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December 2016
73-year-old Great Lakes steamship will sail on after dock fire
MLive (12/31)

Study: Toronto harbor waters need help
WBFO – Buffalo, NY (12/28)

Watch Christmas Day waves batter Lake Superior's north shore
MLive (12/27)

“Steelhead Alley” boosts Great Lakes economy
WBFO – Buffalo, NY (12/26)

Apocalyptic wall of icy fog above Lake Superior is the beginning of a VERY white Christmas for Minnesota and millions of Americans as huge blizzard looks set to hit on December 25
UK Daily Mail (12/23)

Congress, president off WIIN for Great Lakes
Superior Telegram (12/23)

Great Lakes' first wind farm moving ahead
North Country Public Radio (12/23)

Invasive Asian carp less than 50 miles from Lake Michigan
Detroit Free Press (12/23)

Researchers explore signs of regional climate change
WBFO-Buffalo, NY (12/23)

Uses for old B.C. Cobb land couldn't include large piles under new plan
MLive (12/23)

Why Nestle pays next to nothing for Michigan groundwater
MLive (12/23)

Coast Guard proposes changing lighthouse lenses
Green Bay Press Gazette (12/22)

Government decision on proposed nuclear waste bunker delayed 243 days
Manitoulin Expositor (12/22)

How to reduce holiday waste and protect the Great Lakes at the same time
WKSU – Akron, OH (12/22)

Ohio’s 4R certification expands
Farm and Dairy (12/22)

Q&A with Lake Ontario Waterkeeper
WBFO-Buffalo, NY (12/22)

Winter brings new opportunities for recreation in Michigan
Great Lakes Echo (12/22)

Assiginack council gives nod to disposal of S.S. Norisle to be scuttled at Tobermory for divers’ use
Manitoulin Expositor (12/21)

Coalition sues U.S. EPA over Lake Erie
The Toledo Blade (12/21)

DNR award allows for bike and hike trail expansion in Shelby Township
The Source (12/21)

Dredging shut down until spring in Cuyahoga River shipping channel; Army Corps of Engineers says law doesn't compel it to dredge
The Plain Dealer (12/21)

Grain buoying Seaway volumes in 2016
St. Catharines Standard (12/21)

Historical Society donates fishing tug to Knife River
Duluth News Tribune (12/21)

Norisle group begins legal action against township
Owen Sound Sun Times (12/21)

Wash, rinse, pollute, repeat
Great Lakes Echo (12/21)

Cinnamon, vanilla detected in water samples, which scientists hope will prove a broader point
Wisconsin Public Radio (12/20)

Did the DEQ make a procedural error that voids Nestle's water bid?
MLive (12/20)

Frozen Lake Michigan lighthouse looks out of this world in drone video
Chicago Tribune (12/20)

Funding supports work to reduce phosphorus loss to waterways
Erie Media (12/20)

More criminal charges in Flint water crisis announced
WDIV Detroit (12/20)

On Isle Royale, Park Service intervenes to save nature
Star Tribune (12/20)

"Editorial": International agreement on water levels will improve the health of Lake Ontario
The Buffalo news (12/19)

Canada to decide on nuclear waste plan
The Toledo Blade (12/19)

Congressman worried about Trump appointees
WBFO – Buffalo, NY (12/19)

Great Lakes group sends plan to Trump
The Toledo Blade (12/19)

Ice-breaking underway in Great Lakes
Duluth News Tribune (12/19)

Michigan, Illinois take different paths on struggling nuclear plants
Great Lakes Echo (12/19)

Oregon to consider shoreline research
The Toledo Blade (12/19)

Scientists propose ways to measure Great Lakes water quality
Detroit Free Press (12/19)

Taking a look at this winter's ice fishing season
U.P. Matters (12/19)

That time the Great Lakes’ biggest luxury steamship was set ablaze in Lake St.Clair
MLive (12/19)

What’s icy, metal and two miles long? A Great Lakes ice boom
WBFO – Buffalo, NY (12/19)

Yearly Lake Ontario plastic bottle pollution could fill 28 Olympic-sized pools
New York UpState (12/19)

Chi-Cheemaun back in Owen Sound
Owen Sound Sun Times (12/18)

Feds asked to sell Kingston site to make way for sailing school
Metro International – Toronto, ON (12/18)

Ohio State researchers team up to fight algae blooms
The Columbus Dispatch (12/18)

Protesters denounce pipeline as threat to Montreal’s drinking water
CTV News (12/18)

DTE plant FERMI 2 gets license to operate until 2045
The Detroit News (12/16)

EDITORIAL: Niagara Gorge restoration funds are good investment
Niagara Gazette (12/16)

EDITORIAL: Ohio congressional delegation comes to the aid of Lake Erie
The Plain Dealer (12/16)

EPA tells Flint two new water treatment plans needed before KWA switch
MLive (12/16)

