Great Lakes

Ballast Regulations Split Environmentalists, Shippers

Feb 26, 2017
File photo of the South Haven lighthouse

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. 

Got Pollution? Lake Ontario City Puts It In Giant Box

Feb 1, 2017
iStock/Elizabeth Quillian

Imagine a huge steel box – whose lid is 10 football fields across. That’s what the city of Hamilton is building on the western end of Lake Ontario. It’s designed to clean up the most polluted spot on Canada’s side of the Great Lakes. And as Veronica Volk with Great Lakes Today reports, residents hope it will improve Hamilton’s reputation too. 

File photo of the South Haven lighthouse

Great Lakes Echo Commentator Gary Wilson says this year’s election should have taught everyone the hazards of making predictions. So instead of forecasting how President-elect Donald Trump will address the Great Lakes, Wilson has some suggestions. 

(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder and state environmental officials have declared western Lake Erie is an “impaired” waterway that needs to be cleaned up.