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April 2015
COMMENTARY: A greedy look at Lake Michigan
Chicago Tribune (4/30)

COMMENTARY: Ruining perfect lakes with our perfect lawns
Leader & Kalkaskian (4/30)

COMMENTARY: Wisconsin has some of the greatest fishing in the world
Marshfield News Herald (4/30)

Detroit River cleanup brightens gateway to Michigan
Great Lakes Echo (4/30)

DNR fish stocking keeps fishermen reeling them in
The Ogemaw County Herald (4/30)

Great Lakes state gets worst grade for water policy
Great Lakes Echo (4/30)

Great Lakes troubadour: Lee Murdock has rock solid reputation as folk performer
Bowling Green Sentinel - Tribune (4/30)

Groups appeal water pollution permit for Waukegan coal plant on Lake Michigan
Park Forest e-News (4/30)

Marina operators concerned about low water levels in St. Lawrence river
CKWS Kingston (4/30)

Massive freighter docked at Oswego Harbor this winter will be scrapped
Syracuse.com (4/30)

Monitor Lake Michigan weather through new buoy off South Haven, MI shore
Mlive.com (4/30)

Plummeting alewife population threatens salmon, Great Lakes
DNAinfo (4/30)

Researchers: Cleaning plastic from the Great Lakes could cost nearly $500 million
Plastics News (4/30)

Who owns the Great Lakes?
WDET Detroit (4/30)

Canal memorial costs double
St. Catharines Standard (4/29)

Lake Express ferry and its renovated seating areas ready for 2015 sailing season
MLive (4/29)

Lawmaker wants to honor Kasich for his Lake Erie efforts
Defiance Crescent-News (4/29)

Michigan’s lighthouses are beacons for tourists
Detroit Free Press (4/29)

Smelt are running in Thunder Bay rivers
CBC News (4/29)

Where do smelt come from?
Niagara-Wheatfield Tribune (4/29)

Burlington-based Coast Guard ship a floating laboratory
Burlington Post (4/28)

Clean water crisis spawns UWM research into water-monitoring products
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/28)

Dykstra fears U.S. dump plan could hurt Niagara River
St. Catherines Standard (4/28)

Great Lakes water levels: One lake to be almost 1 foot higher this summer
MLive (4/28)

Increase in state-licensed commercial fishing
Up Matters (4/28)

Mirages captured over the Great Lakes
WIVB-TV - Buffalo, NY (4/28)

Mysterious "leech-nado" found in Green Bay
Green Bay Press Gazette (4/28)

Plover spotted at Wasaga Beach
Wasaga Sun (4/28)

Put-In-Bay picked as a top small town to visit in 2015
Port Clinton News Herald (4/28)

Sale of Hamilton lift bridge, piers by Ottawa called ‘puzzling, concerning’
Hamilton Spectator (4/28)

Salmon net pens aim for more fish, hungry birds
The Journal Times (4/28)

Torontonians can go fishing at the new Outer Harbour Recreational Pier
Beach Mirror (4/28)

Congressman outlines opposition to proposed nuclear waste facility
WZZM Grand Rapids (4/27)

Freighter grounded near De Tour was outside shipping channel, says Coast Guard
Mlive.com (4/27)

Great Lakes states, provinces to see growth in 2015: BMO Financial
Milwaukee Business Journal (4/27)

Hamilton Harbour Queen lives to sail again
Hamilton Spectator (4/27)

Massive water-diversion scheme stirs in its grave
Vancouver Sun (4/27)

New York Sea Scout ship seeking new crew members
Webster Post (4/27)

COMMENTARY: Changing politics could hurt Great Lakes
Urban Milwaukee (4/26)

Invasive Zebra mussels found on boat hauled to Oregon from Lake Erie, Ohio
Daily Journal (4/26)

Proposed bill aims to boost Great Lakes infrastructure
Niagara Gazette (4/26)

Volunteers ready SS Meteor for summer
Duluth News Tribune (4/26)

114 US, Canadian cities sign on to rehabilitating the Jordan River
Jerusalem Post (4/25)

Canadian Great Lakes operator Algoma orders two new freighters
SPLASH 24/7 (4/25)

EDITORIAL: A welcome but tardy tide of Great Lakes legislation washes over Congress
The Plain Dealer (4/25)

