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Lake Erie protections will be taken up in 2015
The Sandusky Register (12/19)
After striking an agreement with environmentalists and farmers, lawmakers in Columbus were close to passing new protections to attack the harmful algal bloom problem in Lake Erie, but it'll have to wait until next year.

EDITORIAL: A lifesaver for Lake Ontario homeowners
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (12/19)
The Democrat and Chronicle's editorial board says that any plan to manage water levels on Lake Ontario should protect the environment, businesses, and homeowners.

US gives $3.1 million for Lake Erie algae projects
The Associated Press (12/18)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is allocating $3.1 million for efforts to reduce harmful algae blooms in Lake Erie that affect water supplies.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Ohio EPA dig in on dredging dispute
Northeast Ohio Media Group (12/18)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency disagree over where to put sediment that's dredged from the bottom of the Cuyahoga River and Cleveland Harbor each year.

Mich. legislature votes to boost aquatic species fines
WLNS-TV, Lansing, MI (12/18)
The Michigan Legislature has voted to boost penalties for knowingly having or selling prohibited aquatic species in the state.

New York DEC releasing 'revised' mute swan plan soon -- new public comment period to follow
The Post-Standard (12/18)
The N.Y. Department of Environmental Conservation's revised plan to deal with wild mute swans will be released soon for another comment period.

Ice boom installation underway
Niagara Frontier Publications (12/18)
The Army Corps of Engineers reports the annual placement of 22 spans that comprise the Lake Erie-Niagara River ice boom began Monday.

Oil pipeline projects face litany of challenges heading into 2015
The Brandon Sun (12/18)
In recent years, the debate over pipelines has spread beyond the direct environmental impacts, like beluga whale habitat in the St. Lawrence River, into broader issues such as climate change and First Nations rights.

McMaster researchers go fishing for eggs
The Hamilton Sepctator (12/17)
McMaster University researchers are harvesting and fertilizing whitefish eggs to understand the impacts of climate change on Great Lakes fisheries.

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