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May 2014
Lake water levels on the rise
Daily Press (5/31)

78,000-pound tunneler finishes its job in Lake Huron water project
Detroit Free Press (5/30)

Ashtabula County beaches pass an early quality test
Star Beacon (5/30)

Canadian-funded bridge project wins battle in U.S. courtroom
CTV News (5/30)

COMMENTARY: Energy Dept. decision knocks wind out of proposed Lake Erie wind farm
The Plain Dealer (5/30)

Contamination monitored with bird blood
Great Lakes Echo (5/30)

DNR schedules water safety classes
NBC Chicago (5/30)

EDITORIAL: Senators urge more time for lakes cleanup
The Toledo Blade (5/30)

Free phone app about Lake Michigan swim bans, conditions
Daily Herald (5/30)

Lake Michigan alewives slammed by harsh winter, but impact on the trout and salmon that eat them is uncertain
MLive (5/30)

Muck, invasive species on tap for 2014 Saginaw Bay Watershed Conference
MLive (5/30)

Tourists flock to see Lake Superior's lingering ice, it might be gone soon
MLive (5/30)

Abnormally cold Lake Michigan is dangerous for swimmers, when will it warm up?
MLive (5/29)

Deal reached to improve Lake Erie
The Toledo Blade (5/29)

EDITORIAL: Bill acknowledges importance of Great Lakes region
The Midland Daily News (5/29)

Great Lakes states to fish for invasive species
The Associated Press (5/29)

Keep an eye out for clipped Chinook
WLUC-TV - Negaunee, MI (5/29)

Land Conservancy sets goals for Niagara Escarpment protection
The Buffalo News (5/29)

Michigan's top 3 universities pour $300M into water research over 5 years
The Detroit News (5/29)

MiGreatPlaces: Underwater in Lake Huron
9&10 News (5/29)

No immediate action taken after Newfane public forum on equate
The Tonawanda News (5/29)

Project is first of its kind in Southwestern Ontario
St. Thomas Times-Journal (5/29)

St. Lawrence Seaway navigation remains suspended pending salvage plan for ‘Kivalina’
Watertown Daily Times (5/29)

With North Shore waterfalls raging, now's the time to see them
St. Paul Pioneer Press (5/29)

Muskies are mad for the moon
Time (5/28)

NDP Great Lakes critic moves to suspend OPG DGR approval
Kincardine News (5/28)

Regional conservation program will benefit Bay
Midland Daily News (5/28)

Round gobies invade Cayuga Lake
Ithaca Times (5/28)

Saugatuck prevails in USA Today poll as best weekend escape spot
Holland Sentinel (5/28)

Senators push for action on Great Lakes program
The Detroit News (5/28)

Smallmouth bass standing up to the challenges in Lake Michigan
Madison.com (5/28)

USDA seeks partnerships to protect soil, water in upper Midwest
The Associated Press (5/28)

'Pneumonia front' settles over Wisconsin's Lake Michigan shoreline
Fond du Lac Reporter (5/27)

Climate change already impacting Great Lakes, report calls for immediate action
WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio (5/27)

COMMENTARY: Bipartisan legislation focuses attention on improving our neglected Great Lakes ecosystem
The Buffalo News (5/27)

Despite near record-high temperatures, ice remains on the Great Lakes
Slate Magazine (5/27)

Detroit plan to profit on water looks half empty
The New York Times (5/27)

Federal legislation opens pathways to end Great Lakes dredging problems
Sawyer County Record (5/27)

Great Lakes Aquarium's new otter named
Northlands News Center (5/27)

Great Lakes month in review: Army Corps of Engineers, Asian carp and Waukesha's water troubles
WKAR Michigan State (5/27)

Local policy revision spares non-aggressive mute swans
Great Lakes Echo (5/27)

Michigan lawmakers ask Canada to scrap plans for nuclear waste dump on Lake Huron
The Voice (5/27)

