If you've lived Chicago, Northwest Indiana or Southwest Michigan for more than a year, you've probably learned about the benefits and detriments of having one of the world's largest lakes for a neighbor.
In mid-January, Congress released its 2014 spending bill, and from a conservation standpoint, it’s good news for the Great Lakes and Indiana.
As scary as Asian carp are, the prospect of shutting down the link between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River watershed is even more scary.
A U.S. Coast Guard cutter made its way south on Lake Michigan this week to break up ice in Burns Harbor, to ensure lake freighters and barges can continue to come into the port.
Ships, including iron ore freighters bound for Northwest Indiana steel mills, have been jamming up the ice-choked St. Marys River in recent weeks as they rush to make deliveries before the Soo Locks close this week.
A major report on Asian carp came out this week, but it was buried by snow — along with everything else.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. | A federal agency sent Congress a list of alternatives Monday for shielding the Great Lakes from an invasion by Asian carp that could devastate native fish, including construction projects in Chicago waterways that could cost more than $18 billion and take 25 years to complete.
The Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock, a 225-foot sea-going buoy tender homeported in Port Huron, Mich., suffered significant damage to the stern and fantail during a collision with the 990-foot motor vessel Mesabi Miner, shown in the background, in northern Lake Michigan,= on Sunday. Both the Ho…
CLEVELAND | South sider Jim Moralevitz thought he made it pretty big when his polka band, The Music Jesters, was making good money playing at weddings and bowling alleys.
Shipments rose 16 percent at the Port of Indiana Burn Harbor in October, the sixth straight month tonnage has increased.
VALPARAISO | About 16 years ago, Robert Palumbo got the idea of taking something nobody wants — basically, rust — and using it to produce something almost everybody can use — hydrogen — using solar energy.
Indiana's political values, moral compass and physical boundaries were shaped by the Northwest Ordinance of 1787.
Shipments at the Port of Indiana Burns Harbor are on pace to hit a new high since the recession, as the navigation season is winding down.
Last year, a couple of young women truly defined the word "intrepid." Best friends Amy Lukas and Mary Catterlin set out on a “dugout,” or handmade canoe from a cottonwood tree, and sailed the perimeter of Lake Michigan. Their entire journey covered 1,200 miles of the 1,638 miles of coastline…
It's great to see bipartisan cooperation in support of the Great Lakes improvements, and not just because of the lakes.
PORTER | Asian carp are adapting to river conditions in Indiana in alarming ways, and experts believe one solution to the problem may create money and jobs in the state.
Indiana likes to refer to itself as the "Crossroads of America." That's true, but not in the sense the Hoosier Holy Land likes to believe.
PORTAGE | Shipments rose by 28 percent in August over last year at The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor on the strength of increased fertilizer and steel traffic.
The Ports of Indiana Commission is pumping $1.7 million into its Portage facility to improve the rail and sewer infrastructure. That's important work to keep the deepwater facility viable.
MERRILLVILLE | Enhancements to a road in a north Merrillville community are featured in a publication about road projects using green infrastructure in the Great Lakes Watershed.
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