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February 2017
Ashland harbor breakwater light gets new mission
KDAL-Duluth, MN (2/28)

Indiana makes progress on East Chicago emergency declaration
Northwest Indiana Times (2/28)

It’s concerning, but officials believe they’ve found fix for E. coli problem at South Shore Park
WITI-TV- Milwaukee, WI (2/28)

Michigan private well water quality unregulated after installation
Great Lakes Echo (2/28)

Officials discover illegal sewer hookup in Eastpointe pouring raw sewage into Lake St. Clair
WDIV-TV – Detroit, MI (2/28)

Quebec government concerned by presence of Asian carp in St. Lawrence River
CBC News (2/28)

Solved: the mystery of Devil’s Kettle Falls
Minnesota Public Radio (2/28)

‘If we lose the EPA, we lose Lake Erie,’ Great Lakes scientist says
Cleveland Scene (2/28)

About 500K gallons of human waste spilling into Grand River each day
WZZM-TV-Grand Rapids, MI (2/27)

Company awarded $6.3M contract to remove Boardman River Dam
WSYM-TV- Lansing, MI (2/27)

EPA wants planning schedule on Flint's future water source
MLive (2/27)

Grand Haven's a great idea, now and later
Daily Journal (2/27)

Lake Ontario residents appealing to president for help with water levels
WHEC-TV-Rochester, NY (2/27)

More water bill credits still a no-go for Flint utility customers
MLive (2/27)

NOAA scientists to document ice during Coast Guard operations
WBAY-TV- Green Bay, WI (2/27)

The buoys are back
The Toledo Blade (2/27)

The story of the first keeper of the Ontonagon Harbor Lighthouse
Upper Michigan Source (2/27)

19 things to do at Presque Isle in March
Go Erie (2/26)

Battle to protect native species from Great Lakes carp still on
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (2/26)

Learn about Muskegon's most valuable resource at museum lecture series
MLive (2/26)

Photography for Lake Michigan health
Chicago Sun Times (2/26)

DNR sets reduced allocations of brown trout
Journal Sentinel (2/25)

COMMENTARY: Protecting Lake Michigan while protecting Illinois taxpayers
Chicago Tribune (2/24)

Dead fish in Little River no cause for alarm, says local naturalist
Windsor Star (2/24)

New model tracks plastic in Great Lakes
Great Lakes Echo (2/24)

Bill would make illegal dumping of sediment in Lake Erie a felony
Toledo Blade (2/23)

Elk Lake trout may be new hope for Lake Michigan
Traverse City Record-Eagle (2/23)

Hands On Deck builds boats, character
Green Bay Press-Gazette (2/23)

New business group forms to oppose copper mining
Duluth News Tribune (2/23)

New poetry collection anchored in the history of Great Lakes shipwrecks
Michigan Radio (2/23)

No lethal control for cormorants in the Great Lakes this spring
Michigan Radio (2/23)

Sarnia hosting meeting on Great Lakes protection efforts
The Sarnia Observer (2/23)

Shorewood wades into oil pipeline dispute
Journal Sentinel (2/23)

Conveyor belt system to move cargo at Soo Locks raises questions
Detroit Free Press (2/22)

Cool lighthouses of the Great Lakes
The Plain Dealer (2/22)

Flint plan for $100M in fed funding advances to EPA
The Detroit News (2/22)

How do you get rid of 750 trillion mussels?
Lansing State Journal (2/22)

Lighthouse landscaping plan could feature new boathouse
Port Clinton News Herald (2/22)

Low alewife numbers heighten concern over chinook stocking
Journal Sentinel (2/22)

Public meetings in Buffalo, other cities target Great Lakes
WBFO-Buffalo, NY (2/22)

Sheboygan launches largest UV disinfection system
Sheboygan Press (2/22)

Warm weather forces St. Lawrence River Walleye Association to cancel Northern Pike Challenge for second consecutive year
North Country Now (2/22)

Warm winter has less impact on Great Lakes water levels
Detroit Free Press (2/22)

Waterville cuts off pipes from Toledo
Toledo Blade (2/22)

Lake Station delays vote on water plant sale
Chicago Tribune (2/21)

AG Bill Schuette says vessel discharge bill could threaten Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (2/21)

Change to ballast water regulations splits environmental groups and shipping industry
WXXI - Rochester, NY (2/21)

