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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. This 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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August 2016
newDNR suspends Lake Michigan Chinook stocking
Greensburg Daily News (8/26)

newEnvironmental groups sue to stop shipments of Canadian liquid radioactive waste to U.S.
The Voice (8/26)

newFresh out of the water, R/V Chinook continues to educate at the Besser Museum
WBKB-TV - Alpena, MI (8/26)

newNew wave of state trails to include waterways
Up North Live (8/26)

new2 Detroit area beaches closed over E. coli
The Detroit News (8/25)

As toxic algae bloom spreads, will Michigan add Lake Erie to impaired list?
MLive (8/25)

newPair may be youngest all-female team to kayak around Lake Superior
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (8/25)

newPlans explained for cleanup at former US Steel site
Duluth News Tribune (8/25)

newProgress unveiled on new Champlain Bridge
CTV Montreal (8/25)

Project rebuilds spawning habitats in Grand Traverse Bay
Traverse City Record-Eagle (8/25)

5 Chicago communities will use data to plan for climate change
Next City (8/24)

Ambitious project seeks to restore Knowlton Creek to more natural state
Duluth News Tribune (8/24)

Bottled water companies to pay more, take less in Ontario?
The Canadian Press (8/24)

How far could challenge of Waukesha’s Lake Michigan water diversion plan go?
Milwaukee Public Radio (8/24)

Major cuts to Lake Michigan king salmon, lake trout stocking proposed
MLive (8/24)

Parry Sound one of many stops along the Pearl Mist’s Great Lakes journey
Parry Sound North Star (8/24)

Phragmites to be sprayed in Green Bay area
WLUK-TV - Green Bay, WI (8/24)

Protecting our air, land, Great Lakes a focus of sustainable soybean farming
MLive (8/24)

Clinton River among the worst of Great Lakes tributaries for organic pollutants
Rochester Post (8/23)

EDITORIAL: Judgment is best life buoy
The Times (8/23)

Great Lakes steel production fell by 24,000 tons
The Northwest Indiana Times (8/23)

Lake swimmer sets sights on new bid for record
Post Tribune (8/23)

Meetings set on cuts in Lake Michigan salmon stocking
The Associated Press (8/23)

Mining opponents seek greater oversight of PolyMet’s plans
Pioneer Press (8/23)

New vessel a friend to Great Lakes environment
Post-Tribune (8/23)

Removal of Lake Michigan catwalk to begin; year-long closing of pier imminent
MLive (8/23)

The future of commercial fishing on Washington Island is in jeopardy
WFRV-TV - Green Bay, WI (8/23)

Upgrades planned for DNR Fisheries facilities
WPBN-TV - Traverse City, MI (8/23)

Water chemistry problems may have caused Flint rashes
Detroit Free Press (8/23)

'Lake Erie must be saved': Lyndon B. Johnson visits Buffalo in 1966
The Buffalo News (8/22)

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore are portals to awe-inducing adventure
The Los Angeles Times (8/22)

Deploying multiple tools key to stopping Asian carp advance, researchers say
Chicago Tribune (8/22)

DNR survey finds Minnesota wolf population stable
The Bemidji Pioneer (8/22)

Electric shocks control sea lampreys in Great Lakes, study suggests
CBC News (8/22)

Great Lakes mayors oppose Waukesha diversion
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (8/22)

Microcystin levels low in Lake Erie
The Toledo Blade (8/22)

Swimmer plays the waiting game with Lake Ontario
The Waterloo Region Record (8/22)

U.S. partiers wash up in Canada, blown across St. Clair River
CBC News (8/22)

Climbing the ladder to be a Great Lakes boat pilot
The Windsor Star (8/21)

Kids learn old world navigation techniques to work well in 21st century
Chicago Tribune (8/21)

Nestle continues to extract water from Ontario town despite drought: activists
The Globe and Mail (8/21)

Test project for using Lake Erie sediment opens in Toledo
WTVG TV - Toledo, OH (8/21)

A mail boat stays afloat
The New York Times (8/20)

Algae forming in Lake Erie despite drought
The Toledo Blade (8/20)

EDITORIAL: Welcome effort begins to undo the causes and effects of years of polluting Scajaquada Creek, Hoyt Lake
The Buffalo News (8/20)

Finding the 694: 106 years after tragic crash, locomotive located in Lake Superior
Duluth News Tribune (8/20)

