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July 2013
COMMENTARY: Balance, solutions needed on Lake Ontario
Messenger Post (7/31)

Couple fighting to save historic Lake Superior fish house in Beaver Bay
Duluth News Tribune (7/31)

EDITORIAL: Worth will act only if price is right
The Times Herald (7/31)

Footage of pet coke cloud over Windsor stirs controversy
Detroit News (7/31)

Great Lakes fish feast on facewash beads
CBC News (7/31)

Hearing on Lake Michigan usage set for Aug. 13
Lake County News-Sun (7/31)

Lake Superior panel seeks input on mining
The Mining Journal (7/31)

Lake Superior water level surges in July
Duluth News Tribune (7/31)

Michigan senators and congressman consider Great Lakes cuts
Petoskey News Review (7/31)

Perrysburg residents pack council meeting on proposed riverfront plan
Toledo Blade (7/31)

Safe to swim? Detroit beach testing, warnings dry up
Detroit Free Press (7/31)

St. Louis River cleanup gets $16 million funding package
The Star Tribune (7/31)

Sunken warbird emerges from Lake Michigan in time for EAA AirVenture
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (7/31)

Battle of Lake Erie noted by U.S. Senate
Toledo Blade (7/30)

EDITORIAL: Fund the carp crackdown
The Journal Gazette (7/30)

Green disposal of a green menace
Great Lakes Echo (7/30)

Low water level causes deep problem for Great Lakes shipping industry
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (7/30)

New York pursues new plan for Great Lakes preservation
Elmira Star Gazette (7/30)

Water flushes through a greatly widened drain below Great Lakes Michigan, Huron
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (7/30)

$1.1 million in grants awarded for Great Lakes work in Wisconsin
The Journal Sentinel (7/29)

COMMENTARY: Restless waves - Understanding the temporary nature of beaches
The Globe and Mail (7/29)

EDITORIAL: Congress must restore funding for Great Lakes initiative
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (7/29)

Harmful algal blooms a worry for Lake Erie
GoErie.com (7/29)

Highway H2O leads way in seaway marketing
St. Catherines Standard (7/29)

Invasive plant species are threatening the Great Lakes
Michigan Radio (7/29)

Lake Ontario will rise higher and fall lower under joint U.S.-Canada plan
Toronto Star (7/29)

Maiden voyage: State-of the-art laker visits the Twin Ports
Duluth News Tribune (7/29)

Masses of plastic particles found in Great Lakes
USA Today (7/29)

Schoon writes second book about Lake Michigan shoreline
Journal Gazetter and Times Courier (7/29)

Sen. Sherrod Brown, Rep. Marcy Kaptur blast federal cuts in funding for Lake Erie, Great Lakes
Cleveland Plain Dealer (7/29)

Tall ships under way
Duluth News Tribune (7/29)

Does Lake Michigan's record low mark beginning of new era for Great Lakes?
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (7/28)

EDITORIAL: Great Lakes funding proposal too drastic
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter (7/28)

National Great Lakes Museum in Toledo expected to open next spring
Cleveland Plain Dealer (7/28)

Will Chicago port potential swell with private operator?
Chicago Tribune (7/28)

Ice road on Lake Superior melting away
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (7/27)

Lake Superior South Shore survey nets lots of walleyes
Duluth News Tribune (7/27)

Plan to ship radioactive material to Sweden cancelled
City News Toronto (7/27)

Perry 200 group to unveil Lake Erie fleet monument
GoErie.com (7/26)

Tall ships make a grand entry
Superior Telegram (7/26)

Water levels reach record lows in Ontario cottage country
Globe and Mail (7/26)

Data Watch: The Great Lakes' top priorities
Great Lakes Echo (7/25)

Explorers: 1839 shipwreck found in Lake Ontario
The Associated Press (7/25)

Forecasters to monitor Lake Michigan this weekend for possibility of isolated waterspouts
MLive (7/25)