Fort Wayne Riverfront Project aims to prevent erosion, pollution
WBOI – Fort Wayne, IN (2/21)

Lake Michigan monarch migration stronghold turns 105
Door County Pulse (2/21)

Mild winter will have little to no impact on lake levels
The Alpena News (2/21)

Rep. Gallagher carries on ‘Save the Bay’ initiative
WBAY-TV, Green Bay, WI (2/21)

U.S. company goes to court to collect $28 million in damages awarded after Ontario banned Great Lakes wind farm
National Post (2/21)

U.S. Steel seeks court action on Minntac permit
Duluth News Tribune (2/21)

Warm weather this winter leaves Grand Traverse bay without ice cover
WWTV- Traverse City, MI (2/21)

Water quality a problem for rural areas, too
Great Lakes Echo (2/21)

Zebra mussels are being muscled out of the Great Lakes
CBC News (2/21)

Enbridge: No coating problem on Mackinac pipeline
The Detroit News (2/20)

U of W hosts binational meetings on status of Lake Erie
Windsor Star (2/20)

First bill in years will benefit North Country Trail that runs from NY to ND
The Bemidji Pioneer (2/19)

Meager ice cover on Lake Superior this winter
SooToday (2/19)

Port plan addresses never-ending 'tension' between industry, planners
Duluth News Tribune (2/19)

Study finds slight mercury increases in some Great Lakes fish, birds
GoErie (2/19)

Waukesha checks Root River health before Lake Michigan water diversion
Journal Sentinel (2/19)

Erie County needs $1 billion in water system improvements
WIVB-TV-Buffalo, NY (2/17)

How 6 bottled waters and Cleveland's tap water fared in an EPA test
WOIO-TV-Cleveland, OH (2/17)

Kivela asks for Soo Locks upgrades
WNMU- TV – Marquette, MI (2/17)

Lack of financing stalls Oliver Hazard Perry documentary
GoErie (2/17)

Unique lake trout could help restore Lake Michigan population
Great Lakes Echo (2/17)

Video helps volunteers take on aquatic invasives
Great Lakes Echo (2/17)

Waukesha water utility begins Root River monitoring
Racine Journal Times (2/17)

Winter fleet repairs underway at Bay Shipbuilding
Green Bay Press-Gazette (2/17)

'Bag-it Duluth' calls on city council for no-plastic ordinance
KQDS-TV – Duluth, MN (2/16)

Anglers can fish without a Michigan license this weekend
WDIV-TV – Detroit, MI (2/16)

CDC finds first genetic link between Legionnaires’ outbreak, Flint water
MLive (2/16)

Coast Guard urges extreme caution on ice, water as warm temperatures approach
SooToday (2/16)

Genesee County may be stuck with Detroit water
Detroit Free Press (2/16)

Indiana Dunes attracted more people than Sleeping Bear Dunes, Pictured Rocks
MLive (2/16)

Michigan Rep. Lee Chatfield introduce resolution to promote new Soo Lock
WWTV - Traverse City, MI (2/16)

NY's AG leads coalition against bill to strip state authority on ship discharges
WAMC - Albany, NY (2/16)

Plastic, or reusable? Environmentalists discuss impact of single-use bags
TWC News – Buffalo, NY (2/16)

Proposed resdesignation of Lake Huron shoreline scaled back
Blackburn News (2/16)

Water shutoffs to resume in Flint before spring
WZZM – Grand Rapids, MI (2/16)

Invasive aquatic weed, starry stonewort, creeps across US
Jackson County Chronicle (2/15)

Invasive grass carp pose threat to Lake Erie, surrounding wetlands
WIVB-TV – Buffalo, New York (2/15)

Isle Royale NPS will possibly bring up to 30 wolves to island
WLUC-TV – Marquette, Michigan (2/15)

Most of county’s lakes still impaired
Chicago Tribune (2/15)

No pending Oroville, but Michigan's aging, crumbling dams pose a risk
Detroit Free Press (2/15)

Opposition emerging to DNR Lake-River dredging proposal
WXPR – Rhinelander, WI (2/15)

Shaker's Green Lake dredging project receives official notice to proceed -- with caution
The Plain Dealer (2/15)

"We take all this risk for very little reward:" Bell's Brewery takes stand on Enbridge's Line 5
Michigan Radio (2/14)