Streamlined leadership for Lake Erie Shores & Islands
Sandusky Register (4/25)

What's next for Michigan's energy transformation?
Detroit Free Press (4/25)

Bay City tall ship sets sail for season of education, fun
The Associated Press (4/24)

Coast Guard station to hold open house
The Times Herald (4/24)

COMMENTARY: Both sides of the Thousand Islands "Scenic Area of Statewide Significance" debate have made errors
Watertown Daily Times (4/24)

EDITORIAL: Droughts and the Great Lakes: When dry regions get thirsty enough ...
Chicago Tribune (4/24)

Latta again calls to ban dumping in Great Lakes
The Toledo Blade (4/24)

COMMENTARY: Forget oil. Canada’s economic future is on the Seaway
iPolitics (4/23)

Here are 2 reasons why the drought in California won't open the door to Great Lakes water
Michigan Radio (4/23)

How an upstream ditch limits downstream algae
Great Lakes Echo (4/23)

Science shines light on algal bloom problems
Sandusky Register (4/23)

State reminds anglers of baitfish restrictions
The Times Herald (4/23)

Toledo gets $6.5 million in state loans
The Toledo Blade (4/23)

Turtles in trouble
Bracebridge Examiner (4/23)

Army Corps of Engineers tells Rep. Bob Gibbs it hopes lawsuit won't delay Cleveland harbor dredging
The Plain Dealer (4/22)

Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker headed home
Port Huron Times Herald (4/22)

Capturing the faces of Lake Michigan
Great Lakes Echo (4/22)

EDITORIAL: Woodlawn Beach, often closed by sewage runoff, will benefit from major cleanup project
Buffalo News (4/22)

Fifty-seven Wisconsin DNR staff receive layoff notices
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/22)

Freeland preps for 2015 walleye festival
Midland Daily News (4/22)

Hatching a survival plan for chinook salmon
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/22)

Is ozonation the right solution to clean Montreal's waste water?
Montreal Gazette (4/22)

Lake Michigan reaches highest level since 1998
The Journal Times (4/22)

NY Rep. Higgins seeks federal aid to upgrade Great Lakes wastewater treatment plants
Buffalo News (4/22)

Salmon raised in Guelph classroom soon to swim in Lake Huron
Guelph Mercury (4/22)

Shipwreck forms visible from USCG helo
Traverse City Record-Eagle (4/22)

Survivors, victims' families fight for increased Lake Michigan water safety
nwitimes.com (4/22)

Two new efforts target Lake Erie algal blooms
Sandusky Register (4/22)

US Coast Guard reviewing plans to free cargo ship grounded on St. Lawrence Seaway
The Associated Press (4/22)

White House promotes plans to help Great Lakes deal with climate change and restore wetlands
Cleveland Plain Dealer (4/22)

Wolf population on Michigan island down to just three animals as conservationists worry
Tech Times (4/22)

A beacon in the darkness: Saving Lake Michigan lighthouses
Lake Michigan Shore (4/21)

Apostle Islands ice caves profit to go toward 'snowbulance'
Twincities.com (4/21)

Cheboygan River dredging under way
Cheboygan Daily Tribune (4/21)

Dreaming big: A walking trail spanning Michigan’s vast coastline
Bridge (4/21)

Drought expected to develop in Great Lakes region
Farm Futures (4/21)

Freighter runs aground under bridge over St. Lawrence River
Newsday (4/21)

Great Lakes connects Midwest with Middle East in Chicago
Great Lakes Echo (4/21)

Lake Erie ice boom being removed
WGRZ Buffalo (4/21)

Lake Michigan mirage: "Superior image" makes for rare show
Grand Haven Tribune (4/21)

Ohio Farm Bureau touts water-quality steps
Toledo Blade (4/21)

Turtles send Ontario wind farm proposal back to environment tribunal
The Globe and Mail (4/21)

A bird's-eye view of hidden history in the Great Lakes
UpNorthLive.com (4/20)

Climate changes causes erosion concerns on Lake Huron’s west coast
Blackburn News (4/20)

Conservation options available to farmers, landowners in Lake Erie watershed
Norwalk Reflector (4/20)

New York AG report: Harmful microbeads polluting Great Lakes, Finger Lakes
Syracuse.com (4/20)

