
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On Thick Ice

On Thick Ice

For the first time in 35 years, the Great Lakes are almost completely frozen over. This picture, taken February 9 at Chicago’s Montrose Harbor, shows the vast expanses of ice that cover the familiar Lake Michigan surface. As of February 13, it was estimated that 88.4 percent of the five bi...
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Navigating the Apostle Islands’ Ice Caves

Navigating the Apostle Islands’ Ice Caves

Since news spread around the globe that the ice caves of Wisconsin's Apostle Islands National Lakeshore are accessible for the first time in 5 years, more than 76,000 people have flocked to the area since January 15 to experience the impressive natural wonders, dripping with frozen reminders of ...
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Green Bay Coated With Ice

Green Bay Coated With Ice

Just when we thought winter might be over, the International Space Station snapped a photo which reminded us once again that, no, spring has not yet arrived. The photo shown above was taken by one of the Expedition 28 crew members at the International Space Station and captures the city of...
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New Michigan License Plate Wins Award

New Michigan License Plate Wins Award

The annual Automobile License Plate Collectors Association (ALPCA Inc.) Best Plate of the Year Award was recently announced, and Michigan's Mackinac Bridge license plate won with flying colors, according to a FOX 47 News article published online. The plate was one of 12 finalists selected from a...
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Obama Proposes Rule to Protect Great Lakes

Obama Proposes Rule to Protect Great Lakes

On Tuesday, March 25, the Obama Administration proposed a "water of the United States" rule that will clarify which U.S. waters are protected from pollution and degradation under the Clean Water Act of 1972. According to an article published in the Washington Post, the proposal would lead to str...
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Finger Lakes Boating Museum Finds Permanent Home

Finger Lakes Boating Museum Finds Permanent Home

Situated under Lake Ontario in the west-central section of Upstate New York, The Finger Lakes has quite the boating history — especially with locally-built wooden boats. The Finger Lakes Boating Museum (FLBM) has been sharing the region’s boatbuilding story since 1997. For years, th...
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BP Crude Oil Spills Into Lake Michigan

BP Crude Oil Spills Into Lake Michigan

The newly modernized BP Whiting oil refinery in Whiting, Indiana, set up less than a year ago to process Canadian tar sands, confirmed that a malfunction at the facility allowed crude oil to spill into Lake Michigan Monday, March 24. According to an article in today's Chicago Tribune, it is unknown ...
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Senators Seek Solutions to Asian Carp Concerns

Senators Seek Solutions to Asian Carp Concerns

In a March 14 press release, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown D-OH and 10 senate colleagues urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to work on a long-term solution for keeping Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. Sen. Brown is joined by U.S. Sen. Rob Portman R-OH and nine other regional senators in ...
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Canadian Coast Guard Calls for More Icebreakers

Canadian Coast Guard Calls for More Icebreakers

According to a recent article published by the Canadian Press, the Canadian Coast Guard is sending in more icebreakers to help clear the frozen Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway in order to make way for freighters. There are already two icebreakers working on clearing the ice in the Great Lake...
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