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August 2014
Ukranian crew ordered to not exit ship sitting on river in Toledo
Fox 8 Cleveland (8/31)

Grand Traverse Bay phragmites surveyed, soon to be treated
Traverse City Record Eagle (8/30)

11 Mackinac Island ferries are subjects of federal lawsuits
Upper Peninsula Breaking News (8/29)

Bait dumping offers invaders path to Great lakes
Associated Press (8/29)

Despite harmful algal blooms, Lake Erie is relatively healthy
The Voice (8/29)

EDITORIAL: Safe operation of Palisades Nuclear Plant calls for constant vigilance
MLive (8/29)

Lake Michigan ferry fight rages in Washington
Green Bay Press Gazette (8/29)

Tall ship Peacemaker sails into Erie, Pa.
Erie Times-News (8/29)

'We don't poison the people, we feed the people'
Ionia Sentinel-Standard (8/28)

Blast at BP refinery sparks fire, rattles homes
Associated Press (8/28)

Brutal winter? Almanac could be wrong, scientists say
KXLF - Butte, MT (8/28)

Chatham-Kent, Ontario's public utilities commission monitoring large bloom via satellite imagery
Chatham Daily News (8/28)

Groups to discuss oil pipelines during bridge walk
Traverse City Record-Eagle (8/28)

Invasive Phragmites hurting bird population on Leslie St. Spit
Toronto Star (8/28)

Invasive spiny waterflea confirmed in Lake Champlain
Burlington Free Press (8/28)

Kincardine natives have been pioneering Great Lakes surfing in the area for over two decades
Owen Sound Sun Times (8/28)

Michigan DNR wants clues about fish that got away
Huron Daily Tribune (8/28)

Nuclear waste dump hearings to start in Kincardine
The Voice (8/28)

Plans for south Jefferson waterline build momentum
Watertown Daily Times (8/28)

Toledo raises sewer rates to pay for improvements
The Columbus Dispatch (8/28)

U.S. Rep Kildee plans resolution opposing nuclear waste facility near Lake Huron
The Detroit News (8/28)

U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee to announce anti-nuclear waste initiatives in Bay City
MLive (8/28)

ATV beach traffic concerns L. Huron coastal manager
BlackburnNews.com (8/27)

Blue-green algae in Hamilton harbor prompts advisory
The Hamilton Spectator (8/27)

Lake Erie island warned not to use well water
WFMJ Youngstown (8/27)

Lawyer swims 21 miles across Lake St. Clair
The Times Herald (8/27)

MillerCoors to donate $500,000 for South Shore Park cleanup
Milwaukee Business News (8/27)

Park officials allow Apostle Islands fire to burn
Wisconsin State Journal (8/27)

Tourism generates $1.8 billion in the Lake Erie shores and islands region
Norwalk Reflector (8/27)

Debate ongoing over fish farming in the Great Lakes
Michigan Radio (8/26)

Plastic pollutants found throughout Great Lakes food chain
WXXI News - Rochester, NY (8/26)

State receives NOAA money to improve environment
The Associated Press (8/26)

Boat show draws more than 2,000 to E. Toledo
The Toledo Blade (8/25)

Chicago Riverwalk extension no cakewalk
Chicago Tribune (8/25)

COMMENTARY: Huge project to restore Buffalo River will enhance waterfront development
The Buffalo News (8/25)

COMMENTARY: We must protect our Great Lakes
Port Huron Times Herald (8/25)

In California’s brown fields, an arid future
The Globe and Mail (8/25)

Invasive fish predator leaving mark on Georgian Bay habitat
CTV - Barrie, ON (8/25)

Lake Erie’s problems were solved in the ’70s
The Columbus Dispatch (8/25)

Montreal sewage waste dumped directly into rivers
CBC News (8/25)

Residents get hands-on lesson about Maumee River conditions
WTVG 13 ABC - Toledo, OH (8/25)

Senators announce funding for University of Michigan project
WKZO - Washington, D.C. (8/25)

St. Louis River clean-up project is flowing along
Northlands News Center (8/25)

