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January 2017
Dredging of Sarnia Harbour hits bottom just in time
The Sarnia Journal (1/31)

EPA finalizes plan for second phase of Eighteen Mile Creek work
The Niagara Gazette (1/31)

Ice Fest invades downtown SJ this weekend
The Herald-Palladium (1/31)

Informational forum set on water planning
Toledo Blade (1/31)

Lewiston officials push for LOOW site cleanup
Niagara Gazette (1/31)

Lincolnwood contacts city about buying water as Evanston finalizes deals with Morton Grove, Niles
The Daily Northwestern (1/31)

Motion reaffirms support for nuclear waste DGR at Bruce Power
Blackburn News (1/31)

New plan emerges for U.S. Steel South Works redevelopment
The Times of Northwest Indiana (1/31)

New snowshoe trail opens in wooded area overlooking Lake Michigan
MLive (1/31)

NYPA tests drone for ice boom inspection
The Associated Press (1/31)

Beargrease race organizers optimistic about trail
The Associated Press (1/30)

Crews dump limestone into Detroit River for sturgeon habitat
The Associated Press (1/30)

Edna G. Tugboat may sink into Lake Superior
KQDS-TV – Duluth, MN (1/30)

Flint residents seek $722M over water crisis
The Detroit News (1/30)

Nature Conservancy protects wetland water supply
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (1/29)

New urban beach pitched for Detroit riverfront
MLive (1/29)

Study says grass carp have invaded three of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (1/29)

A mild winter, so far
Go Erie (1/27)

Author to talk 'Fitzgerald' wreck in Two Rivers
Herald Times Reporter (1/27)

Big conservation group to hold national convention in Erie County
Sandusky Register (1/27)

Chemicals from Air Force base seep into wells, Lake Huron
WBFO-Buffalo, NY (1/27)

EDITORIAL - Animus in Army Corps' emails toward Cleveland requires judicial rebuke
Cleveland Plain Dealer (1/27)

Grand Haven named happiest seaside town in America
Detroit Free Press (1/27)

High property taxes, algae blooms on table for Ohio farmers convention
WOSU- Columbus, OH (1/27)

Niles, Morton Grove switch water suppliers from Chicago to Evanston
Chicago Tribune (1/27)

Why Victory Cruise Line wants to test Muskegon waters this summer
MLive (1/27)

A beauty pageant of the sea is coming to Quebec City, and ports along the St. Lawrence
The Associated Press (1/26)

EPA freeze could gum up Holley Superfund site, other projects
Democrat and Chronicle (1/26)

Lake Superior Ice Festival kicks off Friday in Superior
Duluth News Tribune (1/26)

River institute assessing health of fish population
Cornwall Standard-Freeholder (1/26)

Steel, hub important to Ontario, Wynne tells mayor
Sault Star (1/26)

Warm winter means no rest for Madeline Island ferries
Duluth News Tribune (1/26)

3 Michigan projects make Trump infrastructure list
The Detroit News (1/25)

Federal judge chastises state for “slow-walking” order in Flint water case
Michigan Radio (1/25)

Inspiring the next generation of conservationists
C&G Newspapers (1/25)

Minnesota consequences expected in Trump’s freeze of environmental cleanup funds
Star Tribune (1/25)

Pharmaceutical pollution takes toll on crayfish and other species
Great Lakes Echo (1/25)

The Bermuda Triangle of the Great Lakes: The Lake Michigan Triangle
WDIV-TV - Detroit, MI (1/25)

Thunder Bay sanctuary gets $50K award for support campaign
WJRT-TV-Flint, MI (1/25)

Wisconsin Point restoration plans taking shape
WDIO-TV, Duluth MN (1/25)

‘Hundreds’ of rotting fish pulled from Lake Superior nets
CBC News (1/25)

"Goldilocks days" and a warming climate
Michigan Radio (1/24)

Canoe believe it? Winter paddling is a growing sport in Quebec
CBC News (1/24)

Erie County legislator proposes drug disposal costs be put on big pharma’s shoulders
WBFO – Buffalo, NY (1/24)

Got pollution? Hamilton, Ont., puts it in giant box
WBFO-Buffalo, NY (1/24)

Mecosta County Bottled Water Plant Proposed Expansion Raises Concern with Local Group
9&10 News (1/24)

NY Sea Grant provides research opportunities locally
The Observer (1/24)

Oswego imagines waterfront makeover options
WRVO – Oswego, NY (1/24)

Profanity-laced emails reveal hostility between Army Corps and Port of Cleveland
Cleveland.com (1/24)

