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Lake Michigan

City Beaches Closed For Season

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's swim at your own risk from now until next summer. Labor Day, the traditional end-of-summer holiday, also marked the final day the Chicago Park D...

Fish Fence is a Shocking Failure: Is it Time to Zip up the Great Lakes?

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

The only thing protecting Lake Michigan from the menace of a voracious invading predator that all agree will decimate the ecosystem is a quirky Rube Goldberg contraption.

Body Of Missing Boater Found On Beach

ABC |    | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The body of a suburban Chicago dentist missing since he went sailing on Lake Michigan has been found at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. ...

Boater Disappears On Lake Michigan

CBS Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Dr. Steven Banks went out sailing two days ago and never came home. But his boat was found empty several miles off shore. ...

Study Finds Link Between Fish From Lake Michigan And Diabetes

Chicago Public Radio | Gabriel Spitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Scientists have known for a long time that a lot of wild-caught fish have dangerous contaminants. People who eat fish have to weigh the health benefit...

The Homeless Angel

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert Koehler

My loneliness is crystal clear. I call it the Big Empty. Awareness and acceptance will have to do as my prayer.

Some Residents Resist Calls For Completing Burnham's Lakefront Plan

Chicago Public Radio | Shawn Allee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's lakefront is having a birthday of sorts. On July 4, 1909, architect Daniel Burnham unveiled a plan for continuous park space up and down the...

The Audacity of Slope, or How The River Gets Its Groove Back

Debra Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Debra Shore

One hundred and twenty years ago, no one asked, "What do we owe the Chicago River?" Yet today, making amends for past abuses seems to me to be the central biological, physical and moral challenge of our time.

BP Has a Deal it Hopes we Can't Refuse: Benzene Releases and Refinery Expansion Plans

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

BP seems to be proposing that to fix the current health-threatening pollution, they need to increase their refinery operations to refine even dirtier petroleum. Does that make any sense?

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 ...

Lake Michigan Water Level Dropped A Foot: Army Engineers

NBC Chicago | Phil Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Something is happening to our beloved Lake Michigan. Scientists aren't sure what it is, but some experts believe the symptoms point to further evide...

Scientists: Reverse Age-Old Engineering Or The Great Lakes Suffer

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CHICAGO — Connections engineered more than a century ago between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed should be changed to block ...

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.

No More Free Lakefront Parking

Chicago Sun-Times | Andrew Herrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Beachgoers will no longer be able to park for free along the lakefront under the Chicago Park District's proposed budget for 2009, officials said toda...

Lake Michigan Water Safe After Flood: Officials

Daily Herald | Joseph Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Nearly 100 billion gallons of flood water was set free into Lake Michigan during the weekend's historic rainfall. But those who rely on Lake Michigan...