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Once "ghost nets" break free, they drift undeterred, buoyed, submerged and battered by the wild waters and shifting ice sheets of Lake Superior. Yet they continue to entrap fish, waterfowl and marine debris, even though no fishermen will now come to claim and clear them.


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Bait dumping offers invaders path to Great lakes
Associated Press (8/29)
Inadequate regulation of the bait fish trade and carelessness on the part of anglers may be allowing invasive species — including widely feared Asian carp — to reach the Great Lakes and inland waterways, according to a scientific paper released Thursday.

Despite harmful algal blooms, Lake Erie is relatively healthy
The Voice (8/29)
The cleaner water flowing from Lake Huron and the St. Clair River to Lake Erie is contributing to an environmental split-personality: a relatively robust general health and a simultaneous, and perhaps worsening, presence of harmful algal blooms.

Tall ship Peacemaker sails into Erie, Pa.
Erie Times-News (8/29)
The tall ship Peacemaker sailed into Presque Isle Bay on Thursday. Tours will be given through Monday.

EDITORIAL: Safe operation of Palisades Nuclear Plant calls for constant vigilance
MLive (8/29)
Kalamazoo Gazette editors call for scrutiny and vigilance to ensure the safe operation of the Palisades Nuclear Plant on the shores of Lake Michigan.

11 Mackinac Island ferries are subjects of federal lawsuits
Upper Peninsula Breaking News (8/29)
The future of Mackinac Island’s longest running ferry service is in doubt – will it be the last Labor Day weekend for Arnold Line and its 11 vessels?

Blast at BP refinery sparks fire, rattles homes
Associated Press (8/28)
An explosion at BP oil refinery in northwestern Indiana along Lake Michigan rattled nearby homes and sparked a fire that was later extinguished, but it didn’t cause any major injuries or halt production at the facility, a company official said today.

U.S. Rep Kildee plans resolution opposing nuclear waste facility near Lake Huron
The Detroit News (8/28)
U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee plans to introduce a congressional resolution that opposes Canadian plans to store nuclear waste near the shore of Lake Huron.

Invasive spiny waterflea confirmed in Lake Champlain
Burlington Free Press (8/28)
The arrival of the invasive spiny water flea into Lake Champlain, which invaded the Great Lakes in the 1980s, has been officially confirmed by regional scientists.

Brutal winter? Almanac could be wrong, scientists say
KXLF - Butte, MT (8/28)
The U.S. is in for another long, cold winter, according to the newest edition of the Farmers' Almanac, with drier conditions forecast for the Great Lakes. But these forecasts could be wrong, according to a NOAA meteorologist.

'We don't poison the people, we feed the people'
Ionia Sentinel-Standard (8/28)
Applying nutrients to farm fields - and farming in general for that matter - isn't what it used to be. That was the theme of a program presented recently by the Michigan Agri-Business Association at the Crop Production Services facility near Woodbury, Mich.

Chatham-Kent, Ontario's public utilities commission monitoring large bloom via satellite imagery
Chatham Daily News (8/28)
A large blue-green algae bloom that has prompted warnings to not drink or swim in the water near Pelee Island doesn't appear to pose a threat to Chatham-Kent, Ontario's water system at this point.

Groups to discuss oil pipelines during bridge walk
Traverse City Record-Eagle (8/28)
Environmentalists will use the annual Mackinac Bridge walk to raise awareness about oil pipelines in the area and urge Gov. Rick Snyder to make sure they won't leak into the Great Lakes.

Milwaukee finds a fix for stormwater overflows: Abandoned basements
NPR (8/12)
As part of a new citywide sustainability plan and an attempt to reinvent itself as a "fresh coast" capital, Milwaukee is upgrading its water systems, and is researching options for tackling its chronic problems with stormwater management.

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