Monthly Archives: March 2013

Good news: Bald eaglets return to north shore of Lake Ontario

Here’s a bit of good news that will brighten a gray spring day in the Great Lakes region: Baby bald eagles recently hatched for the first time in decades along the north shore of Lake Ontario. The bald eagle population … Continue reading

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Ferry allowed to pollute Lake Michigan for 2 more years

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday that the coal-fired Lake Michigan ferry SS Badger will be allowed to operate — and continue dumping coal ash into Lake Michigan — for two more years. The Badger, which sails between Ludington, … Continue reading

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Some moments of nature from the Great Lakes

Lately I’ve been writing about a lot of the problems facing the Great Lakes. So I’m taking a brief respite to point out  a few of my favorites photos from the Great Lakes region. It’s important that we fight to … Continue reading

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Lake Erie’s toxic algae nightmare is national news … again

Poor Lake Erie: The Rodney Dangerfield of the Great Lakes just can’t get a break. Time magazine declared Lake Erie declared dead in the 1960s, when the lake was actually too alive with algae. Sadly, the algae blooms that made … Continue reading

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Report examines climate change effects on Great Lakes

Climate change has given Lake Superior a fever and the region’s fish and wildlife could be hit hard by rising air and water temperatures. That’s one of the conclusions of a sobering new report by the National Wildlife Federation called … Continue reading

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