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April 2016
Lake County plans 50-mile mountain-biking trail
Duluth News Tribune (4/30)

Pipelines safest alternative, says Sarnia mayor
Sarnia Observer (4/30)

$8.6M to transform Howard Beach farmland into 700-acre coastal park
The Toledo Blade (4/29)

DNR to stock chinook again at Gills Rock
Door County Pulse (4/29)

EDITORIAL: Great Lakes Compact must be protected, with no exceptions
Star Tribune (4/29)

Flint-area official says a new water pipeline to Lake Huron should be completed by June or July
The Republic (4/29)

Lake Michigan ferry begins Milwaukee to Muskegon service
WKOW - TV Milwaukee (4/29)

Pipeline under Great Lakes could be investigated
CBC (4/29)

Support for river ‘no discharge’ zone
The Recorder (4/29)

The water's rising
(4/29)

$220M Flint aid package clears U.S. Senate panel
The Detroit News (4/28)

Asking for new program to protect lakes
Blackburn News (4/28)

City of Waukesha revises Great Lakes water plan
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/28)

COMMENTARY: Energy East is a trap that Quebec should avoid
The Montreal Gazette (4/28)

COMMENTARY: Four questions PolyMet won’t answer
Duluth News Tribune (4/28)

Lake Michigan ferry features upgrades to bridge, more crossings in 2016
MLive (4/28)

Lesson of green infrastructure soaks in at completed Fairview city hall project
The Plain Dealer (4/28)

Milwaukee River project aims to draw more Great Lakes fish
Wisconsin Public Radio (4/28)

New bill to help coastline communities
WSAU - Wasau, WI (4/28)

PCA commissioner pumps Duluth water projects
Duluth News Tribune (4/28)

Piping plovers return to Sauble Beach
The Owen Sound Sun Times (4/28)

Study: Role of inland fisheries often under-reported, undervalued
Charlevoix Courier (4/28)

Wildlife grants awarded to tribes in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota
Great Lakes Echo (4/28)

Banned PCBs still haunt Great Lakes
Great Lakes Echo (4/27)

Burlington groups awarded $38K by province to protect Great Lakes
The Burlington Post (4/27)

Fisherfolk report above average smelt run in the Kagawong River
The Expositor (4/27)

Freighter makes its final trip
Soo Today (4/27)

How goldfish became a lucrative Great Lakes commercial catch
MLive (4/27)

Kingston's Marine Museum of the Great Lakes given notice to move
Kingston Whig Standard (4/27)

Miller: Shut down Straits pipeline if it poses risk
Detroit Free Press (4/27)

Obama, responding to an 8-year old’s request, will travel to Flint, Mich., next week
The Washington Post (4/27)

Officials: Energy firm withdraws St. Clair permit
The Detroit News (4/27)

Thousands of chinook salmon take plunge
The Northwest Indiana Times (4/27)

Adopt-a-river program aims to clean up area waterways
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/26)

Braddock Bay restoration project moves into phase two
Time Warner Cable News Rochester (4/26)

Effort to keep Asian carp out of Great Lakes expands
Duluth News Tribune (4/26)

Flint residents seek $220M in damages from EPA
The Detroit News (4/26)

House passes extension of Great Lakes clean-up program
The Buffalo News (4/26)

Plastic 'nurdles' washing up on Lake Superior shore
CBC News (4/26)

Reacting to Flint crisis, EPA launches U.S. drinking water study
Detroit Free Press (4/26)

Search continues for a ship that sank in the Great Lakes centuries ago
WILX-TV - Lansing, MI (4/26)

Seneca Nation to break ground on $6M wind turbine project
WIVB-TV - Buffalo, NY (4/26)

Split Rock Lighthouse gets preservation grant
Superior Telegram (4/26)

Aging Soo Locks set to get tech upgrade
Detroit News (4/25)

Annual spring lake trout assessment begins in Lake Huron
WPBN/WGTU-TV - Traverse City, MI (4/25)

