The 52: The birds know where the party is: Toledo

Each May, legions of colorful warblers converge in the marshes, woods, and fields along the Lake Erie shoreline near Toledo, Ohio. Here they find an oasis on the flyway that connects their wintering grounds in Central or South America and the Caribbean to their...

EDITORIAL: Our view: harness Lake Erie’s wind energy

Pennsylvania’s formidable fossil fuel heritage likely complicates the politics behind wind energy on Lake Erie, but it shouldn’t. The potential to extract clean energy from a relatively short stretch of shoreline, generate revenues for Erie County and the state, and...

Lake Ontario shoreline restoration efforts get $1.9 million

New York’s Niagara County is getting nearly $1.9 million in federal funding to restore the Lake Ontario shoreline. The funds will be used to restore the Krull Park shoreline, which was severely damaged when Lake Ontario flooded in 2017. Read the full story by WKBW-TV...

Massive Bruce Peninsula land claim headed to court

A massive Aboriginal land claim on the Bruce Peninsula, which separates Lake Huron from Georgian Bay, is headed to court 25 years after it was filed, the first step to right what one Aboriginal leader calls “a miscarriage of justice.” Read the full story by the Owen...

LTVCA calls cuts ‘nearsighted’

Ontario conservation authorities saw their funding for flood management programs cut by half, a move that the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority chief administrative officer deemed “nearsighted.” Conservation Ontario, which represents the province’s 36...