Great Lakes


The state has approved permits that would allow Enbridge Energy to dig the tunnel that would house a new Line 5 pipeline. The replacement would still be used to move petroleum products on a path that runs beneath environmentally sensitive Straits of Mackinac.

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All five of the Great Lakes closed out 2020, lower than they were a year ago, but the upper lakes are projected to remain high in the new year. 

NASA Goddard Photo and Video

As the Great Lakes face stressors from climate change to habitat loss to invasive species a new report is trying to make sense of how those different stressors interact.

Today marks 45th anniversary of Edmund Fitzgerald sinking

Nov 10, 2020
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The Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior during a storm 45 years ago today (Tues.).

The 729 foot freighter sank northwest of Whitefish Point in the Upper Peninsula.


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued its 2020 winter outlook today (Thursday).