DNR: Lake Michigan salmon are declining at an alarming rate
WXMI-TV - Grand Rapids, MI (4/25)

NY Canal System moves up opening day of boating season
The Associated Press (4/25)

Ontario funds projects to improve water quality, clean-up Lake Superior shoreline
CBC News (4/25)

Researchers discover 'tsunamis' on Great Lakes
Duluth News Tribune (4/25)

See when 200-passenger cruise ships will be stopping in Muskegon this summer
MLive (4/25)

World's largest Viking ship sets sail for Minnesota
Star Tribune (4/25)

EDITORIAL: US, Canada should approve Plan 2014 for Lake Ontario
The Post Standard (4/24)

Great Lakes Towing, shipyard could expand onto 10 acres of Cleveland waterfront land
The Plain Dealer (4/24)

Dairy farms taking a toll on Great Lakes, waterways
Detroit Free Press (4/23)

Erie festival to illuminate beauty of beach glass
Pittsburgh Post Gazette (4/23)

Trollers voice concerns over Lake Superior plan
Duluth News Tribune (4/23)

"Great Lakes, Bad Lines" follows two Grand Rapids natives on journey along Line 5
Michigan Public Radio (4/22)

Biologists implant acoustic transmitters in St. Louis River sturgeon to monitor their movements
Duluth News Tribune (4/22)

Chicago is better poised to survive climate change than New York or LA
Chicago Reader (4/22)

COMMENTARY: 2003 Waters of Wisconsin recommendations fell on deaf ears
Door County Pulse (4/22)

Committee recommends support of application for National Marine Sanctuary
Oswego County Today (4/22)

Efforts to get more funding for Great Lakes Navigation System
Rochester Business Journal (4/22)

Environmental doc on Indiana Dunes premiering
The Daily Journal (4/22)

Environmentalists champion Great Lakes, solar energy
Traverse City Record Eagle (4/22)

EPA considers banning sewage dumping on St. Lawrence River
WRVO - Oswego, NY (4/22)

Great Lakes officials trim Waukesha's water request
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/22)

Michigan grain elevator makes changes to fertilizer application to prevent runoff
WZZM - TV Grand Rapids, MI (4/22)

Ohio seeks ideas for using dredged materials
The Morning Journal (4/22)

Public weighs in on Fox River restoration plan
WBAY-TV - Green Bay, WI (4/22)

Regional sewer district investing $2M in 'green' projects to protect Lake Erie
The Plain Dealer (4/22)

Spurring new Maumee sturgeon
WTVG-TV - Toledo, OH (4/22)

Adding depth to Great Lakes education
Brant News (4/21)

AG Bill Schuette: Flint water charges only the beginning
Detroit Free Press (4/21)

As Lake Michigan shore erodes, LaPorte residents battle over beach access
WBAA-West Lafayette, IN (4/21)

COMMENTARY: Enbridge won’t protect the Great Lakes
Escanaba Daily Press (4/21)

Focus on the St. Lawrence River
Cornwall Standard-Freeholder (4/21)

Great Lakes leaders to scrutinize Waukesha water diversion bid
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/21)

It takes a village to save a sturgeon
Lansing State Journal (4/21)

Michigan whitefish 88 percent of $5.4M commercial catch
MLive (4/21)

Piping plovers begin to return after wintering down south
WPBN/WGTU-TV - Traverse City, MI (4/21)

Three farms to showcase conservation
The Findlay Courier (4/21)

Film explores the saving of Indiana Dunes
South Bend tribune (4/20)

Fishing rules aim to curb spread of disease in baitfish
The Associated Press (4/20)

Floating bird carcasses make waves in botulism research
Great Lakes Echo (4/20)

North country conservation agencies receive $200k in state funding
Watertown Daily Times (4/20)

Tougher testing, new pipes: Snyder’s proposals for new lead standards
Great Lakes Echo (4/20)

Better chance for survival
WBAY-TV - Green Bay, WI (4/19)

Celebrate Earth in a week-long celebration in Door County
Green Bay Press-Gazette (4/19)

