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Check here for recent coverage of Great Lakes issues by print, radio and television media outlets in the United States and Canada. This section is updated weekdays by the GLIN Project Team at the Great Lakes Commission. You are welcome to submit Great Lakes-related stories by local, state/provincial or national media.

Note: You may notice broken links on some of the newspaper headlines. Many newspapers (e.g., Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, etc) keep complete archives of all their stories. So even if a story is months old, these links should still work. Others, however, like the Toronto Globe and Mail and the New York Times, only archive their stories for one week or require a fee to retrieve the complete articles. So, unfortunately, many of these links in the GLIN archive become broken/irretrievable after a day, week or month. By searching the GLIN archive you will have the title and date that each article was published, however, which will enable you to request the full text directly from the newspapers if you desire.

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January 2017
2016 marked as Earth’s hottest year
The Toledo Blade (1/19)

Enck looks back on role with EPA in WNY, accomplishments under Obama
WBFO - Buffalo, NY (1/19)

Katko, Collins urge Trump to reverse decision on Lake Ontario management plan
The Citizen (1/19)

What happens when Great Lakes shipping season ends?
WBFO – Buffalo, NY (1/19)

(No) ice, ice baby?: Ice history and forecast
The Beacon (1/18)

2017 Asian carp action plan released
WAND-TV- Decatur, IL (1/18)

Apostle Islands ice caves inaccessible to visitors
The Associated Press (1/18)

Binational panel: US, Canada have work to do to help Great Lakes
Wisconsin Public Radio (1/18)

Dangerous Straits
Journal Sentinel (1/18)

Elected leaders seek answers on Downriver water quality concerns
WXYZ-TV – Detroit, MI (1/18)

Filmmakers excited to be part of festival
The Alpena News (1/18)

Funding uncertain for sand work on Presque Isle's beaches
Go Erie (1/18)

Manitoulin’s south shore offers the best of Great Lakes surfing
The Manitoulin Expositor (1/18)

Ohio business consults EPA before cleaning up previous site
Your Erie (1/18)

Appreciating the gifts of the season
The Alpena News (1/17)

How Grand Haven is moving forward with restoring Lake Michigan catwalk
MLive (1/17)

Ice balls form along Great Lakes, right on schedule
Weather Network (1/17)

Lake Ontario hovercraft crossings planned
Pelham News (1/17)

President-Elect Trump's pick for head of E.P.A. could get approval from U.S. Senator Rob Portman
WVXU- Cincinnati, OH (1/17)

Video captures largest Great Lakes freighter arriving for winter layup
MLive (1/17)

Aging septic systems fouling Michigan
Detroit Free Press (1/16)

Cuomo's $2 billion clean water push called 'amazing'
The Buffalo News (1/16)

Downriver water quality concerns prompt testing
The Detroit News (1/16)

Draft report for Flint details spending hike, delay water plant restart
MLive (1/16)

List of groups in opposition to major pipeline grows
Gaylord Herald Times (1/16)

Long navigation season for Seaway
Erie Media (1/16)

Michigan campgrounds welcome winter campers
Great Lakes Echo (1/16)

New Soo Lock study indicates huge economic impact
9 & 10 News (1/16)

Time-lapse video shows U.S. Coast Guard freeing freighter stuck in ice
MLive (1/16)

Report: Soo Locks upgrade among top infrastructure projects
The Associated Press (1/15)

Anatomy of a grounding: Investigator shares details of Blough casualty on Lake Superior
Duluth News Tribune (1/14)

Flint homes tainted by city’s water crisis to get new faucets
CNN (1/14)

Great Lakes shipping season floats to a close this weekend
Minnesota Public Radio (1/14)

State of the Great Lakes 2016 underlines the importance of local drinking water monitoring network
The Voice News (1/14)

Efforts continue to stop spread of Asian carp
The Associated Press (1/13)

Fearing an oil spill, Wisconsin tribe votes to remove Enbridge Line 5
Michigan Radio (1/13)

