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  • House Panel Wants Deep Cut In Great Lakes Program

    July 23, 2013 6:26 PM

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Federal programs designed to make headway on some of the Great Lakes' most longstanding ecological problems, from harbors caked with toxic sludge to the threat of an Asian carp attack, would lose about 80 percent of their funding under a spending plan approved Tuesday by... more »
  • Report Claims Climate Change Harms Great Lakes Parks

    July 14, 2011 10:02 AM

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Some of the Great Lakes' treasured national parks are showing ill effects of climate change that are likely to worsen in coming decades, from shoreline erosion to decline of certain wildlife and plant species, a former park system administrator said Wednesday. Without changes in public... more »
  • Report: Excessive Nutrients Damaging Great Lakes

    March 9, 2011 10:24 AM

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - A U.S.-Canadian report says parts of the Great Lakes are suffering from excessive nutrients such as phosphorus, which promote growth of algae blooms that can damage ecosystems and human health. In a biennial lakes report released Wednesday, The International Joint Commission calls for stepped-up... more »