Secretive amphibian can provide pollution clues
Great Lakes Echo (1/24)

Trump EPA freeze order stokes concern about Flint, Great Lakes
MLive (1/24)

Why National Geographic calls Sleeping Bear Dunes one of the world’s best beaches
MLive (1/24)

Without federal money for dredging, Leland turns to crowdfunding
Interlochen Public Radio (1/24)

DNR creel clerks collecting angler information this winter
WLUC-TV- Marquette, MI (1/23)

Land deal adds 80 acres to North Ottawa Dunes Park
The Associated Press (1/23)

Michigan government offering $1 million for invasive carp solutions
UP Matters (1/23)

NYPA ice boom tugboats have new winter home
Niagara Gazette (1/23)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announce plans for Grand River dredging
The News-Herald (1/23)

Waukesha full speed ahead as mayors fight Great Lakes water diversion
Northern Public Radio (1/23)

Winter events melt away; Warmth taking toll on outdoor activities
The Chronicle Journal (1/23)

Can Wasaga Beach find its way out of the shade?
The Hamilton Spectator (1/22)

Global warming hits Great Lakes forests
Urban Milwaukee (1/22)

Climate change could bring more lake-effect snow – for a few decade
The Weather Channel (1/21)

Many farmers still need training after Lake Erie algae
The Associated Press (1/21)

The fight against Great Lakes invaders, on film
Detroit Free Press (1/21)

Walk this way: Huron's new trail keeps Lake Erie clean
Sandusky Register (1/21)

Groups opposed to nuclear waste burial plan given federal funds
CTV News (1/20)

Lake Superior sea caves opening is looking ‘less likely’
The Bedmidji Pioneer (1/20)

Minister says thanks but no thanks, to wind energy review pleas
Kingston Whig-Standard (1/20)

The battle over the Norisle: lawsuit filed over future of historic ferry
CBC News (1/20)

$70 million wastewater treatment plant nears completion
The News-Messenger (1/19)

2016 marked as Earth’s hottest year
The Toledo Blade (1/19)

Enck looks back on role with EPA in WNY, accomplishments under Obama
WBFO - Buffalo, NY (1/19)

Hovercraft service from Toronto to Niagara-on-the-Lake proposed
The Star (1/19)

IJC releases progress report, sets Buffalo hearing
WBFO – Buffalo, NY (1/19)

Katko, Collins urge Trump to reverse decision on Lake Ontario management plan
The Citizen (1/19)

Michigan AG: Great Lakes net-pen fish farming not allowed
The Associated Press (1/19)

Ohio members of Congress want Lake Erie progress to continue
The Associated Press (1/19)

State will oversee construction, pay $4.2 million for Flint water connector
MLive (1/19)

What happens when Great Lakes shipping season ends?
WBFO – Buffalo, NY (1/19)

Why Toronto should become more climate change resilient
Torontoist (1/19)

(No) ice, ice baby?: Ice history and forecast
The Beacon (1/18)

2017 Asian carp action plan released
WAND-TV- Decatur, IL (1/18)

Apostle Islands ice caves inaccessible to visitors
The Associated Press (1/18)

Binational panel: US, Canada have work to do to help Great Lakes
Wisconsin Public Radio (1/18)

Dangerous Straits
Journal Sentinel (1/18)

Elected leaders seek answers on Downriver water quality concerns
WXYZ-TV – Detroit, MI (1/18)

Filmmakers excited to be part of festival
The Alpena News (1/18)

Funding uncertain for sand work on Presque Isle's beaches
Go Erie (1/18)

Manitoulin’s south shore offers the best of Great Lakes surfing
The Manitoulin Expositor (1/18)

Ohio business consults EPA before cleaning up previous site
Your Erie (1/18)

Appreciating the gifts of the season
The Alpena News (1/17)

How Grand Haven is moving forward with restoring Lake Michigan catwalk
MLive (1/17)

Ice balls form along Great Lakes, right on schedule
Weather Network (1/17)

Lake Ontario hovercraft crossings planned
Pelham News (1/17)

President-Elect Trump's pick for head of E.P.A. could get approval from U.S. Senator Rob Portman
WVXU- Cincinnati, OH (1/17)

Video captures largest Great Lakes freighter arriving for winter layup
MLive (1/17)

Aging septic systems fouling Michigan
Detroit Free Press (1/16)

Cuomo's $2 billion clean water push called 'amazing'
The Buffalo News (1/16)

Downriver water quality concerns prompt testing
The Detroit News (1/16)

Draft report for Flint details spending hike, delay water plant restart
MLive (1/16)

