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July 2016
Disappearing wetlands: Ohio’s marshes then and now
The Toledo Blade (7/31)

Energy company seeking to sign up landowners for possible 10,000-acre wind farm
Harbor Country News (7/31)

International Wildlife Refuge grows with land donation
The News-Herald (7/31)

Sailing ships the highlight of festival in Sandusky
The Columbus Dispatch (7/31)

Sandusky Bay algae produces toxins
WTVG-TV - Toledo, OH (7/31)

Shipowners concerned about aging Soo Locks
The Sault Star (7/31)

Bizarre video attacks pesky bug in Great Lakes
WXXI - Rochester, NY (7/30)

COMMENTARY: Closing gap between talk, action with lake
The Toledo Blade (7/30)

Cormorants causing concern among residents
The Kingston Whig-Standard (7/30)

Study: Michigan rivers among worst for organic pollutants
Detroit Free Press (7/30)

Winds of discontent blow over Lake Ontario towns eyed for turbines
The Buffalo News (7/30)

Algae, pollution found in Grand Lake St. Marys now plague area canal
The Columbus Dispatch (7/29)

Fish slides, anyone?
Great Lakes Echo (7/29)

Green Bay is "ground zero" for invasive reeds
Green Bay Press-Gazette (7/29)

Higher water levels impact Great Lakes and inland lakes alike
Gaylord Herald Times (7/29)

Lead levels down at high-risk sites in Flint
The Detroit News (7/29)

Once-hated fish now sought to combat Asian carp
Detroit Free Press (7/29)

State moves to bring marina back to life
Lake County News-Sun (7/29)

Watch 4 months under Lake Michigan pass by in just 3 minutes
MLive (7/29)

Draken’ will make it to Green Bay’s Tall Ships Festival
WBAY-TV - Green Bay, WI (7/28)

EPA touts ‘strides’ in reducing algae in drinking water
The Detroit News (7/28)

Fast sunrise over Lake Huron shows how it can happen in 15 seconds
MLive (7/28)

Great Lakes Exposition: A world's fair to remember opened 80 years ago this summer in Cleveland
The Plain Dealer (7/28)

Ohio EPA says Lake Erie is 'impaired'
The Sandusky Register (7/28)

Piranha-like fish with teeth caught in Michigan lake
MLive (7/28)

Some good news for endangered birds
Michigan Radio (7/28)

Area anglers encouraged to be on the lookout for tagged fish
Manitoulin Expositor (7/27)

Cleveland Metroparks are expanding trail system with $8m federal transportation grant
WKSU - Kent, OH (7/27)

Estabrook Park dam in limbo over funding question
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (7/27)

Great Lakes sturgeon-recovery efforts get boost
The Toledo Blade (7/27)

Michigan town rebrands itself as shipwreck capital of the Great Lakes
WXXI - Rochester, NY (7/27)

Most backcountry cabins and campsites reopened at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
WJMN-TV - Marquette, MI (7/27)

Sarnia to Tobermory action plan in the works for Lake Huron
Blackburn News (7/27)

Specially trained canines help sniff out E. coli in local waterways
Harbor Country-News (7/27)

State officials release 2nd part of water protection plan
The Associated Press (7/27)

UMD researchers reveal data from wetland studies in the Northland
KQDS-TV - Duluth, MN (7/27)

Cleanup continues in Superior National Forest
Northland's News Center (7/26)

Deluge of Highland Park flooding calls prompts look at reporting channels
Chicago Tribune (7/26)

EDITORIAL: Protecting open space: Land trusts preserve areas from pressures for development
Watertown Daily Times (7/26)

Flint may get $7.2M in grants, loans for new pipeline
The Detroit News (7/26)

Muskegon's Port Day brings regional interest, international visitors
MLive (7/26)

Older septic systems may be leaking, report suggests ways to monitor
Petoskey News-Review (7/26)

Paddling the Apostle Islands
The Post-Crescent (7/26)

Pride of Baltimore II heads for Chicago, nearly halfway through four-month expedition
The Baltimore Sun (7/26)

