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August 2016
EDITORIAL: Stocking of trout, salmon a concern
Sheboygan Press (8/31)

EPA announces cleanup progress at 18 Mile Creek
WKBW-TV – Buffalo, NY (8/31)

Great Lakes states push to curb invasive species sales online
Minnesota Public Radio (8/31)

Grow tomatoes on dredge spoils? Could happen on Great Lakes
WBFO – Buffalo, NY (8/31)

Herbicides can't stop invasive plants. Can bugs?
Phys.org (8/31)

New coalition wants Outer Harbor protected from overdevelopment
The Buffalo News (8/31)

Officials: No evidence of Asian carp in Great Lakes
The Detroit News (8/31)

Officials: Without long-term erosion fix, North Shore towns may suffer
Chicago Tribune (8/31)

Phragmites sprayed in Green Bay area
WLUK-TV – Green Bay, WI (8/31)

Smith: Stocking talk is contentious
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (8/31)

Asian Carp found in Lake Erie was fertile: MNRF
CTV News – Windsor (8/30)

Blenheim-based association monitoring issue
Chatham Daily News (8/30)

eXXpedition 2016 Great Lakes clean up starts with Bayfield native
Clinton News-Record (8/30)

Great Lakes offshore wind farm has funding, but faces hurdles before construction
Great Lakes Echo (8/30)

Groups ask Clinton, Trump to support Great Lakes restoration
The Associated Press (8/30)

Huron's Lake Front Park lands clean water grant
Sandusky Register (8/30)

Murky waters for Alexander Henry
The Kingston Whig-Standard (8/30)

New flyover photos show Sleeping Bear Dunes shipwrecks
MLive (8/30)

Underwater explorers looking for crashed World War II bomber in Lake Ontario
WRVO - Oswego, NY (8/30)

Waste-sniffing dogs help keep bacteria out of beaches, streams
WMUK – Kalamazoo, MI (8/30)

Bluff erosion: Slabs of concrete transported to homes in need of protection from Lake Michigan
FOX6 News-TV - Milwaukee, WI (8/29)

Crews begin removing iconic catwalk from Lake Michigan pier
MLive (8/29)

DEC accepting comment on proposed changes to freshwater sportfishing regulations
The Livingston County News (8/29)

Governor Walker visits Saxon Harbor to award grant
KBJR-TV - Saxon, WI (8/29)

Great Lakes may hold clues to beginning of life on Earth
North Country Public Radio (8/29)

Lansing plans on dumping out old sewage system
WLNS-TV - Lansing, MI (8/29)

New wetlands area at Two Rivers nature preserve
WLUK-TV - Green Bay, WI (8/29)

Port of Chicago privatization plan draws critics
WTTW-TV - Chicago, IL (8/29)

Would longer shipping season make sense for Seaway?
WWNY-TV - Watertown, NY (8/29)

Alice's wander land may become a nature trail
The Kingston Whig-Standard (8/28)

Grant awarded to find source of pollution at Buffalo beach
The Associated Press (8/28)

Rising Water: Major factors driving lake levels can change from year to year
Traverse City Record-Eagle (8/28)

Stone Lab: The science and beauty of Lake Erie
Chicago Sun-Times (8/28)

Allegations of DEC bias on Galloo Island wind project receive mixed responses
Watertown Daily Times (8/27)

Asian carp caught near Point Pelee, ministry of natural resources says
CBC News (8/26)

DNR suspends Lake Michigan Chinook stocking
Greensburg Daily News (8/26)

Fresh out of the water, R/V Chinook continues to educate at the Besser Museum
WBKB-TV - Alpena, MI (8/26)

New wave of state trails to include waterways
Up North Live (8/26)

Ohio EPA certifies Painesville’s ‘Source Water Protection Plan’
The News-Herald (8/26)

Study finds high rate of fish tumors in 2 Wisconsin waterways
Wisconsin Public Radio (8/26)

Summer 2016 an 'exceptional' year for biodiversity in St. Lawrence River
CBC News (8/26)

As toxic algae bloom spreads, will Michigan add Lake Erie to impaired list?
MLive (8/25)

Pair may be youngest all-female team to kayak around Lake Superior
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (8/25)

