Great Lakes Regional Center

MI Student Earth Day Photos

On campuses and in communities everywhere the fight against fossil fuels is ramping up. It seems like everyday I hear more news about students holding eye-catching events to ask their …

Credit: Sid Jansma, Jr.

Great Lakes Experience Record Floods

It’s been raining here in the Great Lakes. A lot. And cities like Grand Rapids and East Lansing, MI , Chicago, IL, and Toledo, OH are bearing the brunt. Rivers …

South Haven, Michigan - Lake Michigan by Mic Stolz

Take Action: Help Prevent Great Lakes Tar Sands Spills

It is only a matter of time before Great Lakes communities are being evacuated from their homes, possibly never to return, due to the latest tar sands spill. We have …

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The Lies of a Tar Sands Spill — Take Two

Oil from an Exxon tar sands pipeline rupture continues to spread — coating a creek, wetland, homes and making its way toward a nearby lake. Making matters worse, the rainy …

Kalamazoo River Enbridge Oil Spill

Enbridge’s Nose Grows a lot Longer

In a recent hearing to determine the fate of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline project, Enbridge told regulators, decision makers and the public that tar sands oil floats in water. …

Photo by Melinda Koslow, 2009

What’s Happening to Great Lakes Ice?

It’s that time of year again: snow is falling, noses are running, and the Great Lakes are icing. But to what extent are they icing? Since ice records began in …

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Standing Up in the Face of Disaster

Over two years ago, the communities I grew up in experienced the largest and costliest inland oil spill in U.S. history. On July 25th, 2010, a pipeline owned by Canadian …

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The Fiscal Cliff and Ohio

If you’ve been reading Wildlife Promise lately, you know that the impending fiscal cliff—which includes “sequestration,” a series of automatic budget cuts that will kick in starting in January unless Congress acts—could …

Power plant on Detroit River, Michigan Sea Grant Extension

Voting YES to Renewable Energy in Michigan

The Great Lakes were too hot this summer. From Lake Michigan hitting 82 degrees in July to Lake Superior running 15 to 20 degrees above average–the lakes are showing the …

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Enbridge Threatens Freshwater Drinking Source for Millions of People

Today NWF released a report warning of a pipeline hazard beneath the Straits of Mackinac. Submerged in the waters where Lakes Michigan and Huron meet, more than 20 million gallons of …

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