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New EPA report: Clean Watersheds Needs Survey
More than $80 billion is needed over the next 20 years to curb sewage overflows and protect community drinking water in the eight Great Lakes states, according to a new report by the U.S. EPA. The agency’s recently released “2012 Clean Watershed Needs Survey” assesses the state of wastewater infrastructure in the United States.


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EPA will conduct "inspection audit" of Detroit water treatment plant
Michigan Radio (2/11)
In Michigan, the US Environmental Protection Agency says it will conduct an inspection of Detroit’s wastewater treatment plant.

Field trip grants make fourth grade so much better
Great Lakes Echo (2/11)
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, in Mich., is one of 186 federal parks to receive a portion of the $1.1 million National Park Foundation grant to set up field trip programs.

Sandusky lands rare research grant to protect, enhance lakes
Sandusky Register (2/10)
In some regards, Sandusky, Ohio, just can’t compete with most metropolises. But the small city just pulled off a major upset, snagging a new and rare research opportunity many other waterfront communities also wanted.

Cuomo seeks PSC probe of NRG over Dunkirk power plant shutdown
The Buffalo News (2/10)
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is asking the state Public Service Commission to investigate NRG Energy and the reasons behind its decision to close the coal-fired power plant it owns in Dunkirk, N.Y., rather than converting it to run on natural gas.

Reconstructed Spanish galleon headed to Tall Ships Erie
Erie Times-News (2/10)
El Galeon, a reconstruction of a 16th century Spanish galleon, will appear at the Tall Ships Erie 2016 Festival, in Pa., which will take place et the end of the summer.

NY official to meet with group boosting Fort la Presentation
The Associated Press (2/10)
A state official will meet with leaders of an effort in a northern New York community to increase tourism at a historic site dating back to the French Colonial era.

Michigan Ice Fest getting popular: 40% more attendees this year
WLUC-TV - Marquette, MI (2/10)
Michigan Ice Fest is expecting a busy week. The number of preregistered attendees grew from 500 last year to 700 this year. Climbers are arriving from all over America, and even foreign countries, to experience the unique joys of ice climbing.

Lake Forest approves start of water plant project
Chicago Tribune (2/9)
In Illinois, after a year and a half of study, the Lake Forest City Council approved a project at the city water plant that will take about two years and could cost close to $10 million.

A 'spiritual experience': Surfing on Lake Ontario in the winter
The Syracuse Post-Standard (2/9)
In N.Y., the wind was gusting at about 30 knots and the temperature hovered at just above 20 degrees. Waves 3 to 5 feet high were crashing along the ice-covered shoreline. For Aurelien Bouche-Pillon, it was a good day to go surfing on Lake Ontario.

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