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February 2016
10,000 signatures opposing dunes project delivered to Pence
The Associated Press (2/29)

EPA wants states to double-check drinking water procedures after Flint
MLive (2/29)

Nature Conservancy of Canada aims to protect more Lake Superior shoreline
CBC News (2/29)

U.S.-Canada pact on Lake Erie phosphorus runoff bodes well for Buffalo area
The Buffalo News (2/29)

EDITORIAL: Take firm steps to cut phosphorus in Lake Erie
The Toronto Star (2/28)

House backs bill to boost hunting, fishing on public lands
Huron Daily Tribune (2/28)

Plan to pipe Great Lakes water draws fire
Duluth News Tribune (2/28)

Plaque to commemorate ancient worksite on edge of receding glacier
Thunder Bay Newswatch (2/28)

St. Clair River is OK for swimming
The Times Herald (2/28)

Cuomo administration struggles with Great Lakes diversion application
The Buffalo News (2/27)

Feds eyeing crude oil piped under St. Clair River in 98-year-old line
Detroit Free Press (2/27)

Maritime history on display in Sturgeon Bay, WI
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2/27)

Minnesota DNR may stop stocking lake trout on big lake
Duluth News Tribune (2/27)

An ice cave in an El Nińo winter
Wisconsin State Journal (2/26)

Chicago often tests water for lead in homes where risk is low
Chicago Tribune (2/26)

COMMENTARY: Dealing with nuclear waste is so difficult that phasing out nuclear power would be the best option
The London Free Press (2/26)

DEC will hold public meetings about the state of Lake Ontario fisheries
The Citizen (2/26)

Experts discuss how all can help with Lake Erie issues
Port Clinton News Herald (2/26)

Federal environment minister puts halt on nuclear waste dump
The Expositor (2/26)

Hog Island proposal raises contamination concerns
Wisconsin Public Radio (2/26)

House approves amendment to remove Gray Wolf's protected status
Wisconsin Public Radio (2/26)

Melting Lake Michigan ice creates mini stalagmites
Great Lakes Echo (2/26)

Ohio EPA: State unlikely to allow sediment dumping in Lake Erie
The News-Herald (2/26)

Wanted: Michigan DEQ director who can lead culture change, groups say
MLive (2/26)

'Blue Ice' is stacking up near Michigan's Mackinac Bridge
MLive (2/25)

Army Corps of Engineers says dredged river sediment is clean enough to dump in Lake Erie; Port of Cleveland disagrees
The Plain Dealer (2/25)

Buffalo bringing new life to Canalside: Revitalization of Erie Canal launching tourism revolution
The Province (2/25)

Chequamegon Bay Birding and Nature Festival receives NRF funding
The Ashland Daily Press (2/25)

COMMENTARY: Nuclear waste and Port Huron
Michigan Radio (2/25)

Emergency trout rules bring few comments at hearing
The Ashland Daily Press (2/25)

Erie-area marine sanctuary plan application accepted by NOAA
Erie Times-News (2/25)

Fate of Cayuga Power Plant decided; fate of Lansing less certain
The Ithica Voice (2/25)

EDITORIAL: Followup is key to cutting phosphorus from our lakes
The Citizen (2/24)

Expert discusses phosphorus at Great Lakes Symposium
News Herald (2/24)

Green Bay wetlands focus of conference
WBAY-TV - Green Bay, WI (2/24)

Groups calling for western Lake Erie to be declared impaired
The Associated Press (2/24)

High winds draw surfers, photographers to Milwaukee’s Lakefront
Fox 6 News - Green Bay, WI (2/24)

Local citizens press for Great Lakes action by Congress
Sandusky Register (2/24)

National Wildlife Federation threatens to sue over Line 5 safety issues
Petoskey News-Review (2/24)

Number of polluted waters in state, counties continue to rise
Green Bay Press Gazette (2/24)

Stop Detroit Marathon refinery emissions hike, LaSalle urges Ottawa
CBC News (2/24)

50 trout dead in Grant County stream after big manure spill
Wisconsin State Journal (2/23)

Bill would devote $17.5M to Great Lakes fishery research fleet
MLive (2/23)

Farmers play vital role in health of Lake Erie
Sentinel-Tribune (2/23)

Fishermen hope 2015 steelhead surge on North Shore continues this year
Star Tribune (2/23)

Lake ice goes out again at Apostle Islands caves; prospects dim for foot access this winter
Duluth News Tribune (2/23)

Plan to construct second super lock gets new life
Sault This Week (2/23)

Two Erie fishing organizations celebrate anniversaries
Erie Times-News (2/23)

U.S., Canada agree to reduce lake phosphorus
The Toledo Blade (2/23)

