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2009-08-06 13:56:21

A U.S. and Canadian study says the low water levels in Lakes Michigan and Huron during nearly all of the last decade were only natural. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said Thursday the study into whether erosion in the St. Clair River is to blame for the reduced Lakes Michigan and Huron water levels found that nothing likely needs to be done to improve the natural situation. The St. Clair serves as the main outflow for the two lakes, part of the Midwest's Great Lakes system. The river's...

2008-09-02 21:00:00

By Jerry Zremski A historic agreement among eight states is supposed to protect the waters of the Great Lakes from shipments to more parched parts of the country. But now some environmentalists worry that the lakes will lose their water anyway, one bottle at a time. The much-heralded Great Lakes Compact prevents large-scale water diversions via pipeline or ship, but it allows Great Lakes water to be bottled and sold in containers no larger than 5.7 gallons. Many environmentalists say...

2008-07-24 09:00:41

By Jerry Zremski, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jul. 24--WASHINGTON -- Parched states in other parts of the country someday might want to tap into the fresh water of the Great Lakes, but Congress stands ready to prevent that, lawmakers from both parties said Wednesday. Congress is likely to ratify -- possibly this year -- the Great Lakes Compact, an agreement among the eight Great Lakes states -- including New York -- that bans most water diversions, the lawmakers said. "It will be done by...

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2008-07-17 06:10:00

A new study published Wednesday reveals that 57 species carried into the Great Lakes since the lakes were connected to the sea are responsible for $200 million in annual damages. The conservative estimate does not include harm done to other parts of the U.S. or to the Canadian economy, said the report from the Center for Aquatic Conservation at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. The report said the various species, which includes the round goby and the zebra mussel, have been carried...

2005-12-12 19:05:45

By Andrew Stern CHICAGO (Reuters) - The cost of a Great Lakes cleanup plan unveiled on Monday by a White House-backed group could reach $20 billion, a price that Washington has already said the U.S. government cannot afford. "The next step in implementing the plan is to obtain funding," said Reg Gilbert of the environmental group Great Lakes United after the plan was introduced at a news conference in Chicago. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson...

2005-12-13 00:05:00

By Andrew Stern CHICAGO -- The cost of a Great Lakes cleanup plan unveiled on Monday by a White House-backed group could reach $20 billion, a price that Washington has already said the U.S. government cannot afford. "The next step in implementing the plan is to obtain funding," said Reg Gilbert of the environmental group Great Lakes United after the plan was introduced at a news conference in Chicago. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson introduced the plan drawn...


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