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  1. A professional sports photographer from London, Ont., spent weeks photographing the waves on Lake Erie. He focused on the last few months of the year when the Great Lakes often act more like oceans than lakes: the arrival of cold, windy weather comes with violent, spectacular waves. More...
  2. A pair of architects are reinvisioning the relationship of Los Angeles, Calif., with water, starting with storm runoff. More...
  3. Registration is now open for the 2016 Great Lakes Commission Semiannual Meeting and Great Lakes Day in Washington, D.C., to be held Feb. 23-25. Events will feature dialogue on Great Lakes priorities by regional leaders and members of Congress who play a critical role in shaping Great Lakes policies. Register now! More...
  4. London, Ont., photographer Dave Sandford is riding a wave - several of them actually - of photographic success. More...
  5. The resulting return on the village investment will include significant environmental benefits that are critical when Clayton, N.Y., is home to a tourism destination hotel and businesses on the waterfront. More...
  6. Recently, Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., voted against dismantling America's Clean Power Plan. This vote is in line with the continuous support he's also shown in protecting the Great Lakes. More...
  7. Efforts are taking place along western Lake Erie to map invasive plant species and deal with problematic plants. Technicians visited more than 7,000 acres of marshy habitats last year to see how Lake Erie's coastal wetlands are changing. More...
  8. It's been a warm December, but not warm enough that people flock to the beach - except for some hearty Great Lakes surfers in Toronto, Ont. More...
  9. Decades of dispute and legal conflict are set to end with a milestone in fundraising for the White River Township Barrier Dunes Sanctuary on Lake Michigan, in Muskegon County, Mich. More...
  10. A new documentary on the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald focuses on the lives of the 29 men who died 40 years ago when the freighter sank during a storm on Lake Superior. More...
  11. Efforts are taking place along western Lake Erie to map invasive plant species and deal with problematic plants. Technicians based at the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, in Mich., visited more than 7,000 acres of marshy habitats in the past year. More...
  12. It's been a warm December, but not warm enough that people flock to the beach. But that's exactly what some are doing right now, complete with their surf boards in Toronto, Ont. More...
  13. In recent months, there has been an uproar over a proposed low-level nuclear waste facility being developed along the shores of Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada. More...
  14. Decades of dispute and legal conflict are set to end with a milestone in fundraising for the White River Township Barrier Dunes Sanctuary, in Muskegon County, Mich. More...
  15. Ogdensburg's Lighthouse and Potsdam Civic Center have been nominated to the N.Y. State and National Registers of Historic Places. More...
  16. Representatives of the Great Lakes Aquarium hope to insert a straw into surplus tourism taxes collected by the city of Duluth, Min., in 2015. More...
  17. Citizens United for a Clean Lackawanna Waterfront marched outside of Tecumseh Steel, in N.Y., hoping to bring attention to toxic waste they believe is buried there, contaminating Smoke Creek and draining into Lake Erie. More...
  18. A Minnesota Democratic congressman says a push is underway to include language in a catchall spending bill to return responsibility for managing wolf populations in the western Great Lakes region to Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. More...
  19. Municipal wastewater plants and septic systems were not engineered to remove harmful synthetic waste. They were designed to treat biodegradable bodily waste and food waste. More...
  20. Michigan Sea Grant and Michigan State University Extension will be coordinating an educational program on current issues affecting the Great Lakes commercial fishing industry. The program will take place Jan. 23 as part of the Michigan Fish Producers Association Annual Conference near Traverse City, Mich. More...
  21. In Minnesota, an oceangoing, German-operated freighter that has been held for a month on Lake Superior amid an investigation into alleged environmental violations may soon be released, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. More...
  22. In 2015, water quality at Ontario beaches met clean-water standards three-quarters of the time, says The Swim Guide that tracks sampling results at almost 1,500 beaches along the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence basin. That's higher than 2014 numbers. More...
  23. Next spring, Chesterfield Township, Mich., is expected to begin tackling more than 100 acres of Phragmites found throughout the community. More...
  24. Dozens of land purchases and outdoor recreation projects have been chosen to receive grants totaling $28 million from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, which consists of payments from companies that develop state-owned minerals such as oil and gas. More...
  25. According to researchers, microbeads found in personal care products aren't easily filtered through wastewater treatment plants on Great Lake shores, and they end up going straight into the water, causing contamination and affecting wildlife. More...
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