Governments in the nation’s most water-rich region are responding to public pressure over high-profile water pollution concerns, but have left fundamental policy changes largely untouched.
New technology and ships make maritime commerce more efficient, adaptable, and environmentally friendly.
Simulations using 20th-century climate data compare Lake Ontario water levels under Plan 2014 and the current regulation plan.
Plan 2014, a proposal to alter lake levels and restore wetlands, places ecosystems at the heart of decisions.
National Wildlife Federation says federal agency has allowed pipelines to operate illegally for two decades.
Pipeline owner criticized for lapses in inspection and disclosure.
Report calls for independent analysis of the risks, alternatives, and cost of a big oil spill in the Mackinac Straits.
Warming water temperatures and destructive, non-native species threaten the world’s largest lake.
Michigan will reveal information about energy-transport network under the Straits of Mackinac.
To limit toxic algae blooms, the United States and Canada will need to reduce nutrient pollution by 40 percent.
After a slow start this spring, nutrient pollution accelerated over the past week in Lake Erie.
State and provincial leaders act to end danger to Lake Erie, which has suffered from a resurgence of nutrient pollution and toxic algae outbreaks over the past decade.
Lana Pollack, U.S. Chair of the IJC, talks with Circle of Blue last month in Chicago about some of the most pressing issues in the Great Lakes region.
Ohio passes its first regulations on farm practices and wastewater discharges since the Toledo drinking water crisis eight months ago.
New legislative proposal focuses on less expensive, short-term fixes.
After last summer’s toxic algae outbreak, safe drinking water is a priority again in Ohio, the state that spurred the Clean Water Act four decades ago.
Prime Minister Modi and President Obama this week need to talk about 21st-century development.
Quest for protein and profits invites challenge about pollution and waste.
A new member of the Circle of Blue team introduces herself.
Using invasive carp already present in Lake Erie, agencies practice response for more damaging species.