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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.

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.

2009-09-30 17:58:00

Lake Michigan's food chain is under threat from an invasive fish and biologists are working on ways to keep it out of the lake, university scientists say. A $9 million electric fish barrier keeps Asian carp from migrating between the Mississippi River and the lake and the Army Corps of Engineers just boosted the power, the Milwaukee Journal Gazette reported Wednesday.

2009-08-17 11:34:13

A Great Lakes official says invasive Asian carp have made it miles beyond a Chicago barrier intended to keep the species out of Lake Michigan. Great Lakes Fishery Commission spokesman Marc Gaden said after genetic testing showed evidence of flying Asian carp five miles beyond the electric barrier of a Chicago canal, the power on the barrier was increased to prevent further incursions, The Detroit Free Press said Monday. These carp are clawing at the door now, Gaden said. The silver carp could...

2009-06-09 06:10:00

CHICAGO, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Friends of the Parks: WHAT: One hundred years after Daniel Burnham first envisioned it, Chicago's entire lakefront would be an unbroken string of public parks, under the Last Four Miles Plan being unveiled at Calumet Park on Tuesday, June 9th.

2009-04-27 12:19:52

Lake Michigan water levels, which dropped to near-record lows in 2008, are up this year because of wetter weather, the U.S.

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2008-10-19 11:05:00

Environmentalists say the nation's power plants are needlessly killing fish and fish eggs with their cooling systems, but energy-industry officials say opponents of nuclear power are exaggerating the losses.

2008-10-11 15:00:41

By THOMAS CONTENT Making electricity from wind turbines in the middle of Lake Michigan is technologically feasible but would cost up to twice as much as land-based wind farms, a state study released Friday says.

2008-09-26 15:00:24

By DARRYL ENRIQUEZ A new report says Lake Michigan water should flow to the City of Waukesha and eventually supply communities in Ozaukee and Washington counties.

2008-09-24 15:00:29

By DIANA MARRERO and DAN EGAN Washington -- The House gave final approval Tuesday to an interstate agreement designed to protect the water in the Great Lakes.


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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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