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What's New
Push to protect waterways from microplastics continues
Time Warner Cable News (7/22)
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is calling for the Environmental Protection Agency to add microbeads to their list of Great Lakes contaminants.

Rep. Chris Collins to Meet with Lawmakers Over Concerns of Lake Ontario
Time Warner Cable News (7/2)
U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence, will join local lawmakers in Orleans County Wednesday morning to discuss concerns with the International Joint Committee's new guidelines for water levels on Lake Ontario.

Algae blooms act as bodyguards for bacteria in Great Lakes
Phys.org (6/26)
University at Buffalo researchers have found that green algae in the Great Lakes not only protect bacteria from destruction by the sun's ultraviolet rays, but can feed these organisms, allowing bacteria populations to grow unheeded. Extreme amounts of bacteria can force officials to close a beach for public safety.

Buffalo is fourth poorest city in the nation
WIVB News 4 - Buffalo, N.Y. (6/5)
The top four cities on the list are all in the Great Lakes. Detroit, Mich., takes the top spot, followed by Cleveland, Ohio, and Rochester and Buffalo, N.Y.

Reed, Burcham tour waterway projects
The Ripon Advance (12/20)
New York representative Tom Reed met with Army Corps of Engineers Brig. Gen. Margaret Burcham on Tuesday to discuss waterway projects in New York, and opportunities for the Water Resources Reform and Development Act to speed up projects.

Researchers put radio transmitters on Lake Ontario ciscoes
The Post-Standard (12/8)
For the past three weeks, a pair of researchers have been on a frigid mission on Lake Ontario's Chaumont Bay to capture and tag male and female ciscoes with radio receivers.

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General Resources
New York
Great Lakes Commission
Since 1955, New York has been a valued member of the Great Lakes Commission.

New York Governor Profile
Council of Great Lakes Governors
Includes biography, inaugural address, State of the State address and related links.

New York Sea Grant
Focuses the talents of university scientists and extension specialists on research in the areas of fisheries, coastal environmental quality and processes, invasive species, non-point source pollution and seafood safety.

New York State Government
A starting point to guide you to the many resources available from New York's state agencies, departments and other governmental branches.

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Economy
New York Economic Profile
Northeast-Midwest Institute
The Northeast-Midwest Institute provides a variety of economic data about the state, including unemployment rate, per-capita income, gross state product, exports, government spending and demographics.

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Environment
Hudson River (NY)
American Heritage Rivers
The American Heritage Rivers Initiative, established by an Executive Order in September 1997, is a program to help communities restore and revitalize waters and waterfronts.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
Niagara Parks Commission
Tourism information around Niagara Falls and the Niagara River Corridor.

Parks of the St. Lawrence
Manages recreational areas from Kingston to near the Quebec border.

Silver Waters of Lake Ontario
Their goal is to raise awareness of, and appreciation for, Lake Ontario through writing, sailing instruction, nature study, and other means.

U.S. EPA Region 2 Great Lakes Projects and Programs
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. EPA Region 2 is responsible for management of the portions of the Great Lakes ecosystem bordered by New York State. This includes Lake Ontario, a small portion of Lake Erie, the Niagara River, which connects Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, and a portion of the upper St. Lawrence River, which flows out of Lake Ontario.

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Tourism
The Great Lakes Circle Tour
Ride along on the 6,500-mile Great Lakes Circle Tour: a scenic, international road system connecting the five Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River! For new visitors to the region, this online travel guide offers informational maps, road routes and estimated mileages, and links to major cities, camping and recreation areas, and natural attractions.

Travel and Tourism: Department of Economic Development

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GLIN: Lake Ontario
GLIN: St. Lawrence River and Seaway

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