Lake Michigan catwalk repair decision could be made soon
MLive (1/13)

Path of least resistance
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (1/13)

City looks for public input on dock project
News-Chronicle Staff (1/12)

Department of Energy approves power line to cross Lake Erie
Go Erie (1/12)

Ever heard of a Great Lakes tsunami? Scientist says they happen about 100 times a year
Michigan Public Radio (1/12)

Highland Park bans coal tar sealants
Highland Park News (1/12)

Northern Wisconsin legislator wants to lift state’s mining moratorium
The Associated Press (1/12)

Officials wonder how Trump will deal with Asian carp
Sandusky Register (1/12)

Stabenow, Peters call for quicker action on Asian carp
Detroit Free Press (1/12)

State awards more than $3.5 million to battle invasive species
UP Matters (1/12)

Two Michigan members of Congress want prompt federal study of Enbridge Line 5
Michigan Public Radio (1/12)

Algoway to be replaced by new freighter
Owen Sound Suntimes (1/11)

De-Icer concerns for Grand Traverse Bay
WWUP-TV- Traverse City, MI (1/11)

Debate over whitefish in Green Bay
WBAY-TV- Green Bay, WI (1/11)

Fight continues over underground nuclear waste disposal near Lake Huron
Michigan Radio (1/11)

Lake Superior State launches freshwater research expansion
WWUP-TV- Traverse City, MI (1/11)

New business group opposes Straits of Mackinac pipelines
WXMI-TV-Grand Rapids, MI (1/11)

Photographer captures ghosts of Lake Erie
WBFO – Buffalo, NY (1/11)

Preparations begin at Lake Superior Ice Festival
KQDS-TV-Duluth, MN (1/11)

Proposed Manistee weir collects concerns
Traverse City Record-Eagle (1/11)

Water quality testing at Chicago beaches to expand this summer
Chicago Tribune (1/11)

Waukesha pushes forward on Lake Michigan plan, despite Great Lakes mayors’ pushback
Milwaukee Public Radio (1/11)

Wild-born salmon support lake’s fishery
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter (1/11)

Anti-invasives campaigns target aquarium, water garden hobbyists
Great Lakes Echo (1/10)

Biologist says wolf populations stable under state management
WXPR – Rhinelander, WI (1/10)

Education programming, students play important roles for Inland Seas
Traverse City Record-Eagle (1/10)

Fishermen help DNR form whitefish plan
Green Bay Press-Gazette (1/10)

Flocking to learn more about waterfowl
The Fort Erie Times (1/10)

Gov. Cuomo announces proposal to complete 750-mile statewide hiking trail
Advance Media New York (1/10)

Proponents of burying nuclear waste near Lake Huron accused of ignoring other sites
CTV News (1/10)

Scientists concerned about Lake Superior’s declining cisco (lake herring) population
WLUC – TV (1/10)

Toledo City Council approves regional water plan
Toledo Blade (1/10)

Too early to stop remediation of St. Lawrence River
The Cornwall Standard-Freeholder (1/10)

Xcel to fund final clean-up phase
The Ashland Daily Press (1/10)

Activists urge caution on Flint water despite improved tests
Detroit Free Press (1/9)

COMMENTARY: Plan 2014 is good for the environment and the economy
The Buffalo News (1/9)

DNR scrubbed climate wording after newspaper query
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (1/9)

Homeowners fear impact of new Lake Ontario regs
WBFO – Buffalo, NY (1/9)

Homewood to consider joining new regional water agency
Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle (1/9)

Illinois bill would require testing school water for lead
Daily Herald (1/9)

Lake Michigan sanctuary proposal has shippers’ attention
Work Boat (1/9)

Marquette City Commission applies for federal grant
WLUC-TV (1/9)

State park along Lake Superior getting 30 new campsites, $1M in renovations
MLive (1/9)

Strong outlook for Canadian shipping ports “more than a blip”
Metro International (1/9)

Students create music from nature data
The Mining Journal (1/9)