Great Lakes bill introduced
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (7/25)

House considers Sleeping Bear wilderness
The Associated Press (7/25)

Keeping Asian carp out of Great Lakes will require more than new plan offers
Minn Post (7/25)

Michigan's Union Township unsure of what to do with broken wind turbine
Morning Sun (7/25)

Minnesota sells Lake Superior land for $1.2 million
KARE St. Paul (7/25)

Neighbors sue Concordia University over bluff damage
Fox 6 Milwaukee (7/25)

Study puts big bugs under the microscope to help determine health of Lake Huron ecosystem
Huron News Now (7/25)

Studying Lake Michigan's currents
WBAA Purdue (7/25)

Tall berm could halt carp
The Journal Gazette (7/25)

The Dilbit Disaster 3 years later: Sunken oil is looming threat to Kalamazoo River
InsideClimate News (7/25)

$51.2 million federal plan offered to protect Great Lakes from Asian Carp
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (7/24)

Battling phragmites: County-wide permit, funding may provide homeowners relief
Escanaba Daily Press (7/24)

Betty Sutton, former congresswoman to be appointed to head Saint Lawrence Seaway agency
The Plain Dealer (7/24)

Feds update plan to protect Great Lakes from carp
Green Bay Press Gazette (7/24)

Miller, Levin team up to save Great Lakes funding
The Macomb Daily (7/24)

Ohio Lake Erie Commission releases 2013 Lake Erie Protection and Restoration Plan
Dredging Today (7/24)

Piles of pet coke heading out of Michigan for now
Detroit Free Press (7/24)

Senate Dems 'disappointed' Great Lakes not mentioned in Obama climate plan
The Hill (7/24)

U.S. lawmakers fight back against move to slash Great Lakes cleanup funds
Detroit Free Press (7/24)

US Congressman Rick Nolan announces major grant for Lake Superior Coastal Management Program
Northland's News Center (7/24)

Carbon acidification could cause problems for Great Lakes wildlife
Arenac Independent (7/23)

Congressional panel to vote on 'eviscerating' Great Lakes cleanup funding
Plain Dealer (7/23)

Controversial pet coke no longer accepted at Detroit River site
Detroit News (7/23)

Environmental groups: Proposed cuts pose major threat to Great Lakes
The Detroit News (7/23)

Great Lakes budget cuts by House GOP jeopardize Buffalo River cleanup
Buffalo News (7/23)

Lightning strike forces tall ship to bail on Duluth festival
Duluth News Tribune (7/23)

Muskegon city, police officials revisiting ways to keep beachgoers safe in Lake Michigan
Muskegon Chronicle (7/23)

St. Catharines shipyards go bankrupt
St. Catharines Standard (7/23)

Truck crushed by Welland Canal bridge counterweight
St. Catharines (7/23)

U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce introduces Great Lakes cleanup, restoration legislation
News-Herald (7/23)

Weather service warns of 'rogue waves' along lakefront
Chicago Tribune (7/23)

COMMENTARY: Green infrastructure plan will help Milwaukee region
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (7/22)

EDITORIAL: Bill could curb a source of algae
The Columbus Dispatch (7/22)

More algae in Lake Erie
Michigan Radio (7/22)

Tall ships sailing back into Duluth harbor this week
West Central Tribune (7/22)

Thousand Islands region seeks scenic label
Watertown Daily Times (7/22)

Watching the beach slip, slidin’ away
The Hamilton Spectator (7/22)

Waukesha nears completion of Lake Michigan water application
The Business Journal (7/22)

Wisconsin gull numbers grow, forcing creative response
The Associated Press (7/22)

Port of Chicago attracts $500 million investment
Chicago Tribune (7/21)

Smelly, slimy algae is scaring tourists away from Lake Erie
Examiner.com (7/21)

Algae bloom in Lake Erie closes Canadian beaches
The Columbus Dispatch (7/19)

