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Almost 6 acres of land added near Fullerton Avenue Beach
Chicago Tribune (7/31)
A $31.5 million project funded by the Army Corps of Engineers, the city and the Park District is meant to stabilize an aging shoreline while protecting the lakefront path from the type of waves that shut it down temporarily during a storm last fall.

Toledo resumes microcystin daily testing
The Blade (7/31)
Toledo, Ohio Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson said the city would resume testing raw Lake Erie water daily for the presence of microcystin ó a reversal from the previous day when city officials said the test would be preformed only weekly.

Importance of Port Robinson ferry to be showcased
Niagara this Week (7/31)
In Ontario, Thoroldís new tourism operator is planning to showcase the importance of the Port Robinson ferry by getting regional politicians to hop aboard the boat on a ride across the Welland Canal this month.

Chrysler Beach to get new bathrooms, fish cleaning station, picnic, play area
The Voice (7/31)
New bathrooms, a fish cleaning station, concession stand, picnic grounds and a playscape are the newest improvements slated for Chrysler Beach and the Marysville, Mich. riverfront.

Human oil drop forms at Capitol to protest Mackinac Straits pipeline
MLive (7/30)
The pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac is a threat to the Great Lakes and should be removed immediately, said environmental advocates who gathered outside the Capitol in Lansing, Mich.

The Genesee, recently raging, is now a trickle
Democrat & Chronicle (7/30)
Itís feast to famine for the Genesee River, which two weeks ago raged through downtown Rochester, N.Y. and today is barely a trickle.Lack of rain is one reason, and deliberate draining of the section between Court Street and the High Falls is another.

COMMENTARY: Chatham-Kentís amazing fishing economy sometimes overlooked
The Chatam Daily News (7/30)
The economic impacts of Lake Erieís commercial fishing sector are significant, so the next time you are looking for something local to eat, remember that fish is food. Enjoy the many fish products right from our local lakes.

14-year-old Illinois girl to swim across Lake Michigan for cancer research
People (7/30)
A 20-person team will cover the 43-mile course between Chicago, Ill. and Michiana, Mich. in shifts to raise money for cancer research.

Microbeads banned in Erie County after protracted debate
WIVB-TV - Buffalo, NY (7/30)
Stores in Erie County, N.Y. will no longer be able to stock products with microbeads in them on their shelves any longer.

Blue-green algae bloom closes some Chatham-Kent beaches
The Chatam Daily News (7/30)
Beaches in Wheatley, Ont. have been closed due to reports of intense green water along the shores of Lake Erie.

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