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Edem Tsikata, a software consultant from Boston, gives his presentation 'A Cavitation Barrier to Deter Asian Carp,' during the Carp Tank event Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in Detroit. His presentation won the competition (Clarence Tabb Jr./Detroit News via AP)
March 27, 2018 - 3:12 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan has declared a winner in its contest to find new ideas for preventing Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes. The top award of $200,000 in the "Carp Tank" competition goes to Edem Tsikata, a software consultant at Harvard Medical School in Boston...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2018 file photo, Johnny Perez suns himself in springlike temperatures along Lake Michigan in Chicago. Congressional leaders are rejecting President Donald Trump's effort to kill or sharply cut funding of programs to protect and restore some of the nation's prized waters, such as the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast File)
March 23, 2018 - 9:11 am
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump has gotten nowhere in his push to kill federal support for cleaning up some of the nation's most prized waterways. A $1.3 trillion spending package approved by Congress includes nearly $448 million for Environmental Protection Agency programs...
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March 23, 2018 - 5:52 am
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard cutters are breaking ice at several locations in the Great Lakes in preparation for resumption of the commercial shipping season. The navigational locks at Sault Ste. Marie are scheduled to reopen Sunday after the winter shutdown,...
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March 22, 2018 - 5:37 am
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Darren Nichols has been hired as executive director of the Great Lakes Commission. Nichols succeeds Tim Eder, who left last year to work for the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The commission is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It represents the interests of the eight Great...
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A blimp tows skiers on Lake Elsinore, Calif., on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The blimp towed skier Kari McCollum for 6.9 miles for a new record, according to Philip Robertson, an adjudicator with Guinness World Records. (Terry Pierson/Los Angeles Daily News via AP)
March 14, 2018 - 1:54 pm
LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — Yes, that was a blimp towing a water skier across the surface of a Southern California lake. The Press-Enterprise reports the blimp towed skier Kari McCollum for 6.9 miles (11.1 kilometers) at Lake Elsinore on Tuesday. The newspaper says that's a new record, according...
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March 12, 2018 - 12:09 am
MASSENA, N.Y. (AP) — Floodgates are being opened at a New York Power Authority dam in Massena to spill excess water from Lake Ontario into the Saint Lawrence River. The gates at Long Sault (SOO) Dam are scheduled to open at 7 a.m. Monday. The power authority says there will be rapidly changing...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2011 file photo, Buzz Hoerr rows his boat through floodwaters of Lake Champlain to get to his car in Colchester, Vt. A U.S.-Canadian commission formed to manage boundary water issues between the two countries is going to take five years and spend more than $11 million to look for ways to control flooding on Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River, the waterway that drains the lake north into Quebec. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
March 04, 2017 - 10:46 am
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — U.S. and Canadian scientists are planning to spend the next five years studying flooding on Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River, which drains the lake north into Quebec, and whether methods can be developed to control future flooding. Besides studying the causes of past...
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March 04, 2017 - 8:26 am
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — U.S. and Canadian scientists are planning to spend the next five years studying flooding on Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River, which drains the lake north into Quebec, and whether methods can be developed to control future flooding. Besides studying the causes of past...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2016 file photo, the Flint Water Plant water tower is seen in Flint, Mich. The Trump administration would slash programs aimed at slowing climate change and improving water safety and air quality, while eliminating thousands of jobs, according to a draft of the Environmental Protection Agency budget proposal obtained by the Associated Press. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
March 03, 2017 - 10:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration would slash programs aimed at slowing climate change and improving water safety and air quality, while eliminating thousands of jobs, according to a draft of the Environmental Protection Agency budget proposal obtained by The Associated Press. Under the...
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March 03, 2017 - 4:57 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Crews began restarting a power plant Friday at the base of Oroville Dam, allowing them to release water from the Northern California lake without having to send it over a badly damaged spillway, officials said. The move is a major milestone in the race to protect Oroville...
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