Latest Lakes News

Canada First Nation finds possible burial sites at school

Jan. 25, 2022 22:39 PM EST

WILLIAMS LAKE, British Columbia (AP) — A First Nation in Canada says a preliminary geophysical investigation has identified 93 possible burial sites around the site of a church-run boarding school. Chief Willie Sellars of the Williams Lake First Nation said Tuesday that excavation...

More fields could go unplanted under New Mexico water plan

Jan. 25, 2022 19:04 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s top water adviser on Tuesday warned New Mexico lawmakers that snowpack runoff is expected to be grim this spring and that the arid state needs readily available tools so it can accommodate years with particularly slim supplies. ...

Justices to weigh limits on reach of Clean Water Act

Jan. 25, 2022 15:16 PM EST

The Supreme Court said Monday it will consider reining in federal regulation of private property under the nation's main anti-water pollution law, the Clean Water Act. The justices agreed to hear a business-backed appeal from Chantell and Michael Sackett, who have wanted to build a...

Loons rescued from New Hampshire lake to be released

Jan. 24, 2022 10:28 AM EST

RYE, N.H. (AP) — A flock of 10 loons rescued frozen Lake Winnipesaukee Lake is due to be released Monday into the Atlantic Ocean. WMUR-TV reports that the 10 adult loons trapped in Lake Winnipesaukee were rescued Saturday by members of the New Hampshire’s Loon Preservation...

New Crystal Waters' state game area opens in Monroe County

Jan. 23, 2022 01:05 AM EST

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Fishing and hunting enthusiasts are hailing creation of Monroe County’s newest state game area in the north-county region that opened last fall after the Crystal Waters’ property was sold to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The 680-acre site in...

Fish populations recovering after Hurricane Ida

Jan. 22, 2022 00:03 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — When Hurricane Ida struck Livingston Parish last August, the storm surge left many of the roads in the southern part of the parish underwater. The water eventually receded, but scores of dead fish remained behind, splayed across the asphalt. ...

Long-sought Great Lakes projects get funding under new law

Jan. 20, 2022 18:20 PM EST

A project that will boost Great Lakes shipping in a crucial bottleneck and another intended to protect the lakes from invasive carp will get big funding increases under the Biden administration's infrastructure package, officials said Thursday. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said...

Michigan governor releases plan draft for carbon neutrality

Jan. 20, 2022 12:48 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan will build clean energy infrastructure and invest in green programs over the next 30 years with the goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050 to confront climate change, a draft of a state plan says. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer committed Michigan to the 2050...

Tina Turner, husband snap up vast $76M estate on Lake Zurich

Jan. 20, 2022 11:34 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Rock ‘n’ roll icon Tina Turner and her husband have reportedly bought a 70-million-Swiss-franc ($76 million) estate with 10 buildings, pond, stream, swimming pool and boat dock on Lake Zurich. The 82-year-old star’s husband, Erwin Bach, was quoted in daily...

Corps: $2.6B in Louisiana infrastructure, disaster money

Jan. 19, 2022 19:26 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers will be getting $2.6 billion for Louisiana under the infrastructure and supplemental disaster acts, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday. The disaster bill to help recovery from Hurricane Ida includes over $2 billion for flood...