Tall ships arrive at Navy Pier
WBBM - Chicago, IL (7/26)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says Cuyahoga River shipping channel might not need dredging
The Plain Dealer (7/26)

Could giant suction cups turn Lake Erie into a regional energy hub?
Pacific Standard (7/25)

EPA worried after Flint runs out of chlorine to treat the city water
MLive (7/25)

Great Lakes pilots threatened, harassed over Viking ship fees
Loop North News (7/25)

Marine Heritage Festival makes a splash
Shoreline Beacon (7/25)

Marquette Maritime Museum celebrates the Great Lakes
Marquette Mining Journal (7/25)

MMSD earmarks $14.1 million for work in flood control area
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (7/25)

Paddling away stress at Wilson-Tuscarora State Park
Niagara Gazette (7/25)

U.S. Coast Guard train to rescue swimmers
WSBT-TV - South Bend, IN (7/25)

COMMENTARY: Preparing for a wetter future in the Great Lakes region
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (7/24)

Global warming good for endangered Fowler's toad at Long Point on Lake Erie
The London Free Press (7/24)

Great Lakes cargoes down in June
Duluth News Tribune (7/24)

Lake Ontario Central New York Lighthouse Challenge in its third year
Oswego County Today (7/24)

Officials consider removal of Skyway, but some savor its history
Buffalo News (7/24)

Salmon tournament brings in fish and helps local economy
WLUK-TV - Green Bay, WI (7/24)

Lake Ontario beach to get $2.25M facelift
The Associated Press (7/23)

ODNR Division of Wildlife seeks help scanning perch
The Morning Journal (7/23)

Webcam provides close-up look at fish in state hatchery pond
The Associated Press (7/23)

A rising tide of interest in kayak lessons
The Buffalo News (7/22)

Captain fought to keep freighter on course in Duluth ship canal as storm blew in
Duluth News Tribune (7/22)

Escaping civilization in Isle Royale National Park
CBS News (7/22)

Fly fishing Lake Michigan for smallmouth bass
The Greenfield Daily Reporter (7/22)

Just off Chicago in Lake Michigan sits an oasis of diversity - Morgan Shoal
Chicago Tribune (7/22)

Michigan Environmental Council celebrates the vision and achievements of two environmental champions
WKAR - East Lansing, MI (7/22)

Muskegon's 'Port Day' to draw 100-plus people, showcase shipping potential
MLive (7/22)

Put-in-Bay caves brings crowds underground
Port Clinton News Herald (7/22)

Sunday's Emerald Summit at Viamede Resort examining water issues in Stoney Lake area
The Peterborough Examiner (7/22)

Viking longship captain at odds with U.S. Coast Guard
Chicago Tribune (7/22)

Invasive Species ID Day focuses on climate change
The Ashland Daily Press (7/21)

New boating festival sets sail in Sandusky
Sandusky Register (7/21)

Niagara Closeup: Beware of the beach
The St. Catharines Standard (7/21)

Park to apply for 'Dark Skies' preservation
Traverse City Record-Eagle (7/21)

PBDEs threaten both Canada, U.S
The London Free Press (7/21)

Port directors urge U.S. Senate to adopt ballast water regulation reforms
Watertown Daily Times (7/21)

Seeing the light: Tawas Point station hasn't changed much in 140 years
MLive (7/21)

Wisconsin DNR to set pollution marks for Milwaukee River basin
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (7/21)

As hunting wanes, Michigan must sell itself to a new outdoors generation
MLive (7/20)

Boardman River restoration project partners see 'before' and 'after'
Traverse City Record-Eagle (7/20)

Enbridge to pay $172M for Kalamazoo River oil spill
The Detroit News (7/20)

Following their ancestors
The Sudbury Star (7/20)

Historical PIB facility spotlights marine life, fish hatchery
The News-Herald (7/20)

Lake sturgeon vulnerable to poaching
Traverse City Record-Eagle (7/20)

New blue-green algae policies in place at water treatment plant
The Sarnia Observer (7/20)