New conservation program will help Great Lakes
Michigan Radio (5/27)

Niagara Falls: Check out the view from here!
The Toronto Star (5/27)

Record heat and record ice: Astonishing scenes from Lake Superior
The Washington Post (5/27)

Windsor West MP says no to nuclear waste near Lake Huron
CTV News (5/27)

Several Cayuga County homes in danger of falling into Lake Ontario
WSTM-TV, Syracuse New York (5/26)

COMMENTARY: Nearly 45 years after infamous fire, Cuyahoga River's value runs deep
Crain's Cleveland Business (5/25)

It's Memorial Day weekend and there's still ice on Lake Superior, see photos
MLive (5/25)

Legislation reclassifying Great Lakes as unified likely to ease dredging backlog
The Detroit News (5/23)

Mysterious Windsor Hum's traced to Zug Island, Mich.
CBC News (5/23)

Summary report does not point out risk of Asian carp in Canadian waters
The Manitoulin Expositor (5/23)

Swimming advisories are up at 12 Ohio spots
The Toledo Blade (5/23)

What should be done with nuclear waste?
The Voice (5/23)

Beach party, singer launch Lake Erie tourism season
The News Herald (5/22)

Beaches, beer and mystery on Lake Michigan shore
Battle Creek Enquirer (5/22)

Cargo barges traffic increases on New York canal system
Times Union (5/22)

Create healthy lawn without poisoning water
Northwest Indiana Times (5/22)

Lawmakers say no to nuclear waste
Huron County View (5/22)

Leaky sewer pipes could export viruses to lakes
Great Lakes Echo (5/22)

Staying safe on the water this summer
Toledo News Now (5/22)

Watch huge bank of fog spread over Lake Michigan
MLive (5/22)

Bill to boost Great Lakes shipping and improve Duluth Harbor maintenance clears U.S. House, moves to Senate
Northland's News Center (5/21)

Commission advises linking environmental and human health data
Great Lakes Echo (5/21)

Expect plenty more toxic algae in Lake Erie this summer
CityLab (5/21)

MyBeachCast app updates Great Lakes conditions
WLS-TV - Chicago, IL (5/21)

Ohio Sea Grant expert hoping for cool, dry June and diminished algal blooms for Lake Erie
The Plain Dealer (5/21)

State DEQ plans to deny permit for new petcoke pile
Crain's Detroit Business (5/21)

Summer's approaching, but ice still stacked up on Lake Superior shoreline in Duluth
Star Tribune (5/21)

Video seeks help in preventing Great Lakes species invasions
The Associated Press (5/21)

Why those tiny microbeads in soap may pose problem for Great Lakes
Michigan Radio (5/21)

Beaches along Great Lakes to get kits including life-saving aids in effort to prevent drowning
WDIV-Detroit (5/20)

Catching waves on the Great Lakes
Battle Creek Enquirer (5/20)

Great Lakes states examine alternatives to coal-fired power plants
Great Lakes ECHO (5/20)

House passes bill to fund Great Lakes and flood control projects
The Plain Dealer (5/20)

IJC encouraged by lake levels
Blackburn News (Ontario) (5/20)

Michigan DEQ asks EPA to remove Deer Lake from Areas of Concern list
WBUP-TV - Marquette, MI (5/20)

More algae likely for Lake Erie this summer
The Monroe Evening News (5/20)

Plan to store nuclear waste near Great Lakes is drawing fire
The Port Huron Times-Herald (5/20)

Sheep dogs patrol may curb seaside bacterial infections
BBC News (5/20)

When will Lake Superior ice melt?
WDIO-TV - Duluth, MN (5/20)

Kasich set to sign Ohio's 'first big step' toward curbing Lake Erie algal blooms
The Cleveland Plain Dealer (5/19)

Lake Erie, culture play into new branding initiative
The Press (5/19)

