A member of Congress from Michigan has introduced a bill that would require separating Lake Michigan from the Mississippi River watershed in the Chicago area to block the path of Asian carp and other invasive species, which could cause an estimated loss of $1.9 billion to Northwest Indiana's…
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. | Placing dam-like structures in Chicago waterways would be an almost foolproof method of preventing Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan, while a less pricey electric barrier system also has solid prospects for shielding the Great Lakes from the invasive fish, accordi…
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. | Nowhere has the fervor to cut government down to size been more dramatically on display than in the industrial Midwest.
Scientists have found tiny plastic particles in all of the Great Lakes.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana environmental groups have reached a settlement with ArcelorMittal and state regulators requiring the steelmaker to clean up more than 3 million tons of waste piled up along Lake Michigan.
A gentle breeze ripples Lake Michigan's deep blue surface as a gull circles lazily overhead. The sun is bright, the temperature is a comfy 70 degrees and the view of the water and the distant Manitou Islands is spectacular. The beach is wide and sandy — and almost deserted.
Anna Turner appeared determined and measured as she took the courtroom stand last week to confront one of the men who confined her to a "torture chamber."
Pat Bauer clearly wasn't listening in November when voters kicked him out of the speaker's chair and relegated his Democratic caucus to a distinct minority in the Indiana House.
CHICAGO | The reliability of DNA testing suggesting Asian carp may already be in waterways near Lake Michigan was the focus of final arguments Monday in a lawsuit seeking the closure of Chicago-area shipping locks to halt the spread of the invasive fish.
CHICAGO (AP) — John Goss, an environmental activist and former state official from Indiana, was appointed Wednesday as the Obama administration's point man in the fight to prevent Asian carp from gaining a foothold in the Great Lakes.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. | Scientists say an Asian carp discovered near Lake Michigan may have been planted there, instead of evading an electronic barrier meant to keep the species out of the Great Lakes.
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. | Federal officials believe an oil spill that has contaminated a major Michigan river was larger than first estimated, and the governor is warning of a "tragedy of historic proportions" should the oil reach Lake Michigan some 80 miles away, and the vacation communities th…
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. | Groups representing states and cities in the Great Lakes region kicked off a $2 million study Thursday of how to slam the door on exotic species such as Asian carp by cutting links between the lakes and the Mississippi River watershed.
FORT WAYNE | State wildlife officials plan to install a mesh fence across a northeastern Indiana marsh aimed at preventing Asian carp from being able to reach waterways that lead to the Great Lakes.
CHICAGO | Diners in China could soon help control the Asian carp that are infesting Illinois waterways and threatening the Great Lakes.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's Corrections officials just can't stop the secrecy.
DETROIT | A group of lawmakers on Wednesday said a plan to stop the spread of the invasive Asian carp by permanently separating waterways linking the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes should be looked at with increased urgency.
CHICAGO | Environmentalists have warned for years that it was just a matter of time before the invasive Asian carp broke through an electrical barrier meant to keep it from moving beyond Chicago-area shipping canals. But now that it's happened, efforts to keep the voracious fish out of the G…
CHICAGO (AP) — Industry and environmental activists say it's time to stop focusing on whether to close Chicago shipping locks in hopes of keeping Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.
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