New piping plover chick surprises volunteers at Sauble
Owen Sound Sun Times (7/20)

Ontario Power Generation's study of nuclear-waste vault near Lake Huron not specific enough, critics argue
The London Free Press (7/20)

Rain prevents wildfire from spreading on Lake Michigan island
MLive (7/20)

Shipwreck Tour Dives into history with glass bottom boat
WPBN-TV - Traverse City, MI (7/20)

Surfers ask Cobourg council for entry access
Northumberland Today (7/20)

Visit Erie issues statement on Presque Isle after Action News Investigates report
WTAE-TV – Pittsburgh, PA (7/20)

Balmy Beach is rocky for a reason, says Toronto Parks and Recreation
CBC News (7/19)

DNR, archaeologists team up to restore historic lighthouse site in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
MLive (7/19)

Donated concrete to aid homeowners facing erosion issues
The Racine Journal Times (7/19)

Eagle Harbor Lifesaving Museum displays latest upgrades
WLUC-TV – Marquette, MI (7/19)

Flood runoff impacts Lake Superior
KQDS-TV – Duluth, MN (7/19)

Gliding across Lake Michigan again, aboard a funky old ferry made legal
MinnPost (7/19)

Lake Ontario beach to get $2.25M facelift
The Associated Press (7/19)

Lt. governor hopes to grow farm exports from Ogdensburg
North Country Public Radio (7/19)

Popular Viking ship casts off Wednesday for Chicago Tall Ship event
MLive (7/19)

RNC Lake Erie security has U.S. Coast Guard on additional patrols
WEWS-TV – Cleveland, OH (7/19)

St. Lawrence Seaway pilots move to join federal lawsuit over pilotage rates
Watertown Daily Times (7/19)

Trading pollution credits to try to fix Lake Erie's toxic bloom problem
Michigan Radio (7/19)

Despite millions spent on sand, Presque Isle in danger of splitting in two

Gillibrand proposes invasive species legislation
WBFO - Buffalo, NY (7/18)

It’s the only American port city on the St. Lawrence Seaway.
Great Lakes Echo (7/18)

Tugboat engineers accused of polluting Lake Huron
Detroit Free Press (7/18)

Wildfire still burning on Lake Michigan island
MLive (7/18)

14 women dive historic sites in 5 Great Lakes under 24 hours
WBKB-TV - Alpena, MI (7/17)

Coastal Centre concerned about plastic pollution in Lake Huron
Owen Sound Sun Times (7/17)

Effort to protect, track nesting terns in harbor turns up surprising results
Duluth News-Tribune (7/17)

COMMENTARY: Go jump in your lake this weekend
The Toronto Star (7/16)

Endangered piping plover birds nest at Clarington’s Darlington Provincial Park for the first time in decades
Clarington This Week (7/16)

An uncertain future for coast guard icebreaker built in Thunder Bay
CBC News (7/15)

Analysis of Straits pipeline will cost Enbridge $3.6 million
Gaylord Herald Times (7/15)

Baldwin waterfront bill passes Senate
WSAU - Wausau, WI (7/15)

COMMENTARY: The nation’s economy and security depend on reliable Soo Locks
Petoskey News-Review (7/15)

Environmentalists: Federal Great Lakes funding bill a "mixed bag"
Wisconsin Public Radio (7/15)

New ranger explores public access for St. Martin Island
Green Bay Press-Gazette (7/15)

Officials say common carp often mistaken for invasive Asian carp
The Sarnia Observer (7/15)

Snyder's new MDEQ director was manager for BP during 2010 oil spill
Detroit Free Press (7/15)

Viking ship faces uncertain fate; will go port-to-port based on ability to pay fees
Duluth News-Tribune (7/15)

Cargo ship freed near Hamilton Island
Cornwall Standard Freeholder (7/14)

DNR helps jump in fish registration
The Racine Journal Times (7/14)

For a classic, all-American summer vacation, try this Great Lake getaway
Wall Street Journal (7/14)

Fundraiser may be the life vest that saves Viking ship's voyage
Star Tribune (7/14)

