Latest Lake Huron News

Center in UP to look at impact of oil spills in freshwater

Oct. 23, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — Lake Superior State University in Michigan’s eastern Upper Peninsula has been selected as a hub for a center that will look at the impacts of oil spills in freshwater environments. The U.S. Coast Guard National Center of Expertise for...

Enbridge temporarily stops Michigan pipeline due to protests

Oct. 19, 2021 23:07 PM EDT

The operator of a Michigan oil pipeline said it temporarily shut down Line 5 Tuesday after protesters warned the company that they planned to turn an emergency valve. Video posted on social media showed someone with a hard hat and a wrench inside a...

Tuskegee Airmen monument unveiled in Michigan

Aug. 28, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A monument dedicated to Tuskegee Airmen who died in Michigan during World War II training was unveiled Saturday near the international Blue Water Bridge. Michigan served as an advanced training ground for many graduates of the Tuskegee...

New theory: Earth's longer days kick-started oxygen growth

Aug. 02, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

Scientists have a new idea for how Earth got its oxygen: It’s because the planet slowed down and days got longer. A study published Monday proposes and puts to the test the theory that longer, continuous daylight kick-started weird bacteria into producing lots of...

Michigan girl, 8, drowns in Lake Huron, 2nd child rescued

Aug. 02, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

EAST TAWAS, Mich. (AP) — An 8-year-old Saginaw girl drowned in Lake Huron over the weekend after she began struggling while swimming with relatives near Tawas Point State Park, officials said. The girl was at the park Saturday with her family and they were swimming with...