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January 2016
Concerns over rusting cargo ship abandoned on shore of southwestern Quebec town
The Canadian Press (1/31)

COMMENTARY: Justin Trudeau’s pipeline gambit could salvage Energy East
The Toronto Star (1/31)

EDITORIAL: See if it floats: Communities working to boost tourism along Oswegatchie River
Watertown Daily Times (1/31)

Great Lakes national parks prepare for centennial
Great Lakes Echo (1/31)

State tells southwest Ohio water plants to reduce phosphorus
The Associated Press (1/31)

Was Flint River water good enough to drink?
Detroit Free Press (1/31)

Coalition concerned about copper mining waits for next move
Duluth News Tribune (1/30)

COMMENTARY: A precautionary tale
The London Free Press (1/29)

Economic impact study of Muskegon's port released
WZZM-TV - Grand Rapids, MI (1/29)

Giant rubber duck to be a part of Tall Ships Duluth
Duluth News Tribune (1/29)

Lake shoved piles of ice onto Port Clinton's beach
Port Clinton News Herald (1/29)

Report disappointing, says Restore Our Water Intl. rep
The Expositor (1/29)

UT dedicates lab to analyze wide range of research jobs
The Toledo Blade (1/29)

Could Erie face the same crisis as Flint, Michigan?
WJET-TV - Erie, PA (1/28)

Ecological casualties: winners and losers in the war on carp
Great Lakes Echo (1/28)

Great Lakes ice coverage is below average
WOOD-TV - Holland, MI (1/28)

Iconic Michigan fishing tug pulled from water for repairs
MLive (1/28)

Lake Shore power plant is too degraded to preserve and reuse, FirstEnergy officials say
The Plain Dealer (1/28)

New book recounts the lore of Lake Superior ice fishing
The Ashland Daily Press (1/28)

One lakeshore city hopes to be port-of-call for two cruise lines this year
MLive (1/28)

Senate, House unanimously approve $28M for Flint
Detroit Free Press (1/28)

Snowy owl sightings reported throughout U.P.
WJMN-TV - Marquette, MI (1/28)

Bayfield County Board unanimously approves LSLSC recommendations
The Ashland Daily Press (1/27)

COMMENTARY: Thousand Islands ranked No. 1 on list of nation’s archipelagos
Watertown Daily Times (1/27)

Designation of Erie watershed stalls in council
The Toledo Blade (1/27)

Farmers, vendors meet to talk improvement in agriculture industry
WPBN-TV - Traverse City, MI (1/27)

Hatchery's recovery from trout disease will take years
The Post-Bulletin (1/27)

Lake Superior ice cave visits in doubt this year
Star Tribune (1/27)

Lawmakers say a second lock is crucial for Great Lakes shipping
KDLH-TV, Duluth, MN (1/27)

Matty Moroun looks to dominate another river crossing
MLive (1/27)

Michigan governor: Flint water crisis could affect 'many more' kids
CNN (1/27)

Montreal dreams of a new life for its Old Port
The Montreal Gazette (1/27)

Panel asks Obama for added Asian carp control study
Joliet Herald News (1/27)

Round goby a good-news, bad-news Great Lakes invader
Great Lakes Echo (1/27)

Scientist calls $12.8B rebuild of Ontario nuclear plant ill-advised
The Canadian Press (1/27)

Sierra Club urges Cleveland to use 100 percent green energy by 2050
The Plain Dealer (1/27)

'Melting at both ends': River ice dangerous for anglers, officials say
MLive (1/26)

A sound strategy: blasting carp from the Great Lakes
Great Lakes Echo (1/26)

Agriculture company embraces rules for applying fertilizer
Sandusky Register (1/26)

Concerned stakeholders say more consultation needed on Lake Erie shoreline erosion plan
St. Thomas Times-Journal (1/26)

Dumping invasive species into Ohio waterways could become a crime
Tallmadge Express (1/26)

Expanded port could support 1,700 jobs, add $280M a year into economy
MLive (1/26)

Grand Rapids answers water safety questions
WOOD-TV - Grands Rapids, MI (1/26)

Lake Huron’s ferocious beauty
The Sarnia Journal (1/26)

New ideas coming for more Detroit Riverfront redevelopment
The Associated Press (1/26)