Summer vacation researching lakes
The Journal Gazette (8/25)

Toledo Mayor Collins schooled by many on algae, including his wife
Toledo Blade (8/25)

Toronto court to decide fate of Lake Ontario wind farm
CBC News (8/25)

USDA encouraging farmers to plant cover crops
NBC24 - Toledo, OH (8/25)

Lake Michigan death spurs action on rip current awareness
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (8/24)

Lamprey steal show at derby
Owen Sound Sun Times (8/24)

'Never say never' on toxic algae
Grand Heaven Tribune (8/23)

Controlling sea lamprey is vital task
The Buffalo News (8/23)

Despite cleaner St. Clair River flowing into Lake Erie, harmful algal blooms continue
The Voice (8/23)

Despite harmful algal blooms, Lake Erie is relatively healthy
The Voice (8/23)

Group pushes action to restore water levels sooner than later
The Enterprise-Bulletin (8/22)

Ohio EPA has public hearing about fate of Ballville Dam
The Toledo Blade (8/22)

State, local officials tour waterfront communities in Macomb County
The Voice (8/22)

Waukegan spends $30K to replace 110 infected ash trees
Lake County News-Sun (8/22)

10 tons of contaminated soil removed from Buffalo River each minute
WIVB - Buffalo, NY (8/21)

Algae-produced microcystin may follow blooms across lake
The Toledo Blade (8/21)

COMMENTARY: Canada's new consul general is determined to build a new Detroit River bridge
Michigan Radio (8/21)

COMMENTARY: Mine disaster could happen to Lake Superior
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (8/21)

COMMENTARY: Phil Pavlov: We must protect our Great Lakes
The Times-Herald (8/21)

Critics say new Ohio law isn't enough to protect Lake Erie from fertilizer runoff
Michigan Radio (8/21)

Fishing industry business leaders discuss Asian carp
Traverse City Record-Eagle (8/21)

Michigan business owners sue over 2010 Enbridge oil spill
Lansing State Journal (8/21)

Ports commission hears positive news about Burns Harbor
The Northwest Indiana Times (8/21)

Stabenow announces funds to protect Great Lakes
WKZO - Washington, D.C. (8/21)

Sylvania mayor pushes regional drinking-water plan
The Toledo Blade (8/21)

Cleveland shipyard gets EPA drydocking contract
The Plain Dealer (8/20)

County against nuclear facility on shoreline
Cheboygan Daily Tribune (8/20)

Curbing phosphorus would quickly slash algae in Lake Erie
Columbus Dispatch (8/20)

Force 5 North American Championship setting sail on Lake Huron
The Times-Herald (8/20)

Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance aims to raise awareness of Bay City's schooner Appledore, other STEM teaching tools
MLive (8/20)

Great Lakes' low water levels captivate, worry artists
WBEZ Chicago (8/20)

Group of 5 plans to cross Lake Michigan by stand-up paddle boards
Minneapolis Star Tribune (8/20)

Historic lighthouse near Mackinac Island could be your house!
Detroit Free Press (8/20)

Lake Michigan surfers promote Great Lakes protection
WUWM - Milwaukee, WI (8/20)

Save the River looks to boost its education program
TWC News - Syracuse, NY (8/20)

Transportation Safety Board slams Transport Canada in Lac-Mégantic disaster
Montreal Gazette (8/20)

Tribes to talk mining, Great Lakes funding with EPA
WXPR - Rhinelander, WI (8/20)

Winnetka bans some driveway sealants
Chicago Tribune (8/20)

Algae forecast detailed at Stone Lab gathering
The Toledo Blade (8/19)

COMMENTARY: Predicting future levels of the Great Lakes has high uncertainty
Canada Free Press (8/19)

Company acquires rights to develop Lake Erie high-voltage line
Erie Times-News (8/19)

Government announces $2M grant to farmers in western Lake Erie to reduce fertilizer runoff
The Toledo Blade (8/19)

Group puts focus on phragmites threat
The Entreprise-Bulletin (8/19)