Lake Michigan water levels up more than a foot
Fox 17-Grand Rapids, Mich. (5/19)

Little things matter in Great Lakes beach, water pollution
Hollland Sentinel (5/19)

Algae bloom likely on Lake Erie
The Journal Gazette (5/18)

Coal-fired SS Badger ferry returns to service
The Detroit News (5/18)

COMMENTARY: National park makes for enjoyable, affordable 'stay-cation'
The Plain Dealer (5/18)

Competition springs up between Canadian, U.S. tour boats at Niagara Falls
New York Daily Freeman (5/18)

Crews to survey St. Clair River for sea lampreys
The Detroit News (5/18)

Lake Erie sediment dumping debate isn’t going away
The Washington Times; Associated Press (5/18)

The Empress of Ireland: Remembering ‘Canada’s Titanic’
The Toronto Star (5/18)

Traverse city studies possible fishing pier
Grand Haven Tribune (5/18)

St. Lawrence River sturgeon a protected species; don’t fish for them or land them, DEC warns
North Country NOW (5/17)

Teen who swam Lake Ontario to take on Lake Erie
Toronto City News (5/17)

COMMENTARY: Feisty white bass fight for respect, just keep on fighting
The Toledo Blade (5/16)

Great Lakes deal in Congress may boost dredging efforts
Detroit Free Press (5/16)

Ice on Lake Superior still higher than anytime in past 40 years
MLive (5/16)

Prescribed burn helps to control invasive reed canary grass at Visitor Center
The Daily Press (5/16)

River dredging to start in August
Cheboygan Daily Tribune (5/16)

Algae outlook for Lake Erie not encouraging
The Toledo Blade (5/15)

Avid fisherman wants to be able to fish in Gary
The Gary Crusader (5/15)

National Park Service maps Lake Superior's floor, uncovering mysteries along the way
Wisconsin Public Radio (5/15)

Pier project launched
Traverse City Record-Eagle (5/15)

Stubborn lake ice impedes Ontario walleye season opener
CBC News (5/15)

U.S. will own lamprey barrier with Quebec town
New Jersey Herald (5/15)

'Tis the season, campgrounds open Friday
The Morrisburg Leader (5/14)

Climate report sheds light on Great Lakes shipping challenges
Great Lakes Echo (5/14)

Lake Michigan finally thaws after months of record-breaking ice
MLive (5/14)

Schumer urges battle against toxic algae
Albany Times Union (5/14)

Scientist sheds new light on proposed nuclear waste site on Lake Huron
Michigan Radio (5/14)

State boosts Lake Huron fish with Atlantic salmon
Times Union (5/14)

State moves toward microbead ban, industry urges delay
Times Union (5/14)

Tiny plastic beads polluting Lake Erie
The Buffalo News (5/14)

$9 million approved for upgrades at Niagara Falls State Park
The Buffalo News (5/13)

A bucket list wish checked off with a visit to Beaver Island
7&4-TV - Traverse City, MI (5/13)

Eastern Lake Ontario Invasive Species Symposium
Oswego County Today (5/13)

Enthusiasts view threatened species in their environment
Cheboygan Daily Tribune (5/13)

First in maritime: Sturgeon Bay proclaimed Coast Guard City
Door County Advocate (5/13)

Inland Seas needs Facebook votes to set sail with $25,000 grant
Great Lakes Echo (5/13)

Invasive carp: Agreement to close St. Anthony lock
St. Paul Pioneer Press (5/13)

Kincardine Marine Heritage Days: Sephie sailed from Kincardine Harbour in early 1900’s
The Shoreline Beacon (5/13)

Lake Superior's heavy ice is responsible for shipping cargo decrease
Northlands News Center (5/13)

Records: Morouns spent $1 million to fight new Detroit-Windsor bridge
CBS - Detroit, MI (5/13)

State bets on Atlantic salmon
The Times Herald (5/13)