Once famous for beer, Milwaukee now bets on water
The Marketplace Portfolio (1/26)

Report suggests Lake Michigan water may address Ridgewood problems
Chicago Tribune (1/26)

Alpena film festival filled with Great Lakes and ocean flicks
Great Lakes Echo (1/25)

COMMENTARY: Great Lakes water is too precious not to take every step to preserve it
The Buffalo News (1/25)

COMMENTARY: Why Montreal says no to the Energy East pipeline
Montreal Gazette (1/25)

Flint environmental company recycling empty water bottles
Michigan Radio (1/25)

Great Lakes images from space show dramatic change from last year
MLive (1/25)

Great Lakes Shipwrecks exhibit coming to TREC
WJET-TV, Erie, PA (1/25)

NE Ohio town closes schools as EPA demands more water tests
The Toledo Blade (1/25)

Niagara Falls could turn into temporary trickle
WNBC-TV - New York, NY (1/25)

Pressure mounts on federal Liberals to reject nuclear waste plan
The London Free Press (1/25)

Trout fishing off? Hungry ducks may be reason
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (1/25)

EDITORIAL: U.S. Army Corps sinks to new low in Cuyahoga River dredge deception
Cleveland.com (1/24)

Sheboygan sewage leaks into Lake Michigan
Sheboygan Press (1/23)

When the water turned brown in Flint.
The New York Times (1/23)

$30K grant to explore shipping corn from West Michigan port
M Live (1/22)

COMMENTARY: Failure to follow law caused Flint water crisis
Great Lakes Echo (1/22)

Congressional candidate is concerned about an underwater pipeline
WBUP - TB Ishpeming, MI (1/22)

DNR asks ice anglers to report any round gobies
WLUK TV - Green Bay, WI (1/22)

Exhibit on Great Lakes sturgeon opens at Michigan's Grand Rapids Public Museum
Examiner (1/22)

Group opposed to nuclear waste dump produces short educational video
The Voice (1/22)

Mild winter, open water impacting Lake Huron
The Sarnia Journal (1/22)

National experts tout urban-rural partnerships and preparedness as keys to precluding water crises
M Live (1/22)

$1.5M fundraising effort to save iconic Lake Michigan catwalk gaining momentum
MLive (1/21)

Breaking the Ice: Aboard a Coast Guard Cutter
WBAY-TV - Green Bay, WI (1/21)

Coast guard expecting quieter winter
The Sarnia Observer (1/21)

EDITORIAL: It's time dispose of the abandoned ship Kathryn Spirit
The Montreal Gazette (1/21)

Farmers step up to reduce fertilizer runoff and toxic algae in Lake Erie
The Plain Dealer (1/21)

Flint water crisis: EPA regional administrator resigns
CNN (1/21)

Flint’s not the only problem in Michigan
Bloomberg News (1/21)

Michigan researchers put price tag on climate liability for fossil-fuel plants
Great Lakes Echo (1/21)

Plan to bury nuclear waste near Lake Huron sparks opposition
The Canadian Press (1/21)

S.S. Badger car ferry designated a National Historic Landmark
MLive (1/21)

State judges divide up money for fighting wind project
The Buffalo News (1/21)

2016 Great Lakes ice cover passes 10 percent
MLive (1/20)

A fresh vision: New ideas could spur economic redevelopment for Ogdensburg
Watertown Daily Times (1/20)

EDITORIAL: A sensible presidential veto in the wake of a drinking water disaster
Minneapolis Star Tribune (1/20)

Give Great Lakes stronger protections, International Joint Commission urges
The Associated Press (1/20)

Michigan lawmakers want action on Asian carp
MLive (1/20)

Octopipelines: Scientists, activists, industry leaders seek oil transport solutions
Great Lakes Echo (1/20)

Officials warn: Don't flush your goldfish
Star Tribune (1/20)

Senate panel backs bill to drop wolf protections
The Associated Press (1/20)

Bald eagles spotted around city
St. Clair Shores Sentinel (1/19)

Binational commission says efforts to prevent Great Lakes water diversions are working
The Buffalo News (1/19)

DNR creel clerks collecting angler information this winter
WLUC-TV - Negaunee, MI (1/19)