Isle Royale vessel Ranger III used for testing prototype of system to cleanse ballast tanks
The Associated Press (8/19)

Lake Huron coast watchers needed
Blackburn News (8/19)

Port Huron paddlers get special downtown launch
Port Huron Times Herald (8/19)

Port Huron paying to have Black River Canal dredged
The Times-Herald (8/19)

Duluth-Superior port hums with activity
Duluth News Tribune (8/18)

Geysers on the Maumee
The Toledo Blade (8/18)

Heavy rainfall prompts discharge of more than 200 million gallons of treated wastewater into Saginaw, Mich. waterways
MLive (8/18)

Here’s toxic tale of Annie, Fannie, Mike
The Toledo Blade (8/18)

Port of Oswego, N.Y. says increase in aluminum shipments puts it on pace for record season
WRVO Public Media (8/18)

Recent workshop discussed new Rural Stormwater Management Model
Clinton News Record (8/18)

White Lake rising: 'Toxic' label bad for Muskegon County community's image, good for cleanup
MLive (8/18)

Ballville Dam’s fate takes on new urgency in wake of water crisis
The Toledo Blade (8/17)

Children get to feel the buzz of insects found in the St. Lawrence River
Cornwall Standard-Freeholder (8/17)

COMMENTARY: What will it take to save Lake Erie?
The Toledo Blade (8/17)

Great Lakes, Seaway shipping continue comeback after disastrous spring
Sawyer County Record (8/17)

Salmon numbers dip in Lake Michigan
The Columbus Dispatch (8/17)

Detroit's sewage overflow feeds Lake Erie algae growth
Monroe News (8/16)

EDITORIAL: Not in our lakes
Huron Daily Tribune (8/15)

Geologists: Holes keep developing where boy was buried alive in NW-Indiana sand dunes
The Associated Press (8/15)

Hiker rescued on Lake Superior Island thanks to satellite beacon
Sawyer County Record (8/15)

Kite boarders bring new conflicts to Great Lakes beaches
Great Lakes Echo (8/15)

Marysville signs MDEQ grant contract for Cuttle Creek restoration
The Voice (8/15)

Metro Detroit's sewage overflow feeds Lake Erie algae growth
The Detroit News (8/15)

Salt at the source: A day in a Lake Huron mine
The Toronto Star (8/15)

Thousands of dead fish are blanketing the Belle River
CBC (8/15)

Van Wert SWCD supervising program to clean up Lake Erie water
Times Bulletin (8/15)

Activist: Canadian nuclear establishment has history of not consulting with public
The Voice (8/14)

Algae blooms likely won't affect drinking water from other Great Lakes, DEQ says
MLive (8/14)

County beaches in good shape as Labor Day approaches
The Oakland Press (8/14)

EPA plans comment period on dioxin cleanup plan
Associated Press (8/14)

Great Lakes water levels rebound thanks to prolonged winter
The Star (8/14)

Illinois company is latest to test market for carp
The Associated Press (8/14)

Michigan officials pledge efforts to stop algae in Lake Erie
The Associated Press (8/14)

More holes found under Mount Baldy at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
CBS Chicago (8/14)

New Windsor-Detroit bridge authority stages first meeting
The Windsor Star (8/14)

Ohio farmers point to algae law loophole
Great Lakes Echo (8/14)

Ohio offers $150M in no-interest loans to help cities with water issues after toxin emergency
The Associated Press (8/14)

5-foot waves already building along Lake Michigan shore; swift currents expected
MLive (8/13)

Asian Carp blocked from entering Great Lakes, remain a threat
Petowsky News-Review (8/13)

Botulism kills ducks along Grand Traverse Bay
Petoskey News Review (8/13)

COMMENTARY: A freshwater solution is within our reach
The Plain Dealer (8/13)

COMMENTARY: Climate change and the St. Lawrence River Basin
The Gazette (8/13)

COMMENTARY: Toledo's water ban demands a holistic view
The Plain Dealer (8/13)

Council member seeks city funds for water study
Toledo Blade (8/13)

