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Hoping to lead Great Lakes lampreys to demise by the nose
The New York Times (2/8)
For all the havoc that dozens of invasive species have wrought on the Great Lakes, those waters have never known a foe like the sea lamprey. The vampirelike parasites cost many millions each year in depleted fisheries and eradication efforts.

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore could be connected by National Marine Sanctuary
Great Lakes Echo (2/8)
The 21 Lake Superior islands and 12 miles of mainland that are the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore could knit together under a new federal protection if a group of Wisconsin residents get their way.

Mackinac Island a fun winter destination
The Northwest Indiana Times (2/8)
In the northern part of Michigan, there is a summer haven for tourists. But what many people don't know is Mackinac Island draws snow enthusiasts thanks to its cross country ski trails, winter festivals and welcoming year-round lodges.

Presentation to cover oil spill prevention, response
Traverse City Record-Eagle (2/7)
Oil transported in and over the Great Lakes is almost bound to spill eventually, Jeanie Williams, lead scientist and education specialist for Inland Seas Education Association, in Mich., said.

Depressed steel industry meant less ship traffic in '15
Duluth News-Tribune (2/7)
While insiders pore over tonnage reports and analysts dissect the global trade of commodities and other cargoes, a simpler indicator of the movement of industry could be found counting the ships in 2015.

Volunteers Needed: Here's your chance to become a lighthouse keeper
The Holland Sentinel (2/7)
It's not a job for everyone. You have to love people ... and lighthouses. Lighthouse enthusiasts are invited to serve as volunteer lighthouse keepers at the Tawas Point Lighthouse, in Tawas Point State Park, Mich., this summer.

Cleveland water official addresses lingering toxicity concerns
The Plain Dealer (2/6)
Since the Flint, Mich., water crisis, Northeast Ohioans have become increasingly curious over the state of the region's water quality, but the good news is residents should feel safe to gulp down as much water as they please.

Advocacy groups speak out against nuclear repository
Traverse City Record-Eagle (2/6)
A proposed nuclear waste repository less than a mile off the shoreline of Lake Huron could soon receive final approval from the Canadian government — but not if local advocacy groups have their way.

Mild winter melts ice, opens lake for Miller Ferry
Sandusky Register (2/6)
Ohioans islanders will have a taste of spring this weekend while the Miller Ferry reopens for a short time. The ferry generally closes after the holidays and reopens in March, which is when ice has receded enough to safely use the boats.

Stefanik talks invasives with environmental groups
Glens Falls Post-Star (2/6)
In N.Y., a plan to restore water levels of the St. Lawrence River back to historic norms was a major talking point at a summit focused on combating invasive species.

Minnesota lawmakers hear a critique of Waukesha's bid for Great Lakes water
MinnPost (2/5)
Significant political opposition appears to be building in the Great Lakes basin as a precedent-setting request by Waukesha, Wis., to draw drinking water from Lake Michigan heads toward resolution in the next several months.

Mackinac Straits, Line 5 focus of Coast Guard bill
Petoskey News-Review (2/5)
Great Lakes transportation and oil pipeline safety are key factors in legislation expected to be signed by President Barack Obama in the near future.

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