Shipping Great Lakes water? That's California dreaming
Detroit Free Press (4/20)

Stricter Huron County (Mich.) wind energy rules nearly complete
Huron Daily Tribune (4/20)

A few minutes with ... a man who found a shipwreck
Detroit Free Press (4/18)

Lorain's derelict ‘ghost ship' sits in legal limbo
The Morning Journal (4/18)

COMMENTARY: Low or high, Great Lakes water levels always blamed on global warming
Michigan Capitol Confidential (4/17)

Davison named to Great Lakes Commission
Midland Daily News (4/17)

EDITORIAL: In Ohio, unlike California, there's water, water everywhere -- an asset to be preserved
The Plain Dealer (4/17)

First saltie of season arrives in Superior
Superior Telegram (4/17)

Invasive species reintroduce toxic chemicals to Green Bay food web
Great Lakes Echo (4/17)

Lake Erie Congress members ask NASA to fund algal bloom warning system
cleveland.com (4/17)

Lake Michigan fishermen's favorite, yellow perch, is in decline
Chicago Tribune (4/17)

State parks commissioners tour new Maid facilities
Niagara Gazette (4/17)

TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline vows fail to sway Arcand
The Montreal Gazette (4/17)

Feds eye Michigan for possible drought, but forecasters skeptical
MLive (4/16)

Harbor Beach looks to continue lakefront improvements
Huron County View (4/16)

L. Erie ice boom stays, but Boom Day celebrations will go on
Buffalo News (4/16)

Lake Superior perch fishery hurting steelhead stock?
CBC News (4/16)

Lucas Co. officials call for regional approach to protecting Great Lakes
Toledo Blade (4/16)

Luxury cruise ship will stop in Clayton almost a dozen times this summer season
North Country Public Radio (4/16)

Michigan DNR plants more than a million Coho
UpNorthLive.com (4/16)

New group focuses on Milwaukee harbor redevelopment
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/16)

Ohio wants to bring two fish species back to Lake Erie
Port Clinton News Herald (4/16)

Port Dalhousie piers closed
St. Catharines Standard (4/16)

COMMENTARY: Great Lakes pipeline and policy options
Petoskey News Review (4/15)

CWB Marquis, new laker, arrives at Thunder Bay
CBC News (4/15)

Duluth's Great Lakes Aquarium breaks ground on $394K 'Discovery Center'
WDIO Duluth (4/15)

FedNav fleet adding ballast treatment to ships
Duluth News Tribune (4/15)

Grand Rapids identifies potential $1.5M funding source for Grand River dam removal
Grand Rapids Press (4/15)

Kaptur seeks to curtail Lake Erie open lake dumping
Sandusky Register (4/15)

Lake Erie woes subject of county-commissioned report
Sandusky Register (4/15)

Michigan board approves petition language to ban fracking
Detroit News (4/15)

Michigan's St. Clair County will show off Island Loop National Water Trail
Port Huron Times Herald (4/15)

Plans revealed in Duluth's St. Louis River corridor project
Duluth News Tribune (4/15)

Year round bass fishing in St Lawrence a bad idea says group
WNYF Watertown (4/15)

EDITORIAL: Must we adopt mute swans to save them?
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle (4/14)

Fifth-grade classes: Draw sturgeon posters, win a trip on the Huron Lady
The Voice (4/14)

International algae conference opens at BGSU
The Toledo Blade (4/14)

Michigan's Huron County pushes stop button on wind development
Michigan Capital Confidential (4/14)

Stabenow, Peters oppose Canadian nuke waste disposal plan
The Associated Press (4/14)

Still too much ice on Lake Erie to remove ice boom
The Buffalo News (4/14)

Wisconsin lawmakers set to take up ban on microbeads
The Associated Press (4/14)

Cannons from Chicken Bone Reef help solve Great Lakes mysteries
Great Lakes Echo (4/13)

Coast Guard urged to deploy more Great Lakes ice breakers
WKSU Kent State (4/13)

Combined sewer overflows last week doubled 2014 amount
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/13)

Container "trains" for Great Lakes shipping
Maritime Executive (4/13)

Feds report improvements at Palisades nuclear plant, but say there's still more work to do
NBC Channel 5 Chicago (4/13)