$3.9M awarded to fund Great Lakes research
KQDS-TV - Duluth, MN (2/22)

COMMENTARY: Let’s reverse state’s slide on environmental protection
The Detroit News (2/22)

Deep in winter, Duluth's ship repair season hums
Winona Daily News (2/22)

Great Lakes mayors lobbying governors and premiers against Waukesha proposal
The Sarnia Observer (2/22)

Montreal's turn to criticize the US water management
The Siver Times (2/22)

Opposition wants to sink Lake Ontario water-level plan
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (2/22)

SS Badger car ferry named national historic landmark
Wisconsin Public Radio (2/22)

World awaiting Canada decision on nuclear waste
The Toledo Blade (2/22)

Kincardine nuclear waste site’s paused timeline not enough for opponents
The Toronto Star (2/21)

Kincardine nuclear waste site’s paused timeline not enough for opponents
The Toronto Star (2/21)

Murky response to plume in Lake Ontario
Toronto Sun (2/21)

NY considering changes to freshwater fishing regulations
CNY Central (2/21)

On the trail of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2/21)

Lake Michigan is constantly evolving
HTR News (2/20)

Ministry of Natural Resources, Forestry significantly boosting lake trout stocking in N. Channel
The Expositor (2/19)

Shipwrecks exhibit examines Lake Erie's maritime heritage

Algal bloom solutions crop up at farmer breakfast
WTVG-TV - Toledo, OH (2/18)

City joins calls to shut down oil pipeline
Charlevoix Courier (2/18)

Deep divide on Waukesha plan on display for Great Lakes reps
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2/18)

EDITORIAL: Post-Flint action for Lake Erie?
The Toledo Blade (2/18)

Feds throw up new roadblocks to nukes dump
Toronto Sun (2/18)

Great Lakes museum hosts commander
The Toledo Blade (2/18)

High-tech water warning system sits unused in Southeast Michigan
Interlochen Public Radio (2/18)

Lake Michigan ice down 50 percentage points from two years ago, despite cold weather
Chicago Tribune (2/18)

Lambton Shores offers support to Phragmites group
Lakeshore Advance (2/18)

Last coal-fired steamship on Great Lakes named National Historic Landmark
MLive (2/18)

Michigan designates 3 new dark sky preserves
MLive (2/18)

Michigan's Isle Royale snags top spot on National Parks list
MLive (2/18)

Odes to the Great Lakes: GVSU exhibition showcases collaborative pieces
Great Lakes Echo (2/18)

Two Great Lakes accomplish a rare winter feat
MLive (2/18)

What one official had to say to skeptics of Lake Michigan port's planned growth
MLive (2/18)

COMMENTARY: Reject lakeshore nuke dump
The Times Herald (2/17)

First ship revealed for Tall Ship Festival
Green Bay Press-Gazette (2/17)

Great Lakes group opposes Wisconsin water withdrawal
The Associated Press (2/17)

Lack of icebreakers, second lock could threaten future of Great Lakes shipping
KDLH 3 - Duluth, MN (2/17)

Monitoring waterfowl with a birds-eye view
WPBN - Traverse City, MI (2/17)

Monitors say ballast water examined on all vessels entering Seaway system in 2015
Watertown Daily Times (2/17)

Officials of Great Lakes states, provinces tour Waukesha
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2/17)

Public hearing set for lake trout rule
Ashland Daily Press (2/17)

54 years after birth, Michigan coastal state park finally joins at the hip
MLive (2/16)

Before Flint, a Detroit-area water warning system was allowed to crumble
MLive (2/16)

Chicago to judge: Let construction on Lucas Museum begin
The Associated Press (2/16)

City plans to fix dunes
Superior Telegram (2/16)

COMMENTARY: Lake management restores fish population
Erie Times-News (2/16)

Environmental groups consider water quality threats, future projects
Traverse City Record-Eagle (2/16)

First-of-its-kind Pere Marquette car ferry made maiden voyage on this day in 1897
MLive (2/16)

Minnesota moose numbers hold steady
Duluth News Tribune (2/16)

Senate GOP may soften major rollback of lake protections
Wisconsin State Journal (2/16)

Some Native American tribes in Michigan battle fish farming proposal
Great Lakes Echo (2/16)

Wallaceburg water decision looming
Wallaceburg Courier Press (2/16)

Windsor resident explores winter surfing on the Great Lakes
CTV News Windsor (2/16)

Can Flint crisis inspire better water systems for all of us?
Michigan Radio (2/15)

Federal budget cuts could slow Lake Michigan restoration projects
Lake County News-Sun (2/15)

Fraser Shipyards in Superior buzzes around major project
Duluth News Tribune (2/15)

Great Lakes coalition to take case for funding to Congress
Toledo Blade (2/15)