Annual free fishing weekend is here
Detroit Free Press (2/14)

Does waning Great Lakes influence loom for Chicago?
Great Lakes Now (2/14)

Flint mayor upset with Snyder for ending water bill credits
The Associated Press (2/14)

Historian turns childhood interest into book on Great Lakes freighters
Great Lakes Echo (2/14)

Mayor to meet with Snyder today over state pulling Flint water bill credits
MLive (2/14)

New assessment, recovery options for Nemadji River watershed
Duluth News Tribune (2/14)

Ohio moves forward with plans to monitor algae blooms on Lake Erie
CBC News (2/14)

See historical photos of WWII submarine and its voyage across Lake Michigan
MLive (2/14)

When this Upper Peninsula lighthouse went dark, it sparked a 6-hour Coast Guard mission
MLive (2/14)

City expecting final dam-removal permit in March
The News-Messenger (2/13)

Coastal community workshop set for Feb. 23 in Sarnia
The Sarnia Observer (2/13)

COMMENTARY: Congress continues to probe Army Corps' tactics over Cleveland dredge issue
Cleveland Plain Dealer (2/13)

Great Lakes delegates try to get Trump's attention with priorities letter
MLive (2/13)

International Joint Commission recommends action to curb microplastics in the Great Lakes
WKSU – Kent, OH (2/13)

Madeline Island watches, worries as winter climate shifts
Minnesota Public Radio (2/13)

Ontario likely to extend offshore windfarm moratorium
The Associated Press (2/13)

Ontario signals offshore wind moratorium will continue for several more years
The Toronto Star (2/13)

Open water: Madeline Islands watches, worries as winter climate shifts
Minnesota Public Radio News (2/13)

Concerned about the Great Lakes? Here's your chance to speak up
Soo Today (2/12)

Cuomo calls on EPA to set drinking water standard
WBFO – Buffalo, New York (2/12)

Ice-free Lake Erie takes toll on fishing, beaches
Erie Times-News (2/12)

Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor has best three-year run in history
Times of Northwest Indiana (2/12)

Rep. Camilleri to hold forum on water issues
The Monroe News (2/12)

Upton calls on Trump to protect the Great Lakes
WSJM - St. Joseph, Michigan (2/12)

Amid persistent Line 6 pipeline worries, impartiality promised
The Mining Journal (2/10)

Groundwater specialist: Wells could run dry in 15 years
Chicago Tribune (2/10)

Old man winter on his way out? March-like February melts hope for ice cave visits
La Crosse Tribune (2/10)

Ritchie and 1000 Islands MPs join forces to ease Canada boater check-ins
North Country Public Radio (2/10)

Sen. Hite introduces clean water legislation
The Courier (2/10)

State disaster declared for E. Chicago
The Associated Press (2/10)

State of Lake Ontario fisheries subject of upcoming public meetings
The Citizen (2/10)

That was quick: Michigan’s sturgeon season lasts about an hour
Detroit Free Press (2/10)

Battle over Au Sable River fish hatchery reaches Congress
MLive (2/9)

Editorial: Clock ticking to open Leland Harbor for summer
Traverse City Record-Eagle (2/9)

Flint will get filters for 3 years despite claims water meets safety rules
MLive (2/9)

Lake Erie gives ice fishermen the cold shoulder
Sandusky Register (2/9)

Ohio releases its Lake Erie phosphorus-reduction plan a year early
WKSU – Kent, OH (2/9)

Port hires design team to envision transformation of Irishtown Bend
The Plain Dealer (2/9)

The Great Lakes Asian grass carp invasion has already begun
MLive (2/9)

Video shows stunning views of Lake Michigan
Great Lakes Echo (2/9)

Come hell or high water: Can Great Lakes shipping make a resurgence?
WBEZ-Chicago, IL (2/8)

Environmental group outraged over drilling in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
WLUC- TV- Marquette, MI (2/8)

Lake Huron water levels defy the odds: stay above normal
Manitoulin Expositor (2/8)

Milwaukee bans coal-tar sealants after study shows they pollute streams
Great Lakes Echo (2/8)

Modern day Noah spends 32 years building boat in Bloomer
The Chippewa Herald (2/8)

Plan to ship water from Presque Isle on hold after zoning ruling
Wisconsin Public Radio (2/8)

