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Flint Is Our Future

James Moore | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics
James Moore

Flint is a view into our tomorrows and we cannot fail to fix it and get it right. The population is animated and angry and there has to be collaboration between government entities or we will see the acceleration of a larger national deterioration.

Top Spots to Travel Back in Time in the Tawases

Lisa Carpenter | Posted 11.19.2015 | Travel
Lisa Carpenter

Tawas City and East Tawas -- "the Tawases" -- are picturesque sister communities on the east coast of Michigan. The quaint area on the shores of Lake Huron's Tawas Bay offers fun and sea and sand to both the residents and year-round visitors.

Alpena a Haven for History Buffs and Outdoor Enthusiasts

Lisa Carpenter | Posted 11.11.2015 | Travel
Lisa Carpenter

History buffs seeking outdoor adventure will believe they've struck gold when visiting the city of Alpena on Michigan's east coast. Alpena is rich with both -- many times in the same activity or attraction.

Great Lakes, Amazing Connections: Rest, Relaxation and a Respect for Recreation

Roger Germann | Posted 08.17.2015 | Green
Roger Germann

From pictures of friends bringing their newborns to the beaches of Lake Eerie for the first time, or family posing for photos at a beach barbecue, the lakes serve as an important reminder of the memories they can make simply by allowing us to enjoy them.

'Worst Winter Ever': Get Out There and Enjoy It!

Kevin Richberg | Posted 04.28.2015 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

The amount of energy extracted in freezing portions of one of the world's three greatest waterfalls boggles the mind. But there it is, segments of the American Falls (and columns of the Horseshoe Falls) frozen in time, literally.

Of Suicide & Sublimity

Ben Evans | Posted 02.06.2015 | Arts
Ben Evans

This summer, I invited eight musicians and one very talented filmmaker named Christopher DeSanty up to the same cottage--where I had, a year prior, flirted with forever--in order to film a documentary and four "Les Cheneaux Sessions" in an attempt to explore imagination, landscape, and the act of creation in one triumphal stab at redemption.

53 Million Gallons Of Nuclear Waste May Soon Be Stored Right Next To The Great Lakes

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.20.2014 | Green

A proposed Canadian nuclear waste site near the shores of Lake Huron is facing mounting criticism from Michigan lawmakers who say it's dangerous and c...

Great Fish, Great Lakes: Celebrating National Seafood Month

Roger Germann | Posted 10.24.2013 | Green
Roger Germann

Sometimes, when we talk about sustainable seafood at Shedd, people wonder why we include the Great Lakes. After all, when people think about seafood, images of fishing boats along the Atlantic or Pacific coasts often come to mind.

27 Reasons The Great Lakes Are Truly Greatest

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.05.2014 | Travel

Lake Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior. To some, those names might not mean much. What's a lake when you have the ocean, someone from Califo...

North America's Best Lakeside Retreats

Vogue | Posted 08.21.2013 | Travel

With summer waning, we thought we'd turn our attention away from the ocean and over to the under-appreciated lake. Maybe it's for a late August getaway or an early fall weekend trip, but either way, we found 8 stunning spots to relax by North America's prettiest swimming holes.

Low Lake Levels: Don't Fight Nature; Plan for It

Phillip Willink | Posted 05.22.2013 | Green
Phillip Willink

The Great Lakes hold 20 percent of the world's available surface freshwater -- enough to cover the continental United States with 10 feet of water if you turned them upside down. It's difficult to remember that you're looking at an inland lake instead of an ocean. The vast lakes seem limitless, but are they?

Feds Consider Fix For Lakes With Their Lowest Recorded Water Levels

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 04.07.2013 | Detroit

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Two of the Great Lakes have hit their lowest water levels ever recorded, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday, c...

WATCH: Shipwreck Hunter Makes Historic Discovery

Posted 12.04.2012 | Detroit

A 133-year-old piece of history lost in 1910 has finally returned to the surface. Shipwreck hunter David Trotter and his team, who have found more tha...

Lake Huron Residents Urged To Stay Indoors After Oil Spill

AP | Posted 09.19.2012 | Green

LAKEPORT, Mich. — A plan for salvaging a sunken barge and an overturned tugboat in southern Lake Huron has been approved and work will begin "at...

Barge Sinks Off Michigan Coast, Spills Unknown Amount Of Diesel Fuel

AP | Posted 09.18.2012 | Green

LAKEPORT, Mich. — Diesel fuel from a barge that sank in stormy Lake Huron has reached the Michigan shoreline, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday...

Barge SInks In Lake Huron, 1,500 Gallons Of Fuel Spilled

Detroit Free Press | Posted 07.19.2012 | Detroit

A barge carrying dredging equipment sank today in Lake Huron, leaking an unknown amount of the estimated 1,500 gallons of diesel fuel it was carrying,...

WATER WARS: Michigan Residents Clash On Great Lakes

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 03.28.2012 | Detroit

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. -- Brian Ramler longs for the days when his marina on Lake Huron's Georgian Bay could handle 50 boats – before water lev...

Tragedy Over Lake Huron

AP | Posted 12.05.2011 | Detroit

ST. IGNACE, Mich. -- The U.S. Coast Guard says searchers have found the wreckage of a single-engine plane that crashed in northern Michigan, killing t...

WATCH: Rescued Pilot Recounts 18 Hours In Lake Huron

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.27.2011 | New York

[DETROIT] — A pilot who treaded water and swam without a life jacket for 18 hours after his small plane crashed into Lake Huron said a number of boa...

WATCH: Plane Crashes In Lake Huron, Pilot Treads Water For 18 Hours To Survive

AOL Travel News | Posted 09.27.2011 | Travel

A New York man was forced to tread water for a whopping 18 hours in Lake Huron after his 2-seat Cessna plane crashed into the lake. 42-year-old Mic...

Great Lakes Not Losing Billions Of Gallons Of Water: Study

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

DETROIT (AP) -- An engineering study says Lake Michigan and Lake Huron aren't losing billions of gallons of extra water daily through an artificially ...

Aqua Fina or Aqua Finite?

Karen Dionne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karen Dionne

Recently, governors and legislatures... approved the Great Lakes Compact, a landmark agreement that bans the sale and diversion of water outside the region.