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Check here for recent coverage of Great Lakes issues by print, radio and television media outlets in the United States and Canada. You'll also find quick links to a large collection of the region's media sources, organized by state/province and city. The In the News section is updated weekdays by the GLIN Project Team at the Great Lakes Commission. You are welcome to submit Great Lakes-related stories by local, state/provincial or national media.

Note: You may notice broken links on some of the newspaper headlines. Many newspapers (e.g., Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, etc) keep complete archives of all their stories. So even if a story is months old, these links should still work. Others, however, like the Toronto Globe and Mail and the New York Times, only archive their stories for one week or require a fee to retrieve the complete articles. So, unfortunately, many of these links in the GLIN archive become broken/irretrievable after a day, week or month. By searching the GLIN archive you will have the title and date that each article was published, however, which will enable you to request the full text directly from the newspapers if you desire.

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April 2015
A bird's-eye view of hidden history in the Great Lakes
UpNorthLive.com (4/20)

Climate changes causes erosion concerns on Lake Huron’s west coast
Blackburn News (4/20)

New York AG report: Harmful microbeads polluting Great Lakes, Finger Lakes
Syracuse.com (4/20)

Shipping Great Lakes water? That's California dreaming
Detroit Free Press (4/20)

Stricter Huron County (Mich.) wind energy rules nearly complete
Huron Daily Tribune (4/20)

A few minutes with ... a man who found a shipwreck
Detroit Free Press (4/18)

Lorain's derelict ‘ghost ship' sits in legal limbo
The Morning Journal (4/18)

COMMENTARY: Low or high, Great Lakes water levels always blamed on global warming
Michigan Capitol Confidential (4/17)

Davison named to Great Lakes Commission
Midland Daily News (4/17)

EDITORIAL: In Ohio, unlike California, there's water, water everywhere -- an asset to be preserved
The Plain Dealer (4/17)

First saltie of season arrives in Superior
Superior Telegram (4/17)

Invasive species reintroduce toxic chemicals to Green Bay food web
Great Lakes Echo (4/17)

Lake Erie Congress members ask NASA to fund algal bloom warning system
cleveland.com (4/17)

Lake Michigan fishermen's favorite, yellow perch, is in decline
Chicago Tribune (4/17)

State parks commissioners tour new Maid facilities
Niagara Gazette (4/17)

TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline vows fail to sway Arcand
The Montreal Gazette (4/17)

Feds eye Michigan for possible drought, but forecasters skeptical
MLive (4/16)

Harbor Beach looks to continue lakefront improvements
Huron County View (4/16)

L. Erie ice boom stays, but Boom Day celebrations will go on
Buffalo News (4/16)

Lake Superior perch fishery hurting steelhead stock?
CBC News (4/16)

Lucas Co. officials call for regional approach to protecting Great Lakes
Toledo Blade (4/16)

Luxury cruise ship will stop in Clayton almost a dozen times this summer season
North Country Public Radio (4/16)

Michigan DNR plants more than a million Coho
UpNorthLive.com (4/16)

New group focuses on Milwaukee harbor redevelopment
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/16)

Ohio wants to bring two fish species back to Lake Erie
Port Clinton News Herald (4/16)

Port Dalhousie piers closed
St. Catharines Standard (4/16)

COMMENTARY: Great Lakes pipeline and policy options
Petoskey News Review (4/15)

CWB Marquis, new laker, arrives at Thunder Bay
CBC News (4/15)

Duluth's Great Lakes Aquarium breaks ground on $394K 'Discovery Center'
WDIO Duluth (4/15)

FedNav fleet adding ballast treatment to ships
Duluth News Tribune (4/15)

Grand Rapids identifies potential $1.5M funding source for Grand River dam removal
Grand Rapids Press (4/15)

Kaptur seeks to curtail Lake Erie open lake dumping
Sandusky Register (4/15)

Lake Erie woes subject of county-commissioned report
Sandusky Register (4/15)

Michigan board approves petition language to ban fracking
Detroit News (4/15)

Michigan's St. Clair County will show off Island Loop National Water Trail
Port Huron Times Herald (4/15)

Plans revealed in Duluth's St. Louis River corridor project
Duluth News Tribune (4/15)

Year round bass fishing in St Lawrence a bad idea says group
WNYF Watertown (4/15)

EDITORIAL: Must we adopt mute swans to save them?
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle (4/14)

Fifth-grade classes: Draw sturgeon posters, win a trip on the Huron Lady
The Voice (4/14)

International algae conference opens at BGSU
The Toledo Blade (4/14)

