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Despite the modest size of the trees, they had been growing out of the cliffs for more than a thousand years, making them some of the oldest trees in eastern North America.
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Michigan is the current top consumer of Great Lakes water, followed by Ontario, Indiana, New York and then Quebec.
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The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that a conservation group couldn’t challenge an agency’s decision to sell state park land for the construction of a golf course along the shores of Lake Michigan.
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Caspian terns are on Michigan’s threatened species list. Avian influenza is killing hundreds and hundreds of them on Lake Michigan islands.
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New report highlights concern that intense storms, high lake levels may put nuclear and contaminated waste storage facilities at risk.
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A new study documents the first sighting of the invasive species, European frogbit, in Wisconsin and says that it could threaten native plants, fish and invertebrates.
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Some northern Indiana residents remain skeptical that communities in the area will be free of contamination from toxic coal ash, despite a renewed commitment to clean up polluted sites and transition to renewable energy sources.
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The city of Joliet, roughly 45 minutes southwest of Chicago, is looking to Lake Michigan as a solution to its drying water supplies. But residents are concerned about the costs that would bring.
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Reporter Joseph S. Pete of the Times of Northwest Indiana joins Great Lakes Now to further explain why a sand dune is moving, what it means for visitors and ecosystems, and what park officials are doing about it.
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Rather than average water levels falling as previously assumed, it’s possible that the average will increase because of more precipitation, which will constrict the beach area.