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Registration is now open for the 2017 International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) Conference, to be held May 15-19 in Detroit, Michigan. A great program is in store with four days of scientific sessions and speakers focusing on the theme From Cities to Farms: Shaping Great Lakes Ecosystems.

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IJC meeting dredges up Great Lakes water problems
The Sarnia Journal (3/27)
Sarnia, Ontario, went to great lengths to properly dispose of sediment scooped up during this winterís $3-million dredging project, but thatís not always the case in the Great Lakes.

Raising fish no easy task
Petoskey News-Review (3/27)
Oden State Fish Hatchery located in Oden, Michigan, is the only hatchery of the state that feeds into the Huron Watershed and it is the brood stock supplier for the state for brown and rainbow trout.

Ohio trains farmers to help Lake Erie, but is it working?
WOSU - Columbus, OH (3/27)
Researchers say agriculture is largely to blame for the buildup of nutrients in western Lake Erie, so Ohio is requiring farmers to take special training. But itís not clear that approach will work.

Author explores ĎThe Death and Life of the Great Lakesí
Watertown Daily Times (3/26)
ďThe Death and Life of the Great LakesĒ takes readers through the science, politics, history and economics of the Great Lakes, beginning with European explorers arriving in the 1600s and struggling when they met the St. Lawrence.

Budget riles area tourism businesses
The Toledo Blade (3/26)
A federally funded effort to clean up Lake Erie has been targeted for elimination by President Trump, a move that has riled local business leaders who fear the proposed cuts would have severe economic consequences across northern Ohio.

Lake Superior lighthouse to be restored
West Fargo Pioneer (3/26)
In Michigan, the Rock of Ages Lighthouse has greeted visitors approaching Isle Royale National Park since 1908, and the preservation society is planning a multi-year project beginning this summer to restore the lighthouse to a 1930s look.

Scientists puzzled by mercury's jump in Great Lakes fish
Detroit Free Press (3/24)
The amount of mercury found in fish tissues from the Great Lakes has dropped steadily over decades since the 1970s, but over the last several years, that started changing.

Some local farmers using organic fertilizer that can help stop runoff
WTVG-TV - Toledo, OH (3/24)
In Eastern Michigan, some local farmers are changing what they put on their fields, using an organix fertilizer, in hopes of saving money and helping the environment.

COMMENTARY: Ontario Power Generationís latest report on its proposed nuclear waste chamber near Lake Huron focuses on science and geology, which leaves a lot of issues unaddressed
(3/24)
The Canadian government could soon decide to approve the construction of a nuclear underground disposal site near Lake Huron, but it needs a neutral agency that helps citizens unfamiliar with the language of nuclear power and the concepts of geology to analyse the OPG plan.

Large crowd packs Lake Erie Center to discuss environmental changes
The Toledo Blade (3/24)
In Ohio, President Trumpís plan to cut spending for Great Lakes programs drew an overflow crowd to the University of Toledoís Lake Erie Center for one of six meetings the IJC is holding across the Great Lakes basin to discuss the regionís environmental challenges.

First ships of the season ready to pass through Soo Locks
WPBN-TV - Sault Ste. Marie, MI (3/24)
After a ten week hiatus for repairs, the Soo Locks in Michigan are opening up for the shipping season and the first ship could pass through one minute after midnight on Saturday morning.

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