Great Lakes

Search and Rescue operations up from last year

17 hours ago
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Search and Rescue operations on the Great Lakes are up from last year.

The pandemic, high water levels, and warm temperatures have all played a role.

Great Lakes water levels may start going down

Aug 4, 2020
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Water levels on the Great Lakes have broken high-water records in recent months. 

But  four of the five lakes now appear to be on the decline.

The impacts of the Line 5 oil spill a decade later

Jul 24, 2020
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Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 oil and gas pipeline is embattled. Environmental groups and tribal governments say it poses a critical threat to the Great Lakes where it passes through the Straits of Mackinac. The line faces challenges in court including from the state Attorney General. But as Sehvilla Mann reports, no one paid much attention to Line 5 until the oil spill on the Kalamazoo River 10 years ago.

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The hot summer days have sent water temperatures in the Great Lakes soaring. 

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Scientists from around the globe released a report this week warning of the degradation to the world’s large lakes… including those in Michigan.


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