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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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April 2014
Boaters warned of invasive stowaways
Leader-Post (4/23)

Chinese market becomes an alternative to deal with invasive carp
FIS (4/23)

Michigan agency, private group seek volunteers to protect lake sturgeon during spawning season
The Republic (4/23)

Speaker: Invasive species threaten area
Daily Press (4/23)

5-point plan unveiled for sustainable area growth
The Toledo Blade (4/22)

After splashy debut, the Cleveland-Europe Express may add another ship
Cleveland (4/22)

Cleveland study shows vacant lots may yield storm water solutions
WKSU - Kent, OH (4/22)

COMMENTARY: Save Lake Erie before it's too late (Joel Brammeier)
Detroit Free Press (4/22)

Crossroads at Big Creek: It's all about the water at sustainable fair kickoff
Green Bay Press Gazette (4/22)

Lake Huron Fishing Club secures funding for river ecosystem study in Kincardine, Saugeen Shores areas
Kincardine News (4/22)

Leak from nuclear waste site would be diluted: Experts
The Toronto Star (4/22)

Students celebrate Earth Day by planting sequoia clones
Michigan Radio (4/22)

Trash frozen to the ground during winter making its way into Lake Michigan, rivers
Fox 6 Now Milwaukee (4/22)

Asian carp fears flow from Ohio rivers to Great Lakes
The Toledo Blade (4/21)

Coast Guard wraps up ice-breaking efforts on lower Great Lakes after 128 days
MLive (4/21)

COMMENTARY: Tiny insects and changing climate threaten majestic hemlocks
River Falls Journal (4/21)

COMMENTARY: Whitefish population healthy in bay, lake
Door County Advocate (4/21)

Indian fertilizer co-op seeking global tie to U.S. shale gas via Quebec & St. Lawrence Seaway
Natural Gas Intelligence (4/21)

Lawmakers fail Sanilac County again
The Times Herald (4/21)

Ohio joins the growing campaign vs. microbeads in personal-care products
WKSU Public Radio (4/21)

Raffle offers rare chance to scale Mackinac Bridge, view Great Lakes from above
MLive (4/21)

Shipping season begins today, marking latest start ever
CBC News (4/21)

State awards grants for Lake Michigan shoreline conservation programs
WBBM-TV - Chicago, IL (4/21)

Tough time for Great Lakes shipping
Daily Press (4/21)

UW researchers study plastic garbage in the Great Lakes
The Record (4/21)

COMMENTARY: Let's get serious about blocking invasive species
Green Bay Gazette (4/20)

Heavy spring showers could produce toxic algae in Lake Erie
The Buffalo News (4/20)

Great Lakes residents concerned about water
Michigan Radio (4/19)

River institute reflects on a successful 2013
Seaway News (4/19)

White amurs emerge as species of concern on Lake Erie
Akron Beacon Journal (4/19)

Algonac supports Rep. Miller's bill to keep Asian carp out of Great Lakes
The Voice (4/18)

Bighead carp DNA found in another Ohio waterway
The Columbus Dispatch (4/18)

First ships arrive at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor
Northwestern Indiana Times (4/18)

Flint plans to start using own river water Monday
WWMT-TV - Kalamazoo, MI (4/18)

Great Lakes threats demand regional approach, leaders say
Winnetka Talk (4/18)

Lake Huron Fishing Club gets money for river and stream study
Blackburn News (4/18)

Ludington carferry invests in new technology
Grand Rapids Business Journal (4/18)

Northern Minnesota oil pipeline opposition led by Winona LaDuke
St. Paul Pioneer Press (4/18)

Whitefish shortage: Slim chance for price drop on this Great Lakes staple, say experts
MLive (4/18)

Fisheries and Oceans working on measures to prevent Great Lakes Asian carp invasion
The Manitoulin Expositor (4/17)

New museum will provide an interactive Great Lakes experience
Toledo Free Press (4/17)

Study examines deaths of trout that eat alewife
Daily Press (4/17)

Betty Sutton: St. Lawrence Seaway opens Lorain, Great Lakes for trade
The Morning Journal (4/16)

Chicago bridges lift as sailboats begin journey to harbors
ABC7-TV - Chicago, IL (4/16)

Flint officials won't pinpoint when the city will switch to Flint River as Detroit water charges go higher
MLive (4/16)

Gary Works running at half capacity
The Times (4/16)

Great Lakes whitefish shortage comes on heels of record-high prices in 2013
MLive (4/16)

Lawmaker moves to ban microbeads linked to lake pollution
WGN-TV - Chicago, IL (4/16)

Marina operators eager for boating season
St. Thomas Times-Journal (4/16)

New York court leaves turbine project dangling in the wind
Great Lakes Echo (4/16)

Plan tackles Duluth's Park Point development
Duluth News Tribune (4/16)

