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May 2013
COMMENTARY: Nearshore ecosystem at risk by Ohio compromise on Great Lakes water compact
Great Lakes Echo (5/31)

COMMENTARY: We need to work to keep Lake Erie an important resource
Lancaster Eagle Gazette (5/31)

EPA creates Great Lakes protection advisory board
The Associated Press (5/31)

Feds leave small harbors dredging for cash
Bridge Magazine (5/31)

Film explores rower’s Lake Superior traverse, Ojibwe adoption
Duluth News Tribune (5/31)

Lawmaker leads push for greater regulation of imported species
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (5/31)

Meteorologists, lifeguards partnering for rip current forecasts
The Northwest Indiana Times (5/31)

More volunteers means less invasive plants
Great Lakes Echo (5/31)

River community: BV7 water plan for Lake Ontario not perfect; but a balanced compromise
Watertown Daily Times (5/31)

State announces coastal grant recipients
Ashland Current (5/31)

State approves mineral exploration on 22,000 acres near Ely
Star Tribune (5/31)

Water Runs Through Us: Muskegon takes its water 'for granted,' some residents say
Muskegon Chronicle (5/31)

Wisconsin DNR helping to fight large Michigan forest fire
Madison Capital Times (5/31)

Agency releases recovery plan for rare dwarf lake iris along Great Lakes
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (5/30)

Barlow fights for the Great Lakes
Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre (5/30)

Canadians consider nuclear waste storage near Lake Huron
Great Lakes Echo (5/30)

Canadians consider nuclear waste storage near Lake Huron
Great Lakes Echo (5/30)

EDITORIAL: Canadians join fight against invasive species
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (5/30)

Lake Superior nearly a foot below start-of-June average
SooToday (5/30)

Stop S.S. Badger coal ash discharges with upgrades to historic ferry, environmentalist says
Muskegon Chronicle (5/30)

Winter ship work at Muskegon's Mart Dock shows promise for a new maritime business opportunity
Muskegon Chronicle (5/30)

Buoy placed over Erie ship wreck
The Toledo Blade (5/29)

Canada pledges $17.5 million in Asian carp fight
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (5/29)

MP Hayes applauds Harper government measure to protect the Great Lakes from Asian carp
Local 2 Sault Ste. Marie (5/29)

New limit weighs heavy on tour boat operators
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (5/29)

Rowing the Great Lake for breast cancer
Chicago Tribune (5/29)

Video surveillance captures illegal crossing from Canada
Government Security News (5/29)

Water-monitoring robofish almost ready to patrol Great Lakes
Great Lakes Echo (5/29)

Without clean water we are nothing
London Free Press (5/29)

Middle of Lake Michigan an untapped reservoir of wind energy
Clean Technica (5/28)

Warmup could bring Superior swimming
Minneapolis Star Tribune (5/28)

Buoy on Lake Erie marks 148-year-old shipwreck near Cleveland
Cleveland Plain Dealer (5/27)

Conservancy seeks biz support in fight against invasive species
Crain's Detroit Business (5/27)

COMMENTARY: Best idea for Waukesha remains Lake Michigan water
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (5/26)

Cruising season gets going on the Great Lakes
Detroit News (5/26)

New advice for rip current escape may help Great Lakes swimmers this summer
Kalamazoo Gazette (5/26)

Beach managers use new technology to check bacteria levels in Lake Michigan
Chicago Tribune (5/25)

COMMENTARY: Can Lake Erie algae spark environmental action like the Cuyahoga River fire?
Great Lakes Echo (5/25)

Hi-tech sub will check Lake Huron line for trouble
London Free Press (5/25)

Lake Metroparks acquires 30 acres of Lake Erie wetlands for free
News Herald (5/25)

Carferry files for EPA permit more than a month early
Ludington Daily News (5/24)

COMMENTARY: Grand River on endangered list? Strange week for river news
Cleveland Plain Dealer (5/24)

Hot weather, dangerous Lake Michigan currents add up to beach worries
MLive.com (5/24)

Hot weather, dangerous Lake Michigan currents add up to beach worries
MLive.com (5/24)

Invasive species threatening historic Michigan shipwrecks
Great Lakes Echo (5/24)

Michigan DNR, others launch 'Catch & Cook' program
Detroit Free Press (5/24)

Michigan Senate passes bill that removes restrictions on beach grooming
The Bay City Times (5/24)

Petoskey beach ranks among favorites in Weather Channel survey
Petoskey News-Review (5/24)

Report details illegal fishing
Escanaba Daily Press (5/24)

Save Our Great Lakes joins S.S. Badger coal ash discharge debate, calls for no more dumping
MLive.com (5/24)

Save the River names Lee Willbanks as its next executive director
Watertown Daily Times (5/24)

