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2011-07-18 17:00:00

DETROIT, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Bayview Yacht Club regarding the sailing tragedy on Lake Michigan: "All of us at Bayview Yacht Club send our condolences to the Chicago Yacht Club and the families of the sailors who perished in Lake Michigan this morning. We are deeply saddened at the loss of life of our fellow sailors. We are humbly reminded of the dangers of these open waters and storms that can strike with little warning. This tragedy reminds all...

2011-07-13 12:30:00

Five Major Parks In or Near Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin Highlighted; Significant and Growing Impact on Beaches, Wildlife, Tourism Revenue and Jobs Detailed. CHICAGO, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five major Great Lakes national parks are already feeling the impact of climate change in the forms of rising temperatures, decreased winter ice, eroding shorelines, spreading disease, and a crowding out of key wildlife and plant life, according to a major new...

2011-05-02 08:48:00

NEW YORK, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HGTV is taking its second annual HGTV Urban Oasis Giveaway to new heights, creating a custom, contemporary residence on the 35th floor of the Trump International Hotel & Tower® in Chicago. HGTV's popular designer Vern Yip has drafted plans for the 1,000 square-foot residence that will be the centerpiece of a fall 2011 grand-prize package. The fully-furnished, high-rise residence will include one bedroom, 1 1/2 baths, a gourmet...

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2011-04-14 13:15:00

The ongoing spread of non-native mussels in the Great Lakes has caused "massive, ecosystem-wide changes" throughout lakes Michigan and Huron, two of the planet's largest freshwater lakes, according to a new University of Michigan-led study. The blitzkrieg advance of two closely related species of mussels"”the zebra and quagga"”is stripping the lakes of their life-supporting algae, resulting in a remarkable ecological transformation and threatening the multibillion-dollar U.S....

2010-07-22 12:26:00

CHICAGO, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Great Lakes states and cities joined together to announce an initiative that seeks to transform water management and transportation in the Chicago region for the 21st Century, while safeguarding the Great Lakes from economic and ecological damage caused by Asian carp and other biological invasions from the Mississippi River basin. A team led by the Great Lakes Commission and the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative--organizations...

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2010-06-26 07:30:14

A wooden steamship that sank in Lake Michigan over 112 years ago has been discovered off the Milwaukee-area shoreline, and divers say the vessel appears to have been perfectly preserved by the cold, fresh waters. Brendon Baillod, the president of the Wisconsin Underwater Archaeology Association, told the Associated press (AP) that finding the 300-foot-long L.R. Doty was important because it was the largest wooden ship that remained unaccounted for. "It's the biggest one I've been involved...

2010-04-01 16:43:00

CHICAGO, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Illinois Chamber of Commerce released three independent peer reviews from economists strongly criticizing a report by John Taylor and James Roach that purports to assess the economic impact of closing the Chicago and O'Brien locks - which connect the Chicago Area Waterway to Lake Michigan - in an effort to impede the migration of the invasive Asian carp species. The three independent critiques note that Roach and Taylor's baseline mathematical...

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2010-02-12 07:05:00

With Asian carp set to ravage the Great Lakes, the federal government has devised a 78.5 million dollar plan that cannot promise to fend off the predators, and does not utilize the most powerful weapon in its arsenal, the Associated Press reported. The most promising method to keep the carp from wreaking havoc in the lakes and threatening its $7 billion fishing industry is to cut the link between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River basin, which was built by engineers in Chicago over 100...

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2010-01-20 15:45:00

Officials said Tuesday that huge Asian carp - which act like "aquatic vacuum cleaners" and leap into the air when spooked by motorboats - may have invaded the Great Lakes despite a massive effort to block them. According to an AFP report, researchers analyzed water samples and discovered fragments of Asian carp DNA in Lake Michigan, although there is no evidence that the fast-breeding fish have breached electric barriers set up along Chicago-area waterways. "Clearly this is not good news,"...

2009-11-25 09:50:00

LANSING, Mich., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Weather permitting on Monday, November 30, a World War II, F6F-3 Hellcat fighter plane will be raised from the depths of Lake Michigan off the Chicago shoreline. The plane has rested on the lake bottom for more than sixty years after crashing during a training exercise. During the war, navy pilots trained to land on aircraft carriers in Lake Michigan before seeing active duty. The "aircraft carriers" used for training were in fact old...


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