Ice jam concerns on the Manistee River as snow dwindles down
WPBN-TV - Traverse City, MI (1/19)

No simple fix: Infrastructure, health issues loom large in Flint water crisis
CNN (1/19)

Ottawa must spend more to ensure health of Great Lakes, report says
The Globe and Mail (1/19)

PHOTOS: Waves form ice sculptures on Lake Erie shore in Cleveland
WCPO-TV, Cincinnati, OH (1/19)

Port of Toledo working to bring new business through the region
WTVG-TV - Toledo, OH (1/19)

Rare cold-air funnels form over Lake Michigan
MLive (1/19)

Report on Great Lakes diversion expected Tuesday afternoon
The Buffalo News (1/19)

Searching for woodland fairies and fingernail clams
Great Lakes Echo (1/19)

Why catfish are the future for cleaner Chicago water
WTTW-TV Chicago, IL (1/19)

Abandoned ship 'weeks away' from spilling toxic crude oil into St. Lawrence
CBC News - Montreal, QC (1/18)

Arrival of Paul R. Tregurtha marks end of 2015 Great Lakes shipping season in the Ports
KBJR-TV - Duluth, MN (1/18)

Great Lakes govs weigh Waukesha water woes
Great Lakes Echo (1/18)

Harnessing a market for Lake Erie water quality
Great Lakes Echo (1/18)

Reaction are mixed to new federal bat-protection law
WKSU - Kent, OH (1/18)

Researchers hope for continued presence of piping plover on Lake Ontario after historic return
Watertown Daily Times (1/18)

St. Lawrence Seaway moved 36m tons of cargo in 2015
Watertown Daily Times (1/18)

Tall ships to cruise all 5 Great Lakes this summer
Detroit Free Press (1/18)

What's in your water?
WLUC-TV - Negaunee, MI (1/18)

Colder temps forming ice on Lake Erie
WTVG-TV - Toledo, OH (1/17)

EDITORIAL: Great Lakes state governor needs to make a statement
Traverse City Record-Eagle (1/17)

Mild winter keeps Great Lakes' water levels up
Detroit Free Press (1/17)

NASA Glenn Research Center aims to fight toxic algae
Crain's Cleveland Business (1/17)

Petcoke may be returning to shores of Detroit River
Windsor Star (1/17)

City settles bill for Great Lakes conference
Niagara Gazette (1/16)

Dam debate on the Knife River
Duluth News Tribune (1/16)

President Obama declares emergency in Flint
Detroit Free Press (1/16)

VIDEO: Water worries in Wisconsin
WISN-TV - Milwaukee, WI (1/16)

'Toxic hot spot' no more? Lake, river flow closer to clean with $500k grant
MLive (1/15)

Michigan attorney general to investigate Flint water crisis
The New York Times (1/15)

Minnesota governor aims state money at water woes
Duluth News Tribune (1/15)

Plans set for county turbine count to surge
Huron Daily Tribune (1/15)

Soo Locks close with Great Lakes shipping down about 10 percent
MLive (1/15)

White House to decide soon on Flint emergency request
The Detroit News (1/15)

Amateur photos of waterfront mark area’s transformation
The Toronto Star (1/14)

An invader in our waters: The Round Goby ins in Little Lake
Peterborough Examiner (1/14)

Climate change is here, so be flexible
Blackburn News (1/14)

Cuomo's state budget hints Erie Canal replica to be built at NY State Fair
The Syracuse Post-Standard (1/14)

DEC: 16.8 million eggs collected this fall from various freshwater fish
The Syracuse Post-Standard (1/14)

EPA's administrator tours solar power plant near Toledo
Sandusky Register (1/14)

From trash to treasure: Luminescent beach glass draws searchers to Lake Superior’s shore
Duluth News Tribune (1/14)

Gulf of St. Lawrence hits record-high temperature
CBC News (1/14)

Several more ships coming for winter layup in Twin Ports
Duluth News Tribune (1/14)

Assembly approves lifting nuclear moratorium
WISN-TV - Milwaukee, WI (1/13)

Can Silver Bay survive latest round of mining layoffs?
Minnesota Public Radio (1/13)

