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February 2015
Gogebic Taconite says Wisconsin mine isn't feasible; cites wetlands, EPA
Wisconsin State Journal (2/28)

All roads lead to the Great Lakes: how invasive species get here and ways you can help
Huffington Post (2/27)

Bill could protect Great Lakes from invasive species
Detroit Free Press (2/27)

Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge holding volunteer outreach
The News-Herald (2/27)

Pipeline company intervenes in Sierra Club suit against Forest Service
Great Lakes Echo (2/27)

Algae-related legislation advancing in Congress
The Toledo Blade (2/26)

COMMENTARY:Rising, falling lake levels teach us some harsh lessons
Lansing State Journal (2/26)

Does Great Lakes ice cover predict West Michigan weather?
Fox 17 - Grand Rapids, MI (2/26)

Drilling off of Ashland lakeshore not for fishing
Northlands News Center (2/26)

EPA grants $20 million for Clinton River watershed improvements
The Voice (2/26)

Great Lakes Areas Of Concern to receive $7.9M grant
WCCO Minneapolis (2/26)

Lake Michigan's beautiful ice in 40 aerial photos
MLive (2/26)

Windsor hires lawyer to stop expansion of Ambassador Bridge
CBC News (2/26)

Advocates urge Congress not to cut Great Lakes funding
Channel3000.com (2/25)

City-county dispute threatens Green Bay's Renard Isle access
Green Bay Press Gazette (2/25)

Cyclists invited to join Lake Superior ice road rides
Appleton Post Crescent (2/25)

EDITORIAL: Build the Detroit River bridge
The Detroit News (2/25)

Great Lakes ice coverage reaches 84 percent
Fox 32 News Chicago (2/25)

Great Lakes more ice covered than last February
CBS News (2/25)

House passes bill to fight toxic algae in the Great Lakes
Cleveland.com (2/25)

How Niagara Falls freezes ... or does it?
The Associated Press (2/25)

Ice caves along Lake Superior’s lakeshore might open to the public this weekend
DL Online (2/25)

Ice caves open to the public on Lake Superior
PBS News Hour (2/25)

Klobuchar named vice-chair of Senate Great Lakes Task Force
Brainerd Dispatch (2/25)

Michigan joins other Great Lakes states in considering microbead products ban
Mlive.com (2/25)

Montreal to get $42M promenade connecting Mount Royal to river
CBC News (2/25)

Shippers fear tough season on icy Great Lakes
Toronto Star (2/25)

Apostle Islands ice caves may be open this weekend
St. Paul Pioneer Press (2/24)

COMMENTARY: Nature preserves a good place to see refund dollars grow
The Toledo Blade (2/24)

New conflicts buffet wind farms
The Times Herald (2/24)

Spring bird migration underway across the state
Appleton Post-Crescent (2/24)

‘Super Mackinac’ Race: 568 miles of Great Lakes sailing
Scuttlebutt Sailing News (2/24)

Bipartisan lawmakers seek to extend Great Lakes protection
Great Lakes Echo (2/23)

Canadian Coast Guard frees U.S. ship trapped for days on Lake Erie
CTV News (2/23)

Confederate treasure in Lake Michigan? Despite skeptics, divers pursue fantastic story
Mlive.com (2/23)

Cruise ship to sail the Great Lakes this summer
Mlive.com (2/23)

Diving ducks struggle to find open water
WISN-TV – Milwaukee, WI (2/23)

DNR taps Douglas boat builder for new Lake Huron fisheries vessel
MLive (2/23)

GRCA officials eager to get going on Great Lakes protection efforts
The Waterloo Record (2/23)

Lake Superior State glad of Snyder backing for water center
UpNorthLive.com (2/23)

Magnetation idles plant due to global glut of iron ore
Duluth News Tribune (2/23)

Port Burwell Marine Museum aims to make bulk carrier wheelhouse an attraction
St. Thomas Times Journal (2/23)

Saugatuck postpones code amendment allowing septic fields in dunes
The Holland Sentinel (2/23)

South Haven lighthouse campaign seeks $300K to restore iconic structure on Lake Michigan pier
Mlive.com (2/23)

The 18th century fur trade polluted Lake Superior's shore with mercury that's never gone away
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/historical-fur-trade-blame-high-mercury-levels-lake-superior-shore-180954388/?no-ist (2/23)

The mystery of Western University professor who searched for lake monsters
OrillaPacket.com (2/23)

U.S. Steel site cleanup could disrupt or end sightseeing train in western Duluth
Duluth News Tribune (2/22)

Ice cover on Great Lakes reaches 80 per cent
CTV News (2/21)