Gauge that uses sonar beams being installed on the Niagara River
The Buffalo News (7/14)

Great Lakes Aquarium cuts ribbon on new exhibit
Duluth News Tribune (7/14)

House passes Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding
The Plain Dealer (7/14)

Navy Pier turns 100: What the pier was before it became an iconic Chicago attraction
WMAQ – TV, Chicago, Ill. (7/14)

Pollution threats in Saxon Harbor
KQDS-TV Duluth, Minnesota (7/14)

Restoring Little Lake
Door County Pulse (7/14)

Schumer pushes EPA on cleanup plan for Niagara, Grand Island radioactive ‘hot spots’
The Buffalo News (7/14)

All-female team plans to dive all 5 Great Lakes in 24 hours
Edmonton Metro (7/13)

Anglers can catch, cut and release information
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (7/13)

Conservancy closes purchase of 2 dune acres saved from development
MLive (7/13)

Lake Huron continues to post above average water levels despite poor rain
Manitoulin Expositor (7/13)

Mackinac race: It's not a pleasure cruise
The Times Herald (7/13)

Meeting set for residents in Racine, Kenosha Counties that need “urgent” help with bluff erosion issues
WITI-TV Milwaukee, WI (7/13)

More Minnesota lakes, rivers listed as impaired
Star Tribune (7/13)

Negotiators aim for sale to keep FitzPatrick nuke plant open
The Associated Press (7/13)

NOTL seeks support to stop invasive phragmites
Niagara-On-The-Lake Town Crier (7/13)

Ohio expands water quality monitoring
WKSU – Kent, OH (7/13)

State panel to consider regulation of fish 'chumming'
The Associated Press (7/13)

Trail segment installed at Sleeping Bear
Great Lakes Echo (7/13)

Two-kilometer stretch of garbage found in Lake Ontario
CFMJ - Richmond Hill, ON (7/13)

Advisory board wants U.S. and Canada to do more to reduce flame retardants in the lakes
Michigan Radio (7/12)

Dirty water advisories at East Side beaches will confront Lake Erie swimmers on 90-degree day
The Plain Dealer (7/12)

Elementary Adventure Day outing provides hands-on fun
The Ashland Daily Press (7/12)

Enbridge to pay $3.6M to assess Line 5 spill risk
Detroit Free Press (7/12)

Land on a creek? Get a free tree!
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (7/12)

Removal work begins for 160-year-old dam across Grand River
MLive (7/12)

Small walleye good sign for future of Lake Erie fishing
Port Clinton News Herald (7/12)

The Nature Conservancy launches attack on invasive plants at Lakefront Nature Preserve; wildlife will benefit from native vegetation
The Plain Dealer (7/12)

World's largest viking ship still coming to Bay City, despite fees
MLive (7/12)

A glimpse inside the Goose Bay
The Recorder and Times (7/11)

Anglers advised to be cautious of lake sturgeon
Daily Messenger (7/11)

COMMENTARY: Waukesha water decision is big win for entire region
Milwaukee Business News (7/11)

Great Lakes making headway in battling invasive species
WISN-TV - Milwaukee, WI (7/11)

Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project on water safety
WHTC - Holland, MI (7/11)

Last portion of KWA pipeline installed
The Detroit News (7/11)

Michigan DNR finds botulism in East Grand Traverse Bay after ducks die
9&10 News-TV - (7/11)

Michigan security firm lands contract to guard Soo Locks
MLive (7/11)

Portman touts legislation funding lake research
Port Clinton News Herald (7/11)

Track 12 majestic tall ships sailing toward Bay City this week
MLive (7/11)

Upgrade brings historically accurate lens to Buffalo Lighthouse
The Buffalo News (7/11)

World's largest viking ship drops out of Tall Ships Festival
MLive (7/11)

Former Berlin Township farm fields host birds at Detroit River refuge
The Monroe News (7/10)

Hope for ash
Great Lakes Echo (7/10)

Rebound of Great Lakes plovers a sign that Endangered Species Act works
Star Tribune (7/10)

