The oil spill closed all shipping traffic through the busy lane on the St. Marys River between Ontario and the Upper Peninsula.
Across the Great Lakes, there have already been 32 people who drowned in the waters. At least half of them came in Lake Michigan.
It's not a canary in the coal mine, but a tern in the wetland that's got conservationists worried about the environmental health of migratory birds and the Great Lakes wetlands.
The S.S. Badger has been ferrying cars across Lake Michigan since 1953. It's the last coal-powered steamship in the country.
The work it takes to clean 70 million gallons of water every day is a bit like the filter in your refrigerator - but on a massive scale.
"Monitors have observed them defending territories, creating nest scrapes, and displaying courtship behaviors."
Old chunks of I-94 line the shoreline near the historic Ford mansion. But plans to restore the surrounding environment could mean big changes for the tourists that visit and the wildlife that may live there.
The Viking Octantis has a guest capacity of 378 people and has three voyages through the Great Lakes it plans to traverse.
While in route to the mainland, the Huron lost steering and couldn't drop its anchor, leaving the vessel adrift at sea.
Before it was called Lake Michigan, some referred to it as Land of the Stinking Lake, likely because of the algae that collected along its coastline.
After record-breaking years in 2019 and 2020 where every Great Lake set highs for water levels, residents got a little relief as they finally began to recede in 2021.
Despite the extended deadline for ice houses, fishing guides are sharing videos that may have some resorts thinking twice about waiting much longer.
In a normal summer of shipwreck searching, hunters might find one or two wrecks. But in 2021, hunters at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society found at least 10.
A homemade ice-fishing shanty was blown a mile across the bay after winds neared 50 mph this weekend.
On May 4, 1891, a 172-foot Great Lakes schooner-barge carrying a load of coal in tow with a steam ship got caught in a strong northwest gale. The intensity snapped the towline, leaving the ship and its crew to the mercy of
Researchers long believed the activity under the Great Lakes became dormant during periods of winter when the surface freezes. But that's changing.
Despite being surrounded by one of the world's most impressive fresh water systems, Michigan lacks clean affordable water. And worse, pollution and outdated infrastructure is threatening access to those same sources.
After the June 2021 floods, the city of Detroit has been allocated $15 million to help prevent it from happening again.
Agencies will be able to clean up 22 sites designated as the region's most degraded a quarter-century ago.
A new study compared old photos of Sleeping Bear, Silver Lake, Warren, and other sand dune sites with updated ones, revealing a dramatic pattern of change along Lake Michigan.