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The December 2014 edition of the Council of Great Lakes Governors newsletter, The Compass, is now available online. Highlights include a message from Council Co-Chair Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.


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Curbing fertilizer runoff a challenge
The Columbus Dispatch (12/22)
While many farmers try to keep fertilizers from running off their fields and feeding algae blooms, scientists are working on novel ways to curb the problem.

Fish die-off on N.Y.'s Salmon River could be caused by vitamin deficiency
WRVO Public Media (12/22)
A thiamine deficiency might be to blame for a recent die-off of steelhead trout in the Salmon River, a Lake Ontario tributary.

Canada’s inland shipping is suddenly making a major comeback
National Post (12/22)
With Prairie farmers producing record harvests and railways clogged with crude oil, the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway are bustling once again.

Invasive snail population grows in the Great Lakes
The Toledo Blade (12/21)
With the focus on Asian carp in recent years, some Great Lakes researchers fear the scientific community is losing sight of much smaller invaders that also pack a big punch.

Research finds wind at work in fostering algae
The Toledo Blade (12/21)
Wind has emerged as the most important weather-related factor contributing to harmful algal blooms in western Lake Erie.

Congress OKs lakes funding, but axes related bill
The Sandusky Register (12/20)
$300 million of new annual funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative was secured, but efforts to pass a bill that would put the program on firmer footing came up short.

COMMENTARY:Why should we kill sea lampreys? Because we love fish.
MLive (12/20)
Two Great Lakes captains make the case for continued support of sea lamprey control measures.

Popular nocturnal rodent expanding in Ohio
The Sandusky Register (12/20)
Beaver are using many of northwest Ohio’s streams and the Lake Erie shoreline to re-colonize into Ohio’s last remaining counties after being absent for nearly two centuries.

Lakes Huron, Michigan unusually high
The London Free Press (12/20)
Water levels in Lakes Huron and Michigan are bucking the seasonal trend by remaining high when they normally drop.

Grants available for Lake Superior projects
Duluth News Tribune (12/19)
The Minnesota DNR is accepting grant applications for projects dealing with habitat, water quality, public access, community development and outreach and coastal hazards along Lake Superior and its tributaries.

COMMENTARY: Lake Ontario plan a washout
Democrat & Chronicle (12/19)
A member of a group concerned about proposed changes to water levels in Lake Ontario says Plan 2014 misses the mark on wetland protections.

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