COMMENTARY: Farewell to Great Lakes United – what now for bi-national citizen leadership?
Great Lakes Echo (7/19)

Heat wave almost turns suburban lakes into 'bathwater'
Chicago Daily Herald (7/19)

How to launch a boat: Many don't follow the etiquette rules, and it's causing 'ramp rage'
The Plain Dealer (7/19)

IJC Chair: U.S. and Canadian governments have final say on water plan for Lake Ontario - St. Lawrence River
Watertown Daily Times (7/19)

Mackinac Bridge crash: No injuries or damage after high winds knock over semi truck
MLive.com (7/19)

A lot of beaches closed despite reports of improving water quality
The Windsor Star (7/18)

All the Great Lakes have experienced higher levels in June and so far in July
Chatham Daily News (7/18)

Asian carp DNA sought in Lake Erie water near Windsor
CBC News (7/18)

Davis-Besse among 12 plants at risk, says analyst
Toledo Blade (7/18)

EDITORIAL: PSC should approve the conversion of Dunkirk power plant to natural gas
Buffalo News (7/18)

EPA soliciting GLRI proposals for Great Lakes projects
Petoskey News Review (7/18)

Lake Erie’s algae carries big-picture fiscal threat
Toledo Blade (7/18)

Researchers to study trash in Lake Michigan
WSJM St. Joseph, MI (7/18)

South nation watershed and heritage depicted in new book
St. Lawrence EMC News (7/18)

State commission approves pipeline plan despite protest
Duluth News Tribune (7/18)

Troubled waters plague Finger Lakes region
Messenger Post (7/18)

COMMENTARY: Are Lake Michigan beaches safe?
Chicago Parent (7/17)

Duluth Coast Guard buries one of their own at sea on Lake Superior
Northland's News Center (7/17)

Funding for MI Sea Grant Great Lakes research
ABC News 10 Ispheming (7/17)

Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River pose concerns for IJC
National Public Radio (7/17)

Lake Superior Days to include ‘Blessing of the Fleet’ Sunday
Duluth News Tribune (7/17)

Metallic sheen reported on Lake Michigan again
The Northwest Indiana Times (7/17)

Release of nuclear plant ‘effluents’ into lake described as part of normal cycle
Harbor Country News (7/17)

Canadian mayor criticizes Waukesha's Great Lakes water plan
The Business Journal (Greater Milwaukee) (7/16)

COMMENTARY: Blowing -- or dangling -- in the Lake Erie wind
The Huffington Post (7/16)

EPA to award grants for Great Lakes projects
The Associated Press (7/16)

Holy carp, these fish are trouble
Sault Star (7/16)

Local shipwreck placed on national registry
Door County Advocate (7/16)

Low Great Lakes levels raise concerns for Midwest power plants
Midwest Energy News (7/16)

The challenges of sturgeon stewardship
Great Lakes Echo (7/16)

Calm weather slows Lake Michigan yacht race
WPBN-WTOM TV 7&4 - Traverse City, MI (7/15)

Huizenga introduces bipartisan dredging legislation
Dredging Today (7/15)

Mining company expected to finish test bores near Lake Superior
Appleton Post-Crescent (7/15)

Paddleboarding catches on in Lake Erie area
Mansfield News Journal (7/15)

The Great Lakes need help to stay stocked with fish
Michigan Public Radio (7/15)

Toledo-built USCG museum ship’s dream in peril
Toledo Blade (7/15)

Under cover of darkness, researchers capture, track loons in Minn.
Minnesota Public Radio (7/15)

Waddington puts sustainable energy research facility project on hold
Watertown Daily Times (7/15)

Boy rescued after being trapped in Indiana sand dune
WTHR - Indianapolis, IN (7/14)

DNR: Die-off of alewives in northern Lake Michigan sign of healthy sport fishing environment
Daily Journal (7/14)

EDITORIAL: Save Lake Erie, stop the degradation of a fragile freshwater ecosystem
Cleveland Plain Dealer (7/14)

