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April 2014
BP CEO: Lake Michigan spill 'has been set aside'
NWI Times (4/30)

Chicago stops short of petroleum coke ban
Chicago Tribune (4/30)

Great Lakes brace for more toxic algae
WBEZ Chicago (4/30)

Great Lakes drowning education targets young men
Great Lakes Echo (4/30)

Lake Superior could see ice in June
St. Paul Pioneer Press (4/30)

Marinette ships spared cuts, for now
Green Bay Press Gazette (4/30)

Michigan officials ask company for evidence that Great Lakes oil pipelines safe
Associated Press (4/30)

Mystery holes in popular Lake Michigan sand dune cause summer closure
Michigan Radio (4/30)

Sales from specialty Ohio license plates help clean Lake Erie
Great Lakes Echo (4/30)

COMMENTARY: Eric Hansen: Tar sands oil shouldn't be shipped on Great Lakes
The Cap Times (4/29)

EDITORIAL: Army Corps must recognize that Lake Erie is not a liquid landfill
The Plain Dealer (4/29)

Fishing bounty in Ohio and Michigan a pretty easy sell
Toledo Blade (4/29)

Friends of Detroit Riverís spring cleanup set for April 26
The News-Herald (4/29)

NY looks for citizens to help assess water quality
Associated Press (4/29)

Ancient caribou hunt artifacts preserved deep in Lake Huron
CBC News (4/28)

DNR awaits lawmakers decision for new research boat
The Alpena News (4/28)

Duluth's Great Lakes Aquarium to launch new exhibit
KSTP-TV - Minneapolis, MN (4/28)

Endangered species discovery causing longer delay in Lyons Dam removal
MLive (4/28)

Michigan League Of Conservation Voters applauds Great Lakes mutual aid compact
WEMU Ypsilanti (4/28)

Midwest braces for effects of still-frozen Great Lakes
Liberty Voice (4/28)

Thunder Bay makes top 100 list for bass
The Alpena News (4/28)

Whatís wrong with proposed nuclear waste dump on Lake Huron?
The Voice (4/28)

Willow ptarmigan, denizen of Arctic, spotted in NY
Olean Times Herald (4/28)

Efforts to track sea lampreys; survival for Chinook salmon
The Alpena News (4/27)

Governors form Great Lakes investment partnership
Grand Haven Tribune (4/27)

Great Lakes ice currently highest amount for this late date; Superior could have ice still in June
MLive (4/27)

Museum showcases Great Lakes history
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (4/27)

Niagara River cleanup
Niagara Falls Review (4/27)

Should we save the wolves of Isle Royale?
National Geographic (4/27)

States, provinces agree to Great Lakes protection
The Associated Press (4/27)

Whitefish prices rise, Great Lakes commercial anglers benefit
The Mining Journal (4/27)

Anglers target Sodus Point for big Lake Ontario brown trout
The Times-News (4/26)

Biologists see good outlook for Lake Erie fishing
The Associated Press (4/26)

EPA: $1M in grants for Lake Michigan water quality projects on North Side
WGN-TV - Chicago, IL (4/26)

Flint plans to shut off water pipeline from Detroit today
Michigan Radio (4/25)

Michigan state climatologist: Brutal conditions of recent winter likely won't happen again in our lifetime
MLive (4/25)

Scientists cite Energy East pipeline threat to belugas
The Globe and Mail (4/25)

Stocking pens provide boost for fishing industry
The Associated Press (4/25)

Take a cruise - in the Great Lakes
Lansing State Journal (4/25)

Calhoun County bicycle trailway a long time coming
Battle Creek Inquirer (4/24)

Coast Guard completes investigation into BP oil spill
Northwestern Indiana Times (4/24)

Lake Express sailing season starts May 1
MLive (4/24)

Local nonprofit continues work on the Mona Lake Channel in time for the boating season
MLive (4/24)

Tiny, endangered mussels could force extra tunneling for giant KWA pipeline
MLive (4/24)

Battle over ballast water
Brockville Recorder (4/23)

Boaters warned of invasive stowaways
Leader-Post (4/23)

Chinese market becomes an alternative to deal with invasive carp
FIS (4/23)

Fracking issues raised by Auburn wastewater report
The Post-Standard (4/23)

Mackinac Island prepares for tourists, but ice freezes out spring
Detroit Free Press (4/23)

Michigan agency, private group seek volunteers to protect lake sturgeon during spawning season
The Republic (4/23)

National Museum of the Great Lakes opening this weekend
Toledo News Now (4/23)

Northeast Ohio lawmakers call for Lake Erie economic and tourism plan
The Plain Dealer (4/23)

Speaker: Invasive species threaten area
Daily Press (4/23)