Rise in Lake Erie’s water level puts lake above its long-term average
The Buffalo News (7/10)

COMMENTARY: A science-based solution to ballast water
Green Bay Press-Gazette (7/9)

COMMENTARY: Banning microbeads from cosmetics is not enough
Montreal Gazette (7/8)

Falconry program takes aim at Thunder Bay downtown seagulls
CBC News (7/8)

Lake levels continue running high, trend causes erosion concerns
The Holland Sentinel (7/8)

Southern Ontario hot bed of rare, endangered fish
CBC News (7/7)

Contamination advisory issued for creek outlet in Sleeping Bear Dunes
MLive (7/7)

More than $1 million in environmental projects to benefit Marquette, Lake Superior
WLUC-TV - Marquette, MI (7/7)

Quebec mayor fears abandoned ship will capsize, contaminating water
CBC News (7/7)

Scientists say Lake Erie's annual algae bloom should be moderate
The Columbus Dispatch (7/7)

Shipping companies sue Coast Guard over rate increase
Wisconsin Public Radio (7/7)

State asks federal judge to again force U.S. Army Corps to dredge Cuyahoga River shipping channel
The Plain Dealer (7/7)

Canada declares microbeads toxic
Manitoulin Expositor (7/6)

COMMENTARY: Destroying Lake Erie
Michigan Radio (7/6)

DNR releases frac sand analysis to immediate criticism from environmental group
La Crosse Tribune (7/6)

Lighthouse guards Ohio river port west of Cleveland
MLive (7/6)

Snyder wants feds to ‘fully fund’ new Soo Lock
The Detroit News (7/6)

Tall Ships sail into Fairport Harbor Thursday
The Plain Dealer (7/6)

This summer, Lake Superior goes under the microscope
Duluth News Tribune (7/6)

White Lake delisting group gets grant to study ex-celery farm site
MLive (7/6)

Big push for Great Lakes watershed preservation
WBFO - Buffalo, NY (7/5)

COMMENTARY: Lake Erie algae blooms could return
The Windsor Star (7/5)

COMMENTARY: Proposal could add invasive species to Great Lakes
WTTW-TV - Chicago, IL (7/5)

Filter to stop nutrients before they reach lake
The Press (7/5)

German shipper fined $1M for Great Lakes pollution cover-up
The Associated Press (7/5)

Hillsdale County receives grant to combat algal blooms
Hillsdale Daily News (7/5)

NASA joins fight against invasive Great Lakes shoreline plant
Detroit Free Press (7/5)

Ship companies sue over "runaway" pilot rates
The Times Herald (7/5)

Summer interns help to research Lake Erie issues
The Toledo Blade (7/5)

Yamaska River sewage dump under investigation after thousands of fish die
CBC News (7/5)

EDITORIAL: Keep a watchful eye on who gets our Great Lakes water
Chicago Sun-Times (7/4)

Phragmite-fighters battle the out-of-control reed while rooting out more support for the cause
The London Free Press (7/4)

COMMENTARY: Complex project to reclaim Buffalo River after decades of neglect is taking root
The Buffalo News (7/3)

COMMENTARY: Waukesha water diversion - the right decision was made
The Plain Dealer (7/3)

Regional approach to water not new
The Toledo Blade (7/3)

Anglers object to plan for Lake Michigan chinook stocking reductions
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (7/2)

Farmers helping to limit algae in Great Lakes
WRVO - Oswego, NY (7/2)

Grants target sediment removal in River Raisin
The Monroe News (7/2)

Lake Michigan levels affect more than shoreline
WLUK-TV - Green Bay, WI (7/2)

Mentor Marsh experiencing a renaissance; habitat restoration financed with federal Great Lakes dollars
The Plain Dealer (7/2)

Activists file suit demanding study of proposed Freezer Queen tower
The Buffalo News (7/1)

Beach hazard in effect for Chicago area beaches
WWLS - TV Chicago (7/1)

Man to swim each of the Great Lakes with friends
Blue Ridge Times News (7/1)

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