Water-dwelling grebes are 'sitting ducks' during Great Lakes freeze
CTV News (2/21)

Does your shampoo or toothpaste contain microbeads? If so, it could be banned in New York
The Citizen (2/20)

Feds restore protected status for Great Lakes wolves
The Associated Press (2/20)

Ice fishermen need to first dress for success
The Toledo Blade (2/20)

Opposition to Lake Huron nuclear waste dump continues to grow
The Voice (2/20)

Partially frozen Niagara Falls a hot spot for tourists
WTKR-TV - Norfolk, VA (2/20)

River-community study on hold after USDA pitches competing proposal
Watertown Daily Times (2/20)

Bill targeting Lake Erie algal blooms passes Ohio Senate
cleveland.com (2/19)

BP to stop sending petcoke to Chicago
Chicago Tribune (2/19)

Deadly fish disease found in Lake Superior, DNR proposes rules to prevent spread
KSTP-TV - Saint Paul, MN (2/19)

Flint's complicated, unresolved water situation
Michigan Radio (2/19)

Great Lakes freezing fast
The Times Herald (2/19)

Ice caves return to Lake Michigan
UpNorthLive.com (2/19)

Lake Superior Binational Forum to close in March
CBC News (2/19)

Lake-level plan lacks top-level endorsements
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (2/19)

Michigan activists, local governments battle to regulate fracking
Great Lakes Echo (2/19)

New NWF director says Great Lakes are a social glue
Great Lakes Echo (2/19)

Part of Duluth's 'cribs' goes missing in Lake Superior
Duluth News Tribune (2/19)

Plans underway to protect No. Pikes Creek wetlands
The Daily Press (2/19)

Secret WW2 aircraft carriers on Lake Michigan focus of history project
Mlive.com (2/19)

Shipwreck graveyard could become National Marine Sanctuary
Michigan Radio (2/19)

Subzero temperatures promote stunning ice formations on Great Lakes
AccuWeather.com (2/19)

U.S. Senators from Wisconsin, 3 other states want to further protect Great Lakes
WTAQ Green Bay (2/19)

Army Corps won't dump dredge sediment in open Lake Erie in 2015, but the fight is not over
The Plain Dealer (2/18)

COMMENTARY: Watershed council calls on Congress to restore funding for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Petoskey News Review (2/18)

Draft report moves Thousand Islands communities closer to scenic-area designation
Watertown Daily Times (2/18)

Group offers grants for Great Lakes cleanup applicants
Detroit News (2/18)

Lake Michigan marine sanctuary considered
Green Bay Press Gazette (2/18)

Lake Superior ice expands, but not to the Apostle Islands caves - yet
Duluth News Tribune (2/18)

Ohio Senate committee approves bill aimed at Lake Erie algae
Defiance Crescent-News (2/18)

Ontario's Liberal government introducing bill to protect Great Lakes
Toronto Star (2/18)

Three 'State of Lake Ontario' meetings scheduled
syracuse.com (2/18)

Developer to revive NY's Galloo Island wind project with underwater route
Watertown Daily Times (2/17)

Frozen Lake Erie may keep yellow perch suppliers from meeting Lenten demands for local fish fries
newsnet5.com (2/17)

Great Lakes ice growing rapidly; Lake Michigan ice nearly doubles in 1 week
MLive.com (2/17)

Illinois's Lake County condemns nuclear-waste storage in Great Lakes basin
Chicago Tribune (2/17)

Stunning Lake Michigan frozen sand images work of Western Michigan University grad
MLive.com (2/17)

Tough jobs: Great Lakes ice cutters
9&10 News (2/17)

West Grand Traverse Bay freezes over for second time in 2 years
Mlive.com (2/17)

Arctic plunge grips Great Lakes; New record lows set
WTXL TV Cleveland (2/16)

Big budget for fighting Asian carp is downsized
Detroit Free Press (2/16)

City seeks waterfront input
The Kingston Whig-Standard (2/16)

Lake Erie activists question politicians’ plans to cut Ohio farm runoff
The Columbus Dispatch (2/16)

License fee change generated more funds for Michigan natural resources
Great Lakes Echo (2/16)

Project seeks to reduce farm runoff in St. Joseph watershed
The Associated Press (2/16)

Warming stations bring joy to Toronto’s frozen beaches
Toronto Star (2/16)

Camille-Marcoux ferry carrying 230 passengers freed from ice in Quebec
CBC News (2/15)

Ice cover on Lake Erie expands after cold snap
The Plain Dealer (2/15)

University in Ohio to host conference on algae, water
The Associated Press (2/15)