The Madeline Island Ferry is up and running
KDLH 3- TV, Wisconsin (4/23)

5-point plan unveiled for sustainable area growth
The Toledo Blade (4/22)

After splashy debut, the Cleveland-Europe Express may add another ship
Cleveland (4/22)

Cleveland study shows vacant lots may yield storm water solutions
WKSU - Kent, OH (4/22)

COMMENTARY: Save Lake Erie before it's too late (Joel Brammeier)
Detroit Free Press (4/22)

Crossroads at Big Creek: It's all about the water at sustainable fair kickoff
Green Bay Press Gazette (4/22)

Lake Huron Fishing Club secures funding for river ecosystem study in Kincardine, Saugeen Shores areas
Kincardine News (4/22)

Leak from nuclear waste site would be diluted: Experts
The Toronto Star (4/22)

Students celebrate Earth Day by planting sequoia clones
Michigan Radio (4/22)

Trash frozen to the ground during winter making its way into Lake Michigan, rivers
Fox 6 Now Milwaukee (4/22)

Verdun to remove contaminated soil from riverfront, mayor says
Montreal Gazette (4/22)

Asian carp fears flow from Ohio rivers to Great Lakes
The Toledo Blade (4/21)

Coast Guard wraps up ice-breaking efforts on lower Great Lakes after 128 days
MLive (4/21)

COMMENTARY: Tiny insects and changing climate threaten majestic hemlocks
River Falls Journal (4/21)

COMMENTARY: Whitefish population healthy in bay, lake
Door County Advocate (4/21)

Indian fertilizer co-op seeking global tie to U.S. shale gas via Quebec & St. Lawrence Seaway
Natural Gas Intelligence (4/21)

Lawmakers fail Sanilac County again
The Times Herald (4/21)

Ohio joins the growing campaign vs. microbeads in personal-care products
WKSU Public Radio (4/21)

Raffle offers rare chance to scale Mackinac Bridge, view Great Lakes from above
MLive (4/21)

Shipping season begins today, marking latest start ever
CBC News (4/21)

State awards grants for Lake Michigan shoreline conservation programs
WBBM-TV - Chicago, IL (4/21)

Tough time for Great Lakes shipping
Daily Press (4/21)

UW researchers study plastic garbage in the Great Lakes
The Record (4/21)

COMMENTARY: Let's get serious about blocking invasive species
Green Bay Gazette (4/20)

Heavy spring showers could produce toxic algae in Lake Erie
The Buffalo News (4/20)

Great Lakes residents concerned about water
Michigan Radio (4/19)

River institute reflects on a successful 2013
Seaway News (4/19)

White amurs emerge as species of concern on Lake Erie
Akron Beacon Journal (4/19)

Algonac supports Rep. Miller's bill to keep Asian carp out of Great Lakes
The Voice (4/18)

Bighead carp DNA found in another Ohio waterway
The Columbus Dispatch (4/18)

First ships arrive at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor
Northwestern Indiana Times (4/18)

Flint plans to start using own river water Monday
WWMT-TV - Kalamazoo, MI (4/18)

Great Lakes threats demand regional approach, leaders say
Winnetka Talk (4/18)

Lake Huron Fishing Club gets money for river and stream study
Blackburn News (4/18)

Ludington carferry invests in new technology
Grand Rapids Business Journal (4/18)

Northern Minnesota oil pipeline opposition led by Winona LaDuke
St. Paul Pioneer Press (4/18)

Whitefish shortage: Slim chance for price drop on this Great Lakes staple, say experts
MLive (4/18)

Fisheries and Oceans working on measures to prevent Great Lakes Asian carp invasion
The Manitoulin Expositor (4/17)

New museum will provide an interactive Great Lakes experience
Toledo Free Press (4/17)

Study examines deaths of trout that eat alewife
Daily Press (4/17)

Betty Sutton: St. Lawrence Seaway opens Lorain, Great Lakes for trade
The Morning Journal (4/16)

Chicago bridges lift as sailboats begin journey to harbors
ABC7-TV - Chicago, IL (4/16)

Flint officials won't pinpoint when the city will switch to Flint River as Detroit water charges go higher
MLive (4/16)

Gary Works running at half capacity
The Times (4/16)

Great Lakes whitefish shortage comes on heels of record-high prices in 2013
MLive (4/16)

Lawmaker moves to ban microbeads linked to lake pollution
WGN-TV - Chicago, IL (4/16)

Marina operators eager for boating season
St. Thomas Times-Journal (4/16)

New York court leaves turbine project dangling in the wind
Great Lakes Echo (4/16)

Plan tackles Duluth's Park Point development
Duluth News Tribune (4/16)

Study examines deaths of Great Lakes trout that eat alewife
The Detroit News (4/16)