List of groups in opposition to major pipeline grows
Gaylord Herald Times (1/16)

Long navigation season for Seaway
Erie Media (1/16)

Michigan campgrounds welcome winter campers
Great Lakes Echo (1/16)

New Soo Lock study indicates huge economic impact
9 & 10 News (1/16)

Time-lapse video shows U.S. Coast Guard freeing freighter stuck in ice
MLive (1/16)

Report: Soo Locks upgrade among top infrastructure projects
The Associated Press (1/15)

Anatomy of a grounding: Investigator shares details of Blough casualty on Lake Superior
Duluth News Tribune (1/14)

Flint homes tainted by city’s water crisis to get new faucets
CNN (1/14)

Great Lakes shipping season floats to a close this weekend
Minnesota Public Radio (1/14)

State of the Great Lakes 2016 underlines the importance of local drinking water monitoring network
The Voice News (1/14)

Efforts continue to stop spread of Asian carp
The Associated Press (1/13)

Fearing an oil spill, Wisconsin tribe votes to remove Enbridge Line 5
Michigan Radio (1/13)

Lake Michigan catwalk repair decision could be made soon
MLive (1/13)

Path of least resistance
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (1/13)

City looks for public input on dock project
News-Chronicle Staff (1/12)

Department of Energy approves power line to cross Lake Erie
Go Erie (1/12)

Ever heard of a Great Lakes tsunami? Scientist says they happen about 100 times a year
Michigan Public Radio (1/12)

Highland Park bans coal tar sealants
Highland Park News (1/12)

Northern Wisconsin legislator wants to lift state’s mining moratorium
The Associated Press (1/12)

Officials wonder how Trump will deal with Asian carp
Sandusky Register (1/12)

Stabenow, Peters call for quicker action on Asian carp
Detroit Free Press (1/12)

State awards more than $3.5 million to battle invasive species
UP Matters (1/12)

Two Michigan members of Congress want prompt federal study of Enbridge Line 5
Michigan Public Radio (1/12)

Algoway to be replaced by new freighter
Owen Sound Suntimes (1/11)

De-Icer concerns for Grand Traverse Bay
WWUP-TV- Traverse City, MI (1/11)

Debate over whitefish in Green Bay
WBAY-TV- Green Bay, WI (1/11)

Fight continues over underground nuclear waste disposal near Lake Huron
Michigan Radio (1/11)

Lake Superior State launches freshwater research expansion
WWUP-TV- Traverse City, MI (1/11)

New business group opposes Straits of Mackinac pipelines
WXMI-TV-Grand Rapids, MI (1/11)

Photographer captures ghosts of Lake Erie
WBFO – Buffalo, NY (1/11)

Preparations begin at Lake Superior Ice Festival
KQDS-TV-Duluth, MN (1/11)

Proposed Manistee weir collects concerns
Traverse City Record-Eagle (1/11)

Water quality testing at Chicago beaches to expand this summer
Chicago Tribune (1/11)

Waukesha pushes forward on Lake Michigan plan, despite Great Lakes mayors’ pushback
Milwaukee Public Radio (1/11)

Wild-born salmon support lake’s fishery
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter (1/11)

Anti-invasives campaigns target aquarium, water garden hobbyists
Great Lakes Echo (1/10)

Biologist says wolf populations stable under state management
WXPR – Rhinelander, WI (1/10)

Education programming, students play important roles for Inland Seas
Traverse City Record-Eagle (1/10)

Fishermen help DNR form whitefish plan
Green Bay Press-Gazette (1/10)

Flocking to learn more about waterfowl
The Fort Erie Times (1/10)

Gov. Cuomo announces proposal to complete 750-mile statewide hiking trail
Advance Media New York (1/10)

Proponents of burying nuclear waste near Lake Huron accused of ignoring other sites
CTV News (1/10)

Scientists concerned about Lake Superior’s declining cisco (lake herring) population
WLUC – TV (1/10)

Toledo City Council approves regional water plan
Toledo Blade (1/10)

Too early to stop remediation of St. Lawrence River
The Cornwall Standard-Freeholder (1/10)

Xcel to fund final clean-up phase
The Ashland Daily Press (1/10)

Activists urge caution on Flint water despite improved tests
Detroit Free Press (1/9)

COMMENTARY: Plan 2014 is good for the environment and the economy
The Buffalo News (1/9)

DNR scrubbed climate wording after newspaper query
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (1/9)

Homeowners fear impact of new Lake Ontario regs
WBFO – Buffalo, NY (1/9)

Homewood to consider joining new regional water agency
Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle (1/9)