Great Lakes Captains Association meets in Traverse City
Northern Michigan 9 & 10 News (1/13)

Ice breaking begins on western Great Lakes
WLUK-TV - Green Bay, WI (1/13)

Icebreaker to visit Lafarge terminal this week
The Manitoulin Expositor (1/13)

Legionnaire’s disease spikes in Genessee County
WBJK-TV - Detroit, MI (1/13)

St. Lawrence Seaway traffic drops
The Cornwall Standard Freeholder (1/13)

Study: Most mercury in Lake Superior comes from atmosphere
Duluth News Tribune (1/13)

USDA urges environmental farm measures
Hillsdale Daily News (1/13)

Waukesha water plan may be in jeopardy
WDJT-TV - Milwaukee, WI (1/13)

Adapting to climate change in Michigan
C and E News (1/12)

ArcelorMittal lobbies for Great Lakes improvements
The Times (1/12)

Ashland mulls ore dock options
Duluth News Tribune (1/12)

COMMENTARY: Bill would invite radioactive waste dump to Wisconsin
Wisconsin State Journal (1/12)

COMMENTARY: Congress’ update of toxic chemical controls can do more
MLive (1/12)

COMMENTARY: Plan provides outline for vital water source
Erie Times-News (1/12)

DNR roundtable to focus on variety of wildlife conservation issues
Star Tribune (1/12)

EPA stayed silent on Flint’s tainted water
The Detroit News (1/12)

Great Lakes governors weigh WI city’s request for Lake Michigan water
WKAR - East Lansing, MI (1/12)

Mesmerizing ice balls float down Lake Michigan channel
MLive (1/12)

Spat over Lake Erie sediment dumping far from being settled
Watertown Daily Times (1/12)

Warm fall, warm Great Lakes help fire CNY lake effect snow machine
The Syracuse Post-Standard (1/12)

Air quality human, not technical matter
The Detroit News (1/11)

City turns to ozone to treat its water
The Toledo Blade (1/11)

How does lake-effect snow develop?
WZZM-TV - Grand Rapods, MI (1/11)

Kingston developer to buy marine museum property
Kingston Whig-Standard (1/11)

Mine proposed on Michigan-Wisconsin border prompts concerns
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (1/11)

Ontario set to unveil $12.8-billion plan to refurbish four reactors at Darlington nuclear plant
The Canadian Press (1/11)

Scant risk to Great Lakes beaches from abandoned lighthouse cables
MLive (1/11)

COMMENTARY: Don’t turn Great Lakes into ‘toilet bowl’
Detroit Free Press (1/10)

Miller Ferry closes for winter due to weather conditions
The Norwalk Reflector (1/10)

State tells southwest Ohio water plants to reduce phosphorus
The Associated Press (1/10)

Coast guard: Ice on rivers and Great Lakes could be unsafe
The Associated Press (1/9)

COMMENTARY: Battle is brewing over Great Lakes: Will Cuomo veto application seeking to divert water to Milwaukee suburb?
The Buffalo News (1/9)

More than 70 bald eagles counted during midwinter survey at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
The Citizen (1/9)

COMMENTARY: Wind turbines will blight Lake Ontario shoreline
The Buffalo News (1/8)

Eagles find home at dump in Sudbury
The Sudbury Star (1/8)

EDITORIAL: Too early to torpedo clean water bond, Gov. Kasich
The Plain Dealer (1/8)

Lake Erie’s lack of ice means shipping companies save money this winter
CBC - Windsor, ON (1/8)

Michigan has most underground natural gas storage in U.S.
MLive (1/8)

Shoreline cables may pose hazard around Great Lakes
Chicago Tribune (1/8)

What can be learned from others talking algae problems
The News-Herald (1/8)

$3.6 million cut from federal budget for dredging Cleveland Harbor; Port officials blame U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The Plain Dealer (1/7)

Climate change study: Lake Superior one of world’s fastest warming lakes
Great Lakes Echo (1/7)

Discarded goldfish are taking over Hamilton’s harbor
CBC - Hamilton, ON (1/7)

Freezing spray coats Lake Superior shoreline in beautiful ice sculptures
MLive (1/7)

Great Lakes organization starts review of Waukesha's request for water
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (1/7)

