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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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July 2016
A rising tide of interest in kayak lessons
The Buffalo News (7/22)

Escaping civilization in Isle Royale National Park
CBS News (7/22)

Fly fishing Lake Michigan for smallmouth bass
The Greenfield Daily Reporter (7/22)

Just off Chicago in Lake Michigan sits an oasis of diversity - Morgan Shoal
Chicago Tribune (7/22)

Michigan Environmental Council celebrates the vision and achievements of two environmental champions
WKAR - East Lansing, MI (7/22)

Muskegon's 'Port Day' to draw 100-plus people, showcase shipping potential
MLive (7/22)

Sunday's Emerald Summit at Viamede Resort examining water issues in Stoney Lake area
The Peterborough Examiner (7/22)

Viking longship captain at odds with U.S. Coast Guard
Chicago Tribune (7/22)

Invasive Species ID Day focuses on climate change
The Ashland Daily Press (7/21)

New boating festival sets sail in Sandusky
Sandusky Register (7/21)

Niagara Closeup: Beware of the beach
The St. Catharines Standard (7/21)

Park to apply for 'Dark Skies' preservation
Traverse City Record-Eagle (7/21)

PBDEs threaten both Canada, U.S
The London Free Press (7/21)

Port directors urge U.S. Senate to adopt ballast water regulation reforms
Watertown Daily Times (7/21)

Seeing the light: Tawas Point station hasn't changed much in 140 years
MLive (7/21)

Wisconsin DNR to set pollution marks for Milwaukee River basin
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (7/21)

As hunting wanes, Michigan must sell itself to a new outdoors generation
MLive (7/20)

Boardman River restoration project partners see 'before' and 'after'
Traverse City Record-Eagle (7/20)

Enbridge to pay $172M for Kalamazoo River oil spill
The Detroit News (7/20)

Following their ancestors
The Sudbury Star (7/20)

Historical PIB facility spotlights marine life, fish hatchery
The News-Herald (7/20)

Lake sturgeon vulnerable to poaching
Traverse City Record-Eagle (7/20)

New blue-green algae policies in place at water treatment plant
The Sarnia Observer (7/20)

New piping plover chick surprises volunteers at Sauble
Owen Sound Sun Times (7/20)

Ontario Power Generation's study of nuclear-waste vault near Lake Huron not specific enough, critics argue
The London Free Press (7/20)

Rain prevents wildfire from spreading on Lake Michigan island
MLive (7/20)

Shipwreck Tour Dives into history with glass bottom boat
WPBN-TV - Traverse City, MI (7/20)

Surfers ask Cobourg council for entry access
Northumberland Today (7/20)

Visit Erie issues statement on Presque Isle after Action News Investigates report
WTAE-TV – Pittsburgh, PA (7/20)

Balmy Beach is rocky for a reason, says Toronto Parks and Recreation
CBC News (7/19)

DNR, archaeologists team up to restore historic lighthouse site in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
MLive (7/19)

Donated concrete to aid homeowners facing erosion issues
The Racine Journal Times (7/19)

Eagle Harbor Lifesaving Museum displays latest upgrades
WLUC-TV – Marquette, MI (7/19)

Flood runoff impacts Lake Superior
KQDS-TV – Duluth, MN (7/19)

Gliding across Lake Michigan again, aboard a funky old ferry made legal
MinnPost (7/19)

Lake Ontario beach to get $2.25M facelift
The Associated Press (7/19)

Lt. governor hopes to grow farm exports from Ogdensburg
North Country Public Radio (7/19)

Popular Viking ship casts off Wednesday for Chicago Tall Ship event
MLive (7/19)

RNC Lake Erie security has U.S. Coast Guard on additional patrols
WEWS-TV – Cleveland, OH (7/19)

St. Lawrence Seaway pilots move to join federal lawsuit over pilotage rates
Watertown Daily Times (7/19)

Trading pollution credits to try to fix Lake Erie's toxic bloom problem
Michigan Radio (7/19)

Despite millions spent on sand, Presque Isle in danger of splitting in two
(7/18)

Gillibrand proposes invasive species legislation
WBFO - Buffalo, NY (7/18)

It’s the only American port city on the St. Lawrence Seaway.
Great Lakes Echo (7/18)

Tugboat engineers accused of polluting Lake Huron
Detroit Free Press (7/18)

Wildfire still burning on Lake Michigan island
MLive (7/18)

14 women dive historic sites in 5 Great Lakes under 24 hours
WBKB-TV - Alpena, MI (7/17)

Coastal Centre concerned about plastic pollution in Lake Huron
Owen Sound Sun Times (7/17)

Effort to protect, track nesting terns in harbor turns up surprising results
Duluth News-Tribune (7/17)