Plans explained for cleanup at former U.S. Steel site
Duluth News Tribune (8/25)

Progress unveiled on new Champlain Bridge
CTV Montreal (8/25)

Project rebuilds spawning habitats in Grand Traverse Bay
Traverse City Record-Eagle (8/25)

5 Chicago communities will use data to plan for climate change
Next City (8/24)

Ambitious project seeks to restore Knowlton Creek to more natural state
Duluth News Tribune (8/24)

Bottled water companies to pay more, take less in Ontario?
The Canadian Press (8/24)

How far could challenge of Waukesha’s Lake Michigan water diversion plan go?
Milwaukee Public Radio (8/24)

Investigation underway into Cicero company’s alleged wildlife hazard
CBS News (8/24)

Major cuts to Lake Michigan king salmon, lake trout stocking proposed
MLive (8/24)

Parry Sound one of many stops along the Pearl Mist’s Great Lakes journey
Parry Sound North Star (8/24)

Phragmites to be sprayed in Green Bay area
WLUK-TV - Green Bay, WI (8/24)

Protecting our air, land, Great Lakes a focus of sustainable soybean farming
MLive (8/24)

Clinton River among the worst of Great Lakes tributaries for organic pollutants
Rochester Post (8/23)

EDITORIAL: Judgment is best life buoy
The Times (8/23)

Great Lakes steel production fell by 24,000 tons
The Northwest Indiana Times (8/23)

Lake swimmer sets sights on new bid for record
Post Tribune (8/23)

Meetings set on cuts in Lake Michigan salmon stocking
The Associated Press (8/23)

Mining opponents seek greater oversight of PolyMet’s plans
Pioneer Press (8/23)

New vessel a friend to Great Lakes environment
Post-Tribune (8/23)

Removal of Lake Michigan catwalk to begin; year-long closing of pier imminent
MLive (8/23)

The future of commercial fishing on Washington Island is in jeopardy
WFRV-TV - Green Bay, WI (8/23)

Upgrades planned for DNR Fisheries facilities
WPBN-TV - Traverse City, MI (8/23)

Water chemistry problems may have caused Flint rashes
Detroit Free Press (8/23)

'Lake Erie must be saved': Lyndon B. Johnson visits Buffalo in 1966
The Buffalo News (8/22)

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore are portals to awe-inducing adventure
The Los Angeles Times (8/22)

Deploying multiple tools key to stopping Asian carp advance, researchers say
Chicago Tribune (8/22)

DNR survey finds Minnesota wolf population stable
The Bemidji Pioneer (8/22)

Electric shocks control sea lampreys in Great Lakes, study suggests
CBC News (8/22)

Great Lakes mayors oppose Waukesha diversion
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (8/22)

Microcystin levels low in Lake Erie
The Toledo Blade (8/22)

Swimmer plays the waiting game with Lake Ontario
The Waterloo Region Record (8/22)

U.S. partiers wash up in Canada, blown across St. Clair River
CBC News (8/22)

Climbing the ladder to be a Great Lakes boat pilot
The Windsor Star (8/21)

Kids learn old world navigation techniques to work well in 21st century
Chicago Tribune (8/21)

Nestle continues to extract water from Ontario town despite drought: activists
The Globe and Mail (8/21)

Test project for using Lake Erie sediment opens in Toledo
WTVG TV - Toledo, OH (8/21)

A mail boat stays afloat
The New York Times (8/20)

Algae forming in Lake Erie despite drought
The Toledo Blade (8/20)

EDITORIAL: Welcome effort begins to undo the causes and effects of years of polluting Scajaquada Creek, Hoyt Lake
The Buffalo News (8/20)

Finding the 694: 106 years after tragic crash, locomotive located in Lake Superior
Duluth News Tribune (8/20)

$12M fish hatchery upgrade to boost steelhead, walleye stocking
MLive (8/19)

Expert: CAFOs’ effects on water less than thought
The Toledo Blade (8/19)

From Montreal to Minnesota, by inland sea
The New York Times (8/19)

Great Lakes several degrees warmer than normal
Petoskey News-Review (8/19)

In battle of man vs. lake, lake the victor
Chicago Tribune (8/19)

Low water conditions continue across Northumberland
Northumberland Today (8/19)

