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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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February 2017
newBill would make illegal dumping of sediment in Lake Erie a felony
Toledo Blade (2/23)

newElk Lake trout may be new hope for Lake Michigan
Traverse City Record-Eagle (2/23)

newConveyor belt system to move cargo at Soo Locks raises questions
Detroit Free Press (2/22)

Cool lighthouses of the Great Lakes
The Plain Dealer (2/22)

newFlint plan for $100M in fed funding advances to EPA
The Detroit News (2/22)

How do you get rid of 750 trillion mussels?
Lansing State Journal (2/22)

newLighthouse landscaping plan could feature new boathouse
Port Clinton News Herald (2/22)

newLow alewife numbers heighten concern over chinook stocking
Journal Sentinel (2/22)

newPublic meetings in Buffalo, other cities target Great Lakes
WBFO-Buffalo, NY (2/22)

newSheboygan launches largest UV disinfection system
Sheboygan Press (2/22)

Warm weather forces St. Lawrence River Walleye Association to cancel Northern Pike Challenge for second consecutive year
North Country Now (2/22)

newWarm winter has less impact on Great Lakes water levels
Detroit Free Press (2/22)

Waterville cuts off pipes from Toledo
Toledo Blade (2/22)

Lake Station delays vote on water plant sale
Chicago Tribune (2/21)

newAG Bill Schuette says vessel discharge bill could threaten Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (2/21)

Change to ballast water regulations splits environmental groups and shipping industry
WXXI - Rochester, NY (2/21)

Fort Wayne Riverfront Project aims to prevent erosion, pollution
WBOI – Fort Wayne, IN (2/21)

Lake Michigan monarch migration stronghold turns 105
Door County Pulse (2/21)

Mild winter will have little to no impact on lake levels
The Alpena News (2/21)

Rep. Gallagher carries on ‘Save the Bay’ initiative
WBAY-TV, Green Bay, WI (2/21)

U.S. company goes to court to collect $28 million in damages awarded after Ontario banned Great Lakes wind farm
National Post (2/21)

U.S. Steel seeks court action on Minntac permit
Duluth News Tribune (2/21)

Warm weather this winter leaves Grand Traverse bay without ice cover
WWTV- Traverse City, MI (2/21)

Water quality a problem for rural areas, too
Great Lakes Echo (2/21)

Zebra mussels are being muscled out of the Great Lakes
CBC News (2/21)

Enbridge: No coating problem on Mackinac pipeline
The Detroit News (2/20)

U of W hosts binational meetings on status of Lake Erie
Windsor Star (2/20)

First bill in years will benefit North Country Trail that runs from NY to ND
The Bemidji Pioneer (2/19)

Meager ice cover on Lake Superior this winter
SooToday (2/19)

Port plan addresses never-ending 'tension' between industry, planners
Duluth News Tribune (2/19)

Study finds slight mercury increases in some Great Lakes fish, birds
GoErie (2/19)

Waukesha checks Root River health before Lake Michigan water diversion
Journal Sentinel (2/19)

Erie County needs $1 billion in water system improvements
WIVB-TV-Buffalo, NY (2/17)

How 6 bottled waters and Cleveland's tap water fared in an EPA test
WOIO-TV-Cleveland, OH (2/17)

Kivela asks for Soo Locks upgrades
WNMU- TV – Marquette, MI (2/17)

Lack of financing stalls Oliver Hazard Perry documentary
GoErie (2/17)

Unique lake trout could help restore Lake Michigan population
Great Lakes Echo (2/17)

Video helps volunteers take on aquatic invasives
Great Lakes Echo (2/17)

Waukesha water utility begins Root River monitoring
Racine Journal Times (2/17)

Winter fleet repairs underway at Bay Shipbuilding
Green Bay Press-Gazette (2/17)

'Bag-it Duluth' calls on city council for no-plastic ordinance
KQDS-TV – Duluth, MN (2/16)

Anglers can fish without a Michigan license this weekend
WDIV-TV – Detroit, MI (2/16)

CDC finds first genetic link between Legionnaires’ outbreak, Flint water
MLive (2/16)

Coast Guard urges extreme caution on ice, water as warm temperatures approach
SooToday (2/16)

Genesee County may be stuck with Detroit water
Detroit Free Press (2/16)

Indiana Dunes attracted more people than Sleeping Bear Dunes, Pictured Rocks
MLive (2/16)

Michigan Rep. Lee Chatfield introduce resolution to promote new Soo Lock
WWTV - Traverse City, MI (2/16)

NY's AG leads coalition against bill to strip state authority on ship discharges
WAMC - Albany, NY (2/16)

Plastic, or reusable? Environmentalists discuss impact of single-use bags
TWC News – Buffalo, NY (2/16)

Proposed resdesignation of Lake Huron shoreline scaled back
Blackburn News (2/16)