COMMENTARY: Go jump in your lake this weekend
The Toronto Star (7/16)

Endangered piping plover birds nest at Clarington’s Darlington Provincial Park for the first time in decades
Clarington This Week (7/16)

An uncertain future for coast guard icebreaker built in Thunder Bay
CBC News (7/15)

Analysis of Straits pipeline will cost Enbridge $3.6 million
Gaylord Herald Times (7/15)

Baldwin waterfront bill passes Senate
WSAU - Wausau, WI (7/15)

COMMENTARY: The nation’s economy and security depend on reliable Soo Locks
Petoskey News-Review (7/15)

Environmentalists: Federal Great Lakes funding bill a "mixed bag"
Wisconsin Public Radio (7/15)

New ranger explores public access for St. Martin Island
Green Bay Press-Gazette (7/15)

Officials say common carp often mistaken for invasive Asian carp
The Sarnia Observer (7/15)

Snyder's new MDEQ director was manager for BP during 2010 oil spill
Detroit Free Press (7/15)

Viking ship faces uncertain fate; will go port-to-port based on ability to pay fees
Duluth News-Tribune (7/15)

Cargo ship freed near Hamilton Island
Cornwall Standard Freeholder (7/14)

DNR helps jump in fish registration
The Racine Journal Times (7/14)

For a classic, all-American summer vacation, try this Great Lake getaway
Wall Street Journal (7/14)

Fundraiser may be the life vest that saves Viking ship's voyage
Star Tribune (7/14)

Gauge that uses sonar beams being installed on the Niagara River
The Buffalo News (7/14)

Great Lakes Aquarium cuts ribbon on new exhibit
Duluth News Tribune (7/14)

House passes Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding
The Plain Dealer (7/14)

Navy Pier turns 100: What the pier was before it became an iconic Chicago attraction
WMAQ – TV, Chicago, Ill. (7/14)

Pollution threats in Saxon Harbor
KQDS-TV Duluth, Minnesota (7/14)

Restoring Little Lake
Door County Pulse (7/14)

Schumer pushes EPA on cleanup plan for Niagara, Grand Island radioactive ‘hot spots’
The Buffalo News (7/14)

All-female team plans to dive all 5 Great Lakes in 24 hours
Edmonton Metro (7/13)

Anglers can catch, cut and release information
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (7/13)

Conservancy closes purchase of 2 dune acres saved from development
MLive (7/13)

Lake Huron continues to post above average water levels despite poor rain
Manitoulin Expositor (7/13)

Mackinac race: It's not a pleasure cruise
The Times Herald (7/13)

Meeting set for residents in Racine, Kenosha Counties that need “urgent” help with bluff erosion issues
WITI-TV Milwaukee, WI (7/13)

More Minnesota lakes, rivers listed as impaired
Star Tribune (7/13)

Negotiators aim for sale to keep FitzPatrick nuke plant open
The Associated Press (7/13)

NOTL seeks support to stop invasive phragmites
Niagara-On-The-Lake Town Crier (7/13)

Ohio expands water quality monitoring
WKSU – Kent, OH (7/13)

State panel to consider regulation of fish 'chumming'
The Associated Press (7/13)

Trail segment installed at Sleeping Bear
Great Lakes Echo (7/13)

Two-kilometer stretch of garbage found in Lake Ontario
CFMJ - Richmond Hill, ON (7/13)

Advisory board wants U.S. and Canada to do more to reduce flame retardants in the lakes
Michigan Radio (7/12)

Dirty water advisories at East Side beaches will confront Lake Erie swimmers on 90-degree day
The Plain Dealer (7/12)

Elementary Adventure Day outing provides hands-on fun
The Ashland Daily Press (7/12)

Enbridge to pay $3.6M to assess Line 5 spill risk
Detroit Free Press (7/12)

Land on a creek? Get a free tree!
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (7/12)

Removal work begins for 160-year-old dam across Grand River
MLive (7/12)

Small walleye good sign for future of Lake Erie fishing
Port Clinton News Herald (7/12)

The Nature Conservancy launches attack on invasive plants at Lakefront Nature Preserve; wildlife will benefit from native vegetation
The Plain Dealer (7/12)

World's largest viking ship still coming to Bay City, despite fees
MLive (7/12)

A glimpse inside the Goose Bay
The Recorder and Times (7/11)

Anglers advised to be cautious of lake sturgeon
Daily Messenger (7/11)

COMMENTARY: Waukesha water decision is big win for entire region
Milwaukee Business News (7/11)

Great Lakes making headway in battling invasive species
WISN-TV - Milwaukee, WI (7/11)

Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project on water safety
WHTC - Holland, MI (7/11)

Last portion of KWA pipeline installed
The Detroit News (7/11)