Study examines deaths of Great Lakes trout that eat alewife
The Detroit News (4/16)

Thaw stirs up oil spilled in Lac-Mťgantic derailment
The Montreal Gazette (4/16)

U.S. Steel open to city offers for unused Hamilton port lands
Hamilton Spectator (4/16)

Waterfront receives $1.7 million boost from Greenway funds
The Buffalo News (4/16)

COMMENTARY: Tar sands expansion poses risk to Great Lakes
Midwest Energy News (4/15)

Dozens of ships at Soo Locks await ice cutter convoy to cross Lake Superior
Up North Live (4/15)

EDITORIAL: Sustain momentum on Great Lakes cleanup
Star Tribune (4/15)

Flint still looking for leaks in revenue stream for water and sewer service
MLive (4/15)

Long winter may have lasting effects across Ontario
Global News (4/15)

Michigan bats found with white-nose fungus
Great Lakes Echo (4/15)

Michigan dam breaks, river hits record level
WLNS (4/15)

National wildlife refuges expand hunting
Great Lakes Echo (4/15)

Ohio EPA says no sediment dumping in Lake Erie
WBNS-TV - Cleveland, OH (4/15)

Plastic pollution in the Great Lakes: Whatís happening and what can be done
Buffalo Rising (4/15)

Sediment canít be dumped in Lake Erie
The Columbus Dispatch (4/15)

Turning back time at Dixon Refuge
Bureau County Republican (4/15)

Great Lakes ice damages ships, slashes cargo numbers
Sawyer County Record (4/14)

Whitefish shortage getting in the way of traditional Passover meals
Daily Herald (4/14)

Why it's a big deal that half of the Great Lakes are still covered in ice
The Atlantic Cities (4/14)

Will fertilizer-certification program cut algae blooms?
The Columbus Dispatch (4/14)

Work starts to complete Sleeping Bear Dunes trail
MI NBC News (4/14)

Big plans to expand, restore lakefront park
Post-Tribune (4/13)

EDITORIAL: Switch to Flint River water represents new era in Flint
MLive (4/13)

Local groups join protest against manure on snow
Lenconnect (4/13)

Michiganís trail system poised for $27.6 million in improvements
Wyandotte Patch (4/13)

Planned nuclear waste facility raises fears for Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (4/13)

Province comes up with $640,000 for Rattray Marsh restoration
Brampton Guardian (4/13)

Survey maps invasive Japanese knotweed, capable of penetrating sidewalks and sewer tubes
MLive (4/13)

Anglers expected to 'hammer' Erie walleyes
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (4/12)

COMMENTARY: Tar sands oil expansion is risky
Journal Sentinel (4/12)

Asian carp could be rebranded as cuisine
The Associated Press (4/11)

Cleaner, updated S.S. Badger to set sail on May 16
MLive (4/11)

Namesake of ill-fated Edmund Fitzgerald to get his due
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/11)

Avast! Windsor police unveil new river patrol boat
The Windsor Star (4/10)

Cobourg Girl Guides awarded $25,000 grant to help protect the Great Lakes
Northumberland News (4/10)

COMMENTARY: Inspect Enbridge pipeline now
The Detroit News (4/10)

Company begins work on Lake Michigan carferry ash storage system
The Associated Press (4/10)

Flint gets final permit approvals from state to use Flint River for drinking water
MLive (4/10)

Isle Royale planning to consider wolves, island dynamics
The Mining Journal (4/10)

Mayor Barrett makes water pitch to White House
WISN-TV - Milwaukee, WI (4/10)

The big melt: Once-in-a-generation ice on lakes delays shipping season
Green Bay Press-Gazette (4/10)

Canada narrows list of possible locations for nuclear waste facility
CBC News (4/9)

Congress expands Great Lakes dredging; 16 projects planned in Michigan, Wisconsin
Great Lakes Echo (4/9)

Detroit zoning board rejects Detroit Bulk Storage's variance request along river
The Detroit News (4/9)

Farm bill: Conservationists claim victory
Tri-Valley Dispatch (4/9)

Lake Michigan and Lake Huron water levels are rising, but how big a jump is expected?
MLive (4/9)

Lindenhurst closer to switching to Lake Michigan water
Daily Herald (4/9)

Massive ice on lakes hitting Wisconsin fish
Net News Ledger (4/9)

Wasaga Beach residents continue to watch water levels rise
CTV News (4/9)

46 House members urge Great Lakes cleanup fund cuts reversed
The Detroit News (4/8)

Council of Canadians, environmental groups push Great Lakes protection
Great Lakes Echo (4/8)

EDITORIAL: Wisconsin DNR proposes smart, realistic strategy on invasive species
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/8)

Ferry traffic ends winterís grip on Lake Erie islands
The Toledo Blade (4/8)

