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Great Lakes Islands Summit, Madeline Island Fellowship Project

More than seventy representatives from twelve Great Lakes islands attended a summit in September on Beaver Island, off the coast of Michigan, to talk about the Great Lakes Island Initiative. The mission of this emerging organization is to support a coalition of Islands dedicated to forming a better understanding of shared problems and possible solutions.…  Read More

Apostle Islands

Great Lakes Islands Alliance

Of the 32,000 islands in the Great Lakes, nearly twenty continue to host communities of people, typically a mix of year-round and seasonal residents and transient visitors.

Flooding

What the Climate’s ‘New Normal’ Is Doing to Lake Superior

Minnesota has shoreline on only one Great Lake, but it happens to be the greatest: largest, clearest, coldest and, until recently, seemingly least vulnerable to various environmental afflictions elsewhere in the five-lake basin. The world’s biggest lake by surface area, Superior happens to hold one-tenth of the fresh water on the face of the Earth.…