Shrinking ice worries Great Lakes scientists

Lansing State Journal: The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Bristol Bay has battled pretty much everything the Great Lakes can think up. They’ve battled 14-foot swells that left even experienced guardsmen heaving in the head. They’ve rescued stranded animals that floated out too far and barges stuck in shallow shores. The one thing they don’t see as much of — at least not anymore — is ice. One of the Detroit crew’s primary responsibilities is icebreaking during the winter — clearing Great Lakes waterways of......

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