Great Lakes

Battle Ahead Over Great Lakes Funding

Mar 14, 2017
iStock/Elizabeth Quillian

(Great Lakes Today) The Trump Administration could be proposing a 97 percent cut in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding when it unveils the federal budget later this month. 

Ambassador Bridge linking Detroit and Windsor - file photo
iStock/Diane Labombarbe / iStrock Photo

(MPRN-Detroit) Governor Rick Snyder met Monday with the premier of Ontario to talk about regional cooperation. They say the Michigan-Ontario relationship should serve as an example as federal lawmakers consider big changes to trade and travel rules. 

File photo of the South Haven lighthouse
WMUK

Gary Wilson says if the Trump administration’s proposed cuts stand it would be devastating for Great Lakes restoration. The contributor to Detroit Public Television’s Great Lakes Bureau says it would be like a panic stop with your car. “You’re going forward and then suddenly put a halt to everything.”


Ballast Regulations Split Environmentalists, Shippers

Feb 26, 2017
File photo of the South Haven lighthouse
WMUK

New York State’s attorney general is the latest to speak out against legislation he says would weaken environmental protections across the country. 

Great Lakes Ice Cover Low This Winter

Feb 15, 2017
NOAA, Great Lakes Today

Last week, only 15 percent of the Great Lakes was covered in ice. That’s the highest level of ice cover recorded so far this winter – but it’s far less than the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s 64-percent prediction. 

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