Soaring Lake Michigan temps could set record in next two days
MLive (8/19)

Tribal communities strive to protect water quality
Petosky News-Review (8/19)

Duluth Tall Ships: Rubber ducky you're the one!
KARE-TV – Minneapolis, MN (8/18)

Fishtown: A little history, a little shopping, lots of fun
Detroit Free Press (8/18)

Great Lakes drinking water
WLUK-TV - Green Bay, WI (8/18)

Group targets Thames’ role in Erie algae
The London Free Press (8/18)

Invasive fish on the menu at Asian Carp Grill event
WTTW-TV – Chicago, IL (8/18)

Italian ship under arrest in Harbour since April, crew in limbo
The Hamilton Spectator (8/18)

New software tracks online trade of Great Lakes invasive species
MLive (8/18)

Scientists on the lookout for microfibers from your fleece jackets in the Great Lakes
Interlochen Public Radio (8/18)

Study by the University of Toledo details harm done by algae
The Toledo Blade (8/18)

After decades away, it took just a day to bring this lighthouse home
WPCN - Cleveland, OH (8/17)

Beachgoer finds ominous object near Poplar River
Duluth News Tribune (8/17)

Buoy-marking project will protect Michigan shipwrecks, divers
MLive (8/17)

Explorers find second-oldest confirmed shipwreck in Lake Ontario
The Hamilton Spectator (8/17)

Kayakers set to finish circumnavigation of Lake Superior
Bemidji Pioneer (8/17)

Long-term growth strategy for Seaway system could include longer shipping season
Watertown Daily Times (8/17)

Michigan hatcheries produced more fish this year for lakes
The Associated Press (8/17)

No leads in sturgeon killings on St. Lawrence River
Watertown Daily Time (8/17)

Swimmer to begin 120-mile Lake Michigan quest
The Chicago Tribune (8/17)

Deadly currents -- why they hit the Great Lakes
WBFO - Buffalo, NY (8/16)

Duluth rowers scull forward, try to recapture heyday
Minnesota Public Radio (8/16)

Fisheries and Oceans Canada to visit shuttered Silver Islet dock
CBC News (8/16)

Heritage markers vanish from Lake Superior shipwrecks
CBC News (8/16)

Historic Port Clinton Lighthouse shines bright again
WNWO-TV, Toledo, OH (8/16)

Lake Erie shipwreck resources abound
The Morning Journal (8/16)

Lessons in sailing, science
Superior Telegram (8/16)

National park signs in Michigan now sport poetry
The Detroit News (8/16)

NOAA to work with MTU scientists out on Lake Superior
WLUC-TV - Marquette, MI (8/16)

Report: ‘Highly radioactive materials' leaked in FitzPatrick Nuclear Plant
WSYR-TV - Scriba, NY (8/16)

Former DEC biologist claims department’s bias in wind projects
Watertown Daily Times (8/15)

Pilot program using dredged material from the Maumee River on farm fields
WTVG-TV - Toledo, OH (8/15)

Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor shipments on even keel with last year
The Times (8/15)

Reef restoration project in Grand Traverse Bay hopes to increase fish population
WPBN-TV - Traverse City, MI (8/15)

Region experiencing environmental and ecological impacts from drought
WIVB-TV - Williamsville, NY (8/15)

State has new weapon in fight against invasive mussels
Detroit Free Press (8/15)

Study calls for 18-km turbine setback
The London Free Press (8/15)

Conference promotes proposed marine sanctuary
WLUK-TV - Green Bay, WI (8/14)

Dead, discarded fish under investigation by Mohawks
The Press-Republican (8/14)

Group calls for tighter restrictions on legacy toxin
Blackburn News (8/14)

Researchers seek participants for water-sampling project on Lake Erie
The Buffalo News (8/14)

COMMENTARY: Secure the quality of our water supply
The Toledo Blade (8/13)

New DEQ director says calls to shut down Enbridge Line 5 are premature
MLive (8/13)

Port of Cleveland called economic driver despite cargo decline
The Plain Dealer (8/13)

Artwork of Erie Canal from its 1825 opening found
The Associated Press (8/12)

EDITORIAL: OEPA’s disrespect
The Toledo Blade (8/12)

