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February 2014
Agencies offer river monitoring, cleanup grants
MI NBC News (2/28)

Cold, harsh weather draws birds to local rivers
The Marietta Times (2/28)

Council approves resolution opposing nuclear waste site in Canada
The Milan News-Dealer (2/28)

Lake Erie needs cut in phosphorus
The Columbus Dispatch (2/28)

Michigan House supports congressional bill to take action against Asian carp
Huron Daily Tribune (2/28)

No wild boars on the Bruce
Bayshore Broadcasting (2/28)

Activists object to exclusion of public from nuclear talk
The Voice (2/27)

COMMENTARY: Should Michigan turn its water into money?
The Detroit News (2/27)

Duluth awarded $4.6 million in funding to repair, boost flood recovery efforts on rivers, streams
Northland's News Center (2/27)

Ice-covered lakes may be bottling arctic cold for spring
Chicago Tribune (2/27)

What all the snow and ice will mean for Great Lakes water levels
Michigan Radio (2/27)

COMMENTARY: Bill establishing shoreline undermines Public Trust Doctrine
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2/26)

Cottages, invasive species, landscape fuel Lake Huron algae
Great Lakes Echo (2/26)

Ferry scoffs at epic chill
The Times Herald (2/26)

Great Lakes shipwreck survivor to share story Friday
Sheboygan Press (2/26)

Lake Erie's algae blooms threaten its survival
CBC News Canada (2/26)

ODNR wants to boost Lake Erie sturgeon population
Port Clinton News Herald (2/26)

Ohio agencies at odds over sediment placed in Lake Erie
The Gateway News (2/26)

Ontario introduces Canada’s first invasive species law
The Star (2/26)

Research, legal wrangling reap wild rice protections
Minneapolis Star Tribune (2/26)

Tough winter good for some endangered species
Great Lakes Echo (2/26)

Tourism industry up north welcomes the cold
Wisconsin Radio Network (2/26)

Winds shatter Lake Michigan ice cover
Traverse City Record-Eagle (2/26)

Work under Lake Huron about to start for new KWA water pipeline
MLive (2/26)

Baldwin, Ribble: Littoral Combat Ship cuts aren't a done deal
Green Bay Press Gazette (2/25)

Bow Lake Wind Project appeal dates set
Sault Star (2/25)

EPA awards $5 million for projects designed to stop exotic species invasions in Great Lakes
Star Tribune (2/25)

Experts differ on whether shipwreck discovered in Lake Michigan is Griffin
Michigan Radio (2/25)

Frozen Lake Michigan endangers the lives of ducks
Fox 6 Now Milwaukee (2/25)

Isle Royale wolf dies after crossing Lake Superior ice to mainland
The Detroit News (2/25)

Lake Superior loses almost 20 percent of ice cover
Twin Cities (2/25)

Lodi farm could be pathway for Asian carp invasion of Lake Erie
The Plain Dealer (2/25)

No turning back on Randle Reef
Hamilton Spectator (2/25)

Animated graphic shows Lake Michigan ice disappearing, reforming
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2/24)

Beach funding dwindles
Great Lakes Echo (2/24)

Beauty or beast, swans to take center stage in 2014
Appleton Post-Crescent (2/24)

COMMENTARY: Nuclear waste site discussion ought to be open to the public
Port Huron Times Herald (2/24)

Docked tugboat sinks in southwestern Michigan
Port Huron Times Herald (2/24)

EDITORIAL: Winter may rescue the wolves of Isle Royale
Chicago Tribune (2/24)

EPA invites public comments on Cleveland harbor dredging
Dredging Today (2/24)

Great Lakes Aquarium getting new educational area
WDIO (2/24)

Ice breaking tug stopped by freezing temperatures
Port Huron Times Herald (2/24)

Ice caves reopen on Lake Superior
CBS Minnesota (2/24)

Ice jams raise flooding fears in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois
The Weather Channel (2/24)

Lake effect snow: Why it's a good thing, and why we might get less of it in the future (video)
The Post-Standard (2/24)

Legislators back Lake Michigan barge proposal
Petoskey News (2/24)

Science takes on a silent invader
New York Times (2/24)

St. Lawrence Parks will complete 1000 Islands Recreational Trail Project in 2014
The Morrisburg News (2/24)

Why is Great Lakes ice nearing a record high, while arctic ice hits a record low?
The Weather Channel (2/24)

'Sea of diamonds': Lake Michigan's icy shore a spectacular, dangerous sight for onlookers
MLive (2/23)