Harsh winter unearths shipwreck
Traverse City Record-Eagle (4/8)

Icebreaking crews work to open Great Lakes to business
The Associated Press (4/8)

Port of Muskegon joins American Great Lakes Ports Association as only West Michigan member
MLive (4/8)

Shipping season opens with promise of more diversified cargo
The Hamilton Spectator (4/8)

Shore restoration project in Marysville wins engineering award
The New Baltimore Voice (4/8)

Wonders beneath the water beckon divers to play deep
The Times Herald (4/8)

Lake Erie wind farm planners make final pitch for federal funding
Idea Stream (4/7)

Lakewood launches pilot sewer project in hopes of reducing expensive sewer upgrades
The Plain Dealer (4/7)

New plan needed for Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River; water levels likely to be higher this summer
Watertown Daily Times (4/7)

State tries to scrub away microbeads
The Columbia Chronicle (4/7)

Come spring: The walleyes move out of Saginaw Bay
MLive (4/6)

Despite winterís might, ash borer treatment urged
Post-Tribune (4/6)

First Nations elder promotes the need to protect water during a journey walking the shorelines of the mighty lakes
The London Free Press (4/6)

Lake Erie perch, walleye bag limits to stay same
The Columbus Dispatch (4/6)

Mixed catch: Spending up, but even state's fishing industry needs a business plan
Crain's Detroit Business (4/6)

State may ease ash borer rules, get tougher on other invasive species
The Associated Press (4/6)

State, federal officials discuss future of the Great Lakes
Midland Daily News (4/6)

Lake levels hold steady as cold hangs on
Holland Sentinel (4/5)

Clay Township supports Rep. Millerís bill to keep Asian carp out of Great Lakes
The Voice (4/4)

Crews finish cleanup after BP oil spill on Lake Michigan, trace amounts of oil remain
MLive (4/4)

Fish farming continues to thrive and expand on Manitoulin Isle
Manitoulin Expositor (4/4)

Paperwork coming together to remove White Lake from list of toxic hot spots in Great Lakes region
Michigan Radio (4/4)

Sen. Levin, other Great Lakes lawmakers, urge congressional colleagues to fund lakes programs
Star Tribune (4/4)

Study: Mussels improve lake property values
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune (4/4)

Association continues to push for right to walk along the shoreline
Welland Tribune (4/3)

Coast Guard warning people to stay off ice
Up North Live (4/3)

Euclid receives $1 million from state for lakefront plan
The News-Herald (4/3)

Farmers hear why and how they can help heal Lake Erie
The Beacon (4/3)

Moose prosper while wolves struggle on Isle Royale
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/3)

Recent spill triggers closer look at tar sands shipping on Great Lakes
Great Lakes Echo (4/3)

Surveyor demands data from BP on Lake Michigan oil spill
The Indy Channel (4/3)

U.N. panel to weigh dangers of oil-by-rail cargo
Reuters (4/3)

Army Corps of Engineers carp report provides puzzling questions
The Manitoulin Expositor (4/2)

Army Corps of Engineers wants resolution to Cleveland harbor dredging problems
The Plain Dealer (4/2)

Biological station to get makeover
The Alpena News (4/2)

Breaking Montrealís icy economy
Global News (4/2)

Chemicals take various routes to Great Lakes
Environmental Health News (4/2)

COMMENTARY: Georgian Bay water drop: Where did the water go?
Peterborough This Week (4/2)

Extreme precipitation closes beaches, may endanger human health
Great Lakes Echo (4/2)

Great Lakes' shipping season nonexistent as Soo Locks still waits for its first ship
MLive (4/2)

Marquette Harbor on waiting list for ice breakers
The Associated Press (4/2)

RSC wins grant for Lake Erie weather buoy
You Erie (4/2)

Spring Lake Huron fishery workshops offer current research and information about the fishery
The Times Herald (4/2)

State trying to determine if it can bring back sauger
The News-Messenger (4/2)

Tracking the prevalent local bald eagles
Port Clinton News-Herald (4/2)

Wauconda officials take two more steps toward lake water
Daily Herald (4/2)

Wheatfield residents question bio-energy plant expansion
WGRZ-TV - Buffalo, NY (4/2)

COMMENTARY: Eastman park permit could set precedent
Rochester City Newspaper (4/1)

Detroit water tussle avoided in Flint pipeline debt
Bloomberg (4/1)

EDITORIAL: Army Corps must surrender on Lake Erie dredge dumping
The Plain Dealer (4/1)

Ice breakers challenged
The Mining Journal (4/1)

See melting from space as spring takes hold in southern Great Lakes; Lake Superior still frozen
MLive (4/1)

Zebra mussel-killing bacteria could help native species in the Great Lakes
Michigan Radio (4/1)


 
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