Surf's up on Lake Michigan in Sheboygan
WGBA-TV- Green Bay, MI (2/8)

The wintry beauty of a Lake Michigan beach in 30 pictures
MLive (2/8)

"One Watershed" plans are the next wave in environmental protection
Post Bulletin (2/7)

A watershed moment for dam removals in Michigan
Michigan Radio (2/7)

County awards state money for invasive species fight
Duluth News Tribune (2/7)

Exploratory drilling allowed in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
Michigan Radio (2/7)

Funding available for road stream crossing assessments
The Daily News (2/7)

Lake Michigan sand mine needs additional permit
MLive (2/7)

St. Lawrence Seaway announces new fees
Watertown Daily Times (2/7)

The best walleye fishing ever? Why 2017 could be a banner year on Lake Erie
WTVG-TV - Toledo, OH (2/7)

Dock location causing friction on Amherst Island
CKWS-TV- Kingston, ON (2/6)

Fireball spotted in Midwest sky, may have landed in Lake Michigan
Detroit Free Press (2/6)

Great Lakes water level forecasts for this summer
MLive (2/6)

Lack of ice on the Great Lakes
WDIO-DT- Duluth MN (2/6)

New lakefront group surfaces in Cleveland with big ambition
The Plain Dealer (2/6)

Oakville residents see water level up in Lake Ontario
Inside Hamilton (2/6)

Sewage ‘crisis averted’ during Super Bowl
The Detroit News (2/6)

Stop Asian carp, earn $1 million
Fox News (2/6)

Clean up of contaminated General Motors site in Massena expected to be mostly completed by early 2018
North Country Now (2/5)

COMMENTARY: Conservation agriculture — raising corn, beans and the standard for water quality
Sandusky Register (2/5)

Invasive aquatic weed, starry stonewort, creeps across US
The Associated Press (2/5)

Isle Royale out of balance: The wolf-moose dilemma
Toledo Blade (2/5)

Plan 2014 at Save the River conference, push for its future
Watertown Daily Times (2/5)

Walleye run could start earlier than normal; now is time to prepare
WTVG – Toledo, OH (2/5)

105 years ago, Niagara Falls ice bridge cracks, and three are swept to their deaths
The Buffalo News (2/4)

Conservation groups urge increases in license fees
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2/4)

EDITORIAL: Testing provides confidence in lakeshore safety
The Traverse City Record-Eagle (2/3)

Lake Superior January decline less than usual
Duluth News Tribune (2/3)

Port Clinton to remove contaminated park soil
Sandusky Register (2/3)

Tracking harmful algae in Lake Erie
Great Lakes Echo (2/3)

After decades of decreases, mercury rises in Great Lakes wildlife.
The Daily Climate (2/2)

City leaders may urge progress on marine sanctuary
Sheboygan Press (2/2)

EPA to consider Superfund cleanup of Ann Arbor’s toxic groundwater
MLive (2/2)

Lake Erie lacking ice in 2017
WGRZ – Buffalo, NY (2/2)

Lake Ontario flooding concerns in Toronto’s Port Lands district
WBFO - Buffalo, New York (2/2)

Learn about the lake: DEC announces annual State of Lake Ontario meetings
New York Upstate (2/2)

LEEDCo’s IceBreaker lake wind farm files for state permit
The Plain Dealer (2/2)

Photograph shows raw sewage discharged into Lake St. Clair
WXYZ-TV- Detroit, Michigan (2/2)

'Dinosaurs of the Deep' making Great Lakes comeback
The Buffalo News (2/1)

Detroit River’s muddy bottom conceals cannons, cars, guns
Detroit Free Press (2/1)

Ensuring quality water on farms
The Daily News (2/1)

Grassroots group files for hearing in Nexus pipeline project
Sentinel-Tribune (2/1)

Great Lakes mostly open water this winter
Wisconsin Public Radio (2/1)

Lawmakers say Lake Erie to be important topic in new session
Sandusky Register (2/1)

Michigan congressmen urge U.S. and Canadian governments to reject nuclear waste site near Lake Huron
Michigan Radio (2/1)

Plans to build limestone mine under Lake Ontario raise concerns in Clarington
Clarington This Week (2/1)

Price tag to keep Flint on Detroit water system could run upwards of $45M
MLive (2/1)

Wind energy project needs lakeside park
The Kingston Whig-Standard (2/1)

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