Great Lakes ‘ground zero’ for water needs
Toledo Blade (7/14)

Invasive zebra mussels found in two more Minnesota lakes
Duluth News Tribune (7/14)

Burger Boat to hire 50 to build research ship
Green Bay Press Gazette (7/12)

EDITORIAL: Who owns the Lakes?
The Chronicle Journal (7/12)

Educators visit Thousand Islands Biological Station in Clayton
Watertown Daily Times (7/12)

Michigan Dems introduce 'fracking' safety bills
The Associated Press (7/12)

New mural to depict construction of Lake Erie fleet
Erie Times-News (7/12)

Sailors prepare for 105th annual Race to Mackinac
The Associated Press (7/12)

Third and final stage of Charlevoix lighthouse restoration under way
Petoskey News Review (7/12)

A new report says it's time to tackle a potential Asian carp invasion in the Great Lakes
The Wall Street Journal (7/11)

Cuyahoga River height surpasses 1913 flood
Akron Beacon Journal (7/11)

In Great Lakes, reports offer reassurance and warnings about oil pipeline safety
Circle of Blue (7/11)

Lobby group joins call for action on Asian carp
The Sarnia Observer (7/11)

Longboats pull in for overnight stay this week
St Lawrence EMC (7/11)

Purdue researchers study Lake Michigan currents
The Associated Press (7/11)

Tapping into Great Lakes may start 'water wars'
CBC News (7/11)

Thermometer swap is aimed at lowering mercury in Lake Erie
Star Beacon (7/11)

Unlocking the secrets of sea lamprey love
Michigan Radio (7/11)

Atwater Surf event celebrates the Great Lakes
Shorewood Patch (7/10)

Diesel fuel leaks to Lake Superior from overturned semi
Northland's News Center (7/10)

Free rain barrels, gardens program fights water pollution
The Plain Dealer (7/10)

Gov. Kasich goes Lake Erie walleye fishing, signs Boater Freedom Act
The Plain Dealer (7/10)

Invasive species? There's an app for that
Soo Today (7/10)

Michigan Steel auction is Wednesday and Thursday but Muskegon Lake property not part of sale
Muskegon Chronicle (7/10)

Mohawks react to land claim ruling
Watertown Daily Times (7/10)

NWF sues EPA over ballast water rules
Michigan Radio (7/10)

Oil pipeline, long submerged in Michigan’s deep waters, fuels public concern
Circle of Blue (7/10)

Petoskey paddler set to circumnavigate fourth Great Lake
Petoskey News Review (7/10)

Researchers to study Lake Michigan currents with scientific vessel
Portage Life (7/10)

Teachers from IL, MN, NY, PA, OH study Great Lake
Wall Street Journal (7/10)

Toronto flooding released raw sewage in a sweep to Lake Ontario
Toronto Star (7/10)

COMMENTARY: Binational cooperation helps save the Great Lakes
Huffington Post (7/9)

Dam removal in Cuyahoga Falls delayed again
Akron Beacon Journal Online (7/9)

EDITORIAL: Keep Great Lakes great
Grand Haven Tribune (7/9)

July perch closure on Illinois waters of Lake Michigan rankles fishermen
Chicago Sun Times (7/9)

Lac-Megantic explosions: 100,000 litres of oil dumped into waterway after disaster
Huffington Post (7/9)

Tall ships race out of Cleveland in the Challenge Great Lakes 2013
The Plain Dealer (7/9)

$1.2 million proposed for Milwaukee sewer, runoff improvements
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (7/8)

Army Corps' plan could save $15M and move jobs to Michigan
Detroit Free Press (7/8)

Flint to spend $171,000 for engineering to treat Flint River water while KWA pipeline is built
MLive-Flint Journal (7/8)

Gary green stormwater project moving forward
Post-Tribune (7/8)

June rain gives Great Lakes levels needed boost
The Detroit News (7/8)

