Keeping the Great Lakes open to swimmers

A Cornell University professor is leading a research project using New York beaches as a laboratory in hopes of perfecting a rapid DNA-based tool for detecting bacteria used to determine beach closings.  Read the full story by Spectrum...

Tourism helps and hurts town near Pictured Rocks

While most of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is parched for tourists, Munising is awash with them during the summer and has gone from a ghost town to boom town in just a few years.  According to residents, the interlopers are threatening to destroy the very thing...

How to know if it’s safe to swim in Lake Michigan

Waves on Lake Michigan can reach dangerous heights, and rip currents are common. The most important step you can take to keep your family safe at the beach is to do your research before you leave your home.  Read the full story by WNDU-TV – South Bend,...

Public input sought on Great Lakes restoration

The future of the Great Lakes is up for public comment.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is crafting the next phase of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and is seeking comment at public meetings and online.  Read the full story by The Public News...

How healthy is Lake Michigan? A checkup on the Great Lakes

When it comes to the health and maintenance of Lake Michigan, some environmentalists, property owners and even surfers have expressed their concerns.  Some of those concerns: toxins, the Foxconn deal in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and rising lake levels. Read the full story...