U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga will co-chair Great Lakes Task Force
MLive (1/9)

Waukesha Water Diversion Project Faces Fresh Round of Scrutiny
Wisconsin Public Radio (1/9)

Wisconsin tribe wants pipeline removed
The Associated Press (1/9)

Wisconsin tribe wants pipeline removed
The Associated Press (1/9)

Celebrate winter the Superior way
Duluth News Tribune (1/8)

Rust Belt’s not just a political force — it’s a destination
The Associated Press (1/8)

Smooth, as in ice, sailing
Kingston Whig-Standard (1/8)

Michigan harbor in danger of closing
The Detroit News (1/7)

Campaign could lead to ban on plastic shopping bags in Duluth
St. Paul Pioneer Press (1/6)

Fraser reaches agreement to improve safety
Superior Telegram (1/6)

Lake Superior’s foggy phenomenon: sea smoke
WDIO-TV – Duluth, MN (1/6)

Speaking of the Great Lakes, this official says region's waters deserve more respect
The Associated Press (1/6)

Bad River Tribal Council rejects Enbridge pipeline easement renewal
Ashland Daily Press (1/5)

Charlotte official claims lead fittings used recently in water system
Lansing State Journal (1/5)

Grants still available for cleanup of Michigan waters
The Holland Sentinel (1/5)

Lake Erie coastal advisory group seeks members
Erie Times-News (1/5)

Leland Harbor to stay closed unless funds found for dredging
The Associated Press (1/5)

Michigan partly covers Flint water bills another 3 months
The Associated Press (1/5)

National Wildlife Federation sues feds over pipeline
The Detroit News (1/5)

Official: Great Lakes region’s waters deserve more
The Associated Press (1/5)

Predicting the unpredictable
The Mining Journal (1/5)

Snyder could get crucial recommendations on Flint water after coming meetings
MLive (1/5)

Steps taken to restore narrow bar of land separates Port Bay from Lake Ontario
Finger Lakes Times (1/5)

Study: Tons of plastic getting into Great Lakes
NCPR – Canton, NY (1/5)

$1 million could restore Niagara Gorge to a 'botanical wonderland'
The Buffalo News (1/4)

Canadian Coast Guard prepares for Great Lakes icebreaking operations
Manitoulin Expositor (1/4)

Diver's view of Great Lakes: shipwrecks and evil mussels
WBFO – Buffalo, NY (1/4)

Great Lakes Area of Concern makes progress in ecological recovery
Sault Ste. Marie Evening News (1/4)

Regional water source an option for many county communities
The Oakland Press (1/4)

Signs of climate change hit Great Lakes
North Country Public Radio (1/4)

$1.8M in federal funds to help protect Huron River watershed
MLive (1/3)

Eleventh day of invasive species Christmas: ‘Leven gobies gobbling
Great Lakes Echo (1/3)

New book paddles through history on canoe
Great Lakes Echo (1/3)

NYC fireboat finds new home in Door County
Green Bay Press-Gazette (1/3)

Ontario study: Other sites too costly to store waste
The Detroit News (1/3)

COMMENTARY: Exploring the history of paddlefish
South Shore Breaker (1/2)

Great Lakes pollutant lurks in your laundry
WRVO-Osewego, NY (1/2)

Higher pilot fees unpopular on Great Lakes, from freighters to Viking boat
MLive (1/2)

Minnesota DNR worries about future of Lake Superior’s herring population
Twin Cities Pioneer Press (1/2)

New Traverse City ship turns students into scientists
WWTV-Traverse City, MI (1/2)

Remnant fish species discovered in Antrim County
Interlochen Public Radio (1/2)

Shipping peaks as Great Lakes season nears end
Duluth News Tribune (1/2)

Tenth day of invasive species Christmas: Ten alewives dying
Great Lakes Echo (1/2)

Wetlands restoration completed at Shiawassee Refuge
Midland Daily News (1/2)

What will 2017 bring for the Great Lakes?
WBFO-Buffalo, NY (1/2)


 
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