Macomb County commissioners oppose Ontario nuclear waste site on Lake Huron
The Voice (7/8)

Mysterious substance in Lake Michigan baffles beachgoers, scientists as source remains unknown
MLive.com (7/8)

Neighbors seek answers on Toledo's Marina District future
Toledo Blade (7/8)

Stream monitors to keep eye on phosphorus
The Columbus Dispatch (7/8)

Toxic PCBs behind aging Kalamazoo River dams pose new risks
WMUK (7/8)

Why Waukesha’s thirst for Great Lakes water is raising alarms on both sides of the border
Toronto Star (7/8)

Could a Niagara-Toronto ferry work?

Cruise the Great Lakes on new ship
The Province (7/7)

Great Lakes Commission's July 11 workshop to highlight Muskegon Lake redevelopment
Muskegon Chronicle (7/7)

Lake Michigan's cooler-than-normal temperatures discouraging to some beach vistors
MLive.com (7/6)

MI State Rep. Roberts appointed to Great Lakes Task Force
St. Clair Shores Patch (7/6)

EDITORIAL: Obama plan moves in right direction
The Detroit News (7/5)

Latta co-sponsors Great Lakes System sustainability legislation
The Beacon (7/5)

Port Authority touts self in video
The Toledo Blade (7/5)

COMMENTARY: Wisconsin waters threatened by tar sands crude oil expansion
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (7/4)

Fish Ohio rewards anglers
The News-Messanger.com (7/4)

Big algae bloom forecast for Erie
The Columbus Dispatch (7/3)

Boat to bear OPP commish name
Sudbury Star (7/3)

COMMENTARY: The Great Lakes could benefit most from Obama’s climate change aim
Great Lakes Echo (7/3)

Ducks Unlimited sees promise in St. Lawrence River tunnel project
Watertown Daily Times (7/3)

Ducks Unlimited sees promise in tunnel project
Watertown Daily Times (7/3)

Federal bill adds money for Great Lakes dredging projects
WNMU Marquette (7/3)

Geese driven away by St Lawrence Parks Commission
CBC News (7/3)

Michigan's June rainfall was flood or famine, but how will it affect lake levels?
mlive.com (7/3)

Protecting Lake Michigan from Winnetka's stormwater debated
Chicago Tribune (7/3)

Scientists forecast larger Lake Erie algae bloom
Detroit News (7/3)

Swimming on July 4th? Lake Michigan 10 degrees colder than last two years at this time
MLive.com (7/3)

Tall ships command Great Lakes en route to battle re-enactment
TribLive.com (7/3)

Apostle Islands lighthouses to get facelifts
Duluth News Tribune (7/2)

Canadian fisheries staff applied lampricide recently in CNY streams
The Post Standard (7/2)

COMMENTARY: Great Lakes Restoration bill aims to protect a precious Michigan resource
Petoskey News-Review (7/2)

Lake Erie beaches rank worst in nation for water quality
The Columbus Dispatch (7/2)

Schumer wants Federal funds for lake water monitoring
WXXI - Rochester, NY (7/2)

SEMCOG questions where county's green space is
The Voice (7/2)

Sequester cuts will hurt Lake St. Clair, Clinton River
Macomb Daily (7/2)

Who is most likely to drown in Lake Michigan?
WZZM-13 - Grand Rapids, MI (7/2)

Celebration planned for completed wetland restoration project at Wildwood State Park
The Plain Dealer (7/1)

EDITORIAL: BP is polluting Lake Michigan
Chicago Tribune (7/1)

Green Bay area's Great Lakes beaches cleaner than state average
Green Bay Press Gazette (7/1)

In competitive stone-skipping circles, a rocky debate over equipment
The Wall Street Journal (7/1)

Lake Superior fisheries OK a year after storm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (7/1)

Minor earthquake hits below Lake Erie
WTRF Wheeling (7/1)

Tall ships command the Great Lakes en route to battle re-enactment
Tribune-Review (7/1)

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