Frozen photos of Coast Guard clearing ice-encased Cutter Alder
MLive (12/16)

General cargo on St. Lawrence Seaway down 6 percent over last year
Watertown Daily Times (12/16)

No ferry? No problem. Winter on a Great Lakes island
WBFO-Buffalo, NY (12/16)

Plan for Duluth-Superior ports adopted
Superior Telegram (12/16)

U.S. Appeals Court denies Michigan request to delay order on Flint water delivery
The Wall Street Journal (12/16)

Cleaner water prompts environmental conflict
Great Lakes Echo (12/15)

EDITORIAL: With the close attention of Riverkeeper, Grand Island’s north shore is recovering
The Buffalo News (12/15)

Fund for Lake Michigan makes pledge for dam removal
Door County Pulse (12/15)

McGill database will help climate-change experts track world's lakes
Montreal Gazette (12/15)

New water legislation slated for WNY area
Lancaster Bee (12/15)

11 Michigan counties exceeding stricter new ozone pollution levels
MLive (12/14)

BWL to remove last lead water service line
Lansing State Journal (12/14)

EDITORIAL: Lake Ontario shoreline communities may need help
The Citizen (12/14)

Great Lakes get another maritime school
WBFO-Buffalo, NY (12/14)

Great Lakes invasive species documentary airs on public television
Great Lakes Echo (12/14)

Hundreds of ice balls form on Lake Huron island near Mackinac
MLive (12/14)

Lawmakers seek quicker notification of water problems
Detroit Free Press (12/14)

On frigid morning, ice-shrouded ship sails into Twin Ports
Twin Cities Pioneer Press (12/14)

The Hudson's Bay Company punished after releasing toxins into St. Lawrence River
National Observer (12/14)

Thriving Green Bay whitefish to be studied
Green Bay Press-Gazette (12/14)

What’s in the Great Lakes? Thousands of plastic bags
WBFO – Buffalo, NY (12/14)

Ancient strain of lake trout discovered in Elk Lake
MyNorth Media (12/13)

Bill with Flint aid also strengthens Great Lakes restoration program
MLive (12/13)

Michigan grants protect 400 acres for recreational use
Great lakes Echo (12/13)

New Soo Lock could prevent trillon-dollar crisis
Capital News Service (12/13)

Ohio EPA awards grants to three environmental education programs in NE Ohio
The Plain Dealer (12/13)

Project adds biodiversity and fish habitat while preventing erosion on north shore of Lake Victoria
Stratford Beacon Herald (12/13)

Public deserves greater input on Enbridge Line 5 studies, groups argue
MLive (12/13)

Billions of litres of raw sewage, untreated waste water pouring into Canadian waterways
CBC News (12/12)

Cleanup plan comes together near Fraser Shipyards in Superior
Duluth News Tribune (12/12)

Climate change researchers fear funding cuts under Trump
WBFO – Buffalo, NY (12/12)

Congress approves bill that helps Great Lakes
WXXI – Rochester, NY (12/12)

Feds again push back decision on underground home for nuclear waste
CTV News (12/12)

Flint gets permit for new pipeline piece linking city to KWA
MLive (12/12)

Lake Erie reaps bounty from Congressional water legislation; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers blocked from open-lake dumping
Cleveland.com (12/12)

Officials: Lead found in water shows need for upgrades
Chicago Tribune (12/12)

What Trump’s EPA pick could mean for the Great Lakes
WBEZ – Chicago, IL (12/12)

Cyanotoxins Management Plan created to prepare for and mitigate risks from
The Beacon (12/11)

Duluth will rely on tourism taxes to fix bridge
Duluth News Tribune (12/11)

Hard to survive Lake Superior
The Chronicle Journal (12/11)

NRCS conservation funds available for Richland, Ashland, Crawford farmers
Richland Source (12/11)

OPINION: Bungled wind farm deal destroys green dreams
Elliot Lakes Standard (12/11)

Sackets Harbor uses funds for park renovations and infrastructure repairs
Watertown Daily News (12/11)

Toledo ship’s savior revives Monroe port
The Toledo Blade (12/11)

Hidden Cleveland: Baldwin water treatment plant
Cleveland Magazine (12/10)

Quebec passes controversial bill allowing oil, gas exploration
CBC News (12/10)

16 years in the making: Water level plan for Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River approved
WRVO – Oswego, NY (12/9)

Committee hears refined dock project option
Lake County News Chronicle (12/9)

New water level rules upset Lake Ontario property owners
The Buffalo News (12/9)

Ontario contributes 15 to 18% of Lake Erie’s phosphorous
Chatham Daily News (12/9)

Researchers creating warning system for low oxygen water
Great Lakes Echo (12/9)

Bartlett to switch to Lake Michigan water in 2019
Daily Herald (12/8)