Orangeville Wind Farm opponent added to siting board for Lighthouse Wind review
The Daily News (2/15)

Phragmites an Issue for Kincardine
Bayshore Bradcasting (2/15)

Ports of Indiana smash previous annual record
The Northwest Indiana Times (2/15)

Siren song for lamprey closer to Great Lakes use
Great Lakes Echo (2/15)

Supermarkets removed microbead products before Erie County ban Sunday
The Buffalo News (2/15)

Watch mesmerizing ice plates stack along Lake Superior shoreline
MLive (2/15)

Waukesha's water request gets look from Great Lakes states, provinces
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2/15)

Great Lakes ice surges during frigid weekend
WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids (2/14)

Northern Michigan to receive funds for conservation of water, land
UpNorthLive.com (2/14)

Secret WWII pilot training on Lake Michigan chronicled in new film
M Live (2/14)

Cool ride on Lake Superior waves
Duluth News Tribune (2/13)

The birds that don't fly south for the winter and the birdwatchers who love them
Toronto Sun (2/13)

Group opposing plan for nuclear waste vault hope to sway PM with his own words
The London Free Press (2/12)

Bills would halt Michigan fracking, require chemical cocktail disclosure
MLive (2/11)

COMMENTARY: Waukesha’s water grab should be rejected
The sun Prairie Star (2/11)

EPA will conduct "inspection audit" of Detroit water treatment plant
Michigan Radio (2/11)

Erie County won’t enforce microbead ban immediately
The Buffalo News (2/11)

Field trip grants make fourth grade so much better
Great Lakes Echo (2/11)

Great Lakes group enforces ballast water regulations on foreign ocean vessels
The Plain Dealer (2/11)

Manistee County group discusses county water treatment projects
WWUP-TV - Cadillac, MI (2/11)

Mich. ice thin for free fishing weekend, officials warn
The Associated Press (2/11)

No more lifeguards at Lake Michigan Beach
Charlevoix Courier (2/11)

Proposed changes to noise bylaw has people sounding off
The Toronto Star (2/11)

Public hearing set for proposed Harsens Island bridge
Detroit Free Press (2/11)

Researchers eye trout spawning sites from space
Great Lakes Echo (2/11)

State awards $3.6 million in grants to combat invasive species
WLUC-TV, Marquette, MI (2/11)

Cuomo seeks PSC probe of NRG over Dunkirk power plant shutdown
The Buffalo News (2/10)

Federal grant to provide wetland acreage for Lake Huron park
The Associated Press (2/10)

Michigan Ice Fest getting popular: 40% more attendees this year
WLUC-TV - Marquette, MI (2/10)

Michigan leaders oppose Wisconsin town's Great Lakes diversion request
Petoskey News-Review (2/10)

NY official to meet with group boosting Fort la Presentation
The Associated Press (2/10)

Obama tries to cut Great Lakes budget: Why Congress objects
Christian Science Monitor (2/10)

Reconstructed Spanish galleon headed to Tall Ships Erie
Erie Times-News (2/10)

Sandusky lands rare research grant to protect, enhance lakes
Sandusky Register (2/10)

Webinars promote algae research communication
The Toledo Blade (2/10)

A 'spiritual experience': Surfing on Lake Ontario in the winter
The Syracuse Post-Standard (2/9)

Bay City's Tall Ship Celebration returns in July
Midland Daily News (2/9)

COMMENTARY: Waukesha request for Great Lakes water isn't out of bounds
MLive (2/9)

Environmental groups debate over fish farm expansion in Michigan
WLNS-TV - Lansing, MI (2/9)

Lake Forest approves start of water plant project
Chicago Tribune (2/9)

McCormick Ravine being restored for $3.5 million
Chicago Tribune (2/9)

No majestic ice, no problem; Lake Michigan scenes still pretty
MLive (2/9)

Obama seeks 18% hike in water infrastructure spending
The Detroit News (2/9)

POTUS proposes cut In Great Lakes protection program — again
The Associated Press (2/9)

Proposed National Marine Sanctuary picks up support
The Ashland Daily Press (2/9)

Round goby could invade Lake Winnebago
The Post-Crescent (2/9)

St. Lawrence water levels linked to invasives
The Press-Republican (2/9)

Wisconsin Assembly to vote on pushing back wolf hunt date
The Associated Press (2/9)

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore could be connected by National Marine Sanctuary
Great Lakes Echo (2/8)

COMMENTARY: State must invest in its new clean water plan
York Dispatch (2/8)

ECHDC to officially buy Port Terminal complex
Buffalo Business First (2/8)

Great Lakes agency asks Ottawa for infrastructure spending for two icebreakers
The Canadian Press (2/8)

Great Lakes Water Authority wants to keep Flint on Detroit water
MLive (2/8)