Thaw stirs up oil spilled in Lac-Mťgantic derailment
The Montreal Gazette (4/16)

U.S. Steel open to city offers for unused Hamilton port lands
Hamilton Spectator (4/16)

Waterfront receives $1.7 million boost from Greenway funds
The Buffalo News (4/16)

COMMENTARY: Tar sands expansion poses risk to Great Lakes
Midwest Energy News (4/15)

Dozens of ships at Soo Locks await ice cutter convoy to cross Lake Superior
Up North Live (4/15)

EDITORIAL: Sustain momentum on Great Lakes cleanup
Star Tribune (4/15)

Flint still looking for leaks in revenue stream for water and sewer service
MLive (4/15)

Long winter may have lasting effects across Ontario
Global News (4/15)

Michigan bats found with white-nose fungus
Great Lakes Echo (4/15)

Michigan dam breaks, river hits record level
WLNS (4/15)

National wildlife refuges expand hunting
Great Lakes Echo (4/15)

Ohio EPA says no sediment dumping in Lake Erie
WBNS-TV - Cleveland, OH (4/15)

Plastic pollution in the Great Lakes: Whatís happening and what can be done
Buffalo Rising (4/15)

Sediment canít be dumped in Lake Erie
The Columbus Dispatch (4/15)

Turning back time at Dixon Refuge
Bureau County Republican (4/15)

Great Lakes ice damages ships, slashes cargo numbers
Sawyer County Record (4/14)

Whitefish shortage getting in the way of traditional Passover meals
Daily Herald (4/14)

Why it's a big deal that half of the Great Lakes are still covered in ice
The Atlantic Cities (4/14)

Will fertilizer-certification program cut algae blooms?
The Columbus Dispatch (4/14)

Work starts to complete Sleeping Bear Dunes trail
MI NBC News (4/14)

Big plans to expand, restore lakefront park
Post-Tribune (4/13)

EDITORIAL: Switch to Flint River water represents new era in Flint
MLive (4/13)

Local groups join protest against manure on snow
Lenconnect (4/13)

Michiganís trail system poised for $27.6 million in improvements
Wyandotte Patch (4/13)

Planned nuclear waste facility raises fears for Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (4/13)

Province comes up with $640,000 for Rattray Marsh restoration
Brampton Guardian (4/13)

Survey maps invasive Japanese knotweed, capable of penetrating sidewalks and sewer tubes
MLive (4/13)

Anglers expected to 'hammer' Erie walleyes
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (4/12)

COMMENTARY: Tar sands oil expansion is risky
Journal Sentinel (4/12)

Asian carp could be rebranded as cuisine
The Associated Press (4/11)

Cleaner, updated S.S. Badger to set sail on May 16
MLive (4/11)

Namesake of ill-fated Edmund Fitzgerald to get his due
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/11)

Avast! Windsor police unveil new river patrol boat
The Windsor Star (4/10)

Cobourg Girl Guides awarded $25,000 grant to help protect the Great Lakes
Northumberland News (4/10)

COMMENTARY: Inspect Enbridge pipeline now
The Detroit News (4/10)

Company begins work on Lake Michigan carferry ash storage system
The Associated Press (4/10)

Flint gets final permit approvals from state to use Flint River for drinking water
MLive (4/10)

Isle Royale planning to consider wolves, island dynamics
The Mining Journal (4/10)

Mayor Barrett makes water pitch to White House
WISN-TV - Milwaukee, WI (4/10)

The big melt: Once-in-a-generation ice on lakes delays shipping season
Green Bay Press-Gazette (4/10)

Canada narrows list of possible locations for nuclear waste facility
CBC News (4/9)

Congress expands Great Lakes dredging; 16 projects planned in Michigan, Wisconsin
Great Lakes Echo (4/9)

Detroit zoning board rejects Detroit Bulk Storage's variance request along river
The Detroit News (4/9)

Farm bill: Conservationists claim victory
Tri-Valley Dispatch (4/9)

Lake Michigan and Lake Huron water levels are rising, but how big a jump is expected?
MLive (4/9)

Lindenhurst closer to switching to Lake Michigan water
Daily Herald (4/9)

Massive ice on lakes hitting Wisconsin fish
Net News Ledger (4/9)

Wasaga Beach residents continue to watch water levels rise
CTV News (4/9)

46 House members urge Great Lakes cleanup fund cuts reversed
The Detroit News (4/8)

Council of Canadians, environmental groups push Great Lakes protection
Great Lakes Echo (4/8)

EDITORIAL: Wisconsin DNR proposes smart, realistic strategy on invasive species
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/8)

Ferry traffic ends winterís grip on Lake Erie islands
The Toledo Blade (4/8)

