Heavy rains earlier in June forced local officials to dump more than 105 million gallons of storm water and raw sewage into Lake Michigan. The dumping is nothing new. The lake is frequently the outlet of last resort when heavy rains overwhelm Chicago’s sewage system.
The Great Lakes region has always been defined by water. The “sweetwater seas,” as the lakes were known, sustained indigenous people, and served as a thoroughfare for hunters, fur traders and early voyagers.
A new report says it would be technologically feasible to raise water levels in Lakes Huron and Michigan to make up for drop-offs caused by more than a century of dredging and other human activity. But the report obtained by The Associated Press says it would take decades to accomplish the task
Lake Michigan soon will be home to a new 75 mile shoreline recreational water trail, according to the U.S Department of the Interior.The Department formally announced the creation of the first leg of the Lake Michigan Water Trail during a press conference on Thursday.
Worried about bacteria or gangs? Will that deadly combination keep you away from the beaches this summer? It turns out that there are several things you can do along Lake Michigan besides baking in the sun on dirty sand and empty Doritos snack bags.
A federal and regional committee is laying out a plan to defend Chicago waterways and the Great Lakes from Asian carp.Hydroguns that shoot energy waves into water, underwater cameras that can show whether those guns actually killed carp, new barriers and traps for larvae and eggs--these are technolo
Federal and state officials are beginning a series of projects to pinpoint how close Asian carp are to the Great Lakes and reduce their numbers in Chicago-area waterways near Lake Michigan. The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee released a $7 million monitoring and sampling plan Monday.
Some environmentalist groups say slashing funding for the EPA wouldn't be good for the Great Lakes. President Obama's proposed 2012 budget would cut 125 million dollars slated for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Cameron Davis is a senior advisor to the EPA on Great Lakes issues.