Hoping to lead Great Lakes lampreys to demise by the nose
The New York Times (2/8)

Luminescent beach glass draws searchers to Lake Superior
The Bemidji Pioneer (2/8)

Mackinac Island a fun winter destination
The Northwest Indiana Times (2/8)

Minnesota DNR to host listening session on Lake Michigan water diversion proposal
Brainerd Dispatch (2/8)

Depressed steel industry meant less ship traffic in '15
Duluth News-Tribune (2/7)

Presentation to cover oil spill prevention, response
Traverse City Record-Eagle (2/7)

Volunteers Needed: Here's your chance to become a lighthouse keeper
The Holland Sentinel (2/7)

Advocacy groups speak out against nuclear repository
Traverse City Record-Eagle (2/6)

Cleveland water official addresses lingering toxicity concerns
The Plain Dealer (2/6)

Mild winter melts ice, opens lake for Miller Ferry
Sandusky Register (2/6)

Stefanik talks invasives with environmental groups
Glens Falls Post-Star (2/6)

Could it happen here?
Petoskey News-Review (2/5)

Fight against invasive species going hi-tech in Canada
The Toronto Star (2/5)

Mackinac Straits, Line 5 focus of Coast Guard bill
Petoskey News-Review (2/5)

Minnesota lawmakers hear a critique of Waukesha's bid for Great Lakes water
MinnPost (2/5)

Pier decision could haunt city
Traverse City Record-Eagle (2/5)

Report: Great Lakes states need $80B for water, sewer fixes
The Associated Press (2/5)

At least 2 wolves still roaming Michigan's Isle Royale, researchers find
MLive (2/4)

Bill would loosen lake dredging regulations
Wisconsin Radio Network (2/4)

Bills loosening dredging requirements may impact area
The Ashland Daily Press (2/4)

Detroit River cleanup groups applaud $2.3-million announcement
The Windsor Star (2/4)

Ford plant's toxic groundwater plume creeping toward neighborhood
MLive (2/4)

Great Lakes ice astonishingly absent compared to recent years
MLive (2/4)

In battle over Holy Waters, anglers put Michigan fish farming on trial
MLive (2/4)

Minimal ice cover could spell trouble for Great Lakes
Traverse City Record-Eagle (2/4)

Montreal takes steps to prevent more massive sewage dumps into Saint Lawrence
Global News - Montreal (2/4)

New stream created to help stop pollution of creek
Northumbeland Today (2/4)

On nature's death row: Ontario's vanished 'Carolinian' forest
The Tyee (2/4)

Racine, Waukesha mayors debate lake diversion
The Racine Journal Times (2/4)

Detroit prevents property owner from piling petcoke on riverfront
The Windsor Star (2/3)

Erie County’s microbead ban was far ahead of its time – maybe too far
The Buffalo News (2/3)

Meet the upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper; Save The River prepares to host annual conference
North Country Public Radio (2/3)

Mild weather along Lake Ontario luring early spring migrants
Ottawa Citizen (2/3)

An industrial chemical finds its way into Great Lakes trout
WBEZ - Chicago, IL (2/2)

COMMENTARY: ‘No’ to nuclear waste near Lake Huron
The Detroit News (2/2)

Congress approves new heavy Great Lakes icebreaker
MLive (2/2)

EPA 'seeks to strengthen' safe water laws amid widespread testing concerns
The Guardian (2/2)

Flint water source switch problems overshadow other smooth switches
MLive (2/2)

Grand Traverse Bay pier project voted down by city commissioners
9&10 News - Traverse City, MI (2/2)

Great Lakes fish farming debate picks up speed in Michigan legislature
MLive (2/2)

Group opposed to nuclear waste facility presents petition containing 92,000 signatures
The Voice (2/2)

More harm than help? Antibacterial hand soaps threaten fish
Great Lakes Echo (2/2)

Pearl Mist cruise ship might not dock in Holland in 2016
The Holland Sentinel (2/2)

Petitioners skeptical of new DNR water rules
Green Bay Press-Gazette (2/2)

Ship makes rare February delivery to Lake Michigan port; more being planned
MLive (2/2)

Snyder plan to fight Great Lakes algae draws criticism
The Detroit News (2/2)

Werner OK with oil pipeline in Great Lakes
Traverse City Record-Eagle (2/2)

Access to Apostle Islands ice caves isn’t looking promising this winter
Superior Telegram (2/1)

EDITORIAL: Sale of Port Terminal Complex finally gets NFTA out of the development business
The Buffalo News (2/1)

Schuette repeats Mackinac pipeline tough talk in call for experts
MLive (2/1)

USS Sioux City christened, launched in Wisconsin
Sioux City Journal (2/1)

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