First of two Kawkawlin River dredging projects nearly complete
MLive (8/12)

Foremost phragmites expert gives talk in Providence Bay
The Manitoulin Expositor (8/12)

Lake Superior water levels: good for boaters, bad for beach seekers
CBC News (8/12)

Piping plovers find breeding habitat on Cat Island
Green Bay Press-Gazette (8/12)

Researchers say Flint water improving
South Bend Tribune (8/12)

Shortage of young boat captains could weigh down marine towing boom
Chicago Tribune (8/12)

$10M in Great Lakes grants target shoreline quality, habitat cleanup
MLive (8/11)

$4.3 million federal loan to finance repairs to Pheasant Run's wastewater treatment plant
The Plain Dealer (8/11)

Agencies team up to protect piping plover population at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
WJFW-TV - Rhinelander, WI (8/11)

Committee looking to improve safety near Lighthouse Pier
The Times (8/11)

EPA awards $172,000 for green infrastructure to improve water quality in Lake Erie
WaterWorld (8/11)

For sale: 4 offshore Lake Michigan lighthouses
The Times Herald (8/11)

Looking for moose on Isle Royale a must for your bucket list
Detroit Free Press (8/11)

More marine sanctuaries coming to Great Lakes
WBFO - Buffalo, NY (8/11)

More money for Michigan's coastal areas
Michigan Radio (8/11)

$7.9M in federal funds awarded for Muskegon Lake cleanup
The Associated Press (8/10)

EDITORIAL: No one will save the lake for us
The Toledo Blade (8/10)

EPA awards grants throughout Lake Erie shoreline
The News-Herald (8/10)

EPA grants to go toward improving Lake Michigan water quality
WLUK-TV - Green Bay, WI (8/10)

Minnesota Slip cleanup options to be explored
Duluth News tribune (8/10)

Sturgeon hatchery to offer tours in Onaway
WPBN-TV - Traverse City, MI (8/10)

Up from the depths: Aquatic research vessle stops in Holland on tour of Lake Michigan
The Holland Sentinel (8/10)

Vintage vessels abound at Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show
The Sault Ste. Marie Evening News (8/10)

Dingell, conservation leaders highlight project in Ann Arbor Township
MLive (8/9)

Endangered piping plover nesting for first time in 75 years in bay
WLUC-TV - Green Bay, WI (8/9)

Harbour our Olympic legacy
The Kingston Whig-Standard (8/9)

It's for the birds! Schlitz Audubon's Raptor Program offers a 'beak to beak' experience
WUWM – Milwaukee, WI (8/9)

Lighthouse Wind releases Avian and Bat Study Plan
The Daily News (8/9)

Maritime Museum opens expanded shipwreck exhibit
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter (8/9)

Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center aims to be poster child of sustainability & collaboration
WUWM – Milwaukee, WI (8/9)

Ohio Department of Natural Resources settles on damages on Lake Erie properties
WKSU – Kent, OH (8/9)

Stelco: New bid tabled for steelmaker
The Hamilton Spectactor (8/9)

Two months after running aground, freighter Roger Blough returns to Twin Ports
Duluth News Tribune (8/9)

Windsor's Sandpoint Beach is a gift that could be something "lofty"
The Windsor Star (8/9)

Wisconsin sets cisco quota for Lake Superior
Duluth News Tribune (8/9)

After battling exhaustion, man who solo kayaked across Lake Michigan might try again
MLive (8/8)

Climate change warning signs getting stronger
The Toledo Blade (8/8)

DNR research vessel features unique technology to learn more about Lake Huron fish
WPBN-TV - Traverse City, MI (8/8)

Educational benefits could follow Lake Ontario marine sanctuary designation
WSKG – Binghamton, NY (8/8)

Historic lighthouse threatened by Poverty Island wildfire
WKUC-TV, Marquette, MI (8/8)

Manitou Island lighthouse up for auction: Would you live there?
MLive (8/8)

Nearly $1M to boost Great Lakes coastal projects in Michigan
The Associated Press (8/8)

New plan aims to save Lake Michigan beaches, habitats
Public News Service (8/8)

Rain, wind, darkness no obstacle to Mackinac thrills for North Shore sailors
Pioneer Press (8/8)

