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Iron ore collapses to lowest in five years
Montreal Gazette (1/26)
A slowdown in China hurt the outlook for demand in the world’s biggest user while the largest mining companies add to supply, boosting a surplus.

Wind power sets off revolt in Michigan's Thumb
Detroit News (1/26)
Huron County officials are reviewing a proposed moratorium on new turbines and will likely vote on the issue in the coming weeks. A stoppage would give elected officials a chance to review current zoning laws, which some critics say have not done enough to protect property owners.

Climate change is Risky Business that could alter the Great Lakes, reducing walleye
The Plain Dealer (1/26)
Longer shipping seasons for lake freighters, but fewer walleye for sport fisherman and the fishing industry are just one of the distinct risks involved in global climate change.

EDITORIAL: New evidence of destructive Asian carp even closer to Great Lakes demands action
Buffalo News (1/26)
Hydrologic separation of the Mississippi River basin and the Great Lakes must be explored, but we can’t just stand by while that controversial plan is being hashed out. Work should begin now on some smaller steps, including a new channel in a key lock in the Chicago River

State lawmakers to hold hearing in western Ohio on Lake Erie
The Journal Gazette (1/26)
High-ranking members in the Legislature and officials within Ohio Gov. John Kasich's administration say a top priority this year will be tackling the algae fouling the water in Lake Erie.

Harsen Islanders protesting North Channel icebreaking
Port Huron Times Herald (1/25)
Residents claim icebreaking to relieve jams will disrupt ferry service that is their only access to the island.

Solution offered for contentious Duluth Lakewalk link
Duluth News Tribune (1/25)
Some earthwork would be involved, but it appears that no major engineering would be involved in establishing a trail that essentially follows the existing contours of the shore.

Anglers, DNR begin to craft new fish plan for Lake Superior
Duluth News Tribune (1/25)
It’s been nearly 10 years since the last Lake Superior Fishery Management Plan was crafted by the Minnesota DNR, and 20 since the first one was hammered out in 1995. The plan calls for revision every decade.

Minnesota's battle against invasives goes local
Duluth News Tribune (1/24)
The move is part of an unprecedented effort to funnel money into local agencies, nonprofits and groups to not just educate the public but also take proactive steps to slow the spread of invasives.

Second icebreaker sought for Great Lakes shipping
Appleton Post Crescent (1/24)
The Lake Carriers’ Association is requesting another ship similar to the Marinette Marine Corp.-built U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw.

Hamilton to appeal ‘staggering’ Niagara Conservation budget request
Hamilton Spectator (1/23)
The agency is challenging the long-standing funding formula and is asking Hamilton for $1.2 million. Last year, Hamilton's share of the Conservation Authority's budget was $513,000.

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