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GLIN's August Site of the Month is GEO Great Lakes, a working group established as a testbed to support data collaboration efforts between the United States and Canada for the Great Lakes Region. Their goal is to make binational datasets discoverable (easy to find), transparent (easy to understand), and interoperable (easy to use).

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Officials to survey on Lake Erie algae
The Toledo Blade (8/1)
In Ohio, community liaisons trained by the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department will knock on doors asking residents to participate in a survey to assess the impact of exposure to harmful algae blooms and to find out more about the population in the affected area.

COMMENTARY: Great Lakes restoration produces results
Great Lakes Echo (8/1)
Great Lakes restoration efforts are producing results in communities across the region, and we expect to see continued progress in the years ahead thanks to strong local, regional, and national support.

Enbridge’s new Line 6B: Safer than old Line 6B?
The Voice (8/1)
A number of residents in the communities bordering the 285-mile route of Enbridge’s new oil pipeline stretching from Griffith, Ind., to Marysville, Mich. have expressed concern about the safety of the new Line 6B.

Pavlov hosts town hall to oppose Canadian nuclear waste dump on Lake Huron
The Voice (7/31)
Michigan State Sen. Phil Pavlov sponsored a town hall meeting in Port Huron, Mich. to encourage citizen opposition to the proposed nuclear waste dump in Kincardine, Ontario.

High-tech buoy in Lake Michigan near South Haven provides real-time data, images
MLive (7/31)
A new weather and wave monitoring buoy in Lake Michigan near South Haven, Mich. is able to provide real-time data and measurements in an effort to increase boating and swimming safety in the area.

Making the Great Lakes safer for swimming, fishing and drinking the water
Michigan Radio (7/31)
The International Joint Commission's Health Professionals Advisory Board wants to examine contaminants at beaches as one of several indicators of the overall health of the Great Lakes.

Erosion causes partial closure of Grand Sable Dunes dunes in U.P.
The Detroit News (7/31)
A portion of the Grand Sable Dunes in Grand Marais, Mich. is now closed to the public because of hazardous erosion.

Repairs underway on Port Washington's breakwater wall
WISN 12 - Milwaukee, WI (7/31)
Ozaukee County's only breakwater wall is crumbling into Lake Michigan and repairs are being made in Port Washington, Wisc. but it's not a permanent fix.

EDITORIAL: Protecting Lake Erie from Asian carp extends to Muskingum and other rivers
The Plain Dealer (7/31)
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources champions an aggressive, proactive strategy to protect Lake Erie from a silver and bighead carp invasion.

Asian carp private members' bill to be tabled by Brian Masse
CBC News (7/30)
Windsor West NDP MP and border critic Brian Masse will table a private members' bill designed to reduce the threat of Asian carp in the Great Lakes at his first opportunity during the fall session of Parliament.

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