What gradual climate warming could mean for Michigan tourism
Detroit Free Press (2/22)

Duluth wins first of new EPA grants
Duluth News Tribune (2/21)

From aquarium beauty to pond bully — it’s parrot feather!
Great Lakes Echo (2/21)

Ice jams on Rocky River raise fears of flooding (photo gallery)
The Plain Dealer (2/21)

Muskegon Lake chosen for habitat improvement plan
WWMT News (2/21)

Upper Great Lakes Mgt. Unit undertakes walleye project in North Channel
The Manitoulin Expositor (2/21)

A clear day finally gives us a spectacular look at Michigan's Great Lakes ice from space
MLive (2/20)

Amid encouraging gains, State of the Bay report targets runoff pollution
Green Bay Press Gazette (2/20)

GLRC using new techniques to research under the ice
WBUP-TV - Houghton, MI (2/20)

Great blue herons nesting in CVNP
West Side Leader (2/20)

Great Lakes ice show provides a silver lining to winter
Star Tribune (2/20)

Pet coke storage battle shifts to River Rouge
Detroit News (2/20)

Scientists say sea lampreys may have self-sustaining population in Michigan's Inland Waterway
Minneapolis Star Tribune (2/20)

Snowy owl rescued by Lake Erie Nature & Science Center released
The Plain Dealer (2/20)

Waukesha defends water use projections in Lake Michigan diversion bid
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2/20)

'Natives vs. Invasives' - Petoskey artist shares Great Lakes narrative
Petoskey News (2/19)

Army Corps urged to dredge deeper at six harbors
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (2/19)

City looks to raise rates at Erie Basin Marina, but boaters wonder whether slips will be ready
The Buffalo News (2/19)

Eagles make power plant warm winter home
LaCrosse Tribune (2/19)

Hammond seeks grant funding for scenic designation
Watertown Daily Times (2/19)

Hands-free mooring elbows into Niagara
Welland Tribune (2/19)

Michigan state senator urges action on Asian carp
WZZM-TV - Lansing, MI (2/19)

Officials: Ice on Lake Michigan looks nice but is unsafe
The Holland Sentinel (2/19)

Thick ice cover on Great Lakes boon in mitigating lake levels drop
The Manitoulin Expositor (2/19)

A winter like no other - Snowmobiling sales are up, enthusiasts out riding on lake
Port Clinton News Herald (2/18)

American Boating Course offers tips for everyone
The News-Herald (2/18)

Cliffs is bullish on US iron ore, steel production
Duluth News Tribune (2/18)

Ice caves lure many visitors onto big lake
Traverse City Record-Eagle (2/18)

Icebreaker keeps commerce moving through waterways
The Voice (2/18)

It’s so cold that a plane actually landed on the frozen surface of Lake Huron
Time Magazine (2/18)

Marinette Marine ceremony comes as Congress waits on ship production info
Green Bay Press Gazette (2/18)

Melting snow raises concerns about ice dams
WAOW News (2/18)

Niagara River Cruises plan to be back for a second season
The Buffalo News (2/18)

NY senator pens bill banning mute swan slaughter
The Journal News (2/18)

Bird is the word
Standard Freeholder (2/17)

COMMENTARY: It’s time to privatize Canada’s leading ports and airports
The Globe and Mail (2/17)

Crystal Beach ‘ice caves’ draw huge crowds, result in two injuries
The Buffalo News (2/17)

Michigan gets big benefits from farm bill
Daily Press (2/17)

Sailing a tall ship across Lake Superior
Journal Gazette (2/17)

Sightseers risk danger to walk icy Lake Michigan
Fox (2/17)

Studies show water toxins poisoning birds, fish and coral
The Weather Network (2/17)

A call for species protection
Bay Shore Broadcasting (2/16)

As cold engulfs Great Lakes, Pittsburgh's open water attractive alternative for gulls
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (2/16)

Bitter winter, pup survival alter Isle Royale wolf debate
Star Tribune (2/16)

EDITORIAL: Maintain our vital resource
Democrat and Chronicle (2/16)

Liquid manure spill from Allegan County farm threatening Rabbit River, says DEQ
MLive (2/16)

Port Huron getting downtown kayak, canoe launch
The Detroit News (2/16)

Times in-depth: behind the Erie inland port project
Go Erie (2/16)

Tiny plastic particles pose sizable threat to Lake Erie
The Buffalo News (2/16)

Winter builds rare icy path to Lake Superior ice caves
Scientific American (2/16)