Environmental Defence unveils plan to fight Great Lakes algae
CBC News (8/13)

Heavy rains force millions of gallons of raw sewage into area waterways
Detroit Free Press (8/13)

Lake Erie fish should be safe to eat, scientists say
The News Messenger (8/13)

Lake Michigan Day a worthwhile effort
Sheboygan Press (8/13)

Lake Superior research ship snags sunken century-old barge
CBC News (8/13)

Marine security exercise set for parts of Lake Ontario
WHEC Rochester (8/13)

Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor shipments up 25 percent
NW Times (8/13)

The last boat builder of Hamilton
Hamilton Spectator (8/13)

UM receives grant for Great Lakes ecosystems research
Detroit News (8/13)

A fall polar vortex? Cool September on the horizon
The Holland Sentinel (8/12)

Bad Axe, Mich. opposes nuclear waste plan
Huron Daily Tribune (8/12)

COMMENTARY: Toledo water crisis: Credibility in question, critical thinking needed
Great Lakes Echo (8/12)

Lake Erie: Is it time to worry again about its health?
Erie Time-News (8/12)

Milwaukee finds a fix for stormwater overflows: Abandoned basements
NPR (8/12)

Surfing on the Great Lakes has its own culture
Second Wave (8/12)

Boat party: The Mardi Gras of the water goes for world record
Guardian Liberty Voice (8/11)

Breakwaters ruled among the “worst on the Great Lakes” but Port Washington, Wis. getting some help
Fox 6 - Port Washington, WI (8/11)

COMMENTARY: Politics out of Toledo water crisis? Yeah, right...
Toledo Blade (8/11)

COMMENTARY: Sen. Carl Levin (Mich.): Great Lakes restoration bill receive Senate's attention
The Times Herald (8/11)

COMMENTARY: Time for Ontario to be more ambitious on water
Northumberland View (8/11)

The creatures you're most likely to encounter in the Great Lakes
Michigan Radio (8/11)

Toledo dredging project delayed until community can be informed
The Toledo Blade (8/11)

White Lake rising: Toxic hot spot no more, lake moves beyond chemical past
MLive (8/11)

Could toxic lake algae affect Wisconsin's water?
Green Bay Press Gazette (8/10)

EDITORIAL: Timely attack on toxic algal blooms will translate into votes
The Plain Dealer (8/10)

Lake Michigan Water Trail moving ahead
The Grand Rapids Press (8/10)

Spirits rise as Great Lakes, inland water levels rebound
Battle Creek Enquirer (8/10)

COMMENTARY: Ballast flushing isn't enough to protect the Great Lakes
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (8/9)

COMMENTARY: Shipping industry need not be sacrificed to fight invasive species
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (8/9)

Scientist: Water treatment plants can remove toxin from drinking water
Port Clinton News Herald (8/9)

A peek inside the St. Lawrence Seaway master control
North Country Public Radio (8/8)

Bee story: Be cold, be dead
Great Lakes Echo (8/8)

Chicago mayor calls for summit on drinking water
Associated Press (8/8)

City eyes new ways to keep water clean
The Hamilton Spectator (8/8)

Columbus ships Nina, Pinta return to Wyandotte, Mich. Aug. 13-17; organizers hope for big draw of first-time visitors
The News-Herald (8/8)

Documentary being shot in Rhinelander, Wis. on controlling Great Lakes invasive species
WTAQ - Rhinelander, WI (8/8)

Mysterious disappearance of the Griffon in Lake Huron
Shoreline Beacon (8/8)

Sea lamprey search comes to Conneaut
The Star Beacon (8/8)

Study says Lake Erie walleye, yellow perch might survive Asian carp invasion
The Associated Press (8/8)

COMMENTARY: Toledo panic shows Great Lakes at risk
The Detroit News (8/7)

Farm groups highlight efforts to reduce Lake Erie runoff
The Detroit News (8/7)

Lake Erie's algae explosion blamed on farmers
CBC News (8/7)

NASA space technology used to battle Lake Erie's algae problems
The Plain Dealer (8/7)

