Great Lakes

7:42 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Snyder Calls for Quicker Action on Asian Carp

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Governor says greater "atmosphere of crisis" could help reach solution
Editor's note: Great Lakes Echo commentator Gary Wilson sat down with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder in Chicago for a one-on-one interview Friday. Here's Wilson's take on what the governor had to say. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder brought his Great Lakes message to Chicago today as the region's governors gathered in Chicago for an annual meeting.
9:30 pm
Sun April 27, 2014

Ice Cover Left on Some of Great Lakes

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Lake Michigan still has 15% ice cover, higher than normal for April
Lake Superior is still over 60 percent covered in ice as of yesterday Saturday April 26, 2014. The satellite pictures shown above were the latest I could find that had clear skies and good vision of the ice. These high resolution satellite images come from April 23 and April 24, 2014.
6:31 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

Planned Nuclear Waste Facility Raises Concerns in Great Lakes

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Joint review panel in Canada asking questions about viability
Some materials that would be stored in a proposed underground nuclear waste facility less than a mile from Lake Huron are hundreds of times more radioactive than was told to Canadian government officials considering the site.
12:36 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

16 Dredging Projects Planned for Michigan and Wisconsin

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Congress allocated an additional $46.5-million for dredging the Great Lakes
Everybody knows water flows, but not many people know that the sediment below it does too. That' s why harbors need dredging, or excavating the gradually accumulated material at the bottom of the water and transporting it elsewhere. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District had planned eight dredging projects in Michigan and Wisconsin for 2014 worth $13.2 million.
8:16 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Great Lakes Senators Call for Army Corps of Engineers to Stop Spread of Asian Carp

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Letter signed by Levin, Stabenow and others questions what criteria the corps would use to determine that an emergency exists
WASHINGTON - A group of U.S. senators representing Great Lakes states are pushing the Army Corps of Engineers to move forward with plans to stop Asian carp from entering the Lakes.