Bill calling for physical barrier against Asian carp gets support
Manitoulin Expositor (2/14)

Great Lakes become nearly covered with ice
The Associated Press (2/14)

Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival a celebration of region's rich marine heritage
Macomb Daily (2/14)

Kid-friendly ‘Wildlife Rescue' at Great Lakes Science Center looks at what some folks do for animals far and wide
The News-Herald (2/14)

On Assignment: On board Icebreaker Mackinaw as it frees a freighter
WISN 12 News (2/14)

Proposed microbead legislation could prevent plastic pollution in Great Lakes, St. Lawrence River
Watertown Daily Times (2/14)

City of Ferrysburg plans to construct bike paths, lake project sites at end of city streets
MLive (2/13)

COMMENTARY: Ohio, federal legislation not enough to fight algal blooms
The Plain Dealer (2/13)

EDITORIAL: Lawmaker stands up to carp menace
Livingston Daily (2/13)

Great Lakes and little lakes: rise and fall are linked together
WXPR Public Radio (2/13)

Lake Michigan's thick ice actually a benefit for summer fun
CBS 58 News (2/13)

Perch season bad all around
The News Dispatch (2/13)

Anglers to quiz biologists on Lake Ontario fishery
Auburn Citizen (2/12)

Brutal winter may see Lake Superior freeze over for first time in decades
Fox News (2/12)

Charter captains conference brings together Lake Erie fishing professionals
Port Clinton News Herald (2/12)

Cliffs will idle Canadian iron ore operation
Duluth News Tribune (2/12)

Fort Erie calls on NPC to revive marina project
Fort Erie Post (2/12)

Grand Valley study: zebra mussels, algae blooms tied
WWJ-TV - Detroit, MI (2/12)

Great Lakes representatives call for dredging programs
Dredging Today (2/12)

Winter weather carves out ‘ice shoves’ near Lake Erie
Global News (2/12)

Yacht club facing dredging dilemma
Owen Sound Sun Times (2/12)

DNR concerned about stranded waterfowl
Min News 26 (2/11)

EDITORIAL: More than voluntary
The Blade (2/11)

EDITORIAL:Phosphorus regulation bill would help state address runoff pollution
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2/11)

Falling through ice expensive
Port Clinton Herald News (2/11)

Low ice coverage on Lake Ontario encourages lake-effect snowstorms
Watertown Daily Times (2/11)

Muskegon or bust: Freeze prompts visions of ice crossing
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2/11)

Obama nominates backer of Marinette Marine shipbuilding program
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2/11)

Pet coke is moved from Detroit River, but more stuff may pile up
Detroit Free Press (2/11)

Recreation of barrier islands in Green Bay leaves birders out in cold
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2/11)

See remarkable Lake Michigan ice growth in the past four days with your own eyes
MLive (2/11)

Zoeller proposes feds create state grants to contain Asian carp
Northwestern Indiana Times (2/11)

Ban sought on microbeads in beauty items
New York Times (2/10)

COMMENTARY: Public hearings saw a real passion for our Great Lakes
Port Huron Times Herald (2/10)

Council accepts $5 million bid on sewers
Port Huron Times Herald (2/10)

Cuyahoga Valley park imposes restrictions to protect nesting bald eagles
Akron Beacon Journal (2/10)

Environmental groups demand Quebec gov’t to publish results of nature contamination followed by train derailment
Voice of Russia Radio (2/10)

Federal District Court in NNY collected millions in 2013, including $8 million in suit between U.S. and Mohawk tribe against Alcoa
North Country Now (2/10)

Great Lakes senators push for harbor funding
The Herald Palladium (2/10)

It's official: Belle Isle now Michigan's 102nd state park
Detroit Free Press (2/10)

Lake Superior almost iced over; may affect summer weather
ABC news (2/10)

Michigan’s toxic fish face long recovery, state finds
Bridge Magazine (2/10)

Most diesel fuel in Detroit River spill contained
Detroit Free Press (2/10)

No surfing on frozen lakes but snow kiters fly high
Great Lakes Echo (2/10)

Birders win halt to National Guard wind turbine
The Columbus Dispatch (2/9)

Great Lakes muskies are being stocked in new waters
MLive (2/9)

Scrutiny of PolyMet proposal turns to cleanup
The San Francisco Chronicle (2/9)

Biofuels help protect Michigan's air, land and Great Lakes
Lansing State Journal (2/8)

