• Michigan May 20

    Michigan Dams Rupture From Flooding, Forcing Thousands to Evacuate

    Thousands were forced from their homes Tuesday after two Michigan dams failed after days of heavy rain. The flooding came after days of heavy rain saturated the Great Lakes region and Lake Erie overflowed its banks.

  • officer Nov 29, 2019

    10 Animals Killed in Fire at Northern Ohio Wildlife Park

    Ten animals died in a fire Thursday night at a wildlife park in northern Ohio, the park’s owner said. Holly Hunt, the owner of African Safari Wildlife Park in Port Clinton, in Ottawa County along Lake Erie, said three bongos, three giraffes, three red river hogs and a springbok were killed in the fire in a barn used for overnight...

  • United States Jun 5, 2019

    Plan to Expand Hunting, Fishing in Wildlife Refuges Revealed

    The Trump administration on Wednesday announced what it called a major expansion of hunting and fishing in the nation’s wildlife refuges. The plan affects 1.4 million acres (5,666 square kilometers) on federal public lands, including 74 national wildlife refuges, U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge along Lake Erie in northern Ohio.

  • attorney May 3, 2019

    Judges Declare Ohio's Congressional Map Unconstitutional

    A federal court ruled Friday that Ohio’s congressional map is unconstitutional and ordered a new one be drawn for the 2020 elections. A three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court in Cincinnati ruled unanimously that district boundaries were manipulated for partisan gain by Republican mapmakers and violates voters’ rights to democratically select their representatives. The ruling blocks Ohio from holding...

  • NBC News Mar 10, 2019

    More Than 40 Ice Fishermen Rescued From Ice Floe in Lake Erie

    The Coast Guard and other agencies on Saturday rescued 46 ice fishermen who were on an ice floe that broke off on the Ohio shore of Lake Erie, the Coast Guard said....
    There were more people on the ice floe, but around 100 were able to swim or walk across ice bridges that had been connected to the floe, according to...

  • attorney Jun 5, 2018

    114 Arrested in Immigration Sting at Ohio Landscaper

    U.S. immigration agents made more than 100 arrests Tuesday at an Ohio gardening and landscaping company, aided by about 200 law enforcement workers in one of the largest employer stings in recent years....
    The 114 arrests occurred at two locations of Corso’s Flower & Garden Center, one in Sandusky, a resort city on Lake Erie, and another in nearby Castalia. U.S....

  • Donald Trump Dec 29, 2017

    Rising Energy Costs Eyed Amid Brutal Cold Snap Gripping US

    Plunging temperatures across half the country on Thursday underscored a stark reality for low-income Americans who rely on heating aid: Their dollars aren’t going to go as far this winter because of rising energy costs. Forecasters warned people to be wary of hypothermia and frostbite from an arctic blast that’s gripping a large swath from the Midwest to the Northeast,...

  • Maryland Nov 17, 2017

    20 Years of Changing Seasons on Earth Packed Into 2½ Minutes

    NASA captured 20 years of changing seasons in a striking new global map of the home planet. The data visualization, released this week, shows Earth’s fluctuations as seen from space. The polar ice caps and snow cover are shown ebbing and flowing with the seasons. The varying ocean shades of blue, green, red and purple depict the abundance — or...

  • Ohio Sep 22, 2017

    Algae on River Flowing Into Lake Erie Prompts Warning

    Health officials in Ohio are telling children, pregnant women and people with certain medical conditions not to swim in the river that flows through Toledo because of an algae outbreak. The Maumee (maw-MEE’) River along the city’s downtown waterfront has turned unsightly shades of green the past few days, leading local health officials to issue a recreational advisory Thursday.

  • NBC Mar 8, 2017

    Deep Proposed Budget Cuts Would Scrap EPA's Great Lakes Cleanup

    If President Donald Trump’s proposed budget is passed in its current form, funding to monitor and clean up toxins in the Great Lakes would virtually disappear. In Trump’s preliminary budget, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) would be slashed by 97 percent, dropping from $300 million to about $10 million. The Environmental Protection Agency is the single-largest financer of the...

  • JUDGE Feb 14, 2016

    Study: NYC Waters Are Teeming With Plastic Particles

    The waterways surrounding New York City are a soup of plastic, ranging from discarded takeout containers down to tiny beads that end up in the food supply, according to a new report by an environmental group.

  • New York Jan 14, 2016

    Ice Wine Harvest Comes Late to Finger Lakes This Winter

    Winter finally came down hard on New York’s Finger Lakes this month with single-digit temperatures at dawn and fresh snow blowing over the rolling vineyards. The wait was over for an ice wine harvest. Thick-gloved workers briskly picked frozen bunches of grapes that would be pressed into extra-sweet juice within hours out in the cold air. Hunt Country Vineyards makes...

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