Central Michigan University opens interactive Great Lakes exhibit
WWTV-TV - Cadillac, MI (4/19)

Cleveland praised for climate change resilience efforts by Center for American Progress
The Plain Dealer (4/19)

Conservancy has a 'lot of work' to place Lighthouse
The News-Herald (4/19)

Dive park improvements on tap
The Brockville Recorder (4/19)

Isle Royale's inbred 2-wolf pack 'headed for extinction,' researchers say
MLive (4/19)

PolyMet forum outlines permit process
Duluth News Tribune (4/19)

Shipwreck seminar aims to educate locals
Traverse City Record-Eagle (4/19)

Thunder Bay lighthouse group seeks first artist in residence
CBC News (4/19)

COMMENTARY: Industrial farms are a major cause of toxic algae
The Columbus Dispatch (4/18)

COMMENTARY: On Straits pipeline, take the right steps to protect lakes
Detroit Free Press (4/18)

COMMENTARY: Water is Central New York's greatest economic development asset
The Syracuse Post-Standard (4/18)

EPA orders dam removal cleanup work to begin
MLive (4/18)

Finger Lakes Land Trust buys 1,300 acres of picturesque Otisco Lake shoreline
The Post-Standard (4/18)

Including the internet in the war against invasives
The Mining Journal (4/18)

New York Canal System sets schedule for 2016 boating season
The Associated Press (4/18)

Randle Reef cleanup in Hamilton Harbour set to begin
The Hamilton Spectactor (4/18)

Sturgeon spawning has begun
Fox 11-TV - Green Bay, WI (4/18)

60,000 trees and counting
Erie Times-News (4/17)

Higher Lake Michigan water level means less beach
WZZM-TV - Grand Rapids, MI (4/17)

Sins of the past continue to torment Ottawa River
The Toledo Blade (4/17)

Canadian power company begins Lake Huron nuke dump studies
Detroit Free Press (4/16)

Flint residents urged to run water to flush any lead from plumbing
The Associated Press (4/16)

These Lake Michigan beaches are getting more sand, thanks to dredging
MLive (4/16)

Thirsty cities begin to eye water from the Great Lakes
Star Tribune (4/16)

COMMENTARY: Salmon doomed? Call me a Great Lakes skeptic
Green Bay Press-Gazette (4/15)

Help needed in spending $46 million on bay, river
Green Bay Press-Gazette (4/15)

COMMENTARY: I’m an environmental reporter from Flint. Even I ignored the water crisis story.
The Washington Post (4/15)

IJC survey finds support for more protections for Great Lakes
The Windsor Star (4/15)

Initial meeting held for Great Lakes Guardians Council
The Expositor (4/15)

Michigan is thumbs down on 1918 era St. Clair River pipelines
MLive (4/15)

COMMENTARY: What if Enbridge is wrong about its 63-year-old pipeline?
Lansing State Journal (4/14)

Ecological ethics changing over time
Owen Sound Sun Times (4/14)

Leland Township Harbor Master says dredging is a must this year
WPBN/WGTU-TV - Traverse City, MI (4/14)

NOAA receives grant for field trip program
WBKB-TV – Alpena, MI (4/14)

Sarnia-Lambton Water Symposium draws a bigger crowd
The Sarnia Observer (4/14)

Symposium addresses water concerns of Chequamegon Bay
Ashland Daily Press (4/14)

Walker clears way for locks visitor center
The Post-Crescent (4/14)

Coast Guard, Harbor Beach to meet about station's future
The Times Herald (4/13)

Congress hearing probes lessons from Flint crisis
Detroit Free Press (4/13)

DNR removal of Schoolcraft County dams rehabilitates stream habitat
WJMN-TV – Marquette, MI (4/13)

EDITORIAL: The plan to repair the Pike River
Kenosha News (4/13)

Flint's latest conundrum? People aren't using enough water
The Associated Press (4/13)

