Lake Superior Project

Graphic Lauryl Loberg / photo Travis Novitsky

LSProject: On Thin Ice

Things are heating up in the Lake Superior basin. Temps are rising, ice cover is shrinking and life is changing. There are 60 days less ice now then 100 years ago on the big lake.


Photo by Jolene4ever/Flickr (Logo by Lauryl Loberg)

LSProject: "A Huge Sink for Heat"

Things are heating up in the Lake Superior basin. Temps are rising, ice cover is shrinking and life is changing.


Image Bryan Hansel / photo Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: A Major Drop

Water levels in Lake Superior have been going down. There is less ice on the lake then there used to be and water temperatures are increasing at twice the rate of air temperatures.


The Lake Superior Project / logo by Lauryl Loberg, photo Stephan Hoglund

LSProject: The New Normal

There’s no doubt the weather in the Great Lakes Region has been off. In fact, there seems to be a new trend we can rely on, and that’s that you never really know what to expect.


The Lake Superior Project / logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: Sensing Changes

All around the lake, folks are noticing changes in the weather and climate. In this segment of the Lake Superior Project, we begin to take a look at how climate change is impacting Lake Superior.


Image Carah Thomas / Graphic Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: A Dangerous, Dangerous Business

Joe Duffy has spent the better part of his 70 some years fishing on the Big Lake.


Anishinaabe couple harvesting wild rice on the Bad River / photo Marquette University Archives, graphic Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: Water, Language and Culture Intertwined

The history of the Anishinaabeg and Lake Superior is very long. Early French and English documents named the native people Ojibwe or Chippewa. But they call themselves Anishinaabe.


Photo Stephan Hoglund / graphic Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: Giganawnedaamin Nibi ("We must take care of the water")

There are valuable minerals in the rock around Lake Superior—copper, nickel, and iron. And people want to get at it. There’s money to be made and demand for the material.


A Photo by George Desort/ Logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: A Perfect Storm of Circumstances (Full Report)

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has hundreds of miles of beautiful beaches. Seemingly pristine and still very wild, the North Shore of Lake Michigan is a wilderness destination.


A Photo by George Desort/ Logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: A Perfect Storm of Circumstances

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has hundreds of miles of beautiful beaches. Seemingly pristine and still very wild, the North Shore of Lake Michigan is a wilderness destination.