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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. You'll also find quick links to a large collection of the region's media sources, organized by state/province and city. The In the News 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 2016
Group opposing plan for nuclear waste vault hope to sway PM with his own words
The London Free Press (2/12)

Bills would halt Michigan fracking, require chemical cocktail disclosure
MLive (2/11)

COMMENTARY: Waukesha’s water grab should be rejected
The sun Prairie Star (2/11)

EPA will conduct "inspection audit" of Detroit water treatment plant
Michigan Radio (2/11)

Erie County won’t enforce microbead ban immediately
The Buffalo News (2/11)

Field trip grants make fourth grade so much better
Great Lakes Echo (2/11)

Great Lakes group enforces ballast water regulations on foreign ocean vessels
The Plain Dealer (2/11)

Manistee County group discusses county water treatment projects
WWUP-TV - Cadillac, MI (2/11)

Mich. ice thin for free fishing weekend, officials warn
The Associated Press (2/11)

No more lifeguards at Lake Michigan Beach
Charlevoix Courier (2/11)

Proposed changes to noise bylaw has people sounding off
The Toronto Star (2/11)

Public hearing set for proposed Harsens Island bridge
Detroit Free Press (2/11)

Researchers eye trout spawning sites from space
Great Lakes Echo (2/11)

State awards $3.6 million in grants to combat invasive species
WLUC-TV, Marquette, MI (2/11)

Cuomo seeks PSC probe of NRG over Dunkirk power plant shutdown
The Buffalo News (2/10)

Federal grant to provide wetland acreage for Lake Huron park
The Associated Press (2/10)

Michigan Ice Fest getting popular: 40% more attendees this year
WLUC-TV - Marquette, MI (2/10)

Michigan leaders oppose Wisconsin town's Great Lakes diversion request
Petoskey News-Review (2/10)

NY official to meet with group boosting Fort la Presentation
The Associated Press (2/10)

Reconstructed Spanish galleon headed to Tall Ships Erie
Erie Times-News (2/10)

Sandusky lands rare research grant to protect, enhance lakes
Sandusky Register (2/10)

Webinars promote algae research communication
The Toledo Blade (2/10)

A 'spiritual experience': Surfing on Lake Ontario in the winter
The Syracuse Post-Standard (2/9)

Bay City's Tall Ship Celebration returns in July
Midland Daily News (2/9)

COMMENTARY: Waukesha request for Great Lakes water isn't out of bounds
MLive (2/9)

Environmental groups debate over fish farm expansion in Michigan
WLNS-TV - Lansing, MI (2/9)

Lake Forest approves start of water plant project
Chicago Tribune (2/9)

McCormick Ravine being restored for $3.5 million
Chicago Tribune (2/9)

No majestic ice, no problem; Lake Michigan scenes still pretty
MLive (2/9)

Obama seeks 18% hike in water infrastructure spending
The Detroit News (2/9)

POTUS proposes cut In Great Lakes protection program — again
The Associated Press (2/9)

Proposed National Marine Sanctuary picks up support
The Ashland Daily Press (2/9)

Round goby could invade Lake Winnebago
The Post-Crescent (2/9)

St. Lawrence water levels linked to invasives
The Press-Republican (2/9)

Wisconsin Assembly to vote on pushing back wolf hunt date
The Associated Press (2/9)

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore could be connected by National Marine Sanctuary
Great Lakes Echo (2/8)

COMMENTARY: State must invest in its new clean water plan
York Dispatch (2/8)

ECHDC to officially buy Port Terminal complex
Buffalo Business First (2/8)

Great Lakes agency asks Ottawa for infrastructure spending for two icebreakers
The Canadian Press (2/8)

Great Lakes Water Authority wants to keep Flint on Detroit water
MLive (2/8)

Hoping to lead Great Lakes lampreys to demise by the nose
The New York Times (2/8)

Luminescent beach glass draws searchers to Lake Superior
The Bemidji Pioneer (2/8)

Mackinac Island a fun winter destination
The Northwest Indiana Times (2/8)

Minnesota DNR to host listening session on Lake Michigan water diversion proposal
Brainerd Dispatch (2/8)

Depressed steel industry meant less ship traffic in '15
Duluth News-Tribune (2/7)

