NOAA says algae season over for the region

One week after Toledo, Ohio, declared western Lake Erie’s 2018 algae season over, the federal agency actually in charge of making that call for the region did the same. Read the full story by The Toledo...

Stand-up paddling growing sport in Lake Erie

Stand-up paddling is hot in Cleveland, Ohio. While the sport has been popular with people 35 to 55 (about 60 percent women), now younger and older paddlers and gravitating to the activity. Read the full story by...

Wilson Foundation helping remake parks in Detroit, Buffalo

The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation is helping remake waterfronts and improving recreational trail systems in two former Rust Belt cities in the Great Lakes region that meant so much to the late, former owner of pro football’s Buffalo Bills. Read the full story...

Largemouth bass virus implicated in fish kill

After being absent for 15 years, the often-fatal largemouth bass virus is in a different body of water than where it previously was found, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Read the full story by the Times...

Great Lakes advocates fight for last straw

Single-use disposable plastic straws might not seem like they have a huge negative impact on the environment, but they add up to create a problem. Roughly 22 million pounds of plastic enter the Great Lakes ecosystem each year. Read the full story by Great Lakes...

Lake sturgeon stocking doubles

Efforts to revive populations of Michigan’s threatened lake sturgeon through strategic stocking underwent an uptick this year. Read the full story by the Traverse City...