Latest Lakes News

Russia sweeps golds in World Cup skeleton at Lake Placid

Dec. 13, 2019 7:07 PM EST

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Russia swept the gold medals at a World Cup skeleton race at Mount Van Hoevenberg on Friday, with Elena Nikitina’s winning margin in the women’s race the largest on tour in nearly three years. Nikitina finished two runs in 1 minute, 49.93 seconds. Germany’s...

State: Water safe around Detroit River aggregate spill

Dec. 11, 2019 9:27 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Tests performed near where construction aggregate material spilled into the Detroit River have found the water meets all quality standards, Michigan officials announced Wednesday. The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy said samples were taken upstream and downstream from the...

No major impacts on Lake Superior found from Line 3 pipeline

Dec. 9, 2019 5:51 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An updated environmental review released by a state agency Monday found no serious threat to Lake Superior if crude oil ever leaked from a new pipeline to replace Enbridge Energy's aging Line 3 across northern Minnesota. State regulators ordered the update after the Minnesota Court of...

Loelling wins first women's World Cup skeleton race of year

Dec. 7, 2019 1:16 PM EST

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Germany’s Jacqueline Loelling won the first women’s World Cup skeleton race of the season Saturday, posting the fastest time in both heats at Mount Van Hoevenberg for her 10th career victory on the circuit. Loelling finished in 1 minute, 49.76 seconds....

No excessive radiation at Detroit River aggregate spill site

Dec. 6, 2019 6:40 PM EST

Tests at a Michigan industrial site where limestone construction aggregate recently spilled into the Detroit River turned up no indication of excessive radiation levels, a state agency reported Friday. Staffers with the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy inspected the Detroit Bulk Storage property...

Energy company leaves debris in Michigan, delays report

Dec. 5, 2019 9:25 PM EST

PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) — A Canadian-based energy transportation company's preparation of a proposed tunnel that would house a petroleum pipeline caused a borehole to collapse in Michigan, which left debris in the waterway. Enbridge Energy had been collecting rock and soil samples, which it finished Sept. 12...

To save Everglades, guardians fight time - and climate

Dec. 3, 2019 10:36 AM EST

FLAMINGO, Florida (AP) — Grabbing a clump of vegetation to steady herself, Tiffany Troxler gingerly slides her feet along the makeshift boardwalk as she ventures out into the marsh. The boards sag, dipping her up to her knees in the tea-colored water. “This is the treacherous part,” the...

Commission urges cooperation on Vermont-Quebec lake

Dec. 2, 2019 10:34 AM EST

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — An organization that focuses on international water issues between the United States and Canada is recommending that the state of Vermont and province of Quebec work together to prevent algae blooms in Lake Memphremagog, which straddles the border. The draft report by the International...

Germans win 6 medals, USA 5 at Lake Placid luge World Cup

Dec. 1, 2019 2:27 PM EST

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Tucker West and Emily Sweeney both capped double-medal weekends for USA Luge on Sunday, the final day of the World Cup stop on the Americans’ home track at Mount Van Hoevenberg. West won silver medals on Sunday in both the men’s race and men’s sprint. Sweeney...

Mountain village embraces its legacy as cure center for TB

Dec. 1, 2019 11:50 AM EST

SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — Tuberculosis put Saranac Lake on the map. Through the middle of the 20th century, ailing people seeking a “rest cure” reclined on cottage porches in the community to take in the crisp Adirondack Mountain air. Saranac Lake grew into a mini-metropolis of medical care,...