great lakes

Report: More work needed on identifying Great Lakes toxins

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A report by a U.S.-Canadian agency says the two nations are behind schedule on identifying chemical pollutants in the Great Lakes and developing strategies to deal with them.The International Joint Commission says familiar toxic substances such as PCBs and dioxins appear to be declining or at least getting no worse in herring gull eggs, a key indicator of the chemicals' presence.

Great Lakes governors pledge trade cooperation

Michigan governor hopes for more regular meetings

A group representing U.S. governors and Canadian premiers in the Great Lakes region has agreed to cooperate on promoting trade and maritime commerce.

Great Lakes governors meet on invasive species

8 U.S. states, Canadian provinces send representatives

Leaders of states who have battled in court over Asian carp are meeting at a Michigan resort to seek common ground on how to prevent more invasive species from reaching the Great Lakes.