Michigan's Huron County pushes stop button on wind development
Michigan Capital Confidential (4/14)

Stabenow, Peters oppose Canadian nuke waste disposal plan
The Associated Press (4/14)

Still too much ice on Lake Erie to remove ice boom
The Buffalo News (4/14)

Wisconsin lawmakers set to take up ban on microbeads
The Associated Press (4/14)

Cannons from Chicken Bone Reef help solve Great Lakes mysteries
Great Lakes Echo (4/13)

Coast Guard urged to deploy more Great Lakes ice breakers
WKSU Kent State (4/13)

Combined sewer overflows last week doubled 2014 amount
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/13)

Container "trains" for Great Lakes shipping
Maritime Executive (4/13)

First saltie of season arrives in Twin Ports
WDIO-TV – Duluth, MN (4/13)

Kildee: Congress should oppose Canada's nuclear waste plan
The Associated Press (4/13)

Renewed call for more Great Lakes ice-breakers after iron ore shipments fall
MLive (4/13)

Film covering threat of incoming invasive carp into Great Lakes to be shown in Trenton
The News Herald (4/12)

EDITORIAL: Congress must keep $300 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative afloat
The Plain Dealer (4/11)

Apostle Islands celebrates century of National Park Service
Superior Telegram (4/10)

BPW could sell land to Saugatuck Dunes State Park
The Holland Sentinel (4/10)

Decision on $40 million natural gas pipeline from Avon Lake's NRG plant could come in early June
The Plain Dealer (4/10)

Fish follow edges of erratic dead zones in Great Lakes
The Fish Site (4/10)

Go aboard the floating lab chasing Great Lakes algae blooms
CBC News (4/10)

New MI fishing regulations for 2015-16 Great Lakes season to begin immediately
WXYZ Detroit (4/10)

Petition: Rename Lake Michigan 'Lake Wisconsin'
UPI (4/10)

Utility to cut sulfur emissions at Lake Superior coal plant
Midwest Energy News (4/10)

Walleye anglers find action around reefs
The Toledo Blade (4/10)

Artist's muse found under water: Jim Richardson exhibits photos taken free diving in Lake Superior
Duluth News Tribune (4/9)

COMMENTARY: Effort to restore the Great Lakes paying off
Detroit News (4/9)

EDITORIAL: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative needs full funding
Port Huron Times Herald (4/9)

EPA, Wis. DNR asked to investigate runoff from large farm in Kewaunee County
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/9)

Fixing River Road issues focus for stakeholders
Lakeshore Advance (4/9)

Grand Haven harbor to be dredged later this season
Grand Haven Tribune (4/9)

Huron County (MI) Commissioners pass wind energy moratorium
Huron County View (4/9)

Michigan congressman fights Canadian nuclear waste project near Lake Huron
Mlive.com (4/9)

Ore trade on Great Lakes off to slowest start in 5 years
KQDS-TV - Cleveland, OH (4/9)

Petition aims to rename Lake Michigan 'Lake Wisconsin'
WZZM-TV - Grand Rapids, MI (4/9)

Ships clear ice, start moving again on Lake Superior
Duluth News Tribune (4/9)

TransCanada willing to forgo Quebec terminal to gain support for Energy East pipeline
Calgary Herald (4/9)

Volunteer to become a sturgeon guard
WPBN-WTOM-TV - Traverse City, MI (4/9)

Burlington cleans up fuel spill in creek feeding into Lake Ontario
insidehalton.com (4/8)

Coast Guard cautions Great Lakes boaters
MarineLink (4/8)

Great Lakes water talk to kick off South Haven speakers series
Holland Sentinel (4/8)

Lake Erie Love campaign produces substantial return on investment
Ottawa County Beacon (4/8)

New NY rail yard to link trains, trucks, and Port of Oswego ships with $40-million investment
WSYR Oswego (4/8)

Ohio sues Corps over Cuyahoga River sediment dumping into Lake Erie
Columbus Dispatch (4/8)

St. Louis River listed among nation's most endangered
Duluth News Tribune (4/8)

Tests conclude lube oil spilled into Lake Erie by yacht club
WOIO Cleveland (4/8)

Bay City state park officials hope high water levels mean less beach muck this year
MLive (4/7)

Cleanup crews making progress after sludge spills into Lake Erie off Cleveland
The Plain Dealer (4/7)

Damaged freighter among clog of ships caught in Lake Superior ice field
MLive.com (4/7)

EDITORIAL: Walker's budget taking state in wrong direction on runoff pollution
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/7)

Group: St. Louis River one of nation’s ‘most endangered’
Duluth News Tribune (4/7)

