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Researchers set their sights on Lake Michigan
Research into Lake Michigan’s rapidly-changing ecosystems will leap forward this year with help from intensive field sampling coordinated by Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant. The Lake Michigan Cooperative Science and Monitoring Initiative is part of a larger binational effort to advance Great Lakes monitoring and research.


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A bird's-eye view of hidden history in the Great Lakes
UpNorthLive.com (4/20)
A Coast Guard crew from Air Station Traverse City captured some shipwrecks along the Lake Michigan shoreline.

New York AG report: Harmful microbeads polluting Great Lakes, Finger Lakes
Syracuse.com (4/20)
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today released a report saying the microbeads showed up in the effluent of 25 of 34 wastewater treatment plants studied. Many of those plants empty directly or indirectly into the Great Lakes and Finger Lakes.

Climate changes causes erosion concerns on Lake Huron’s west coast
Blackburn News (4/20)
Coastal Resources Manager Geoff Peach explains that with a higher lake level, warmer temperatures, and more intense rainfall predicted for this summer, the threat of more severe erosion increases along the shoreline.

Stricter Huron County (Mich.) wind energy rules nearly complete
Huron Daily Tribune (4/20)
The new regulations would extend wind turbine setbacks from residences that don’t participate in wind projects by more than a football field. Another would add a three-mile setback from the Saginaw Bay and Lake Huron shorelines.

Shipping Great Lakes water? That's California dreaming
Detroit Free Press (4/20)
Setting aside the astronomical expense and infrastructure requirements, as a policy matter, a large-scale diversion of Great Lakes water is a virtual impossibility.

A few minutes with ... a man who found a shipwreck
Detroit Free Press (4/18)
Mark Lindsay was on one of his weekend photo hikes along the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore when he came across the hulking skeletal remains of the Jennie and Annie, a schooner that sunk in the perilous Manitou Passage in 1872.

Lorain's derelict ‘ghost ship' sits in legal limbo
The Morning Journal (4/18)
Lorain is home to its very own “ghost ship” — a 90-foot vessel that mysteriously showed up on the Black River in the early 2000s having run aground underneath the Lofton Henderson Memorial Bridge. It has sat there derelict ever since.

COMMENTARY: Low or high, Great Lakes water levels always blamed on global warming
Michigan Capitol Confidential (4/17)
Michigan legislators once tried restricting the sale of bottled water for fear of running out. Today, water levels are once again high and rising.

Davison named to Great Lakes Commission
Midland Daily News (4/17)
Ian Davison, a Central Michigan University biology professor, is the first person from CMU to be appointed to the commission, where he will add his aquatic and fisheries expertise.

Lake Michigan fishermen's favorite, yellow perch, is in decline
Chicago Tribune (4/17)
As the fisheries managers at the departments of natural resources for those states bordering Lake Michigan research the state of its yellow perch population, new data has been compiled and it's jaw-dropping serious.

Lake Erie Congress members ask NASA to fund algal bloom warning system
cleveland.com (4/17)
Ohio Congress members whose districts abut Lake Erie want the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to keep funding a new satellite-based system to track algal blooms that can contaminate drinking water.

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