First saltie of season arrives in Twin Ports
WDIO-TV – Duluth, MN (4/13)

Kildee: Congress should oppose Canada's nuclear waste plan
The Associated Press (4/13)

Renewed call for more Great Lakes ice-breakers after iron ore shipments fall
MLive (4/13)

Film covering threat of incoming invasive carp into Great Lakes to be shown in Trenton
The News Herald (4/12)

EDITORIAL: Congress must keep $300 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative afloat
The Plain Dealer (4/11)

Apostle Islands celebrates century of National Park Service
Superior Telegram (4/10)

BPW could sell land to Saugatuck Dunes State Park
The Holland Sentinel (4/10)

Decision on $40 million natural gas pipeline from Avon Lake's NRG plant could come in early June
The Plain Dealer (4/10)

Fish follow edges of erratic dead zones in Great Lakes
The Fish Site (4/10)

Go aboard the floating lab chasing Great Lakes algae blooms
CBC News (4/10)

New MI fishing regulations for 2015-16 Great Lakes season to begin immediately
WXYZ Detroit (4/10)

Petition: Rename Lake Michigan 'Lake Wisconsin'
UPI (4/10)

Utility to cut sulfur emissions at Lake Superior coal plant
Midwest Energy News (4/10)

Walleye anglers find action around reefs
The Toledo Blade (4/10)

Artist's muse found under water: Jim Richardson exhibits photos taken free diving in Lake Superior
Duluth News Tribune (4/9)

COMMENTARY: Effort to restore the Great Lakes paying off
Detroit News (4/9)

EDITORIAL: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative needs full funding
Port Huron Times Herald (4/9)

EPA, Wis. DNR asked to investigate runoff from large farm in Kewaunee County
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/9)

Fixing River Road issues focus for stakeholders
Lakeshore Advance (4/9)

Grand Haven harbor to be dredged later this season
Grand Haven Tribune (4/9)

Huron County (MI) Commissioners pass wind energy moratorium
Huron County View (4/9)

Michigan congressman fights Canadian nuclear waste project near Lake Huron
Mlive.com (4/9)

Ore trade on Great Lakes off to slowest start in 5 years
KQDS-TV - Cleveland, OH (4/9)

Petition aims to rename Lake Michigan 'Lake Wisconsin'
WZZM-TV - Grand Rapids, MI (4/9)

Ships clear ice, start moving again on Lake Superior
Duluth News Tribune (4/9)

TransCanada willing to forgo Quebec terminal to gain support for Energy East pipeline
Calgary Herald (4/9)

Volunteer to become a sturgeon guard
WPBN-WTOM-TV - Traverse City, MI (4/9)

Burlington cleans up fuel spill in creek feeding into Lake Ontario
insidehalton.com (4/8)

Coast Guard cautions Great Lakes boaters
MarineLink (4/8)

Great Lakes water talk to kick off South Haven speakers series
Holland Sentinel (4/8)

Lake Erie Love campaign produces substantial return on investment
Ottawa County Beacon (4/8)

New NY rail yard to link trains, trucks, and Port of Oswego ships with $40-million investment
WSYR Oswego (4/8)

Ohio sues Corps over Cuyahoga River sediment dumping into Lake Erie
Columbus Dispatch (4/8)

St. Louis River listed among nation's most endangered
Duluth News Tribune (4/8)

Tests conclude lube oil spilled into Lake Erie by yacht club
WOIO Cleveland (4/8)

Bay City state park officials hope high water levels mean less beach muck this year
MLive (4/7)

Cleanup crews making progress after sludge spills into Lake Erie off Cleveland
The Plain Dealer (4/7)

Damaged freighter among clog of ships caught in Lake Superior ice field
MLive.com (4/7)

EDITORIAL: Walker's budget taking state in wrong direction on runoff pollution
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/7)

Group: St. Louis River one of nation’s ‘most endangered’
Duluth News Tribune (4/7)

Michigan wants to limit dredging to help protect sturgeon
The Associated Press (4/7)

Mystery debris washes ashore in Ludington State Park, archaeologist to be consulted
MLive (4/7)

Public works: Preparing sewage treatment plants for climate change
Torontoist (4/7)

Relay offers chance to paddle around Michigan coastline
Lansing State Journal (4/7)

