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Great Lakes cities found at the intersection of walkable and affordable
Great Lakes Echo (9/30)
A group that’s developed a method of scoring a community’s walkability recently listed neighborhoods in a dozen U.S. cities that are not only easy to get around, they’re affordable to live in. Five of them are in cities on a Great Lake:

State spent $187,000 on bottled water for Toledo
WTRF Wheeling (9/30)
The state says it spent $187,000 buying bottled water for Toledo during the algae-related water emergency suffered by Ohio's fourth-largest city earlier this year.

Team passionate about shipwreck preservation studying zebra mussels on whaleback in Lake Superior
NNCNOW.com (9/30)
If Superior's colder water has kept the invasives at bay thus far, the team says that's cause for greater concern when the Lake goes through a warm streak.

1926 steamship wreck found in Lake Ontario
WIVB Buffalo (9/30)
Underwater explorers say they’ve found the wreck of a 253-foot British-built steamship that sank off Lake Ontario’s western New York shore after colliding with another vessel nearly 90 years ago. The four-man team says it found the wreck of the Nisbet Grammer in more than 500 feet of water.

MARAD awards university $400,000 to research LNG bunkers for the Great Lakes
Ship & Bunker (9/29)
The Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute (GLMRI) has announced it has been awarded $400,000 by the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) to research liquefied natural gas (LNG) as an alternative marine fuel on the Great Lakes.

Coast Guard warns of falling Lake Erie water temps
WKYC Cleveland (9/27)
The recreational boating safety specialist for the Coast Guard Ninth District says warm air temperatures can create a false sense of security for boaters.

Scientists: Lake Erie silt dumping isn't fueling algae
WTVG Toledo (9/27)
The study released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finds that sediment dumped into the lake isn't a main source of the phosphorus that feeds the algae.

NYPA orders two tugs from Great Lakes Shipyard
Marine Link (9/25)
Great Lakes Shipyard has been contracted by New York Power Authority (NYPA) to build and deliver two new tugboats for the Authority’s Niagara River Ice Boom Operations in Buffalo, N.Y.

NWI woman to represent Indiana on Great Lakes Commission
NWI Times (9/25)
Gov. Mike Pence has named the Northwest Indiana Forum's environmental specialist Kay Nelson to represent Indiana on the Great Lakes Commission. Nelson, who worked previously with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, joined the Forum in 1998.

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