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St. Patrick’s Day Around the Lakes

St. Patrick’s Day Around the Lakes

St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner and many cities in the Great Lakes region are celebrating! With that in mind we compiled a list of parades a...
How much does a polar bear weigh? The importance of icebreakers in Great Lakes commerce

How much does a polar bear weigh? The importance of icebreakers in Great Lakes commerce

Our lakes are a year-round thoroughfare for ships moving goods thousands of miles to keep business humming and global commerce moving seamlessly, but how do they do it when there is thick ice from coast to coast? Icebreaker ships.
Lake-Effect Snow and the Climate

Lake-Effect Snow and the Climate

Snow. Every year we in the Great Lakes region know it’s coming, but we’re never sure how much or when. Luckily we have the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences + Assessments to help shed light on what to expect this winter.
Michigan Winter Activities

Michigan Winter Activities

Michigan offers a plethora of winter activities for those willing to brave the elements. The beauty is that there is something to do for every skill level and every budget. 
Climate Change

Climate Change

Climate change.  This phrase has been on the forefront of everyone’s mind and seemingly every media outlet recently.  We know what it is, but how ...
October Sights around the Great Lakes

October Sights around the Great Lakes

October means flannels, cider, and enjoying the fall colors around our lakes. In some parts of our region the leaves are just beginning to start t...
Lake Erie Algae Bloom

Lake Erie Algae Bloom

  An algae bloom sounds like something you may see in your local conservatory, but in reality it’s a cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) that can prod...
Urban Beaches

Urban Beaches

Some of the best beaches around the Great Lakes are actually in these urban centers that many of us already call home! Imagine being a short bike ride or Uber away from an unparalleled beach experience—we’ll show you where some of the best beach spots are in the major cities around the Great Lakes where you can get your tan, paddle, and drink on.

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