$12M fish hatchery upgrade to boost steelhead, walleye stocking
MLive (8/19)

Expert: CAFOs’ effects on water less than thought
The Toledo Blade (8/19)

From Montreal to Minnesota, by inland sea
The New York Times (8/19)

Great Lakes several degrees warmer than normal
Petoskey News-Review (8/19)

In battle of man vs. lake, lake the victor
Chicago Tribune (8/19)

Low water conditions continue across Northumberland
Northumberland Today (8/19)

Soaring Lake Michigan temps could set record in next two days
MLive (8/19)

Tribal communities strive to protect water quality
Petosky News-Review (8/19)

Duluth Tall Ships: Rubber ducky you're the one!
KARE-TV – Minneapolis, MN (8/18)

Fishtown: A little history, a little shopping, lots of fun
Detroit Free Press (8/18)

Great Lakes drinking water
WLUK-TV - Green Bay, WI (8/18)

Group targets Thames’ role in Erie algae
The London Free Press (8/18)

Invasive fish on the menu at Asian Carp Grill event
WTTW-TV – Chicago, IL (8/18)

Italian ship under arrest in Harbour since April, crew in limbo
The Hamilton Spectator (8/18)

New software tracks online trade of Great Lakes invasive species
MLive (8/18)

Scientists on the lookout for microfibers from your fleece jackets in the Great Lakes
Interlochen Public Radio (8/18)

Study by the University of Toledo details harm done by algae
The Toledo Blade (8/18)

After decades away, it took just a day to bring this lighthouse home
WPCN - Cleveland, OH (8/17)

Beachgoer finds ominous object near Poplar River
Duluth News Tribune (8/17)

Buoy-marking project will protect Michigan shipwrecks, divers
MLive (8/17)

Explorers find second-oldest confirmed shipwreck in Lake Ontario
The Hamilton Spectator (8/17)

Kayakers set to finish circumnavigation of Lake Superior
Bemidji Pioneer (8/17)

Long-term growth strategy for Seaway system could include longer shipping season
Watertown Daily Times (8/17)

Michigan hatcheries produced more fish this year for lakes
The Associated Press (8/17)

No leads in sturgeon killings on St. Lawrence River
Watertown Daily Time (8/17)

Swimmer to begin 120-mile Lake Michigan quest
The Chicago Tribune (8/17)

Deadly currents -- why they hit the Great Lakes
WBFO - Buffalo, NY (8/16)

Duluth rowers scull forward, try to recapture heyday
Minnesota Public Radio (8/16)

Fisheries and Oceans Canada to visit shuttered Silver Islet dock
CBC News (8/16)

Heritage markers vanish from Lake Superior shipwrecks
CBC News (8/16)

Historic Port Clinton Lighthouse shines bright again
WNWO-TV, Toledo, OH (8/16)

Lake Erie shipwreck resources abound
The Morning Journal (8/16)

Lessons in sailing, science
Superior Telegram (8/16)

National park signs in Michigan now sport poetry
The Detroit News (8/16)

NOAA to work with MTU scientists out on Lake Superior
WLUC-TV - Marquette, MI (8/16)

Report: ‘Highly radioactive materials' leaked in FitzPatrick Nuclear Plant
WSYR-TV - Scriba, NY (8/16)

Former DEC biologist claims department’s bias in wind projects
Watertown Daily Times (8/15)

Pilot program using dredged material from the Maumee River on farm fields
WTVG-TV - Toledo, OH (8/15)

Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor shipments on even keel with last year
The Times (8/15)

Reef restoration project in Grand Traverse Bay hopes to increase fish population
WPBN-TV - Traverse City, MI (8/15)

Region experiencing environmental and ecological impacts from drought
WIVB-TV - Williamsville, NY (8/15)

State has new weapon in fight against invasive mussels
Detroit Free Press (8/15)

Study calls for 18-km turbine setback
The London Free Press (8/15)

Conference promotes proposed marine sanctuary
WLUK-TV - Green Bay, WI (8/14)

Dead, discarded fish under investigation by Mohawks
The Press-Republican (8/14)

Group calls for tighter restrictions on legacy toxin
Blackburn News (8/14)

Researchers seek participants for water-sampling project on Lake Erie
The Buffalo News (8/14)

COMMENTARY: Secure the quality of our water supply
The Toledo Blade (8/13)