Presentation to cover oil spill prevention, response
Traverse City Record-Eagle (2/7)

Volunteers Needed: Here's your chance to become a lighthouse keeper
The Holland Sentinel (2/7)

Advocacy groups speak out against nuclear repository
Traverse City Record-Eagle (2/6)

Cleveland water official addresses lingering toxicity concerns
The Plain Dealer (2/6)

Mild winter melts ice, opens lake for Miller Ferry
Sandusky Register (2/6)

Stefanik talks invasives with environmental groups
Glens Falls Post-Star (2/6)

Could it happen here?
Petoskey News-Review (2/5)

Fight against invasive species going hi-tech in Canada
The Toronto Star (2/5)

Mackinac Straits, Line 5 focus of Coast Guard bill
Petoskey News-Review (2/5)

Minnesota lawmakers hear a critique of Waukesha's bid for Great Lakes water
MinnPost (2/5)

Pier decision could haunt city
Traverse City Record-Eagle (2/5)

Report: Great Lakes states need $80B for water, sewer fixes
The Associated Press (2/5)

At least 2 wolves still roaming Michigan's Isle Royale, researchers find
MLive (2/4)

Bill would loosen lake dredging regulations
Wisconsin Radio Network (2/4)

Bills loosening dredging requirements may impact area
The Ashland Daily Press (2/4)

Detroit River cleanup groups applaud $2.3-million announcement
The Windsor Star (2/4)

Ford plant's toxic groundwater plume creeping toward neighborhood
MLive (2/4)

Great Lakes ice astonishingly absent compared to recent years
MLive (2/4)

In battle over Holy Waters, anglers put Michigan fish farming on trial
MLive (2/4)

Minimal ice cover could spell trouble for Great Lakes
Traverse City Record-Eagle (2/4)

Montreal takes steps to prevent more massive sewage dumps into Saint Lawrence
Global News - Montreal (2/4)

New stream created to help stop pollution of creek
Northumbeland Today (2/4)

On nature's death row: Ontario's vanished 'Carolinian' forest
The Tyee (2/4)

Racine, Waukesha mayors debate lake diversion
The Racine Journal Times (2/4)

Detroit prevents property owner from piling petcoke on riverfront
The Windsor Star (2/3)

Erie County’s microbead ban was far ahead of its time – maybe too far
The Buffalo News (2/3)

Meet the upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper; Save The River prepares to host annual conference
North Country Public Radio (2/3)

Mild weather along Lake Ontario luring early spring migrants
Ottawa Citizen (2/3)

An industrial chemical finds its way into Great Lakes trout
WBEZ - Chicago, IL (2/2)

COMMENTARY: ‘No’ to nuclear waste near Lake Huron
The Detroit News (2/2)

Congress approves new heavy Great Lakes icebreaker
MLive (2/2)

EPA 'seeks to strengthen' safe water laws amid widespread testing concerns
The Guardian (2/2)

Flint water source switch problems overshadow other smooth switches
MLive (2/2)

Grand Traverse Bay pier project voted down by city commissioners
9&10 News - Traverse City, MI (2/2)

Great Lakes fish farming debate picks up speed in Michigan legislature
MLive (2/2)

Group opposed to nuclear waste facility presents petition containing 92,000 signatures
The Voice (2/2)

More harm than help? Antibacterial hand soaps threaten fish
Great Lakes Echo (2/2)

Pearl Mist cruise ship might not dock in Holland in 2016
The Holland Sentinel (2/2)

Petitioners skeptical of new DNR water rules
Green Bay Press-Gazette (2/2)

Ship makes rare February delivery to Lake Michigan port; more being planned
MLive (2/2)

Snyder plan to fight Great Lakes algae draws criticism
The Detroit News (2/2)

Werner OK with oil pipeline in Great Lakes
Traverse City Record-Eagle (2/2)

Access to Apostle Islands ice caves isn’t looking promising this winter
Superior Telegram (2/1)

EDITORIAL: Sale of Port Terminal Complex finally gets NFTA out of the development business
The Buffalo News (2/1)

Schuette repeats Mackinac pipeline tough talk in call for experts
MLive (2/1)

USS Sioux City christened, launched in Wisconsin
Sioux City Journal (2/1)


 
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