Report: 1 in 5 Michigan jobs is water-related
WZZM-TV - Grand Rapids, MI (4/7)

Researchers study need to protect Great Lakes turtle habitat
Great Lakes Echo (4/7)

Slimy microorganism increasing in northern Michigan lakes
Great Lakes Echo (4/7)

Coast Guard investigating possible spill of unknown substance in Lake Erie
cleveland.com (4/6)

Cruise ship revival sails past Blue Water Area
Port Huron Times Herald (4/6)

Great Lakes shippers showing signs of life after another tough winter
MLive (4/6)

Lake levels in good shape heading into boating season
Detroit News (4/6)

Lake Erie’s pulse taken with annual fish count
Toledo Blade (4/5)

Smeltdown: Small fish continues Great Lakes vanishing act
Detroit Free Press (4/5)

Toledo museum adds piece of Great Lakes history
Toledo Blade (4/4)

COMMENTARY: Lake Superior is our treasure
Superior Telegram (4/3)

Governor signs new regulations for some Ohio farmers in plan to reduce Lake Erie algae
U.S. News and World Report (4/3)

Insurance concerns sink St. Clair River periscope
Port Huron Times Herald (4/3)

Rochester pol: Regulate Lake Ontario level
Auburn Citizen (4/3)

Sparks fly as Clio seniors help renovate lighthouse near Mackinac Island
MLive (4/3)

Anglers spar over DEC preseason bass fishing ban
Watertown Daily Times (4/2)

As St. Lawrence seaway reopens, expect strong cargo volumes
The Globe and Mail (4/2)

COMMENTARY: Microbeads: Solving a big problem of little bits
Minneapolis Star Tribune (4/2)

EDITORIAL: Congress must reel in Army Corps on dump of toxic dredge in Lake Erie
The Plain Dealer (4/2)

EDITORIAL: Congress, Legislature must act to curb runoff pollution
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/2)

Enbridge helps county wetland plan
Superior Telegram (4/2)

Great Lakes shippers eager for a meltdown
The Buffalo News (4/2)

Green Bay port likely to open earlier
Green Bay Press Gazette (4/2)

Legendary Lake Erie scientist Jeff Reutter retires
cleveland.com (4/2)

Ohio governor to sign new rules aimed at Lake Erie algae
The Associated Press (4/2)

Reports show high water quality in three watersheds
International Falls Journal (4/2)

See how much influence Great Lakes have on Michigan weather
MLive (4/2)

Still waiting for plovers on Wisconsin Point
Duluth News Tribune (4/2)

Welland Canal opens for 2015 season
Niagara Gazette (4/2)

California imposes first mandatory water restrictions to deal with drought
The New York Times (4/1)

COMMENTARY: "Spring" into action: Prevent sewer overflows and keep the lakes great
Huffington Post (4/1)

DEQ awards grant for E. coli testing
Traverse City Record-Eagle (4/1)

Great Lakes states receive more than $10 million from U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Great Lakes Echo (4/1)

Ice stalls Great Lakes shipping season
WBEZ - Chicago, IL (4/1)

Kalamazoo River may be redirected at Otsego Township dam
Kalamazoo Gazette (4/1)

Lake Michigan water level up 14 inches over last year
Detroit Free Press (4/1)

Lake Superior Binational Forum loses federal funding
KDAL - Duluth, MN (4/1)

Low California snowpack ushers mandatory water restrictions
CNN (4/1)

Michigan officials weighing idea of Great Lakes fish farming
The Associated Press (4/1)

MPs unanimous in passing ban on microplastics
The Manitoulin Expositor (4/1)

Ohio EPA tries to block Cleveland harbor sediment from being dumped in Lake Erie
cleveland.com (4/1)

Pollutants likely to create longest dead zone yet in Green Bay
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/1)

Robot fish to track real ones
Great Lakes Echo (4/1)

Sleeping Bear Dunes may hike fees in 2016
Traverse City Record-Eagle (4/1)

The Great Lakes shipping season kicks off
The Times of Northwest Indiana (4/1)

Top hat recipient set for Welland Canal
Buffalo News (4/1)

TransCanada Corp.'s Energy East pipeline will bypass Quebec: report
Montreal Gazette (4/1)

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