Water shutoffs to resume in Flint before spring
WZZM – Grand Rapids, MI (2/16)

Invasive aquatic weed, starry stonewort, creeps across US
Jackson County Chronicle (2/15)

Invasive grass carp pose threat to Lake Erie, surrounding wetlands
WIVB-TV – Buffalo, New York (2/15)

Isle Royale NPS will possibly bring up to 30 wolves to island
WLUC-TV – Marquette, Michigan (2/15)

Most of county’s lakes still impaired
Chicago Tribune (2/15)

No pending Oroville, but Michigan's aging, crumbling dams pose a risk
Detroit Free Press (2/15)

Opposition emerging to DNR Lake-River dredging proposal
WXPR – Rhinelander, WI (2/15)

Shaker's Green Lake dredging project receives official notice to proceed -- with caution
The Plain Dealer (2/15)

"We take all this risk for very little reward:" Bell's Brewery takes stand on Enbridge's Line 5
Michigan Radio (2/14)

Annual free fishing weekend is here
Detroit Free Press (2/14)

Does waning Great Lakes influence loom for Chicago?
Great Lakes Now (2/14)

Flint mayor upset with Snyder for ending water bill credits
The Associated Press (2/14)

Historian turns childhood interest into book on Great Lakes freighters
Great Lakes Echo (2/14)

Mayor to meet with Snyder today over state pulling Flint water bill credits
MLive (2/14)

New assessment, recovery options for Nemadji River watershed
Duluth News Tribune (2/14)

Ohio moves forward with plans to monitor algae blooms on Lake Erie
CBC News (2/14)

See historical photos of WWII submarine and its voyage across Lake Michigan
MLive (2/14)

When this Upper Peninsula lighthouse went dark, it sparked a 6-hour Coast Guard mission
MLive (2/14)

City expecting final dam-removal permit in March
The News-Messenger (2/13)

Coastal community workshop set for Feb. 23 in Sarnia
The Sarnia Observer (2/13)

COMMENTARY: Congress continues to probe Army Corps' tactics over Cleveland dredge issue
Cleveland Plain Dealer (2/13)

Great Lakes delegates try to get Trump's attention with priorities letter
MLive (2/13)

International Joint Commission recommends action to curb microplastics in the Great Lakes
WKSU – Kent, OH (2/13)

Madeline Island watches, worries as winter climate shifts
Minnesota Public Radio (2/13)

Ontario likely to extend offshore windfarm moratorium
The Associated Press (2/13)

Ontario signals offshore wind moratorium will continue for several more years
The Toronto Star (2/13)

Open water: Madeline Islands watches, worries as winter climate shifts
Minnesota Public Radio News (2/13)

Concerned about the Great Lakes? Here's your chance to speak up
Soo Today (2/12)

Cuomo calls on EPA to set drinking water standard
WBFO – Buffalo, New York (2/12)

Ice-free Lake Erie takes toll on fishing, beaches
Erie Times-News (2/12)

Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor has best three-year run in history
Times of Northwest Indiana (2/12)

Rep. Camilleri to hold forum on water issues
The Monroe News (2/12)

Upton calls on Trump to protect the Great Lakes
WSJM - St. Joseph, Michigan (2/12)

Amid persistent Line 6 pipeline worries, impartiality promised
The Mining Journal (2/10)

Groundwater specialist: Wells could run dry in 15 years
Chicago Tribune (2/10)

Old man winter on his way out? March-like February melts hope for ice cave visits
La Crosse Tribune (2/10)

Ritchie and 1000 Islands MPs join forces to ease Canada boater check-ins
North Country Public Radio (2/10)

Sen. Hite introduces clean water legislation
The Courier (2/10)

State disaster declared for E. Chicago
The Associated Press (2/10)

State of Lake Ontario fisheries subject of upcoming public meetings
The Citizen (2/10)

That was quick: Michigan’s sturgeon season lasts about an hour
Detroit Free Press (2/10)

Battle over Au Sable River fish hatchery reaches Congress
MLive (2/9)

Editorial: Clock ticking to open Leland Harbor for summer
Traverse City Record-Eagle (2/9)

Flint will get filters for 3 years despite claims water meets safety rules
MLive (2/9)

Lake Erie gives ice fishermen the cold shoulder
Sandusky Register (2/9)

Ohio releases its Lake Erie phosphorus-reduction plan a year early
WKSU – Kent, OH (2/9)

Port hires design team to envision transformation of Irishtown Bend
The Plain Dealer (2/9)

The Great Lakes Asian grass carp invasion has already begun
MLive (2/9)

Video shows stunning views of Lake Michigan
Great Lakes Echo (2/9)

Come hell or high water: Can Great Lakes shipping make a resurgence?
WBEZ-Chicago, IL (2/8)

