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Invasive Carp Challenge Winner Announced

Invasive Carp Challenge Winner Announced

29-Mar-2018

The winners of Michigan’s Great Lakes Invasive Carp Challenge have been announced. Edem Tsikata, a software consultant in Boston, won the $200,000 first prize for his design. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced the competition last year to catalyze efforts to prevent invasive Asian carp f...
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RAEON to Collect Real-Time Lakes Data

RAEON to Collect Real-Time Lakes Data

23-Mar-2018

The Real-time Aquatic Ecosystem Observation Network (RAEON) has received $15.9 million in funding for some high-tech monitoring of the Great Lakes. Researchers will use the funds on a number of items, including technology that will allow them to better monitor tagged fish, water temperatures and alg...
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Baysail Seeking Deckhands

Baysail Seeking Deckhands

13-Mar-2018

Baysail, based in Bay City, Michigan, is seeking adventurous, friendly deckhands to support voyages on the tall ship schooners Appledore IV and Appledore V. Deckhands will be expected to work on shipboard education programs, public sails and private charters on the Saginaw River, Saginaw Bay and oth...
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WI Gov. Pulls Marine Sanctuary Nomination

WI Gov. Pulls Marine Sanctuary Nomination

08-Mar-2018

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has decided to pull a nomination to make an area off the coast of Wisconsin in Lake Michigan a National Marine Sanctuary. The designation would have given dozens of offshore shipwrecks federal protections. Walker sent a letter to the National Oceanic and Atmos...
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Enbridge and Michigan Come To Agreement on Line 5 Pipeline

Enbridge and Michigan Come To Agreement on Line 5 Pipeline

23-Feb-2018

In December, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed an agreement requiring Enbridge, the owner of Line 5, to take immediate steps to improve environmental protection for the Great Lakes and other state waterways. “Business as usual by Enbridge is not acceptable, and we are going to ensure the h...
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Environmentalists Push For Lake Erie Impairment Declaration

Environmentalists Push For Lake Erie Impairment Declaration

14-Feb-2018

Environmentalists and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continue to wrangle over Lake Erie’s classification under the Clean Water Act. Environmentalists are now pushing for a court ruling that would force the EPA to declare the Ohio portion of western Lake Erie as impaired. M...
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Manitowoc Shipwreck Placed on State Register of Historic Places

Manitowoc Shipwreck Placed on State Register of Historic Places

12-Feb-2018

The Lake Michigan Arctic shipwreck near Manitowoc, Wisconsin has been placed on the State Register of Historic Places. The Arctic tug was built in 1881 and sank in 1930. To learn more about the Arctic shipwreck, visit wisconsinshipwrecks.org. (http://www.wisconsinshipwrecks.org) ...
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States, Ontario Join Coalition to Fight Carp

States, Ontario Join Coalition to Fight Carp

07-Feb-2018

Last year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a draft plan to prevent Asian carp from entering Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes. So far, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and Ontario have joined an interstate partnership, the Great Lakes Basin Partnership to Block Asian Carp, in order to help co...
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Lake Michigan Clearer, But With Caveat

Lake Michigan Clearer, But With Caveat

30-Jan-2018

According to a study by the Michigan Tech Research Institute, Lake Michigan has dramatically increased in clarity since 1998, the Chicago Tribune reports. The reason? Researchers say the introduction of mussels, one of the biggest invasive species in the Great Lakes. Researchers from the Michig...
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Chicago, Surfers Sue U.S. Steel

Chicago, Surfers Sue U.S. Steel

26-Jan-2018

The City of Chicago has joined a local surfing group in suing U.S. Steel for a number of toxic chromium spills into Lake Michigan last year. The Surfrider Foundation, now with Chicago, has sued U.S. Steel for failing to notify the City of Chicago about three spills near drinking water intakes at the...
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