7,000-mile Great Lakes trail through U.S., Canada goal of Saugatuck conference
MLive (5/12)

A park is born, while waterfront planning proceeds
The Buffalo News (5/12)

Lac-Megantic rail disaster oil remains in Chaudiere River
CBC News (5/12)

Lake Michigan could be tapped for Wrightstown drinking water
Appleton Post-Crescent (5/12)

Lake Superior could have ice linger into June
KMSP-TV - Minneapolis, MN (5/12)

Marine Museum celebrates seasonal opening of the vessels May 17-18
Oswego County Today (5/12)

New Trier warns parents about 'cold water challenge'
Chicago Tribune (5/12)

No more searching Lake Ontario for military drone
The Associated Press (5/12)

SUNY Buffalo State heads $2 million project to investigate ecology of emerald shiner
Newswise (5/12)

Wyandotte awarded $1.1 million grant for Bishop Park transient marina
The News-Herald (5/12)

Climate report points to changes in Lake Erie
Erie Times-News (5/11)

Complete circle tour of Lake Superior and get noticed by Lake Superior Magazine
KBJR-TV - Duluth, MN (5/11)

Crews to survey St. Clair River for sea lampreys
The Times Herald (5/11)

Great Lakes water levels are rising: Here is the proof
MLive (5/11)

No consensus on carp prevention
The Journal Gazette (5/11)

SS Badger gets new system to reduce coal ash
The Detroit News (5/11)

In search of the sturgeon
The Brockville Recorder (5/10)

Paddlers are staying in the Island Loop
The Times Herald (5/10)

County gets grant to fill Belle Harbor Marina
The Journal Times (5/9)

Muskies recovering on the St. Lawrence River
North Country Public Radio (5/9)

Ontario study: climate change impacts freshwater fish range
Great Lakes Echo (5/9)

Tug grounded off Wolfe Island
Watertown Daily Times (5/9)

Agreement reached on $8.2B waterways bill
The Hill (5/8)

Baffling, boy-swallowing holes close an Indiana dune
WKXT - Dallas, TX (5/8)

COMMENTARY: Public trust demands Great Lakes phosphorus cuts
Great Lakes Echo (5/8)

EDITORIAL: On Great Lakes restoration, let's make sure we finish the job
The Detroit News (5/8)

First saltie of year finally makes it through ice, docks in Superior
WDIO-TV - Duluth, MN (5/8)

River rendez-vous: Symposium dives into science of St. Lawrence River
Cornwall Seaway News (5/8)

Volunteers guard Michigan’s spawning sturgeon
Great Lakes Echo (5/8)

Detroit River fish don't taste bad, study finds
CBC News (5/7)

Extensive Great Lakes ice and El Nino equals cooler Michigan summer
Macomb Daily (5/7)

Forecasting the future of Michigan's great lakes
WJRT-TV - Flint, MI (5/7)

Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project educates students for safe swimming
WLS-TV Chicago (5/7)

Judges keep annual court date to tend to area watershed
The Blade (5/7)

Lake Erie Improvement Association presents Healing the Lake: Bring Back the Blue
The Beacon (5/7)

Man sentenced for piloting commercial ships on Great Lakes with fake license
Northlands News Center (5/7)

Small award for Lake Erie wind farm called "disappointing"
WKYC 3 Cuyahoga (5/7)

Asian Carp continues to threaten Great Lakes aquatic life
Seafort Huron Expositor (5/6)

Climate change report: More snow for Buffalo in future
The Buffalo News (5/6)

Climate change's effect here: More severe weather, higher crop yields
Chicago Tribune (5/6)

Excitement of search for 17th century shipwreck in Lake Michigan yields trove of uncertainty
The Republic (5/6)

Getting ready for the tourist season, Maid of the Mist launches two boats
The Buffalo News (5/6)

Plan to stop invasive species in Lake Michigan is paused
The Daily Northwestern (5/6)