Two 60-pound Asian carp found in isolated Chicago lagoon
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (5/24)

War of 1812 bicentennial sites, events all over US
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (5/24)

Chicago eliminating E. coli swim bans in lake
Chicago Tribune (5/23)

LHS, DNR release 40,000 steelhead to the AuSable River
Oscoda Press (5/23)

Public comment on Lake Huron shipwreck sanctuary expansion ends Friday
Great Lakes Echo (5/23)

Washburn, WI stumped by sewage mystery
Ashland Current (5/23)

Alcoa Massena endorses IJC water management plan
Watertown Daily Times (5/22)

Buffalo River may open to swimmers in 5 years
Buffalo News (5/22)

Chicago River comes off endangered river list, but Ohio’s Grand River replaces it
Great Lakes Echo (5/22)

EDITORIAL: Kasich should veto water-use bill
Cleveland Plain Dealer (5/22)

Government wants you to run lighthouses
Washington Post (5/22)

Great Lakes shipping has solid start
Ashland Current (5/22)

Macomb sees its future as waterfront playground
Detroit News (5/22)

Muskegon Lake Effect Boating heads into second summer with the goal of promoting the lakes
Muskegon Chronicle (5/22)

Near-average Lake Erie levels offer good news
Erie Times-News (5/22)

NRC chairman to tour Entergy plant in Michigan
CBS Moneywatch (5/22)

Ohio Senate passes water-use bill easily; Gov. John Kasich will sign it
Cleveland Plain Dealer (5/22)

Siemens Energy interested in Lake Erie wind turbine project
Cleveland Plain Dealer (5/22)

Federal officials study Great Lakes basin to help prevent future floods
Great Lakes Echo (5/21)

Mapping Grand Traverse Bay with the Great Lakes Water Studies Institute
Circle of Blue (5/21)

Monitoring begins on the beaches of Lake Superior
Northland's News Center (5/21)

NY emergency rule allows herbicide for hydrilla
WRGB Albany (5/21)

What’s new aboard Badger? Captain
Ludington Daily News (5/21)

Wisconsin pipeline could carry more crude
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (5/21)

Buffalo officials kick off canal project
Buffalo News (5/20)

Fort Gratiot Light Station reopens with fanfare
Port Huron Times Herald (5/20)

Waukesha's quest for Lake Michigan water lagging
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (5/20)

Bill revives Great Lakes shoreline groom debate
Mt. Pleasant (5/19)

EDITORIAL: Worth Township ruling marks return to sanity
Port Huron Times Herald (5/19)

Foreign sailors look forward to docking in Cleveland
Cleveland Plain Dealer (5/19)

Lake Michigan water trail would improve shoreline access
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (5/19)

NYPA funding awarded for study of St. Lawrence River ecosystem in Massena
North Country Now (5/19)

Ship museum near Bay City gets a seaworthy attraction
Detroit Free Press (5/19)

As Seaway volumes rise, mariner shortages loom
St. Catharines Standard (5/18)

COMMENTARY: Reminder to Great Lakes environmentalists: The President is your best friend
Great Lakes Echo (5/18)

Festival draw for birders
Superior Telegram (5/18)

Great Lakes lake levels still below average
Petoskey News-Review (5/18)

Michigan's oldest lighthouse to reopen Saturday after renovation
Detroit Free Press (5/18)

Thousands of lake trout find home on Beaver Island reef
Gaylord Herald Times (5/18)

Brule Hatchery could close, others may open
Ashland Current (5/17)

Co-operation needed to improve ecosystem
The Cornwall Standard Freeholder (5/17)

Enbridge enlarging Great Lakes pipeline that leaked in 2010, part of $2.6B plan to boost flow
The Associated Press (5/17)

Forest land deal sets state record
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (5/17)

Lake Erie wind developer asks states to take a Leap of faith
Recharge News (5/17)

Maude Barlow wants Great Lakes declared public trust
The Hamilton Spectator (5/17)

Neighbors feel pressured by Enbridge's new pipeline plans
The Environment Report (5/17)

Officials recover 64 pounds of mercury offered for sale on Craigslist by Northland resident
Duluth News Tribune (5/17)

Sterilizing that blasted ballast
The New York Times (5/17)

DNR: Aquatic invasive species decal law changes
Alexandria Echo Press (5/16)

Evanston looks for faster lake water tests
Chicago Tribune (5/16)

Full steam ahead for museum sub
The London Free Press (5/16)

Grand River listed among most endangered in nation
The News-Herald (5/16)

Lake St. Clair fest teaches students importance of preserving natural resources
The Detroit News (5/16)

Tours teach lake history, research
TheNews-Messenger (5/16)

$1M project to open lower Rouge to Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (5/15)

