Lake Michigan

6:30 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Federal appeals court allows lawsuit by Lake Michigan property owners to move forward

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Lower courts dismissed the lawsuit over shoreline erosion
A federal appeals court has kept alive a lawsuit filed by a group of Lake Michigan shoreline property owners who want compensation for erosion losses caused by the twin piers in St. Joseph.
8:20 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Businesses talk of adapting as lake levels remain at record lows

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14-year stretch of below-average levels for Lake Michigan is longest ever recorded
In 1998, President Bill Clinton was embroiled in the Lewinsky sex scandal, the Detroit Red Wings won their ninth Stanley Cup, and Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google Inc. in Menlo Park, Calif. It was also the last year Lake Michigan water levels were at their long-term average height.
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7:41 pm
Sun October 13, 2013

Boat cruise season winding down

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Most companies ready to shut down in about a week. Will start up again in May
Another summer, another season. For the Star of Saugatuck and other boat cruise and tour companies, the season is winding down. After a few more weeks, the boats will be cleaned and made ready for storage.
6:50 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Researchers concerned about caffeine, drugs, other chemicals found in Lake Michigan

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Study raises questions about treatment systems at plants on lake
The new findings are alarming researchers, even as they continue to learn more about what the presence of these pharmaceuticals and personal care products means. The concern is that the products, or mixtures of them, might affect fish and other aquatic life in ways that harm the ecosystem.
SW Michigan
7:01 am
Fri August 23, 2013

DNR: No Asian carp DNA in the Kalamazoo River

Asian carp
Credit Michigan Sea Grant / Flickr

Officials at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources say tests have not turned up any evidence for the presence of Asian carp in the Kalamazoo River. The invasive species has moved up the Mississippi River to Chicago. Traces of "environmental DNA" from the fish have been found in Lake Michigan beyond an electronic barrier in the Chicago Ship Canal designed to keep them out of the Great Lakes.

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