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The Chinook salmon or King salmon - a favorite of anglers on Lake Michigan - is in decline. That’s because it’s starving. According to a study by Michigan State University, the population of the salmon’s only prey - a small invasive fish called the alewife - has dropped by more than half since 2002. 

Ironically, other invasives - zebra and quagga mussels - are eating the alewives’ food.

Kristina Mollenhauer

Retired educator Erik Mollenhauer says we face an "extinction of experience." Sitting indoors all day, online and playing with our mobile phones, Mollenhauer says we're losing a critical connection to the natural world. He'll speak about the issue in South Haven on Tuesday, June 28.

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(MPRN-Undated) The eight Great Lakes states will vote Tuesday on a request by the city of Waukesha-Wisconsin to divert water from Lake Michigan. 

iStock/Elizabeth Quillian

(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan’s top water officials say there’s at least one compelling reason to approve Waukesha-Wisconsin’s request to divert water from Lake Michigan. And that is the city’s already doing it. 

Gary Wilson

A long five year process to determine if Waukesha, Wisconsin can withdraw water from Lake Michigan will likely come to an end next month.