See the Soo Locks drained of 73 million gallons of water

After nine months of heavy use, the Soo Locks are now closed for their annual maintenance season. But before the work could begin, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had to drain the locks so workers can inspect the interior and make needed repairs. Read the full story...

Lake Erie shoreline erosion under investigation

In Ontario, a consultant told the Chatham-Kent council that a study he is conducting will investigate the effect climate change and erosion are having on the Great Lakes. Warming trends and increases in storm intensity are being looked at, although the magnitude of...

The cold truth about ice safety

While most of us were complaining about having to scrape a little bit of snow and ice off our cars, members of the U.S. Coast Guard’s St. Joseph station in Michigan willingly plunged into frigid waters on Tuesday to practice skills that could save a life – and...

Groups appeal PolyMet’s air and water permits

Several Minnesota environmental groups are appealing the air and water permits issued last month for a project that could become the state’s first copper-nickel mine. Opponents argue the project could send tainted runoff into the St. Louis River watershed and...

EDITORIAL: Keep dredge help coming

Ohio’s latest grant of $1.9 million to boost the on-shore disposal of material dredged from the Port of Toledo shipping channel is a positive move from the state, but a lot more will have to follow. Read the full story by the Toledo...

Citizen scientist initiative launches

In Michigan, a local effort is launching to empower area residents to become citizen scientists in the battle to protect Grand Traverse Bay from the threat of invasive species. Read the full story by the Traverse City...