New DEQ director says calls to shut down Enbridge Line 5 are premature
MLive (8/13)

Port of Cleveland called economic driver despite cargo decline
The Plain Dealer (8/13)

Artwork of Erie Canal from its 1825 opening found
The Associated Press (8/12)

EDITORIAL: OEPA’s disrespect
The Toledo Blade (8/12)

First of two Kawkawlin River dredging projects nearly complete
MLive (8/12)

Foremost phragmites expert gives talk in Providence Bay
The Manitoulin Expositor (8/12)

Lake Superior water levels: good for boaters, bad for beach seekers
CBC News (8/12)

Piping plovers find breeding habitat on Cat Island
Green Bay Press-Gazette (8/12)

Researchers say Flint water improving
South Bend Tribune (8/12)

Shortage of young boat captains could weigh down marine towing boom
Chicago Tribune (8/12)

$10M in Great Lakes grants target shoreline quality, habitat cleanup
MLive (8/11)

$4.3 million federal loan to finance repairs to Pheasant Run's wastewater treatment plant
The Plain Dealer (8/11)

Agencies team up to protect piping plover population at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
WJFW-TV - Rhinelander, WI (8/11)

Committee looking to improve safety near Lighthouse Pier
The Times (8/11)

EPA awards $172,000 for green infrastructure to improve water quality in Lake Erie
WaterWorld (8/11)

For sale: 4 offshore Lake Michigan lighthouses
The Times Herald (8/11)

Looking for moose on Isle Royale a must for your bucket list
Detroit Free Press (8/11)

More marine sanctuaries coming to Great Lakes
WBFO - Buffalo, NY (8/11)

More money for Michigan's coastal areas
Michigan Radio (8/11)

$7.9M in federal funds awarded for Muskegon Lake cleanup
The Associated Press (8/10)

EDITORIAL: No one will save the lake for us
The Toledo Blade (8/10)

EPA awards grants throughout Lake Erie shoreline
The News-Herald (8/10)

EPA grants to go toward improving Lake Michigan water quality
WLUK-TV - Green Bay, WI (8/10)

Minnesota Slip cleanup options to be explored
Duluth News tribune (8/10)

Sturgeon hatchery to offer tours in Onaway
WPBN-TV - Traverse City, MI (8/10)

Up from the depths: Aquatic research vessle stops in Holland on tour of Lake Michigan
The Holland Sentinel (8/10)

Vintage vessels abound at Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show
The Sault Ste. Marie Evening News (8/10)

Dingell, conservation leaders highlight project in Ann Arbor Township
MLive (8/9)

Endangered piping plover nesting for first time in 75 years in bay
WLUC-TV - Green Bay, WI (8/9)

Harbour our Olympic legacy
The Kingston Whig-Standard (8/9)

It's for the birds! Schlitz Audubon's Raptor Program offers a 'beak to beak' experience
WUWM – Milwaukee, WI (8/9)

Lighthouse Wind releases Avian and Bat Study Plan
The Daily News (8/9)

Maritime Museum opens expanded shipwreck exhibit
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter (8/9)

Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center aims to be poster child of sustainability & collaboration
WUWM – Milwaukee, WI (8/9)

Ohio Department of Natural Resources settles on damages on Lake Erie properties
WKSU – Kent, OH (8/9)

Stelco: New bid tabled for steelmaker
The Hamilton Spectactor (8/9)

Two months after running aground, freighter Roger Blough returns to Twin Ports
Duluth News Tribune (8/9)

Windsor's Sandpoint Beach is a gift that could be something "lofty"
The Windsor Star (8/9)

Wisconsin sets cisco quota for Lake Superior
Duluth News Tribune (8/9)

After battling exhaustion, man who solo kayaked across Lake Michigan might try again
MLive (8/8)

Climate change warning signs getting stronger
The Toledo Blade (8/8)

DNR research vessel features unique technology to learn more about Lake Huron fish
WPBN-TV - Traverse City, MI (8/8)

Educational benefits could follow Lake Ontario marine sanctuary designation
WSKG – Binghamton, NY (8/8)

Historic lighthouse threatened by Poverty Island wildfire
WKUC-TV, Marquette, MI (8/8)

Manitou Island lighthouse up for auction: Would you live there?
MLive (8/8)

Nearly $1M to boost Great Lakes coastal projects in Michigan
The Associated Press (8/8)

