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Boblo boats set out on opposite courses
Detroit News (8/4)
The Columbia will be moved from Toledo to Buffalo for repairs in two weeks, then remain in New York as an attraction; the Ste. Claire, docked in Ecorse, may be scrapped if its owner can’t find a new home.

Plant that can blind you found in Michigan
The Detroit Free Press (8/4)
The Calhoun County Public Health Department has found the dangerous giant hogweed plant near Battle Creek and is urging people to be careful.

COMMENTARY: Statement on Clean Power Plan & Illinois
The Huffington Post (8/3)
The Clean Power Plan is the most significant single action any President has ever taken to tackle the most serious threat to the health of our families: the climate crisis.

What are microbeads and why would Canada ban them?
The Economist (8/3)
ON JULY 30th Canada’s Conservative government announced it intends to ban the use of microbeads in personal-care products. The Netherlands has already imposed an unofficial ban on them, which should be in effect by the end of 2016. What are these horrid little things?

Great Lakes steel production slides by 2,000 tons
Northwest Indiana Times (8/3)
Great Lakes steel production slid by 2,000 tons, or 0.3 percent, in the week that ended Saturday, according to an American Iron and Steel Institute estimate.

The giant algae bloom turning the Great Lakes GREEN: Scientists warn of 'severe' threat from toxic bacteria
The Daily Mail (8/3)
For at least fifty years, phytoplankton and algae blooms have been a regular occurrence in summer on Lake Erie. However, researchers say this year the toxic blooms could reach record levels.

Lock closure in Sault Ste. Marie risks shipping backups
The Detroit News (8/3)
Mechanical problems have shut one of the two main locks at Sault Ste. Marie capable of handling commercial ships on the Great Lakes.

'People won't really recognize' parts of Sleeping Bear Dunes after storm, ranger says
M Live (8/3)
In the hardest hit areas of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Sunday's storm has all but destroyed sights enjoyed for decades by millions of visitors.

Northeast Wisconsin preserve gets grant to clean ‘fish boil’ pollution
The Superior Telegram (8/3)
A 1,600-acre nature preserve in Door County is getting money for plantings to help filter decades-old pollution.

“The Last Laker” author recounts epic 1913 Lake Superior storm
WKAR - FM Michigan State University (0/0)
In the second of two parts, Current State talks with Frederick Stonehouse. His book "The Last Laker: Finding a Wreck Lost in the Great Lakes’ Deadliest Storm" tells the story of the search for the SS Henry B. Smith, which sank in 1913.

The story of the Muskoka River: A struggle between preservation and development
The Globe and Mail (8/2)
It is a river that flows in one direction but is pulled in many – the competing forces of locals versus cottagers, development versus preservation, the past, present and future endlessly debated and often at odds with each other.

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