We Got Jellyfish!

Freshwater jellyfish have been in inland lakes and rivers throughout the Great Lakes region since 1933. But a century after their discovery, we still don’t know much about the elusive creatures. A team of student scientists is trying to change that.

2023-11-01T13:00:24-04:00October 28, 2023|

How to Become an American

Excerpted from How to Become an American: A History of Immigration, Assimilation, and Loneliness, by Daniel Wolff, published December 2022 by University of South Carolina Press.

2023-07-29T09:05:05-04:00July 24, 2023|

Gordon Lightfoot’s Great Lakes’ Lives

No song better captures the terrifying power of the Great Lakes than Lightfoot’s tragic, captivating rendering. It is a sonic and literary achievement, translating the sudden confusion, fear, and despair as the Edmund Fitzgerald is unable to weather a November storm.

2023-05-08T09:47:46-04:00May 6, 2023|

Wind Resistance

Wind turbines are being built in ocean waters off the east and west coasts. But why don’t we see any in the Great Lakes?

2022-12-30T09:24:44-05:00December 27, 2022|

Ode to Olcott

Olcott, New York—"The French Riviera of Lake Ontario"—has sunk and rebounded in a way so minor, yet major enough to feel like a triumph.

2022-04-15T16:47:45-04:00April 7, 2021|
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