New plan aims to save Lake Michigan beaches, habitats
Public News Service (8/8)

Rain, wind, darkness no obstacle to Mackinac thrills for North Shore sailors
Pioneer Press (8/8)

State awards Ashland $450K for redevelopment
Wisconsin Public Radio (8/8)

Tall Ships making return voyage to Sturgeon Bay
Door County Daily News (8/8)

Underwater robot getting info on Lake Michigan food chains
The Associated Press (8/8)

Odd Michigan park has eerie beauty, a whole lot of rocks
Detroit Free Press (8/7)

Officials, residents, researchers look for answers to beach erosion
Chicago Tribune (8/7)

COMMENTARY: Congressman's view: Transportation secretary’s visit to Duluth was important: Here’s why
Duluth News Tribune (8/6)

EDITORIAL: Change critical in maintaining safe, ample water supply
Star News (8/6)

Floating condoms brings push for cleanup in Toronto
WBFO – Buffalo, NY (8/6)

Great Lakes could hit record warm temperature
The Detroit News (8/6)

Aquarium dumping likely source of toothy exotics
The Toledo Blade (8/5)

These birds of a feather lost their feathers
Great Lakes Echo (8/5)

Enbridge to install more Line 5 anchors after easement violation
MLive (8/4)

Endangered plover population on rise; still needs protection
Petoskey News-Review (8/4)

Great Lakes research vessel to become museum exhibit
Detroit Free Press (8/4)

International Wildlife Refuge grows with land donation
The News-Herald (8/4)

Lighthouses shine in new Apostle Islands exhibit
Chicago Tribune (8/4)

Michigan’s ‘firebird’ continues its ascent from near extinction
Great Lakes Echo (8/4)

Natural Resources Board approves rule to maintain cisco numbers in Lake Superior
Wisconsin Public Radio (8/4)

Oswego mayor urges 'immediate' water conservation, water levels critically low
WRVO - Oswego, NY (8/4)

Restored lighthouse ready in Ottawa County
The Toledo Blade (8/4)

Review by nuclear safety board rejects allegations in anonymous letter
Ottawa Citizen (8/4)

Shipping industry officials fight pay raise for Great Lakes freighter pilots
National Public Radio (8/4)

Tall ships give Green Bay a taste of history
Green Bay Press-Gazette (8/4)

Viking ship "Draken" won't make it to Duluth
KDAL - Duluth, MN (8/4)

$1.5M campaign to protect land along Pere Marquette River
The Associated Press (8/3)

Alligator gar not effective weapon against Asian carp, says biologist
WTTW-TV – Chicago, IL (8/3)

Asian carp ‘fatigue’ threatens Great Lakes
The Toledo Blade (8/3)

Dramatic turn-around on Lake Erie
WTVG-TV - Toledo, OH (8/3)

EDITORIAL: It's time for N.Y. to require a boating safety course for all
The Post Star (8/3)

Grant money to reduce sediment into Racine harbor, lake
The Journal Times (8/3)

Osprey making a comeback in St. Lawrence region
Cornwall Standard-Freeholder (8/3)

State AG: Parts of pipelines under Mackinac Straits not properly supported
Michigan Public Radio (8/3)

State Awards $1.3M For Improvements To Lakes And Streams
WBIW – Bedford, IN (8/3)

COMMENTARY: How to protect Lake St. Clair
The Detroit News (8/2)

DNR awards over one million dollars in grants for 33 Indiana (LARE) projects
WXIN-TV - Indianapolis, IN (8/2)

Northern Wisconsin flood damage estimated at $35M
Wisconsin Public Radio (8/2)

Senator Schumer wants to speed up grant process for dredging in Ogdensburg harbor
North Country This Week (8/2)

Trail cam confirms 2 wolves hanging on at Isle Royale
Detroit Free Press (8/2)

Weather buoys on the Great Lakes
WFRV-TV - Green Bay, WI (8/2)

Wildlife funds helping battle phragmites
Huron Daily Tribune (8/2)

New York State aiding nuclear plants with millions in subsidies
The New York Times (8/1)

Niles continues pursuit to purchase water from Evanston
Chicago Tribune (8/1)

South Works back on the market
Chicago Tribune (8/1)

St. Joseph River has ‘significant presence of organic waste compounds’
The Associated Press (8/1)

State agencies investigating fish kill in Putnam County
WNWO-TV – Toledo, OH (8/1)


 
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