Continued ice loss on the Great Lakes may cause widespread change in ecosystems
Great Lakes Echo (5/15)

Did Pete Hoekstra run for cover on Great Lakes oil drilling position?
MLive.com (5/15)

EDITORIAL: Quicker solution to Asian carp is now possible
Green Bay Press-Gazette (5/15)

Grand Haven Pier deteriorating
WZZM Grand Rapids (5/15)

Greenhouses fouling creeks, study finds
The Windsor Star (5/15)

Lake Erie algae a top focus for US-Canadian panel
The Associated Press (5/15)

Lake Superior sediment capping project set to begin
CBC News (5/15)

Learn about your environment: Research buoy back in Erie
Erie Time-News (5/15)

Researchers expect thinner Lake Erie algae bloom
Detroit News (5/15)

State trying to the prevent the spread of Asian carp
WSAW-TV - Wausau, WI (5/15)

White Lake swimmers, boaters can expect fewer algae blooms
MLive.com (5/15)

Barlow returning to take up battle for Great Lakes
Midland Free Press (5/14)

Charter fishing bookings, hotel rooms see major growth as Sheboygan County prime tourism season arrives
Sheboygan Press (5/14)

Checks find two Oregon boats with invasive mussels
Longview (WA) Daily News (5/14)

Debate rages over OH water source
Warren Tribune Chronicle (5/14)

Great Lakes consortium downplays missing states
Wind Energy Update (5/14)

Man campaigns to get old ship designated a national treasure
Detroit Free Press (5/14)

Ministry orders river remedies
Standard Freeholder (5/14)

Participatory ‘experience' planned for Great Lakes museum
Toledo Blade (5/14)

Rochester lighthouse fights to preserve views
WHAM Rochester (5/14)

St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario communities at odds over water levels
North Country Public Radio (5/14)

Asian carp may have back door to Minnesota
Times Union (5/13)

EDITORIAL: Urgency needed on carp
Toledo Blade (5/13)

ITORIAL: Watchdogging the frackers
Cleveland Plain Dealer (5/13)

Massena mayor sees tourism potential in Seaway
Watertown Daily Times (5/13)

Coal power plants under cost, environmental pressure
Minnesota Public Radio (5/11)

Conservation groups give states planning copper mines poor grades
Duluth News Tribune (5/11)

For Buffalo outer harbor, a dollar and a dream
Buffalo News (5/11)

Great Lakes invaders face salty rebuff
Wall Street Journal (5/11)

Oshawa mayor hits the road to promote city's port
DurhamRegion.com (5/11)

S.S. Badger ready to set sail on Lake Michigan — but will environmental pothole make this its last season?
Crain's Detroit Business (5/11)

The 'lights of Milwaukee' were seen Thursday night from the Lake Michigan shores of Muskegon
Muskegon Chronicle (5/11)

Thunder Bay hopes Wheat Board change brings more business
CBC News (5/11)

A new spawning reef for sturgeon spans the Middle Channel
The Voice (5/10)

Group pushes beach grooming law
Traverse City Record-Eagle (5/10)

Head of U.S. Seaway steps down
Watertown Daily Times (5/10)

Interview: DEQ on the safety of fracking
The Environment Report (5/10)

Lake Ontario water levels close to average
Syracuse Post Standard (5/10)

Ohio boat sales riding a wave
WTAM Cleveland (5/10)

Say what? Muskegon charter boat captains want halt to salmon stocking
Muskegon Chronicle (5/10)

Wildlife federation gives Michigan poor rating for mining regulatory system
The Detroit News (5/10)

Drainage systems crucial to well-being of Michigan, Great Lakes
MLive.com (5/9)

EDITORIAL: Michigan must protect its forests
Lansing State Journal (5/9)

Genesee County preparing for sale of land for Lake Huron pipeline to Karegnondi Water Authority
MLive.com (5/9)

Lake Erie island will lack ferry service for weeks
Columbus Dispatch (5/9)

Muskegon's love affair with the lakes was on display at Saturday's Lake Express cruises
Muskegon Chronicle (5/9)

When smelt come, buckets come out along Lake Superior
Minneapolis Star Tribune (5/9)

Wisconsin's musky reintroduction program has spawned success
Bradenton Herald (5/9)

After long, tough Fisherman's Landing debate, Muskegon City Commission decides to keep the issue alive
Muskegon Chronicle (5/8)

Army Corps quickens Asian carp study
Wall Street Journal (5/8)

Big report on Asian carp put off until after options are released by 2013
Chicago Tribune (5/8)

Coast Guard finishing up navigational aids
Ashland Current (5/8)

Dredging work begins in Lake Ontario's Henderson Harbor
Watertown Daily Times (5/8)

Genetic sequencing center to be added to WATER Institute
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (5/8)