State awards Ashland $450K for redevelopment
Wisconsin Public Radio (8/8)

Tall Ships making return voyage to Sturgeon Bay
Door County Daily News (8/8)

Underwater robot getting info on Lake Michigan food chains
The Associated Press (8/8)

Odd Michigan park has eerie beauty, a whole lot of rocks
Detroit Free Press (8/7)

Officials, residents, researchers look for answers to beach erosion
Chicago Tribune (8/7)

COMMENTARY: Congressman's view: Transportation secretary’s visit to Duluth was important: Here’s why
Duluth News Tribune (8/6)

EDITORIAL: Change critical in maintaining safe, ample water supply
Star News (8/6)

Floating condoms brings push for cleanup in Toronto
WBFO – Buffalo, NY (8/6)

Great Lakes could hit record warm temperature
The Detroit News (8/6)

Aquarium dumping likely source of toothy exotics
The Toledo Blade (8/5)

These birds of a feather lost their feathers
Great Lakes Echo (8/5)

Enbridge to install more Line 5 anchors after easement violation
MLive (8/4)

Endangered plover population on rise; still needs protection
Petoskey News-Review (8/4)

Great Lakes research vessel to become museum exhibit
Detroit Free Press (8/4)

International Wildlife Refuge grows with land donation
The News-Herald (8/4)

Lighthouses shine in new Apostle Islands exhibit
Chicago Tribune (8/4)

Michigan’s ‘firebird’ continues its ascent from near extinction
Great Lakes Echo (8/4)

Natural Resources Board approves rule to maintain cisco numbers in Lake Superior
Wisconsin Public Radio (8/4)

Oswego mayor urges 'immediate' water conservation, water levels critically low
WRVO - Oswego, NY (8/4)

Restored lighthouse ready in Ottawa County
The Toledo Blade (8/4)

Review by nuclear safety board rejects allegations in anonymous letter
Ottawa Citizen (8/4)

Shipping industry officials fight pay raise for Great Lakes freighter pilots
National Public Radio (8/4)

Tall ships give Green Bay a taste of history
Green Bay Press-Gazette (8/4)

Viking ship "Draken" won't make it to Duluth
KDAL - Duluth, MN (8/4)

$1.5M campaign to protect land along Pere Marquette River
The Associated Press (8/3)

Alligator gar not effective weapon against Asian carp, says biologist
WTTW-TV – Chicago, IL (8/3)

Asian carp ‘fatigue’ threatens Great Lakes
The Toledo Blade (8/3)

Dramatic turn-around on Lake Erie
WTVG-TV - Toledo, OH (8/3)

EDITORIAL: It's time for N.Y. to require a boating safety course for all
The Post Star (8/3)

Grant money to reduce sediment into Racine harbor, lake
The Journal Times (8/3)

Osprey making a comeback in St. Lawrence region
Cornwall Standard-Freeholder (8/3)

State AG: Parts of pipelines under Mackinac Straits not properly supported
Michigan Public Radio (8/3)

State Awards $1.3M For Improvements To Lakes And Streams
WBIW – Bedford, IN (8/3)

COMMENTARY: How to protect Lake St. Clair
The Detroit News (8/2)

DNR awards over one million dollars in grants for 33 Indiana (LARE) projects
WXIN-TV - Indianapolis, IN (8/2)

Northern Wisconsin flood damage estimated at $35M
Wisconsin Public Radio (8/2)

Senator Schumer wants to speed up grant process for dredging in Ogdensburg harbor
North Country This Week (8/2)

Trail cam confirms 2 wolves hanging on at Isle Royale
Detroit Free Press (8/2)

Weather buoys on the Great Lakes
WFRV-TV - Green Bay, WI (8/2)

Wildlife funds helping battle phragmites
Huron Daily Tribune (8/2)

New York State aiding nuclear plants with millions in subsidies
The New York Times (8/1)

Niles continues pursuit to purchase water from Evanston
Chicago Tribune (8/1)

South Works back on the market
Chicago Tribune (8/1)

St. Joseph River has ‘significant presence of organic waste compounds’
The Associated Press (8/1)

State agencies investigating fish kill in Putnam County
WNWO-TV – Toledo, OH (8/1)

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