Lakes

May 05, 2018 - 9:10 am
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Two decades after the diminutive Lake Champlain was ridiculed for its brief listing in federal law as one of the Great Lakes, a program that studies the lake has won a designation that could more than double its government funding. The Lake Champlain Sea Grant Program has...
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May 01, 2018 - 7:53 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — U.S. senators from states in the Great Lakes region are pushing for continued federal funding of a program designed to make progress on the lakes' most pressing ecological challenges. A dozen senators from both parties signed a letter of support for the Great Lakes...
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April 26, 2018 - 12:00 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has approved a request to pull millions of gallons of water daily from Lake Michigan to serve a new Foxconn Technology Group manufacturing plant, helping the Taiwanese electronics giant clear a major regulatory hurdle. Foxconn...
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April 23, 2018 - 9:20 am
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Shipwreck hunters are planning to excavate around a Lake Erie wreck this summer that they think could be the remains of a schooner that went down nearly two centuries ago. Its size, design and location point toward it being a sailing ship called the Lake Serpent, which sunk in...
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April 23, 2018 - 9:19 am
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Shipwreck hunters are planning to excavate around a Lake Erie wreck this summer that they think could be the remains of a schooner that went down nearly two centuries ago. Its size, design and location point toward it being a sailing ship called the Lake Serpent, which sunk in...
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April 23, 2018 - 9:10 am
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Shipwreck hunters say they may have found the remains of a schooner that went down in Lake Erie nearly two centuries ago. The National Museum of the Great Lakes says divers are hoping to take a closer look this summer to determine if it's indeed a sailing ship called the Lake...
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FILE - This Feb. 11, 2014, aerial file photo shows a view of the Mackinac Bridge, which spans a 5-mile-wide freshwater channel called the Straits of Mackinac that separates Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas. Sen. Gary Peters of Michigan said Friday, April 13, 2018, that the flow of crude oil through twin pipelines through the Straits should be suspended until authorities determine how severely they were damaged by what may have been a ship anchor strike. The Coast Guard is delaying action because of a heavy storm expected this weekend. (Keith King/Traverse City Record-Eagle via AP, Pool, File)
April 17, 2018 - 1:18 pm
MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on damage to oil pipelines and electric cables in Michigan's Straits of Mackinac (all times local): 12:15 p.m. The U.S. Coast Guard says it's still looking into what caused damage to underwater electric cables and oil pipelines in the channel that connects...
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April 17, 2018 - 11:31 am
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — Chicago and some Great Lakes surfers say a federal settlement inadequately punishes U.S. Steel for chemical spills into Lake Michigan. The University of Chicago discovered last year that the steelmaker's Midwest Plant has violated chromium limits at least four times since 2013...
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FILE - This Feb. 11, 2014, aerial file photo shows a view of the Mackinac Bridge, which spans a 5-mile-wide freshwater channel called the Straits of Mackinac that separates Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas. Sen. Gary Peters of Michigan said Friday, April 13, 2018, that the flow of crude oil through twin pipelines through the Straits should be suspended until authorities determine how severely they were damaged by what may have been a ship anchor strike. The Coast Guard is delaying action because of a heavy storm expected this weekend. (Keith King/Traverse City Record-Eagle via AP, Pool, File)
April 17, 2018 - 7:36 am
MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general says a tugboat dragged its anchor as it passed through the waterway connecting Lake Huron and Lake Michigan, causing recent damage to underwater oil and electrical lines. Attorney General Bill Schuette said in a statement Tuesday that he...
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This photo provided by Paul Cyr shows a massive ice carousel that's 427 feet in diameter on Saturday, April 7, 2018, on a frozen lake in Sinclair, Maine. Volunteers say it’s large enough to beat the old record held by a town in Finland; four outboard engines were used to make it rotate. (AP Photo/Paul Cyr)
April 07, 2018 - 4:39 pm
SINCLAIR, Maine (AP) — Residents in a Maine town believe they've created the world's largest ice carousel on a frozen lake. About 100 volunteers cut a circle in the ice that's 427 feet (130 meters) in diameter, and they used four outboard boat motors to get it rotating on Saturday. It happened in...
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