Michigan wants to limit dredging to help protect sturgeon
The Associated Press (4/7)

Mystery debris washes ashore in Ludington State Park, archaeologist to be consulted
MLive (4/7)

Public works: Preparing sewage treatment plants for climate change
Torontoist (4/7)

Relay offers chance to paddle around Michigan coastline
Lansing State Journal (4/7)

Report: 1 in 5 Michigan jobs is water-related
WZZM-TV - Grand Rapids, MI (4/7)

Researchers study need to protect Great Lakes turtle habitat
Great Lakes Echo (4/7)

Slimy microorganism increasing in northern Michigan lakes
Great Lakes Echo (4/7)

Coast Guard investigating possible spill of unknown substance in Lake Erie
cleveland.com (4/6)

Cruise ship revival sails past Blue Water Area
Port Huron Times Herald (4/6)

Great Lakes shippers showing signs of life after another tough winter
MLive (4/6)

Lake levels in good shape heading into boating season
Detroit News (4/6)

Lake Erie’s pulse taken with annual fish count
Toledo Blade (4/5)

Smeltdown: Small fish continues Great Lakes vanishing act
Detroit Free Press (4/5)

Toledo museum adds piece of Great Lakes history
Toledo Blade (4/4)

COMMENTARY: Lake Superior is our treasure
Superior Telegram (4/3)

Governor signs new regulations for some Ohio farmers in plan to reduce Lake Erie algae
U.S. News and World Report (4/3)

Insurance concerns sink St. Clair River periscope
Port Huron Times Herald (4/3)

Rochester pol: Regulate Lake Ontario level
Auburn Citizen (4/3)

Sparks fly as Clio seniors help renovate lighthouse near Mackinac Island
MLive (4/3)

Anglers spar over DEC preseason bass fishing ban
Watertown Daily Times (4/2)

As St. Lawrence seaway reopens, expect strong cargo volumes
The Globe and Mail (4/2)

COMMENTARY: Microbeads: Solving a big problem of little bits
Minneapolis Star Tribune (4/2)

EDITORIAL: Congress must reel in Army Corps on dump of toxic dredge in Lake Erie
The Plain Dealer (4/2)

EDITORIAL: Congress, Legislature must act to curb runoff pollution
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/2)

Enbridge helps county wetland plan
Superior Telegram (4/2)

Great Lakes shippers eager for a meltdown
The Buffalo News (4/2)

Green Bay port likely to open earlier
Green Bay Press Gazette (4/2)

Legendary Lake Erie scientist Jeff Reutter retires
cleveland.com (4/2)

Ohio governor to sign new rules aimed at Lake Erie algae
The Associated Press (4/2)

Reports show high water quality in three watersheds
International Falls Journal (4/2)

See how much influence Great Lakes have on Michigan weather
MLive (4/2)

Still waiting for plovers on Wisconsin Point
Duluth News Tribune (4/2)

Welland Canal opens for 2015 season
Niagara Gazette (4/2)

California imposes first mandatory water restrictions to deal with drought
The New York Times (4/1)

COMMENTARY: "Spring" into action: Prevent sewer overflows and keep the lakes great
Huffington Post (4/1)

DEQ awards grant for E. coli testing
Traverse City Record-Eagle (4/1)

Great Lakes states receive more than $10 million from U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Great Lakes Echo (4/1)

Ice stalls Great Lakes shipping season
WBEZ - Chicago, IL (4/1)

Kalamazoo River may be redirected at Otsego Township dam
Kalamazoo Gazette (4/1)

Lake Michigan water level up 14 inches over last year
Detroit Free Press (4/1)

Lake Superior Binational Forum loses federal funding
KDAL - Duluth, MN (4/1)

Low California snowpack ushers mandatory water restrictions
CNN (4/1)

Michigan officials weighing idea of Great Lakes fish farming
The Associated Press (4/1)

MPs unanimous in passing ban on microplastics
The Manitoulin Expositor (4/1)

Ohio EPA tries to block Cleveland harbor sediment from being dumped in Lake Erie
cleveland.com (4/1)

Pollutants likely to create longest dead zone yet in Green Bay
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/1)

Robot fish to track real ones
Great Lakes Echo (4/1)

Sleeping Bear Dunes may hike fees in 2016
Traverse City Record-Eagle (4/1)

The Great Lakes shipping season kicks off
The Times of Northwest Indiana (4/1)

Top hat recipient set for Welland Canal
Buffalo News (4/1)

TransCanada Corp.'s Energy East pipeline will bypass Quebec: report
Montreal Gazette (4/1)


 
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