Bulk of $15 billion plan not directly tied to stopping Asian carp
Journal Sentinel (2/8)

Deep freeze concerns Great Lakes shipping firms
UPI (2/8)

Fishing for a solution / Bill would require project to block Asian carp
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (2/8)

Lake Michigan ice harbors hidden danger, naturalist says
The Times of Northwest Indiana (2/8)

Lake Superior nearing first complete ice-over since 1996
Duluth News Tribune (2/7)

MP Larry Miller supports call for ‘physical barrier’ to keep out Asian carp
The Meaford Independent (2/7)

Naturalists discover rare tree
The Hamilton Spectator (2/7)

Record levels of banned insecticide found in Illinois otters
Great Lakes Echo (2/7)

Tall Ships will return in 2016 as Bay City wins 'Port of the Year' award
MLive (2/7)

COMMENTARY: Cold snaps and bug zaps: the Vortex’s silver lining
The North Wind (2/6)

Debate over aging oil pipeline intensifies
Up North Live (2/6)

MNR launches operation bait bucket
CTV News (2/6)

Ohio Congress members urge swift action on Asian Carp
The Plain Dealer (2/6)

Rochester hosts summit to tackle pollution in Genesee River
WXXI - Rochester, NY (2/6)

Shipping on hold as ice locks up Great Lakes
USA Today (2/6)

Snyder seeks $14 million invasive species plan
Traverse City Record-Eagle; Associated Press (2/6)

Success of Lake Michigan Water Trail will be tied to amenities such as kayak lock racks
MLive (2/6)

COMMENTARY: At public hearings, real passion for protecting our Great Lakes
Petoskey News-Review (2/5)

COMMENTARY: This winter still no match for 1978
Springfield News-Sun (2/5)

Eagles return to Cuyahoga Valley; Restrictions in place through July
Nordonia Hills News Leader (2/5)

Higgins addresses importance of Great Lakes at DC Summit and on House Floor
Niagara Frontier Publications (2/5)

Lake Superior matches usual drop for January
Duluth News Tribune (2/5)

Mich. US Rep. Miller's bill would mandate separating Lake Michigan, Mississippi to block carp
The Associated Press (2/5)

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder seeks $14 million invasive species plan
The Associated Press (2/5)

New cruise ships for 2014: Pearl Mist
USA Today (2/5)

Polar vortex winter: Lake Superior freezes over a month early
Minnesota Public Radio News (2/5)

Snowy owl visits area
Chelsea Standard (2/5)

Where 102,000 cubic-yards of dirt will be placed near Holland, Grand Haven beaches
MLive (2/5)

Corps awards Lake Michigan harbor dredging contract
ABC News (2/4)

EDITORIAL: Get involved in clean water efforts
Sheboygan Press (2/4)

Ice cover, snowfall expected to help Great Lakes levels make small gains by boating season
The Detroit News (2/4)

Plan would store nuclear waste items under the Great Lakes
WKSU (2/4)

Researcher hunts for new medicines in the Great Lakes
Michigan Radio (2/4)

Study IDs Genesee River pollutants
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (2/4)

Study IDs Genesee River pollutants
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (2/4)

Cargo dips, yet port has best year since 2007
The Toledo Blade (2/3)

Company appeals pet coke storage ban on Detroit River
CBC News (2/3)

Great Lakes water levels are in unusual decline
Live Science (2/3)

Lake Michigan Water Trail researchers want community ideas at Feb. 5 meeting
MLive (2/3)

Ottawa to buy Detroit land for cross-border bridge project, official says
The Globe and Mail (2/3)

Post office could take a lesson from the seaway
Manitoba Co-Operator (2/3)

Toxic algae in Hoover Reservoir cost city $723,000
The Columbus Dispatch (2/3)

WI DNR wants to add 192 waterways to polluted list
Green Bay Press Gazette (2/3)

Great Lakes maritime academy gets $1M fed grant
Mining Gazette (2/2)

Lake Erie Ship Repair heats up during freeze (with video)
Crain's Cleveland Business (2/2)

Lighthouse offers a beacon of love
The Times Herald (2/2)

Thick Lake Michigan ice now means cooler summer waters later
Chicagoist (2/2)

Worries about bird deaths derail wind power project in Ohio
Forbes (2/2)

COMMENTARY: Port Huron waterfront looking up
The Times Herald (2/1)

Lake Superior's freezing weather is making amazing ice caves
The Reporter (2/1)

Ohio wind turbine project stopped near Lake Erie
The Sacramento Bee (2/1)

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