Great Lakes water temps warm, big player in next week's heavy snow
MLive (1/7)

Lack of ice on Grand Traverse Bay affecting the Great Lakes
Northern Michigan 9 & 10 News (1/7)

Michigan governor apologizes for Flint water crisis
CNN (1/7)

New law bands micro-beads – so try local alternatives
ABC News (1/7)

Opponents of proposed Lake Ontario shoreline wind turbines gain unusual allies
WBFO - Buffalo, NY (1/7)

Rare appearance of ivory gull turns out birders in Duluth
WAOW-TV - Wausau, WI (1/7)

Thunder Bay shipping season draws to a close
CBC News (1/7)

Trout fishing quality decline topic of January meetings
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (1/7)

'Unfrozen': Lake Erie's warmth, lack of January ice rivals the ice-free season of 2011-12
The Buffalo News (1/6)

Century old wreck discovered
Niagara This Week (1/6)

COMMENTARY: Defending the Great Lakes must remain a priority
The Times Herald (1/6)

Digital map tracks factory farm environmental violations
Great Lakes Echo (1/6)

EDITORIAL: Microbead ban will ease harm to Lake Erie
The Columbus Dispatch (1/6)

Floating fish farms? Some lawmakers hoping Great Lakes proposal sinks
WXMI-TV - Grand Rapids, MI (1/6)

Michigan's national parks shatter visitor records in 2015
MLive (1/6)

Rare, endangered piping plovers nest on eastern Lake Ontario
The Syracuse Post-Standard (1/6)

Snyder declares emergency as feds probe Flint water
Detroit Free Press (1/6)

Invasive Asian carp could overtake Lake Erie, study finds
The Washington Post (1/5)

Lake Huron water level continues to rise
The Huron Daily Tribune (1/5)

Medina county restoration project detours erosion in Princess Ledges Nature Preserveq
The Plain Dealer (1/5)

Mild December stretches ferry season on Erie
The Toldedo Blade (1/5)

Problem of dying, struggling steelhead in Salmon River persists
The Post-Standard (1/5)

Sleeping Bear sets visitation record
Traverse City Record-Eagle (1/5)

Twelfth day of invasive species Christmas: Twelve quaggas clogging
Great Lakes Echo (1/5)

Two Rivers investigating EPA grant
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter (1/5)

U.S. Coast Guard poised to approve Moroun's twin span
Windsor Star (1/5)

Work continues on new Michigan water pipeline
Detroit Free Press (1/5)

Annual No Spills Conference kicks off in Acme
WPBN-TV - Traverse City, MI (1/4)

Ban on microbeads quietly becomes law
The Toledo Blade (1/4)

City council reviews regional water system
The Toledo Blade (1/4)

EDITORIAL: Governors should say no to Waukesha
The Times Herald (1/4)

EPA approves new tool to battle dreaded Great Lakes fish parasite
St. Paul Pioneer Press (1/4)

Gordie Howe bridge cost may rise $2B as a result of low loonie, Trudeau told
CBC News (1/4)

Lake Superior makes unusual winter jump
Duluth News Tribune (1/4)

Scientists seek to sic microbes on invasive plants
Great Lakes Echo (1/4)

Scuba diving in Kingston a year-round activity
The Kingston Whig-Standard (1/4)

Steady decline in wetlands endangers Great Lakes
Michigan Radio (1/4)

Study: Walleye, trout will be hardest hit by Asian carp
The Detroit News (1/4)

With no ice in the Great Lakes some shipping continues
CKTB - St. Catharines, ON (1/4)

EDITORIAL: Plastics ban good move but problem not yet in the bag
Traverse City Record-Eagle (1/2)

Lake Michigan adventurers release book and plan latest journey
The Northwest Indiana Times (1/2)

Superior shipyard lands major project
Duluth News Tribune (1/2)

What lurks beneath the Great Lakes? An oil pipeline that couldn’t get built today
New Haven Register (1/2)

Beach grooming could face city budget axe
The Toronto Star (1/1)

New maps show possible routes for nuclear waste transport
Petoskey News-Review (1/1)

Portage’s north side restoration project moves forward
The Northwest Indiana Times (1/1)

Record year for breakwall repairs
Blackburn News (1/1)

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