Botulism strikes dunes
Traverse City Record-Eagle (12/8)

Court finds Hoosiers have right to walk near Lake
Northwest Indiana Times (12/8)

Environmentalists drop lawsuit over expired Minntac permit
St. Paul Pioneer Press (12/8)

Forest Legacy Programs looks to future
WJMN-TV - Escanaba, MI (12/8)

Hicks-Hudson asks Trump for stronger U.S. oversight of Lake Erie
Toledo Blade (12/8)

Hicks-Hudson asks Trump to label Lake Erie impaired
The Toledo Blade (12/8)

Nuclear plant on Lake Michigan plans to permanently shut down
NBC Chicago (12/8)

Tracking sparrows and warblers across Lake Erie
Great Lakes Echo (12/8)

Accessible kayak and canoe launch planned
Rochester Post (12/7)

Groups collaborate to restore lake sturgeon
Traverse City Record-Eagle (12/7)

How steamy Great Lakes waters will amplify lake-effect snowstorm
MLive (12/7)

If Asian carp reach Great Lakes, what do we do?
Detroit Free Press (12/7)

Native prairie restoration fights invasive species and helps the endangered ones
Great Lakes Echo (12/7)

Portage port, Economic Development Corp. enjoy busy year
Northwest Indiana Times (12/7)

Study links a warming climate to changes in Great Lakes food web
South Dakota Public Radio (12/7)

These historic photos prove Michigan winter has never been for the weak
MLive (12/7)

'Huron Spirit' newest craft on Lake St. Clair and Great Lakes
Macomb Daily (12/6)

As polices change at Wisconsin DNR, agency still trying to do more with less
STPB Radio (12/6)

Caviar, climate change and a Great Lakes fish
Michigan Public Radio (12/6)

Croisières M/S Jacques-Cartier targets niche market for 2018 start-up
Cruise Industry News (12/6)

High-capacity well draws concern from WI town residents
My Racine County (12/6)

Holland developer buys late Aubrey McClendon's property on Lake Michigan dunes
MLive (12/6)

Invasive snail found in second stream in Dane County WI
The Journal Times (12/6)

Lake projects address locks, dredging
Duluth News Tribune (12/6)

Lake superior sees algal bloom as water temperatures warm
Wisconsin Public Radio (12/6)

Land Conservancy awarded $1M for ‘Restore the Gorge’ project
Niagara Gazette (12/6)

NW Wis. tourist spots hope winter business makes up for stormy summer
Duluth News Tribune (12/6)

Port authority watches over 'Detroit's $300M forgotten economy'
MLive (12/6)

Southern drought could impact Great Lakes
M Live (12/6)

Stefanik helps remove ballast water discharge bill from finalized NDAA
Watertown Daily Times (12/6)

Western New York Land Conservancy aims to restore Niagara Gorge
Niagara Frontier Publications (12/6)

Why Nestle really wants more Michigan groundwater
M Live (12/6)

Algae growth is first documented biological impact of warmer Lake Superior
Duluth News Tribune (12/5)

Chinook cuts worry anglers on Great Lakes
WBFO – Buffalo, NY (12/5)

Robots, other high-tech devices dive in to water, algae research
Toledo Blade (12/5)

Volunteer fishing nurseries preserve steelhead trout
Pittsburg Post-Gazette (12/4)

Duluth’s ship canal lighthouses dubbed historic by National Register
Star Tribune (12/3)

Injecting fertilizer might save lake
Toledo Blade (12/3)

NRB to take up lake trout rules, master plans
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (12/3)

COMMENTARY: Lighthouses: What is the fascination?
Door County Pulse (12/2)

Commission urges action on toxic flame retardant in Great Lakes region
Lake County News Chronicle (12/2)

Michigan residents think state government could do better on environment
Great Lakes Echo (12/2)

Mini-tsunamis a hazard in the Great Lakes
WBFO – Buffalo, NY (12/2)

New port CEO bullish on Hamilton’s future
Hamilton Spectator (12/2)

Snowza' comin'? Great Lakes warmer than normal
WXXI – Rochester, NY (12/2)

Toronto’s inner harbor has troublingly high rates of E. coli, Lake Ontario Waterkeepers say
Metro International – Toronto, ON (12/2)

Beautiful work in progress at Cooper Marsh
Cornwall Standard-Freeholder (12/1)

COMMENTARY: Where the bully winds blow
City Journal (12/1)

Fermi 2 extension put on hold by feds
Toledo Blade (12/1)

Lake Erie College announces partnership with The Nature Conservancy
The News-Herald (12/1)

Plan sought to reduce flame retardant toxins in Great Lakes
Leader Telegram (12/1)

Poachers ticketed for spearing, netting trout: NY conservation officer busts
New York Upstate (12/1)

Reef projects on Detroit River put a charge in sturgeons' love lives
Detroit Free Press (12/1)

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