Harsh winter unearths shipwreck
Traverse City Record-Eagle (4/8)

Icebreaking crews work to open Great Lakes to business
The Associated Press (4/8)

Port of Muskegon joins American Great Lakes Ports Association as only West Michigan member
MLive (4/8)

Shipping season opens with promise of more diversified cargo
The Hamilton Spectator (4/8)

Shore restoration project in Marysville wins engineering award
The New Baltimore Voice (4/8)

Wonders beneath the water beckon divers to play deep
The Times Herald (4/8)

Lake Erie wind farm planners make final pitch for federal funding
Idea Stream (4/7)

Lakewood launches pilot sewer project in hopes of reducing expensive sewer upgrades
The Plain Dealer (4/7)

New plan needed for Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River; water levels likely to be higher this summer
Watertown Daily Times (4/7)

State tries to scrub away microbeads
The Columbia Chronicle (4/7)

Come spring: The walleyes move out of Saginaw Bay
MLive (4/6)

Despite winterís might, ash borer treatment urged
Post-Tribune (4/6)

First Nations elder promotes the need to protect water during a journey walking the shorelines of the mighty lakes
The London Free Press (4/6)

Lake Erie perch, walleye bag limits to stay same
The Columbus Dispatch (4/6)

Mixed catch: Spending up, but even state's fishing industry needs a business plan
Crain's Detroit Business (4/6)

State may ease ash borer rules, get tougher on other invasive species
The Associated Press (4/6)

State, federal officials discuss future of the Great Lakes
Midland Daily News (4/6)

Lake levels hold steady as cold hangs on
Holland Sentinel (4/5)

Clay Township supports Rep. Millerís bill to keep Asian carp out of Great Lakes
The Voice (4/4)

Crews finish cleanup after BP oil spill on Lake Michigan, trace amounts of oil remain
MLive (4/4)

Fish farming continues to thrive and expand on Manitoulin Isle
Manitoulin Expositor (4/4)

Paperwork coming together to remove White Lake from list of toxic hot spots in Great Lakes region
Michigan Radio (4/4)

Sen. Levin, other Great Lakes lawmakers, urge congressional colleagues to fund lakes programs
Star Tribune (4/4)

Study: Mussels improve lake property values
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune (4/4)

Association continues to push for right to walk along the shoreline
Welland Tribune (4/3)

Coast Guard warning people to stay off ice
Up North Live (4/3)

Euclid receives $1 million from state for lakefront plan
The News-Herald (4/3)

Farmers hear why and how they can help heal Lake Erie
The Beacon (4/3)

Moose prosper while wolves struggle on Isle Royale
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/3)

Recent spill triggers closer look at tar sands shipping on Great Lakes
Great Lakes Echo (4/3)

Surveyor demands data from BP on Lake Michigan oil spill
The Indy Channel (4/3)

U.N. panel to weigh dangers of oil-by-rail cargo
Reuters (4/3)

Army Corps of Engineers carp report provides puzzling questions
The Manitoulin Expositor (4/2)

Army Corps of Engineers wants resolution to Cleveland harbor dredging problems
The Plain Dealer (4/2)

Biological station to get makeover
The Alpena News (4/2)

Breaking Montrealís icy economy
Global News (4/2)

Chemicals take various routes to Great Lakes
Environmental Health News (4/2)

COMMENTARY: Georgian Bay water drop: Where did the water go?
Peterborough This Week (4/2)

Extreme precipitation closes beaches, may endanger human health
Great Lakes Echo (4/2)

Great Lakes' shipping season nonexistent as Soo Locks still waits for its first ship
MLive (4/2)

Marquette Harbor on waiting list for ice breakers
The Associated Press (4/2)

RSC wins grant for Lake Erie weather buoy
You Erie (4/2)

Spring Lake Huron fishery workshops offer current research and information about the fishery
The Times Herald (4/2)

State trying to determine if it can bring back sauger
The News-Messenger (4/2)

Tracking the prevalent local bald eagles
Port Clinton News-Herald (4/2)

Wauconda officials take two more steps toward lake water
Daily Herald (4/2)

Wheatfield residents question bio-energy plant expansion
WGRZ-TV - Buffalo, NY (4/2)

COMMENTARY: Eastman park permit could set precedent
Rochester City Newspaper (4/1)

Detroit water tussle avoided in Flint pipeline debt
Bloomberg (4/1)

EDITORIAL: Army Corps must surrender on Lake Erie dredge dumping
The Plain Dealer (4/1)

Ice breakers challenged
The Mining Journal (4/1)

See melting from space as spring takes hold in southern Great Lakes; Lake Superior still frozen
MLive (4/1)

Zebra mussel-killing bacteria could help native species in the Great Lakes
Michigan Radio (4/1)

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