Commissioner to wind energy developer: Why did you ignore U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Huron Daily Tribune (2/14)

Lake Erie ice offering anglers a wide assortment of options
The Buffalo News (2/14)

Bills would drop wolf protections
The Associated Press (2/13)

Canadian and U.S. icebreakers busy escorting lake freighters
The Sarnia Observer (2/13)

COMMENTARY: Buffalo’s economy is going blue, to the benefit of all
The Buffalo News (2/13)

Elgin County to join growing lobby to control phragmites
St. Thomas Times Journal (2/13)

Great Lakes water levels: Is Lake Superior on the way down?
MLive (2/13)

Great Lakes water levels: Is Lake Superior on the way down?
MLive (2/13)

Jackson company to pay $65K after Grand River oil spill
The Detroit News (2/13)

Le Griffon: The Great Lakes' greatest mystery
Detroit Free Press (2/13)

Senators seek to continue, expand Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Sandusky Register (2/13)

Chicago joins growing list opposing Canadian nuclear waste dump
Macomb Daily (2/12)

Good news? Smallmouth bass chow down on invaders
Great Lakes Echo (2/12)

Lake Erie algae plans progress; hearing is today
The Toledo Blade (2/12)

Lake Michigan ice cover about half as much as last year
WTMJ - Milwaukee, WI (2/12)

Michigan’s 102nd state park thrives under DNR
The Voice (2/12)

Report shows ballast water regulations working to rid Great Lakes of invasive species
The Windsor Star (2/12)

Secretary Johnson recognized for support of state parks, outdoor recreation
The News-Herald (2/12)

Underwater turbine proposed for St. Clair River
Blackburn News (2/12)

Asian carp advance to the Great Lakes has stalled, Army Corps of Engineers tells Congress
The Plain Dealer (2/11)

Can Alberta Sands oil be safely shipped on the St. Lawrence?
WRVO - Oswego, NY (2/11)

COMMENTARY: Please don't trash the Great Lakes
Chicago Tribune (2/11)

Company pushes plan to bury nuclear waste near Lake Huron
WXYZ-TV - Detroit, MI (2/11)

Great Lakes steel production plummets
nwi.com (2/11)

Ice continues to slow ship traffic
Blackburn News (2/11)

Lake Michigan and Lake Huron expected to be significantly higher than last summer
Mlive.com (2/11)

Michigan officials agree to archaeological dive of shipwreck that's possibly the Griffin
Mlive.com (2/11)

Refinery operators say pipelines essential in Michigan
The Associated Press (2/11)

Shoreline protection improvements expected to be completed in March
The Sarnia Observer (2/11)

Trees diminishing along Lake Huron shoreline
Blackburn News (2/11)

Whatever happened to offshore wind energy? Five years since Lake Michigan wind turbines proposed
Mlive.com (2/11)

Wisconsin sculptor rebuilds after 60-foot ice sculpture collapses
WXPR - Rhinelander, WI (2/11)

Can Alberta Sands oil be safely shipped on the St. Lawrence?
North Country Public Radio (2/10)

Drain commissioner: Flint could get Lake Huron water by end of this year
Mlive.com (2/10)

Freighters invade Huron
Sandusky Register (2/10)

Prettner Solon joins Duluth Seaway Port Authority board
Duluth News Tribune (2/10)

COMMENTARY: Cleveland Metroparks' lack of lifeguards at Euclid Beach creating troubled waters
The Plain Dealer (2/9)

DNR orders sportsmen's club to halt use of lead shot at Warnimont Park
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2/9)

EDITORIAL: Don’t talk about Lake Erie — act
Toledo Blade (2/9)

EDITORIAL: Great Lakes program reduction may harm region
Daily Mining Gazette (2/9)

Emergency trout rule takes effect in Lake Superior
Great Lakes Echo (2/9)

Killer shrimp could invade the Great Lakes
CBS News (2/9)

Toledo-themed T-shirts benefit Great Lakes protection agency
Toledo Free Press (2/9)

Bald eagles make power plant their winter home
Detroit Free Press (2/8)

Coalition opposes President Obama’s funding cut for Great Lakes
Columbus Dispatch (2/8)

Divers to check if Lake Michigan shipwreck is Griffin, lost in 1679
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2/8)

Washburn man to lead maritime association
Duluth News Tribune (2/8)

Ballast water monitoring on Great Lakes curbs invasive species population
nncnow.com (2/7)

Bramble is part of what defines Port Huron
Port Huron Times Herald (2/7)

The St. Clair and Detroit: A tale of two rivers, Part V
The Voice (2/7)

