Port Milwaukee expects strong start to shipping season

Port Milwaukee is anticipating another strong year for international cargo. Last year, Port Milwaukee had 43 international visits traveling through the St. Lawrence Seaway, which was up 25 percent compared to the previous year. Read the full story by Wisconsin Public...

Study: Climate change distressing fish in Ontario Lakes

According to a new study by the University of Guelph, warmer temperatures are having a ripple effect on food webs in Ontario lakes. Researchers have found warmer average temperatures over the past decade have forced fish to feed in deeper waters. Read the full story...

Documentary showcases revival of Michigan’s River Raisin

Recognizing a need to protect and restore the Raisin, partners embarked on an ambitious effort to clean up the river and create a better, healthier place for future generations. Today the community is celebrating strides forward in the river’s recovery with a...

Clean up of toxic sites is expensive

For some Great Lakes governors, the emerging issue of a family of chemicals known as PFAS – per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances — is coming at a time when they are making arguments to raise taxes to fund other statewide needs. Read the full story by Great Lakes...

Dingell named co-chair of Great Lakes Task Force

On World Water Day, Michigan Congresswoman Debbie Dingell was elected a co-chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, a bipartisan group of House and Senate members that work together to advocate for issues that preserve the Great Lakes and support the region. Read the full...

Lake Erie environmental programs may get funding boost

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of the Great Lakes has applied for $1.37 million in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding over the next three years, or roughly double what the state has received in recent years. Read the full...