Risks to Michigan and Great Lakes: See what new global warming report says
MLive (5/6)

Smallmouth catch rates improve on Erie
Indiana Gazette (5/6)

As NYPA’s shoreline stabilization project expires, landowners call for its continuation
Watertown Daily Times (5/5)

Badger receives new combustion control system
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter (5/5)

COMMENTARY: Toledo’s newest museum is as great as the Lakes
The Toledo Blade (5/5)

Enbridge whistleblower claims cover-up; company denies wrongdoing
Fox 17-TV - Grands Rapids, MI (5/5)

EPA: Reinvestment in Great Lakes vital to economic health of entire region
MLive (5/5)

EPA: Reinvestment in Great Lakes vital to economic health of entire region
MLive (5/5)

Federal, local grants aim to clean up lake
The Columbia Chronicle (5/5)

Great Lakes governors join forces to battle invasive species
The Huffington Post (5/5)

Great Lakes ice ‘cool to look at’ but very dangerous
Oswego County Today (5/5)

Major erosion affects Sheboygan Co. shoreline
WISN-TV - Milwaukee, WI (5/5)

Michigan farm officials oppose federal authority expansion over water
Great Lakes Echo (5/5)

Soo Locks projects announced
Sault Ste. Marie Evening News (5/5)

Taking the fight to Lake Erie algal blooms before they reach western New York
The Buffalo News (5/5)

After record April, still ice on the Great Lakes
The Weather Network (5/4)

Clarkson president nominated for federal St. Lawrence Seaway advisory board
Watertown Daily Times (5/4)

COMMENTARY: Why Detroit-Windsor bridge could become Canada’s white elephant
Globe and Mail (5/4)

Green Leader Buchsbaum has spent life restoring Great Lakes and tributaries
Detroit Free Press (5/4)

Lake Superior hits highest April level in 16 years
WDAY - Duluth, MN (5/4)

Officials target invasive weed moving 'like wildfire'
Livingston Daily (5/4)

Oberstar remembered for commitment to northern Minnesota, public good
Duluth News Tribune (5/3)

COMMENTARY: Drop Rust Belt reference, use Opportunity Belt now
Northwest Indiana Times (5/2)

COMMENTARY: It looks like summer is coming to Mackinac Island after all
The Times Herald (5/2)

Hornblower launches Niagara cruises May 15
Buffalo Business First (5/2)

Lake Erie walleyes giving up their secrets one ping at a time
BSCN TV - Toledo, OH (5/2)

Lake Huron hunting wall existed before the lake did
The Huffington Post Canada; The Canadian Press (5/2)

Legislators target microbeads
The Journal Times (5/2)

Minnesota's Lake Superior North Shore offers lighthouses, trails
Journal Sentinel (5/2)

Mixed impacts due to record ice remaining on Great Lakes
WEMU (5/2)

Arrowhead Region sees relief from convoy of in-bound lakers, fighting for "normalcy"
Northland News Center (5/1)

Buffalo pulls plug on plan to sell port site to Canada furniture-maker for 250-employee plant
Buffalo News (5/1)

EDITORIAL: Congress must do what Obama did not: Restore Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to $300 million
Cleveland Plain Dealer (5/1)

Great Lakes ice blocks flow of grain, iron
Reuters (5/1)

Great Lakes ice cover from brutal winter could lead to a chilly summer
Detroit Free Press (5/1)

Lake Huron remains a wet parking lot
The Times Herald (5/1)

National security expert raises concerns about how foreigners must report their arrival by boat
Newsnet5-TV Cleveland, OH (5/1)

Regional expert in Muskegon breaks down Great Lakes war against Asian carp
Muskegon Chronicle (5/1)

Ron Bruch named WI DNR fisheries chief
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (5/1)

Study shows Wisconsin air dirtier near Lake Michigan, cleaner in northern reaches of the state
Minneapolis Star Tribune (5/1)

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