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EPA awards grants to target algal blooms
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the award of 14 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants totaling over $17 million to fund projects that will improve Great Lakes water quality by preventing phosphorus runoff and soil erosion that contribute to algal blooms, and by reducing suspended sediments in Great Lakes tributaries.

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Cruise on the Great Lakes, not the high seas
Mother Nature Network (3/31)
With major lines dominating traditional cruise destinations, smaller players are left to find and exploit the industry's underserved niches. The Great Lakes region is arguably the most promising of these little-sailed places.

Two NY Congressmen say Lake Ontario water management plan could damage Wayne County shoreline
auburnpub.com (3/31)
While the congressmen said the plan would have a negative impact on communities located along the shoreline, they said it would also hurt trade and transportation along the U.S.-Canadian border.

USS to idle Minntac plant in June
Minneapolis Star Tribune (3/31)
An estimated 700 hourly and salaried workers probably will be affected and the plant idling could last four months. The shutdown is in response to a global pricing slump and a surge in illegally priced imports

COMMENTARY: You CAN make a difference with the Asian Carp Invasion of the Great Lakes
Chicago Now (3/30)
Email your legislators today and ask that they support the Defending Our Great Lakes Act.

Meet one of Canada’s last Great Lakes fishermen
Munchies (3/30)
As a fisherman, there’s no such thing as a salary. We can bring in as little as 100 pounds or 10,000 pounds of fish or more on any given day since we’re very much controlled by mother nature and the quotas set by the Ministry of Natural Resources.

Lake Superior, harbor, southern lakes all losing ice
Duluth News Tribune (3/30)
On Lake Superior, satellite photos show the eastern half of the lake is still holding ice. But that ice appears to be cracking and pulling away from shore, and Great Lakes freighters haven't reported difficulty traversing the lake as they did last spring.

Satellite images show amazing Great Lakes ice melt over the last month
WXYZ Detroit (3/30)
In just four weeks, the ice coverage on the Great Lakes has decreased almost in half.

Mayors from Middle East, Great Lakes to join forces at historic "Water After Borders" summit
InvestorIdeas.com (3/30)
The Great Lakes are a site of abundance spanning peaceful borders between the U.S. and Canada; the Jordan River marks a demilitarized border between Israel and Jordan, and a border contested by Palestine and Israel. Now, mayors from both regions will join forces for the first time to strategize on water issues.

Canadian Icebreaker on the way to Lake Erie
eriemedia.ca (3/30)
Two Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers will work in tandem to break the ice in the eastern end of Lake Erie.

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