Lake Huron water levels rise steadily to ‘98 mark
The Manitoulin Expositor (4/13)

Line 5 defects violate easement, allege Mackinac oil pipeline critics
MLive (4/13)

Local volunteers give fish populations a helping hand
The Toronto Star (4/13)

Message to Congress expected to be Flint deserves better
Detroit Free Press (4/13)

MSU's energy future transitions from coal to conservation and makes campus a green demonstration project
MLive (4/13)

New Lake Macatawa kayak launches would move Holland toward becoming a Pure Michigan Trail Town
The Holland Sentinel (4/13)

Public record: majority opposes Waukesha quest to divert water
Wisconsin Gazette (4/13)

Runciman urges feds to act on St. Lawrence's 'slow death'
The Kingston Whig-Standard (4/13)

Shipwrecks must be better protected: archaeologist
Radio Canada International (4/13)

Small but mighty: Piping plover that hatched at Sauble spotted at wintering grounds in Florida
The Owen Sound Sun Times (4/13)

St. Lawrence River is ‘slowly dying,’ U.S. environmental group warns
The Toronto Star (4/13)

Toledo is named ‘Tree City USA’ again
Toledo Blade (4/13)

Wales board gets sprinkling of groundwater data
The Buffalo News (4/13)

Waukesha mayor asking Great Lakes states to back diversion request
Michigan Radio (4/13)

Toxic chemicals on rise in Lake Erie fish, scientists say
(4/12)

Coast Guard icebreaking operations scheduled for northern Lake Huron
The Manitoulin Expositor (4/11)

Conservationists aim to repeal Wisconsin's mining law
Milwaukee Public Radio (4/11)

Council asked to approve canal dredging agreement
The Times Herald (4/11)

Great Lakes cities swallow streams
Great Lakes Echo (4/11)

Little has been done with breakwater lighthouse since nonprofit acquired it
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/11)

Michigan lawmaker wants moratorium on Great Lakes pipelines
Michigan Public Radio (4/11)

Polluters commit to pay $46M to restore habitat in northeastern Wisconsin
Wisconsin Public Radio (4/11)

Port of Green Bay sees cargo increase in 2015 despite declining coal shipments
Wisconsin Public Radio (4/11)

Sarnia seeks to attract cruisers
The Windsor Square (4/11)

St. Lawrence listed among endangered waterways
The Whig (4/11)

COMMENTARY: A call to protect the Great Lakes
The Detroit News (4/10)

Pipeline linking Genesee Co. to Lake Huron nearly complete
Michigan Radio (4/10)

Presque Isle an academic draw for Gannon students
Erie Times-News (4/10)

Rainfall fuels raw sewage dumpings into Thames
The London Free Press (4/10)

Work on $2.6 million Port of Ogdensburg project moved up by a year
Watertown Daily Times (4/10)

Kalamazoo River redirected around crumbling old dam
MLive (4/9)

Coal-fired plant in Monroe Co. closes next week
The Toledo Blade (4/8)

COMMENTARY: Environmental issues beyond Flint loom for Michigan’s embattled Snyder
Great Lakes Echo (4/8)

Enbridge holds Line 5 information session
Cheboygan Daily Tribune (4/8)

Fox River, Green Bay restoration effort shows progress
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/8)

Great Lakes fisheries expert: Time to forget salmon, go for native species
Michigan Radio (4/8)

Ohio working to stop movement of aquatic invasive species in the bait trade
Morrow County Sentinel (4/8)

1860s map proves beavers built Michigan's oldest infrastructure
MLive (4/7)

A half century of salmon
Traverse City Record Eagle (4/7)

Coast Guard wants to discuss future in Harbor Beach
Huron Daily Tribune (4/7)

Efforts to conserve stretch of Lake Michigan shore on verge of success
Michigan Radio (4/7)

Feasibility study looks at a Saginaw River dredging project
WSGW - Saginaw, MI (4/7)

Great Lakes: Invasive fish wreaking havoc on endemic mollusks
Headlines & Global News (4/7)

