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Will the Chicago River Change Course and Flow Back Into the Great Lakes?

Henry Henderson | Posted 02.23.2013 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

The next 50 years of climate change are already baked into the cake, so we need to get serious about dealing with the changes already upon us. We must think big, while also deploying the tools we have now that can help us meet the immediate challenges.

The Year-Round Appeal Of Door County

iLoveInns | Posted 01.08.2013 | Travel
iLoveInns

Summer, winter, spring or fall. It is always the right season to visit Door County Peninsula.

PHOTOS: Sandy Winds Make For Good Surfing Weather In Chicago

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 10.31.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Hundreds of miles from its turbulent center, superstorm Sandy's outer bands were violent enough to rip up near-record high waves Tuesday on...

Mummified Diver Found 13 Years After He Saved A Life

Posted 08.24.2012 | Weird News

An Iowa man's mummified body was found in the waters of Lake Michigan on Saturday, his diving gear and empty oxygen tank still attached. But the sh...

10 Chicago End Of Summer Musts

Fathom | Posted 10.21.2012 | Travel
Fathom

Many locals will tell you that summer is the main reason -- the only reason -- we stick it out through Chicago's long and brutal winters.

Kalamazoo River Spill: Two Years Later and the Tar Sands Mess in Michigan Still Looks Ugly

Henry Henderson | Posted 09.24.2012 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

The Kalamazoo River spill undercuts all the safety claims about speedy response (it took them more than 17 hours to shut the pipeline down) and leak detection (the spill was identified by a staffer from a natural gas utility in Michigan).

Why I Went to Paris

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 08.25.2012 | Parents
Davis Schneiderman

As part of a photo shoot for my next book of conceptual literature, [SIC],, I moved through a series of Parisian spaces while wearing an all-white, full-body Lycra suit.

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...

Court Won't Force Chicago To Close Shipping Locks To Fight Asian Carp

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 04.28.2012 | Chicago

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to order emergency measures that might prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great L...

HuffPost Guides: The Homestead Resort

The Huffington Post | Holly Quinn | Posted 01.05.2012 | Travel

The Homestead Resort in Michigan is a popular destination for skiers and snowboarders. As part of a series on ski resorts, Huffington Post Travel offe...

WATCH: Wild, Windy Weather Continues With High Waves, Flight Delays

Posted 12.20.2011 | Chicago

The wild, windy Chicago weather which began Wednesday and caused a large section of the city's lakefront path to close continued into Thursday. The...

WATCH: High Winds, 20-Foot Waves, Lakeshore Flooding Ahead

Posted 12.19.2011 | Chicago

Runners and bicyclists have been warned to avoid Chicago's lakefront path Wednesday as the weather forecast is calling for strong winds gusting up to ...

On the Waterfront

J. Michael Welton | Posted 11.11.2011 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

It took nine months before Michael McCarthy and Marcia Myers fully realized what they'd actually purchased in Harbor Springs, Michigan. "We saw this w...

Asian Carp DNA Detection Method Helpful, Researchers Say

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 11.10.2011 | Chicago

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Federal officials promised Friday to improve two crucial weapons in the fight to prevent Asian carp from invading the Gre...

Asian Carp Battle Rages On

AP | By JOHN FLESHER | Posted 11.02.2011 | Chicago

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Not quite 5 miles long, Jerome Creek winds through farmland and Pleasant Prairie, Wis., about 35 miles south of Milwaukee. In ...

Reversing The Chicago River Again? Asian Carp Threat Leaves Few Options

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 10.18.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The city was in a predicament. By the late 1800s, the slow-moving Chicago River had become a cesspool of sewage and factory pollution ...

One If by Land, Two If by Sea

Mark Biel | Posted 10.18.2011 | Chicago
Mark Biel

Asian carp alarmists have fixated on Chicago's waterways as the lone path for the fish to enter the Great Lakes. But recent discoveries of carp in Wisconsin and Iowa underscore that we cannot simply focus on aquatic pathways.

Grading Senator Kirk's Lake Michigan Report Card

Henry Henderson | Posted 10.15.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

While we could quibble with some of the letter grades assigned, Senator Kirk deserves much credit for putting together a valuable document that can help stimulate policy discussions about the health of the Great Lakes.

No Asian Carp Found During Chicago-Area Hunt

AP | Posted 10.04.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Authorities hunting for Asian carp in waterways near Chicago say they didn't find any during four days of intensive monitoring. Crews...

Water Samples Reveal Asian Carp DNA Near Lake Michigan

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 09.21.2011 | Green

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Two more samples taken from a waterway near Lake Michigan contained genetic material from invasive Asian carp, the U.S. A...

Body Of Missing Orland Park Man Pulled From Lake Michigan

Posted 09.04.2011 | Chicago

After hours of searching the shores near Lake Michigan, emergency crews pulled the body of an Orland Park man missing since late Monday evening from a...

Floods Highlight Need for Comprehensive Carp Solution

Mark Biel | Posted 08.20.2011 | Chicago
Mark Biel

While the floods in Missouri and Louisiana do not mean Asian carp are any closer to the Great Lakes than they were yesterday, they do serve as a serious reminder that a multi-tiered solution is the best answer.

Untreated Sewage Dumped In City Waterways, Environmentalists Sue

Posted 07.04.2011 | Chicago

by Andrew Stern CHICAGO (Reuters) - Environmental groups on Tuesday sued the city of Chicago's water treatment authority, charging its sewage p...

Move to Detroit Quickly While There's Still Time

Paul Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Gunther

Concerns with accessible power sources will pale alongside the specter of thirst and hunger arising from a shortage of the world's most basic source of survival, H2O.

U.S. House May Vote To Close Chicago Locks Due To Asian Carp

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A showdown is brewing in Congress over whether to close shipping locks in the Chicago area in hopes of keeping the enviro...