A movement for responsibility and respect on Georgian Bay and Muskoka lakes
parrysound.com (2/6)

Anglers face risks chasing fish on frozen lake
The Toledo Blade (2/6)

COMMENTARY: Can we reverse-engineer the environment?
New York Times (2/6)

Kaptur is 1 of 4 to lead Great Lakes Task Force
The Toledo Blade (2/6)

N.Y. landfills taking tons of fracking waste
Rochester Democrate & Chronicle (2/6)

$2.85M raised to build dock, pier at Detroit River refuge
The Associated Press (2/5)

As Michigan wind farms expand, protests increase
Great Lakes ECHO (2/5)

Dane County holds out on Enbridge pipeline expansion
The Badger Herald (2/5)

Don’t risk falling through the ice on Lake Ontario
Northumberland News (2/5)

Fishing for yellow perch on Lake Superior
CBC (2/5)

Great Lakes to get extra $12M for infrastructure upgrades
The Associated Press (2/5)

Ice-cutting operations include helping to clear path for Harsens Island ferry
The Voice (2/5)

Lake Michigan alewife population in danger
The Michigan City News-Dispatch (2/5)

More regulations proposed for manure in Ohio
The Toledo Blade (2/5)

Upper Peninsula wind turbines kill eagles, other protected species, lawsuit says
MLive (2/5)

After years of work, the Gratwick Riverside Marina will welcome boaters in the summer
The Buffalo News (2/4)

COMMENTARY: Waterways threatened: Washington must protect Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River
Watertown Daily Times (2/4)

Federal government and Ontario government announce Great Lakes Agricultural Stewardship
Farm.com (2/4)

Great Lakes steel production rises slightly to 670,000q
The Times (2/4)

New Baltimore selected for coastal community case study
The Voice (2/4)

Ontario to invest $4M per year in ‘agricultural stewardship’ around Lake Erie
The Windsor Star (2/4)

Port study outlines $49M fix for Irishtown Bend that could enable Lake Link Trail, other projects
The Plain Dealer (2/4)

Waukesha fights for a share of Lake Michigan's water
Marketplace (2/4)

EDITORIAL: More money needed to monitor agricultural runoff into Lake Erie
Plain Dealer (2/3)

Higher water levels in the Great Lakes and a shift to "climate variability"
Michigan Radio (2/3)

Invasive has found its niche
The Daily Press (2/3)

Lake Erie algal bloom bill could be law this spring, senators say
The Plain Dealer (2/3)

Lake Superior drops in January
Duluth News Tribune (2/3)

Lakes still fullest they've been this century
SooToday.com (2/3)

Minnesota tests railroads' ability to respond to oil spills
Minnesota Public Radio (2/3)

New website finds Great Lakes data in minutes
Great Lakes Echo (2/3)

Obama 2016 budget: $69M for Corps Detroit District projects
Detroit News (2/3)

Obama Budget Includes $39M for Lake Superior Harbors, Soo Locks
WDIO-TV - Duluth, MN (2/3)

Obama budget seeks $50 million cut in program spearheading Great Lakes environment restoration
Minneapolis Star Tribune (2/3)

Ohio senator upset with Obama's cut in Great Lakes money
The Associated Press (2/3)

Seafood Watch gives a passing grade to most commercially-sold Great Lakes fish
Michigan Radio (2/3)

U.S. says deal near to build Detroit bridge plaza
The Detroit News (2/3)

Wauconda, Volo get OK for Lake Michigan water
Chicago Tribune (2/3)

As engineers mull lock redesign, Michigan AG calls for 'action' on Asian carp
MLive (2/2)

Climate Change in Minnesota: More heat, more big storms
Minnesota Public Radio (2/2)

Erosion, safety concerns close 32 Lake Superior waterfront campsites at UP park
WDIO Duluth (2/2)

How nature can protect farmers against droughts and floods
Environmental Defense Fund (2/2)

Lake Erie bill could be put on fast track
Sentinel Tribune (2/2)

Michigan lags other states when it comes to banning micro-beads to protect Great Lakes
Michigan Radio (2/2)

Port plans to return Dock 7 to maritime use
Duluth News Tribune (2/2)

Revenue drops from region’s environmental plate sales
Great Lakes Echo (2/2)

Sailing family says climate change evident on Lake Superior
CBC News (2/2)

U.S. Coast Guard: Stay away from Lake Michigan shoreline after winter storm
MLive.com (2/2)

COMMENTARY: Governments need to do more to address runoff pollution
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2/1)

Great Lakes Shipyard awarded repair contract for tugs and barges
The Plain Dealer (2/1)

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