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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...

Time to Quit "Carping" and Start Cooperating

Mark Biel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Biel

When stamping their feet didn't work, the close-the-locks crowd went to court.

Chicago Blizzard: Stranded On Lake Shore Drive

AP | DON BABWIN and LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Lindsey Wilson was on Lake Shore Drive, but she couldn't tell where. It was dark, and the snow swirling around the stranded bus made i...

Asian Carp Battle: Judge Says Chicago Locks Can Stay Open

AP | JOHN FLESHER and SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A federal judge Thursday turned down a plea from five states to order the immediate closure of shipping locks on Chicago-area waterway...

Midwest Braces For Massive Winter Storm

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

COLUMBIA, Mo. — A monster winter storm took aim at a third of the nation Monday, threatening to lay a potentially deadly path of heavy snow and ...

Remote Island School A Beacon For Wayward Teens

AP | MARTHA IRVINE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

BEAVER ISLAND, Mich. — This school isn't a place you end up by accident. A small propeller plane flight or a two-hour ferry ride into the north...

'Great Lakes Cyclone' To Hit Chicago: Worst Storm In 70 Years Possible

CBS 2 Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A combination of strong thunderstorms, followed by violent and destructive winds, will make for one of the most dangerous storms in 70 years. The t...