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Officials in the United States and Canada have approved a plan to allow the level of Lake Ontario to fluctuate more -- a change that has been opposed by some residents. 


The $40 million fine that Princess Cruise Lines will pay to settle criminal allegations of illegal dumping illustrates a much broader problem. It impacts the Great Lakes and waters all around the United States, Great Lakes Today Managing Editor Dave Rosenthal told Here & Now in an interview.

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Thursday night, Niagara Falls got brighter and more colorful. Officials showed off a multimillion-dollar upgrade of the system used to illuminate the falls.

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The Great Lakes have their own miniature version of tsunamis – more than 100 times per year.  That’s according to new research led by the University of Wisconsin Madison.  The name of these waves – and the danger that comes with them – are relatively unknown to those in the region. 


The National Weather Service says the season's first lake effect snow is likely this weekend. That could be a harsh beginning to winter.

In the Great Lakes region, the effect kicks in when dry arctic air speeds over large expanses of warm water.

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