High lake level worries some
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (4/7)

Huron County opposes Wisconsin city’s water diversion plan
Blackburn News (4/7)

Next step in Cornwall's Pointe Maligne project
The Cornwall Standard Freeholder (4/7)

On replacing lead pipes, Michigan working out of Virginia Tech playbook
MLive (4/7)

Snyder approves nearly $28 million in funding for outdoor projects statewide
The Oakland Press (4/7)

Clean energy can produce jobs, economic growth, study says
Great Lakes Echo (4/6)

Coast Guard plans seasonal closings at some rescue stations
The Associated Press (4/6)

Island residents firm in protesting proposal to divert Great Lakes water
The Expositor (4/6)

Lakes Pilots getting more pilots, new boat
The Times Herald (4/6)

Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame to honor 2016 inductees
MLive (4/6)

Michigan king salmon stocking may become a thing of the past
MLive (4/6)

Public invited to forum focused on Lake Erie issues
Erie Times-News (4/6)

City officials insist lead in drinking water is not widespread threat, most Chicagoans not at risk
WFLD-TV - Chicago, IL (4/5)

Coast Guard to conduct ice breaking operations in Keweenaw Waterway
WLUC-TV - Marquette, MI (4/5)

Free workshops planned for Michigan fisheries
The Associated Press (4/5)

Great Lakes ports open their docks for cruise lines
Capital News Service (4/5)

Lake Superior water levels holding relatively steady
WJMN-TV - Marquette, MI (4/5)

Michigan rejects plan to deregulate huge list of toxic air chemicals
MLive (4/5)

Minnesota DNR releases updated Lake Superior Fisheries Management Plan
Duluth News Tribune (4/5)

Officials are looking for a new home for 2.6 million highly radioactive fuel rods from nuclear plants
The London Free Press (4/5)

Ontario soliciting more bids for renewable power projects
The Globe and Mail (4/5)

Seeking a clear direction on water quality
WBFO - Buffalo, NY (4/5)

State extends deadline for bids on pipeline study
Michigan Radio (4/5)

COMMENTARY: Waukesha should bear costs associated with proposed return flow plan (Racine Journal-Times)
Racine Journal-Times (4/4)

COMMENTARY: Great Lakes issues key in campaign
Cheboygan Daily Tribune (4/4)

Input sought on proposed Belle Isle habitat project
The Associated Press (4/4)

Officials are reviewing a proposal for a drawbridge connecting the St. Clair County mainland to Harsens Island, northeast of Detroit
The Republic (4/4)

Port of Ogdensburg to get $2.6 million upgrade a year ahead of schedule
North Country Now (4/4)

Twin Ports delegation greets season's first saltie
Duluth News Tribune (4/4)

Visionary DNR chief returns to historic salmon project hatchery
MLive (4/4)

Water bill credits expected this week for Flint customers
MLive (4/4)

Water from Lake Michigan to Waukesha being challenged
WEMU - FM Ypsilanti, MI (4/4)

Waterfront strategy’s focus shifts to growth, economic development
Niagara This Week (4/4)

EDITORIAL: Keep Flint before our eyes
Toledo Blade (4/3)

Giant sturgeon poised to spawn again
Toledo Blade (4/3)

Whale spotted near Lake Michigan
Examiner (4/3)

Coast Guard making some Muskegon Station operations seasonal
Crain's Detroit Business (4/2)

Great Lakes seafood star of summit
Traverse City Record Eagle (4/2)

Heavy rains blamed for past week's discharges into Lake St. Clair
Macomb Daily (4/2)

Michigan Coast Guard station gets cool helicopter with 'throwback' design
M Live (4/2)

City of Flint moves to sue state over water
Detroit Free Press (4/1)

Controversial salmon project energized Michigan fishing this week in 1966
MLive (4/1)

EDITORIAL: Algae battle will go on
The Columbus Dispatch (4/1)

Feds provide funding to look at options to compensate for loss of water from Great Lakes
The Manitoulin Expositor (4/1)

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