In a private interview with Detroit Public Television’s Great Lakes Now, outgoing Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said he is proud of his Great Lakes accomplishments during his eight-year tenure as governor.
An effort by residents of a Midwest city to bestow Lake Erie, its tributaries and all its watersheds some of the same rights as American citizens has faltered for a third time. If approved, organizers say it would be the first use of Rights of Nature to protect a specific ecosystem…
Tension between Great Lakes governors, Canadian premiers and a bi-national group of mayors escalated last week when representatives of the governors and premiers rejected a proposal from the mayors to modify a proposed process on how the region addresses water diversion requests.
GOP leaders and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder are trying to finalize the Line 5 Tunnel agreement before Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer, takes office in January.
The Chicago Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD), recently voted to allow a road to be built through Isabella Woods that would serve the needs of private real estate development.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s effort to protect the future of Lake Erie from harmful algal blooms was dealt a serious blow when the Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission declined to move forward in designating eight watersheds in northwest Ohio as “distressed.”
The National Climate Assessment says the Great Lakes Region is smack-dab in the center of some of the most damaging impacts from climate change.
The cost to block Asian Carp in the Chicago waterways system has increased to $778 million from a previous estimate of $275 million, the Army Corps of Engineers announced last week.
In a bipartisan move, the U.S. Senate last week passed legislation that authorizes funding for the U.S. Coast Guard and, following years of debate, changes ballast water regulation by setting a national standard for discharges.