Great Lakes coal trade slips slightly in April
MarineLink.com (5/8)

GVSU wind buoy now collecting information in the middle of Lake Michigan
Muskegon Chronicle (5/8)

Manistee tribe to use donated trees in contamination cleanup effort
MLive.com (5/8)

MN invasive species fines soon will double
Minneapolis Star Tribune (5/8)

More than 200 ships met their ends at the bottom of Lake Michigan off Indiana
Post Tribune (5/8)

New St. Clair River reefs to spur sturgeon spawning
Great Lakes Echo (5/8)

There’s good stuff at proposed Thunder Bay slip sites
Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal (5/8)

31st Street Harbor makes waves on Chicago's south lakefront; $103 million facility gives once-neglected area a welcome lift
Chicago Tribune (5/7)

Amid vast tracts of dying birch trees, residents planting the seed to restore Minnesota forests
Duluth News Tribune (5/7)

Falcon simulator helps deter gulls
Green Bay Press-Gazette (5/7)

International conference to host more than 600
Cornwall Seaway News (5/7)

Mine project in Michigan’s U.P. faces sacred site claims
Great Lakes Echo (5/7)

COMMENTARY: Snake bites part of work
The Toledo Blade (5/6)

Part 1 of 4: Fear fans flames for chemical makers
Chicago Tribune (5/6)

Students ready to set sail aboard Erie's Niagara
Erie Time-News (5/6)

New tug/barge sails the Great Lakes
Chicago Tribune (5/5)

With Minnesota wolf hunt a reality, DNR is working on logistics
Duluth News Tribune (5/5)

Asian carp barrier had power outage
Chicago Tribune (5/4)

City seeks to be Buffalo outer harbor player
Buffalo News (5/4)

DNR: Searchable fishing regulations tool now available
Green Bay Press-Gazette (5/4)

Erie men on trial on illegal fishing charges
Erie Time-News (5/4)

Grain helps boosts Thunder Bay port activity
Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal (5/4)

Park cleanup huge success
The Windsor Star (5/4)

'War on the Great Lakes!' exhibit sails into South Haven
The Northwest Indiana Times (5/3)

DNR warns water is unsafe to drink near power plant
TMJ4 - Oak Creek, WI (5/3)

Keewatin to leave Kalamazoo Lake on June 2
The Holland Sentinel (5/3)

Lead in garden products & loosestrife beetles
The Environment Report (5/3)

Milwaukee drinking water ranks high on EPA quality list
Milwaukee Public Radio (5/3)

National park cuts may impact tourism
CBC News (5/3)

New rules on cleaning fish adopted
Bucyrus Telegraph Forum (5/3)

Too hot? Lake Erie is still way too cold
WKYC - Cleveland (5/3)

COMMENTARY: The Great Lakes aren't so great anymore
The Huffington Post (5/2)

EDITORIAL: Not good enough
The Toledo Blade (5/2)

EDITORIAL: Waukesha water deal good for Racine area, too
The Journal Times (5/2)

Mentor Marsh celebrates nesting bald eagles with special event
The Plain Dealer (5/2)

NYPA awards two grants for St. Lawrence River studies
Watertown Daily Times (5/2)

Presque Isle battling phragmites invasion
Erie Times-News (5/2)

Tribes appeal to United Nations over UP mines
Interlochen Public Radio (5/2)

Wisconsin establishes Lake Michigan Water Trail
Green Bay Press-Gazette (5/2)

Wisconsin's musky reintroduction program has spawned success
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (5/2)

Business leaders raise money to dredge money-making harbor
UpNorthLive.com (5/1)

EDITORIAL: Selling water to Waukesha could benefit Milwaukee
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (5/1)

Filet-O-Carp on menu? GHS students prepare, eat Asian delicacy for class
Gaylord Herald Times (5/1)

Great Lakes on 'crisis pathway' expert says
CBC News (5/1)

New report details opportunities for natural gas-powered marine vessels
Maritime Executive (5/1)

Region to be roosting spot for legions of bird watchers
The Toledo Blade (5/1)

Saugatuck dunes developer Aubrey McClendon gives up chairmanship at Chesapeake Energy
MLive.com (5/1)

State gives approval for copper, silver mine in UP
Soo Evening News (5/1)

State, federal agencies partner to help restore populations of 3 fish species
The Times Herald (5/1)

Suspension of ferry service hurts Pelee Island businesses
Sandusky Register (5/1)

Using spring temperatures to predict summer slime
Great Lakes Echo (5/1)

Walleye study continues
Cheboygan Daily Tribune (5/1)

Wildlife federation: Enbridge oil spill didn't spur change in regulations
Detroit Free Press (5/1)

Wildlife federation: Enbridge oil spill didn't spur change in regulations
Detroit Free Press (5/1)

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