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IJC Triennial Assessment of Progress report
In its draft Triennial Assessment of Progress report under the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, the International Joint Commission commends Canada and the U.S. for their exemplary binational commitment and dedicated effort to meet several of the Agreement’s goals. Public comments are welcome until April 15, 2017.


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Winter events melt away; Warmth taking toll on outdoor activities
The Chronicle Journal (1/23)
The unseasonably warm temperatures across the Great Lakes region may have given many area residents a reprieve from the usual harsh winter conditions of January, but have also led to the cancellation of several events.

Waukesha full speed ahead as mayors fight Great Lakes water diversion
Northern Public Radio (1/23)
The Wisconsin town of Waukesha is getting a lot of attention these days on their efforts to use Lake Michigan water, but the city is moving full speed ahead.

Global warming hits Great Lakes forests
Urban Milwaukee (1/22)
Under recent climate change forecasts, scientists predict Great Lakes forests will get warmer and suffer more frequent short-term droughts. How the trees will respond to such different growing conditions is unknown.

Can Wasaga Beach find its way out of the shade?
The Hamilton Spectator (1/22)
The Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Georgian Bay beachfront has seen a steady decline in tourism for years, but a new proposal to revive the town’s fortunes has sparked division at city hall.

Many farmers still need training after Lake Erie algae
The Associated Press (1/21)
Ohio’s agriculture leaders say thousands of farmers have completed training that will be required for putting fertilizer on fields, but many more face a September deadline to finish the program aimed at combating the toxic algae fouling Lake Erie.

Walk this way: Huron's new trail keeps Lake Erie clean
Sandusky Register (1/21)
The Ohio town of Huron’s Lake Front Park’s new walking trail can benefit both individual health and the water quality of Lake Erie.

Climate change could bring more lake-effect snow – for a few decade
The Weather Channel (1/21)
Lake-effect snow occurs every winter downwind of the Great Lakes and several other large bodies of water, as long as the necessary conditions are met. But as the Earth's climate changes, how much longer will these ingredients continue to come together?

The fight against Great Lakes invaders, on film
Detroit Free Press (1/21)
A new documentary shows the full impact of all the 180 species that are in the Great Lakes.

Minister says thanks but no thanks, to wind energy review pleas
Kingston Whig-Standard (1/20)
The federal environment minister has turned down one of the two requests she received to review the cumulative impact of wind energy projects along Lake Ontario.

Groups opposed to nuclear waste burial plan given federal funds
CTV News (1/20)
Ten groups and individuals have been given $146,000 to help them weigh in on the wisdom of burying hazardous nuclear waste in a bunker close to the shore of Lake Huron.

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