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Lake Erie's ice boom
As Great Lakes ice coverage hovers around 80 percent, there’s no shortage of frozen landscapes to be seen. NASA captured a great photo showing the effect of Lake Erie's ice boom, which has reduced the amount of ice flowing into the Niagara River since 1964.

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Grant funds to pay for Black River cleanup
The Chronicle-Telegram (3/6)
A new federal grant will help a Lorain County, Ohio, program continue to eradicate phragmites and other invasive species along the Black River.

Feds award $2.5M for Michigan invasive species projects
The Associated Press (3/6)
Federal officials have awarded more than $2.5 million for projects to battle invasive species in Michigan.

EPA grants $20 million for Clinton River watershed improvements
The Voice (3/6)
The Environmental Protection Agency has pledged $20 million over the next three years to help get Michigan's Clinton River watershed off the endangered list.

Ohio River Trail moves on to Phase II planning
Pittsburg Post-Gazette (3/6)
From Lake Erie to Washington, D.C., the Ohio River Trail is being designed to accommodate walkers, bicyclists, canoeists and kayakers, while linking the river towns together and creating a transportation alternative to motor vehicle travel.

Monroe County property becoming part of wildlife refuge
The Associated Press (3/6)
Officials say a 17-acre property in Monroe County, Mich., is becoming part of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge.

Indiana Dunes State Park in running for national top 10 list
WNDU-TV - South Bend, IN (3/5)
Indiana Dunes State Park is one of 20 state parks nationwide that have been nominated by a panel of travel experts to earn a spot as one of USA Today's ten best state parks.

Travel site names Grand Marais 'coolest' U.S. small town
Minnesota Public Radio (3/5)
Grand Marais, Minn., is the coolest small town in America - and it has nothing to do with the weather.

Senate panel advances ban on plastic beads polluting lakes
WRTV-TV - Indianapolis, IN (3/5)
Indiana moved closer to banning a key exfoliant in cosmetic products, a crusade gaining traction nationwide to protect water resources from plastic pollution.

Ontario reintroducing legislation to protect Great Lakes ecosystem
The Manitoulin Expositor (3/4)
The Ontario provincial government has introduced legislation that will help to protect the Great Lakes by helping to fight climate change, reduce harmful algal blooms and protect wetlands and other coastal areas.

Ice slows start of Seaway shipping
The Brockville Recorder (3/4)
A bitterly cold winter of 2015 will almost surely cause a slow start to the St. Lawrence Seaway shipping season, similar to 2014.

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