Illinois bill would require testing school water for lead
Daily Herald (1/9)

Lake Michigan sanctuary proposal has shippers’ attention
Work Boat (1/9)

Marquette City Commission applies for federal grant
WLUC-TV (1/9)

State park along Lake Superior getting 30 new campsites, $1M in renovations
MLive (1/9)

Strong outlook for Canadian shipping ports “more than a blip”
Metro International (1/9)

Students create music from nature data
The Mining Journal (1/9)

U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga will co-chair Great Lakes Task Force
MLive (1/9)

Waukesha Water Diversion Project Faces Fresh Round of Scrutiny
Wisconsin Public Radio (1/9)

Wisconsin tribe wants pipeline removed
The Associated Press (1/9)

Wisconsin tribe wants pipeline removed
The Associated Press (1/9)

Celebrate winter the Superior way
Duluth News Tribune (1/8)

Rust Belt’s not just a political force — it’s a destination
The Associated Press (1/8)

Smooth, as in ice, sailing
Kingston Whig-Standard (1/8)

Michigan harbor in danger of closing
The Detroit News (1/7)

Campaign could lead to ban on plastic shopping bags in Duluth
St. Paul Pioneer Press (1/6)

Fraser reaches agreement to improve safety
Superior Telegram (1/6)

Lake Superior’s foggy phenomenon: sea smoke
WDIO-TV – Duluth, MN (1/6)

Speaking of the Great Lakes, this official says region's waters deserve more respect
The Associated Press (1/6)

Bad River Tribal Council rejects Enbridge pipeline easement renewal
Ashland Daily Press (1/5)

Charlotte official claims lead fittings used recently in water system
Lansing State Journal (1/5)

Grants still available for cleanup of Michigan waters
The Holland Sentinel (1/5)

Lake Erie coastal advisory group seeks members
Erie Times-News (1/5)

Leland Harbor to stay closed unless funds found for dredging
The Associated Press (1/5)

Michigan partly covers Flint water bills another 3 months
The Associated Press (1/5)

National Wildlife Federation sues feds over pipeline
The Detroit News (1/5)

Official: Great Lakes region’s waters deserve more
The Associated Press (1/5)

Predicting the unpredictable
The Mining Journal (1/5)

Snyder could get crucial recommendations on Flint water after coming meetings
MLive (1/5)

Steps taken to restore narrow bar of land separates Port Bay from Lake Ontario
Finger Lakes Times (1/5)

Study: Tons of plastic getting into Great Lakes
NCPR – Canton, NY (1/5)

$1 million could restore Niagara Gorge to a 'botanical wonderland'
The Buffalo News (1/4)

Canadian Coast Guard prepares for Great Lakes icebreaking operations
Manitoulin Expositor (1/4)

Diver's view of Great Lakes: shipwrecks and evil mussels
WBFO – Buffalo, NY (1/4)

Great Lakes Area of Concern makes progress in ecological recovery
Sault Ste. Marie Evening News (1/4)

Regional water source an option for many county communities
The Oakland Press (1/4)

Signs of climate change hit Great Lakes
North Country Public Radio (1/4)

$1.8M in federal funds to help protect Huron River watershed
MLive (1/3)

Eleventh day of invasive species Christmas: ‘Leven gobies gobbling
Great Lakes Echo (1/3)

New book paddles through history on canoe
Great Lakes Echo (1/3)

NYC fireboat finds new home in Door County
Green Bay Press-Gazette (1/3)

Ontario study: Other sites too costly to store waste
The Detroit News (1/3)

COMMENTARY: Exploring the history of paddlefish
South Shore Breaker (1/2)

Great Lakes pollutant lurks in your laundry
WRVO-Osewego, NY (1/2)

Higher pilot fees unpopular on Great Lakes, from freighters to Viking boat
MLive (1/2)

Minnesota DNR worries about future of Lake Superior’s herring population
Twin Cities Pioneer Press (1/2)

New Traverse City ship turns students into scientists
WWTV-Traverse City, MI (1/2)

Remnant fish species discovered in Antrim County
Interlochen Public Radio (1/2)

Shipping peaks as Great Lakes season nears end
Duluth News Tribune (1/2)

Tenth day of invasive species Christmas: Ten alewives dying
Great Lakes Echo (1/2)

The unexplained disappearance of Northwest Flight 2501 over Lake Michigan
WDIV-TV – Detroit, MI (1/2)

Wetlands restoration completed at Shiawassee Refuge
Midland Daily News (1/2)

What will 2017 bring for the Great Lakes?
WBFO-Buffalo, NY (1/2)

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