Sand sculpture formations were spotted on Lake Michigan beaches this week near St. Joseph, Michigan. Cold, snow and wind combine to erode the semi-frozen sand, then preserve the strange shapes. Read the full story by WLS-TV – Chicago, IL. Read the full story Tags: Daily News, Michigan
Overall, ice coverage stands at 7.1% across all of Lake Michigan. In comparison, last year Lake Michigan was under 1% (0.7%) covered. Read the full story by WFRV-TV- Green Bay, WI. Read the full story Tags: Daily News, Michigan
For close to four decades, U.S. Coast Guard motor lifeboat 40300 was on duty in Lake Michigan and later, in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. Now at 81, is among the most recent properties added to the National Register of Historic Places, based on its importance in maritime engineering and maritime history. Read the full story…
The new ordinance calls for a civil infraction and fine to be issued to people who enter closed areas of the beach or pier. Based on feedback from the city council at the Dec. 20 meeting, the fine for violating the ordinance has been set at $1,000 per occurrence. Read the full story by MLive….
SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A southwestern Michigan town that swells with summer visitors is taking steps to keep people out of Lake Michigan during hazardous conditions.
The city council in South Haven agreed to install gates to close popular piers at certain times. Swimmers also could be fined if they’re in the lake, though surfers or kite boarders who embrace big wind and waves would be exempt.
The day was like any other in summer on the Lake Michigan coast: hot. But Charles Stanier remembers the breeze.
It was the summer of 2017, and he’d been working up a sweat in a trailer in Illinois Beach State Park. A professor of chemical and biochemical engineering at the University of Iowa, Stanier spent the morning checking instruments, climbing up and down ladders, and wondering if anything would come of all his team’s work.
The Great Lakes hold about one-fifth of the Earth’s fresh water, but a new report by Hilary Dugan, an assistant professor in the Center for Limnology at University of Wisconsin-Madison, indicates they’re getting saltier – and says that’s reason for concern. Read they full story by WXPR – Rhinelander, WI. Read the full story Tags: Michigan, Daily…
By Kelly House, Bridge Michigan
The Great Lakes News Collaborative includes Bridge Michigan; Circle of Blue; Great Lakes Now at Detroit Public Television; and Michigan Radio, Michigan’s NPR News Leader; who work together to bring audiences news and information about the impact of climate change, pollution, and aging infrastructure on the Great Lakes and drinking water.
By Kari Lydersen
This story was republished with permission from Energy News Network.
Coal ash will remain in the ground at the site of a closing coal plant on the shores of Lake Michigan in Waukegan, Illinois.
Owner NRG explained its plans on Dec.
Cities from Milwaukee to Green Bay and small communities in Door County must confront erosion — a key portion of climate impacts that Wisconsin’s shoreline communities expect to cost at least $245 million over the next five years. Read the full story by the Sheboygan Press. Read the full story Tags: Daily News, Michigan
The sucker maybe not be a popular recreational fish, but the Great Lakes native works hard to contribute to the ecosystems of all five Lakes as well as the creeks and streams feeding into them.
In the summer of 2021, Great Lakes Now covered some of Karen Murchie’s research into this Great Lakes fish.
Researchers are studying a long-vanished village near southern Lake Michigan that a World War II arsenal helped preserve.
The post Great Lakes region WWII armory preserves Indigenous village first appeared on Great Lakes Echo.
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