Keeping carp out of the Great Lakes: Who pays?

The preferred option of the Army Corps of Engineers’ report to stop Asian carp in Illinois needs $179 million from the federal treasury, and federal law requires a non-federal source for the remaining balance of $96 million. That remaining balance is likely the...

Former Michigan congressman Vern Ehlers dies at 83

Vern Ehlers, who championed the Great Lakes and scientific research and education while representing west Michigan during 17 years in Congress, died Tuesday night in Grand Rapids at age 83. Read the full story by The Detroit...

Researchers search for clues to toxic algae blooms

Researchers from the University of Minnesota and the Science Museum of Minnesota’s St. Croix Watershed Research Station are fanning out across Minnesota, trying to figure out what exactly triggers toxic algae blooms, and what lakes might be at most risk. Read...

COMMENTARY: Stop Asian carp for good

Following the release of the Brandon Road study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow calls for bipartisan unity to find consensus and move as quickly as possible on permanent solutions to stop Asian carp.  Read the full story by The...

What’s going on with Lake Michigan’s water levels?

In 2013, Lake Michigan water levels hit their lowest in recorded history. But now, four years later, they’re the highest they’ve been since 1997 – rising four feet in that time. It has scientists taking notice. Read the full story by WXMI-TV – Grand Rapids,...