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Lake Superior

Oddly Intact Ship Located 115 Years After It Sank

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 09.12.2014 | Science

A 115-year-old mystery finally has been solved. In May 1899, a storm on Lake Superior caused a boat to sink so quickly that, as an eyewitness put i...

From There to Here

Brian Benson | Posted 09.15.2014 | Books
Brian Benson

I see that 20 chairs have been set out. All but two are empty. I have ridden 80 miles, and climbed 700 feet, to read to two people. I inch closer, take a breath. I see that the people are a mother and daughter. They're sitting up front, holding my book. Something inside me cracks.

It Took Until June, But The Great Lakes are Finally Ice Free

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.12.2014 | Green

While the official beginning of summer is less than two weeks away, people in the Great Lakes region are just glad they're not still fending off winte...

Get 'Em While They're... Hot?

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 01.28.2014 | Travel

The sea caves near Wisconsin's Apostle Islands are always reachable in the summertime. During warm months, you can easily kayak or take a boat to thes...

Tar Sands' Next Frontier: Shipments on the Great Lakes

Steve Horn | Posted 02.02.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

The Great Lakes, drinking water source for over 40 million North Americans, could be the next target on tar sands marketers' bullseye according to a major new report out by the Chicago-based Alliance for the Great Lakes.

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...

'Pipeline Miracle' on Lake Superior

Maya Lemon | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
Maya Lemon

I have to believe we can stop the pipeline because if we can't impact decisions about wild places there will be no where to go to see the curve of the earth against the bowl of the sky.

WATCH: Wandering Wisconsin's Tribal Lands

Peter Greenberg | Posted 12.29.2012 | Travel
Peter Greenberg

The state of Wisconsin has an impressive number of state and national parks, but what you may not know is that some of the most beautiful natural places are actually located on Native American lands.

Is That Fish Sustainable? Commercial Fishing In Lake Superior

Daniel Klein | Posted 07.06.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

There are a small number of commercial fisherman left on Lake Superior. I had the pleasure of going out one morning last spring with Harley Tofte, w...

A Sacred Fire Is Burning at Eagle Rock

Cynthia Pryor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cynthia Pryor

Outside Avatar, indigenous communities are waging very real battles to protect sacred sites. And not just in exotic corners of the world, but right here in America, in the Great Lakes.

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.

The Web of the North

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

Many ecological challenges could have been avoided. In fact, many could still be tamed -- but it will require thinking about their interconnection, not just solving each in the cheapest fashion.