Great Lakes

Rising water levels are making matters worse for a Great Lakes shorebird on the endangered species list.

Environmental Law and Policy Center

A scientific report says the Great Lakes region is warming faster than the rest of the U.S., which likely will bring more flooding and other extreme weather such as heat waves and drought.

President Trump is trying again to slash federal cleanup funding for major U.S. waterways, including the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay.

A new study by the Midwest Economic Policy Institute shows how climate change harms roads, bridges and traffic patterns in the region.

Researchers in the Great Lakes region have found new evidence that invasive Grass Carp are spawning near the mouth of the Sandusky River, a Lake Erie tributary.

The Great Lakes Fishery Commission says state, federal and University of Toledo scientists have confirmed the discovery of grass carp eggs in the Sandusky River, a tributary of Lake Erie.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee says an Asian carp found in a Chicago waterway this summer apparently got past an electric barrier system intended to prevent the invasive fish from reaching the Great Lakes.


Environmental groups say a new report from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers makes clear urgent action is needed to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will release a previously delayed report on measures at an Illinois waterway chokepoint to prevent the Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.

A U.S. House appropriations subcommittee proposes overruling President Trump's call to eliminate the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a program that funds cleanup efforts.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee says no additional carp have turned up in the Chicago waterway where the recent discovery of an adult male triggered an intensive search.

A live Asian carp — an invasive fish so threatening to local U.S. ecosystems that officials have struggled to keep it out of the Great Lakes — has been caught 9 miles from Lake Michigan, beyond a system of underwater electric barriers.

Ohio Public Radio

President Trump's budget proposal eliminates a Great Lakes cleanup program.

The Trump administration wants state and local governments to pay for programs that cleanup polluted waterways such as the Great Lakes.

President Trump's federal budget proposal includes a 31 percent cut to  the U.S. EPA.

The International Joint Commission is calling on the U.S. and Canada to take action against micro-plastics in the Great Lakes.

Plastics account for approximately 80 percent of the litter on the shorelines of the Great Lakes, according to a new study by the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Ohio Public Radio

For the third consecutive year, President Obama's federal budget proposal cuts funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

The U.S. EPA says nearly 80 billion dollars in infrastructure improvements are needed over the next 20 years to reduce sewage overflows and protect drinking water in the Great Lakes region.

A new Illinois State University report says temperatures in the world's lakes are rising more than in the oceans or the atmosphere - which could worsen problems such as algae blooms and oxygen-deprived dead zones.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects Great Lakes water levels will rise by more than eight inches this summer for the first time in more than a decade.

The Great Lakes are now ice free.

A group of U.S. senators is asking the Army Corps of Engineers to pump more money into maintaining harbors in the Great Lakes region, which has a backlog of projects. 

New Ballast Water Requirements

Mar 29, 2013

The U.S. EPA has issued new requirements for cleansing ballast water dumped from ships, which scientists believe has brought invasive species that damage ecosystems and cost the economy billions of dollars.

Feds Release Report On Asian Carp DNA

Feb 21, 2013

A report by three federal agencies shows live Asian carp do not have to be present for their DNA to turn up in the environment.

Rail Loop May Help Great Lakes Shipping

Jan 4, 2013

A new, 4.5 million dollar rail loop linking the Port of Cleveland with main lines nearby is expected to enable faster, more efficient movement of cargo from the site.

Water Levels Drop In Two Great Lakes

Jan 3, 2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says preliminary figures show Lakes Michigan and Huron reached record low water levels in December.

Republican Mitt Romney's presidential campaign did not send a representative to a forum on Great Lakes issues today.

A new water quality report shows Ohio's beaches are among the most polluted in the Great Lakes Region -- which is one of the worst in the nation.  Alison Holm has more