Algae anxiety a false alarm

The blue-green mass that has been floating on Lake Michigan near St. Joseph this week – suspected of possibly being harmful algae – wasn’t all it was quacked up to be. Investigators believe that it is actually non-toxic duckweed, and not an algae bloom that can...

Lake Ontario outflows reduced

The International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board announced this week it’s reducing outflows. This means it’ll be letting less water from Lake Ontario through the Moses-Saunders Power Dam into the upper St. Lawrence River. Read and listen to the full story by...

Tour gives inside look at how Michigan raises sturgeons

A public tour this Saturday, August 24th at the Black River sturgeon hatchery near Onaway in northern lower Michigan gives Michiganders a special look at this important hatchery. The tours, hosted by the DNR, Michigan State University, Tower-Kleber Limited...

Pick Petoskey stones while they’re hot

The near record high water shrinking Lake Michigan beaches is also uncovering a king’s ransom of Petoskey stones. The only place in the world to find Petoskey stones is along the Lake Michigan shoreline of the state’s northwest Lower Peninsula. Read the full story by...