Secret mayors' nuclear waste meetings rapped
The Canadian Press (8/7)

Thin margin protecting Great Lakes from next major species invasion
MLive (8/7)

14-year-old Canadian girl becomes youngest person to swim across Lake Ontario
The Post-Standard (8/6)

2 Indiana cities get $500,000 from EPA to improve Lake Michigan's water quality
Associated Press (8/6)

A $4.1 million USGS research vessel for Lake Ontario gets christened at Oswego Harbor
The Post-Standard (8/6)

Charter board captains expose government, tourism groups to sport fishing
The Buffalo News (8/6)

COMMENTARY: Lake Huron nuclear dump scheme in trouble
The Toronto Star (8/6)

Guess who's dumping in Lakes Michigan and Huron? It's Lake Superior
MLive (8/6)

Lake Michigan sailing races fun, but competitive, too
The Holland Sentinel (8/6)

Lake Michigan salmon, where have you gone?
Northwest Herald (8/6)

Meet the invasive pest fueling Lake Erie's toxic algae bloom
National Journal (8/6)

Ohio lawmakers set Aug. 15 hearing on Lake Erie algae crisis
The Columbus Dispatch (8/6)

Wyandotte transient marina committee members chosen; tasked with finding funds for Detroit River project
The News-Herald (8/6)

Erie, PA's drinking water not very susceptible to algae toxin
Erie Times-News (8/5)

Great Lakes steel production rises by 18,000 tons
NW Times (8/5)

Lakes rising but group warns it won't last
Sun Times (8/5)

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder weighs in on Muskegon river barges proposal
MLive (8/5)

The North Channel: The Great Lakes' best kept secret
Interlochen Public Radio (8/5)

Toledo drinking water ban stirs legislative interest in reducing phosphorous
WKSU - Kent, OH (8/5)

Waukegan reaches milestone in harbor cleanup
Chicago Tribune (8/5)

West Shore Huron Classic sets eyes on Kincardine's late-summer waves and wind
Kincardine News (8/5)

What lies beneath Toronto harbour: Would you believe Porsches and whale bones?
The Star (8/5)

Algae’s lake effect reveals pea green disaster
Toledo Blade (8/4)

Behind Toledo’s water crisis, a long-troubled Lake Erie
New York Times (8/4)

Canadian crude taking rail through northern Minnesota
Star Tribune (8/4)

City of Toledo lifts ban on drinking tap water
Toledo Blade (8/4)

Local teachers travel to study lakes
The Journal Gazette (8/4)

More lights sought along Summerville Pier to avoid boating accidents
WXXI News - Rochester, NY (8/4)

Ontario seeks wind, solar energy storage options
The Globe and Mail (8/4)

Report: Littoral Combat Ships too heavy
Green Bay Press Gazette (8/4)

Schumer pushes for funding to restore Braddock Bay
TWC News - Rochester, NY (8/4)

Scuba diver rescued in Lake Michigan
Detroit News (8/4)

See photos of big Great Lakes water level changes
MLive (8/4)

Tiny plastic microbeads pile up into problems for the Great Lakes
PBS News Hour (8/4)

Toxin tests vary
Toledo Blade (8/4)

WI DNR: Meetings coming up for Lake Michigan plan
Appleton Post Crescent (8/4)

Farming practices and climate change at root of Toledo water pollution
The Guardian (8/3)

Ontario drinking water not affected by Lake Erie toxins: ministry
CTV News (8/3)

Toledo water issues prompt Chicago to re-test lake water supply
Chicago Tribune (8/3)

EDITORIAL: The war on invasive species in the Great Lakes
Chicago Tribune (8/2)

Lake Superior water level now highest in 17 years: See the amazing rise in past two years
MLive (8/2)

COMMENTARY: Great Lakes restoration produces results
Great Lakes Echo (8/1)

Enbridge’s new Line 6B: Safer than old Line 6B?
The Voice (8/1)

Officials to survey on Lake Erie algae
The Toledo Blade (8/1)

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