Michigan DNR finds botulism in East Grand Traverse Bay after ducks die
9&10 News-TV - (7/11)

Michigan security firm lands contract to guard Soo Locks
MLive (7/11)

Portman touts legislation funding lake research
Port Clinton News Herald (7/11)

Track 12 majestic tall ships sailing toward Bay City this week
MLive (7/11)

Upgrade brings historically accurate lens to Buffalo Lighthouse
The Buffalo News (7/11)

World's largest viking ship drops out of Tall Ships Festival
MLive (7/11)

Former Berlin Township farm fields host birds at Detroit River refuge
The Monroe News (7/10)

Hope for ash
Great Lakes Echo (7/10)

Rebound of Great Lakes plovers a sign that Endangered Species Act works
Star Tribune (7/10)

Rise in Lake Erie’s water level puts lake above its long-term average
The Buffalo News (7/10)

COMMENTARY: A science-based solution to ballast water
Green Bay Press-Gazette (7/9)

COMMENTARY: Banning microbeads from cosmetics is not enough
Montreal Gazette (7/8)

Falconry program takes aim at Thunder Bay downtown seagulls
CBC News (7/8)

Lake levels continue running high, trend causes erosion concerns
The Holland Sentinel (7/8)

Southern Ontario hot bed of rare, endangered fish
CBC News (7/7)

Contamination advisory issued for creek outlet in Sleeping Bear Dunes
MLive (7/7)

More than $1 million in environmental projects to benefit Marquette, Lake Superior
WLUC-TV - Marquette, MI (7/7)

Quebec mayor fears abandoned ship will capsize, contaminating water
CBC News (7/7)

Scientists say Lake Erie's annual algae bloom should be moderate
The Columbus Dispatch (7/7)

Shipping companies sue Coast Guard over rate increase
Wisconsin Public Radio (7/7)

State asks federal judge to again force U.S. Army Corps to dredge Cuyahoga River shipping channel
The Plain Dealer (7/7)

Canada declares microbeads toxic
Manitoulin Expositor (7/6)

COMMENTARY: Destroying Lake Erie
Michigan Radio (7/6)

DNR releases frac sand analysis to immediate criticism from environmental group
La Crosse Tribune (7/6)

Lighthouse guards Ohio river port west of Cleveland
MLive (7/6)

Snyder wants feds to ‘fully fund’ new Soo Lock
The Detroit News (7/6)

Tall Ships sail into Fairport Harbor Thursday
The Plain Dealer (7/6)

This summer, Lake Superior goes under the microscope
Duluth News Tribune (7/6)

White Lake delisting group gets grant to study ex-celery farm site
MLive (7/6)

Big push for Great Lakes watershed preservation
WBFO - Buffalo, NY (7/5)

COMMENTARY: Lake Erie algae blooms could return
The Windsor Star (7/5)

COMMENTARY: Proposal could add invasive species to Great Lakes
WTTW-TV - Chicago, IL (7/5)

Filter to stop nutrients before they reach lake
The Press (7/5)

German shipper fined $1M for Great Lakes pollution cover-up
The Associated Press (7/5)

Hillsdale County receives grant to combat algal blooms
Hillsdale Daily News (7/5)

NASA joins fight against invasive Great Lakes shoreline plant
Detroit Free Press (7/5)

Ship companies sue over "runaway" pilot rates
The Times Herald (7/5)

Summer interns help to research Lake Erie issues
The Toledo Blade (7/5)

Yamaska River sewage dump under investigation after thousands of fish die
CBC News (7/5)

EDITORIAL: Keep a watchful eye on who gets our Great Lakes water
Chicago Sun-Times (7/4)

Phragmite-fighters battle the out-of-control reed while rooting out more support for the cause
The London Free Press (7/4)

COMMENTARY: Complex project to reclaim Buffalo River after decades of neglect is taking root
The Buffalo News (7/3)

COMMENTARY: Waukesha water diversion - the right decision was made
The Plain Dealer (7/3)

Regional approach to water not new
The Toledo Blade (7/3)

Anglers object to plan for Lake Michigan chinook stocking reductions
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (7/2)

Farmers helping to limit algae in Great Lakes
WRVO - Oswego, NY (7/2)

Grants target sediment removal in River Raisin
The Monroe News (7/2)

Lake Michigan levels affect more than shoreline
WLUK-TV - Green Bay, WI (7/2)

Mentor Marsh experiencing a renaissance; habitat restoration financed with federal Great Lakes dollars
The Plain Dealer (7/2)

Activists file suit demanding study of proposed Freezer Queen tower
The Buffalo News (7/1)

Beach hazard in effect for Chicago area beaches
WWLS - TV Chicago (7/1)

Man to swim each of the Great Lakes with friends
Blue Ridge Times News (7/1)


 
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