Schumer calls on Army Corps to repair Sodus Bay barriers

While waterfront communities like New York’s Sodus Point continue to struggle with high Lake Ontario water levels, a lack of action by the Army Corps of Engineers is exacerbating the issue, said U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Read the full story by the Finger...

Seven piping plover chicks have fledged at Sauble Beach

Seven young piping plovers have fledged and have been seen flying at Ontario’s Sauble Beach, which makes this season one of the most successful for the endangered shorebirds since they returned to the beach in 2007 after a 30-year absence. Read the full story by...

Line 5 is bent and deformed where Enbridge wants to anchor it

A section of the Line 5 oil pipeline under the straits of Mackinac is bent in five places and misshapen enough to lose its roundness. It’s not known for sure how the deformities happened, but Enbridge says they are nothing to worry about. Read the full story by...

COMMENTARY: Fighting to protect Lake Erie

While significant strides have been made in preparing for, and reducing, harmful algal blooms in the Lake Erie, we must continue to work to ensure programs that protect Lake Erie, such as the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), remain fully funded. Read the...

Congress may order Lake Ontario flood study

Legislation advancing in Congress would require a federal study of this year’s Lake Ontario flooding and an assessment of the damage that high water has caused. Read the full story by the Democrat &...

Record Lake Ontario outflows continue

As wet weather persists in the Great Lakes basin, the U.S.-Canadian agency that sets the rate of water flows out of Lake Ontario has decided to maintain the record flow levels it began in the second week of June. Read the full story by The Buffalo...

Lake Superior Day draws crowds despite the rain

The 5th annual Lake Superior Day celebration in Copper Harbor, Michigan, drew in crowds despite the weather; Organizers say the tone of Lake Superior day is for people to gain a deeper appreciation of the lake. Read the full story by WLUC-TV – Marquette,...