Environmental group outraged over drilling in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
WLUC- TV- Marquette, MI (2/8)

Lake Huron water levels defy the odds: stay above normal
Manitoulin Expositor (2/8)

Milwaukee bans coal-tar sealants after study shows they pollute streams
Great Lakes Echo (2/8)

Modern day Noah spends 32 years building boat in Bloomer
The Chippewa Herald (2/8)

Plan to ship water from Presque Isle on hold after zoning ruling
Wisconsin Public Radio (2/8)

Surf's up on Lake Michigan in Sheboygan
WGBA-TV- Green Bay, MI (2/8)

The wintry beauty of a Lake Michigan beach in 30 pictures
MLive (2/8)

"One Watershed" plans are the next wave in environmental protection
Post Bulletin (2/7)

A watershed moment for dam removals in Michigan
Michigan Radio (2/7)

County awards state money for invasive species fight
Duluth News Tribune (2/7)

Exploratory drilling allowed in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
Michigan Radio (2/7)

Funding available for road stream crossing assessments
The Daily News (2/7)

Lake Michigan sand mine needs additional permit
MLive (2/7)

St. Lawrence Seaway announces new fees
Watertown Daily Times (2/7)

The best walleye fishing ever? Why 2017 could be a banner year on Lake Erie
WTVG-TV - Toledo, OH (2/7)

Dock location causing friction on Amherst Island
CKWS-TV- Kingston, ON (2/6)

Fireball spotted in Midwest sky, may have landed in Lake Michigan
Detroit Free Press (2/6)

Great Lakes water level forecasts for this summer
MLive (2/6)

Lack of ice on the Great Lakes
WDIO-DT- Duluth MN (2/6)

New lakefront group surfaces in Cleveland with big ambition
The Plain Dealer (2/6)

Oakville residents see water level up in Lake Ontario
Inside Hamilton (2/6)

Sewage ‘crisis averted’ during Super Bowl
The Detroit News (2/6)

Stop Asian carp, earn $1 million
Fox News (2/6)

Clean up of contaminated General Motors site in Massena expected to be mostly completed by early 2018
North Country Now (2/5)

COMMENTARY: Conservation agriculture — raising corn, beans and the standard for water quality
Sandusky Register (2/5)

Invasive aquatic weed, starry stonewort, creeps across US
The Associated Press (2/5)

Isle Royale out of balance: The wolf-moose dilemma
Toledo Blade (2/5)

Plan 2014 at Save the River conference, push for its future
Watertown Daily Times (2/5)

Walleye run could start earlier than normal; now is time to prepare
WTVG – Toledo, OH (2/5)

105 years ago, Niagara Falls ice bridge cracks, and three are swept to their deaths
The Buffalo News (2/4)

Conservation groups urge increases in license fees
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2/4)

EDITORIAL: Testing provides confidence in lakeshore safety
The Traverse City Record-Eagle (2/3)

Lake Superior January decline less than usual
Duluth News Tribune (2/3)

Port Clinton to remove contaminated park soil
Sandusky Register (2/3)

Tracking harmful algae in Lake Erie
Great Lakes Echo (2/3)

After decades of decreases, mercury rises in Great Lakes wildlife.
The Daily Climate (2/2)

City leaders may urge progress on marine sanctuary
Sheboygan Press (2/2)

EPA to consider Superfund cleanup of Ann Arbor’s toxic groundwater
MLive (2/2)

Lake Erie lacking ice in 2017
WGRZ – Buffalo, NY (2/2)

Lake Ontario flooding concerns in Toronto’s Port Lands district
WBFO - Buffalo, New York (2/2)

Learn about the lake: DEC announces annual State of Lake Ontario meetings
New York Upstate (2/2)

LEEDCo’s IceBreaker lake wind farm files for state permit
The Plain Dealer (2/2)

Photograph shows raw sewage discharged into Lake St. Clair
WXYZ-TV- Detroit, Michigan (2/2)

'Dinosaurs of the Deep' making Great Lakes comeback
The Buffalo News (2/1)

Detroit River’s muddy bottom conceals cannons, cars, guns
Detroit Free Press (2/1)

Ensuring quality water on farms
The Daily News (2/1)

Grassroots group files for hearing in Nexus pipeline project
Sentinel-Tribune (2/1)

Great Lakes mostly open water this winter
Wisconsin Public Radio (2/1)

Lawmakers say Lake Erie to be important topic in new session
Sandusky Register (2/1)

Michigan congressmen urge U.S. and Canadian governments to reject nuclear waste site near Lake Huron
Michigan Radio (2/1)

Plans to build limestone mine under Lake Ontario raise concerns in Clarington
Clarington This Week (2/1)

Price tag to keep Flint on Detroit water system could run upwards of $45M
MLive (2/1)

Wind energy project needs lakeside park
The Kingston Whig-Standard (2/1)


 
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