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March 2015
Cruise on the Great Lakes, not the high seas
Mother Nature Network (3/31)

EDITORIAL: Great Lakes water quality matters
Pocono Record (3/31)

Institute for Great Lakes Research to host Stabenow Thursday for Great Lakes symposium
Midland Daily News (3/31)

Railway, Duluth port reach new agreement
Duluth News Tribune (3/31)

Two Michigan toxic hot spots down, 12 to go
Michigan Radio (3/31)

Two NY Congressmen say Lake Ontario water management plan could damage Wayne County shoreline
auburnpub.com (3/31)

USS to idle Minntac plant in June
Minneapolis Star Tribune (3/31)

Canadian Icebreaker on the way to Lake Erie
eriemedia.ca (3/30)

COMMENTARY: You CAN make a difference with the Asian Carp Invasion of the Great Lakes
Chicago Now (3/30)

Cruise ship stops in Ogdensburg hit potential snag over port security
Watertown Daily Times (3/30)

Frozen harbors leave local fishing charters out in the cold
Watertown Daily Times (3/30)

Lake Erie algae relief years away
Detroit News (3/30)

Lake Superior, harbor, southern lakes all losing ice
Duluth News Tribune (3/30)

Mayors from Middle East, Great Lakes to join forces at historic "Water After Borders" summit
InvestorIdeas.com (3/30)

Meet one of Canada’s last Great Lakes fishermen
Munchies (3/30)

Port of Toronto hits eight-year cargo high
Materials Management & Distribution (3/30)

Satellite images show amazing Great Lakes ice melt over the last month
WXYZ Detroit (3/30)

Study targets wintering American eel in St. Lawrence River area
Kingston Whig (3/30)

Volunteers in forefront of monitoring Great Lakes streams
Great Lakes Echo (3/30)

Huge ice cap on Lake Erie puts arrival of spring on hold
Buffalo News (3/29)

Wisconsin boat builder plans to launch a bruiser of a yacht
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (3/29)

COMMENTARY: Support Plan 2014 for Lake Ontario
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (3/27)

Great Lakes restoration projects awarded $5.7M
Detroit Free Press (3/27)

Ohio projects to get more than $6 million from Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
The Plain Dealer (3/27)

Ballville Dam on the Sandusky River to finally come tumbling down
The Plain Dealer (3/26)

Bill aimed at curbing toxic algae in Lake Erie heading for Kasich's signature
Columbus Dispatch (3/26)

EDITORIAL: A cleaner Lake Erie
Toledo Blade (3/26)

EPA to spend $4 million fighting toxic Lake Erie algae
Toledo News Now (3/26)

Great Lakes ice compared to last year shows astonishing difference
MLive (3/26)

Ice boom removal delayed
The Buffalo News (3/26)

Ohio Senate raises glass to bill limiting fertilizer application
The Toledo Blade (3/26)

Perry refuels its nuclear reactor, critics concerned about storage
The Plain Dealer (3/26)

Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor wins Pacesetter Award
The Times of Northwest Indiana (3/26)

Pure Michigan campaign boosts U.P. tourism
WLUC-TV - Negaunee, MI (3/26)

Researchers work to understand how our plastic waste affects the Great Lakes
Michigan Radio (3/26)

Riverkeeper is a finalist in prize competition
The Buffalo News (3/26)

Saginaw Bay Watershed receives $2.5 million for conservation project
MLive (3/26)

Soo Locks open to start Great Lakes shipping season
KDAL Duluth (3/26)

Water quality grades issued for local streams
Sandusky Register (3/26)

$244M economic impact shows importance of Lake Erie commercial fishery
Windsor Star (3/25)

A town divided: Wilmette IL residents face tough lakefront decision
Wilmette Beacon (3/25)

A water dilemma in Michigan
New York Times (3/25)

Detroit port authority plans to trial international pedestrian ferry
Windsor Star (3/25)

Drought creeping into Great Lakes states
Marion Star (3/25)

Durham and Northumberland face future challenges with extreme weather and falling Lake Ontario water levels
insidehalton.com (3/25)

Grand Rapids asks for help to keep lampreys out
Detroit Free Press (3/25)

Milwaukee's Global Water Center officials plan second water technology building
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (3/25)

NDP passes motion to ban microbeads from personal products
Eliot Lake Standard (3/25)

Officials urge public to avoid Lake Michigan's shelf ice
heraldargus.com (3/25)

Steel in crisis: Congress to hear about state of industry
nwitimes.com (3/25)

Will sturgeon ever come back to Lake Erie?
Pittsburgh Post Gazette (3/25)

‘If you build it they will come’ fails for turtle crossings
Science News (3/25)

Duluth's St. Louis River plan passes muster
Duluth News Tribune (3/24)

EDITORIAL: Feds should boost Soo Locks project
Detroit News (3/24)

Endangered Piping plover returning soon to Great Lakes
Mlive.com (3/24)

Flint Council votes to do 'all things necessary' to end use of Flint River
Mlive.com (3/24)

Gibraltar steel mill added to Superfund list
Detroit Free Press (3/24)

Great Lakes are a ‘dumping ground for our toxic waste:’ report
Hamilton Spectator (3/24)

Great Lakes boating has a rich story
Great Lakes Echo (3/24)

Ice breaking crews begin work on Seaway after long, cold winter
Watertown Daily Times (3/24)

Michigan DNR touts new Saginaw Bay 'birding trail' as one of 5 in state
Mlive.com (3/24)

Michigan officials weighing idea of Great Lakes fish farming
Crain's Detroit Business (3/24)

Ohio vote expected today on Lake Erie algae legislation
NBC Channel 4 Columbus (3/24)

Shipwreck fragment reappears along Lake Michigan
UpNorthLive.com (3/24)

The way we use land in the Great Lakes region is changing
Michigan Radio (3/24)

Deep freeze on Great Lakes halts cargo shipments
New York Times (3/23)

Eroding dunes spur education, restoration efforts
The Herald-Palladium (3/23)

Hormone-mimicking chemicals found throughout Great Lakes
Scientific American (3/23)

Montreal upgrading wastewater treatment with ozone filtration
CBC News (3/23)

Sturgeon could spawn in Maumee River
The Toledo Blade (3/23)

City of Lockport obtains new price quote for locks demonstration boat
The Buffalo News (3/22)

Compromise close on Lake Erie algae legislation
The Associated Press (3/22)

Dam removal at issue as spring spawning runs begin
The Columbus Dispatch (3/22)

Hundreds of anglers hit the Fox River as walleye action heats up
NBC 26 - Green Bay, WI (3/22)

Commercial shipping season opens in Duluth
Minnesota Public Radio (3/21)

Great Lakes levels high as spring begins
Green Bay Press-Gazette (3/21)

Agency to fund input on lakeside nuke waste facility
Port Huron Times Herald (3/20)

California’s new normal: In the fourth year of drought, dusty cars and no iced water are a way of life
National Post (3/20)

COMMENTARY: The need to be proactive on Great Lakes contaminants
Grand Haven Tribune (3/20)

Great Lakes ice in retreat
Great Lakes Echo (3/20)

Pipeline opponents urge support
Daily Jefferson County Union (3/20)

Steel output continues its descent
The Northwest Indiana Times (3/20)

Sustainable harbor study moves forward in New Baltimore
The Voice (3/20)

Waterfront enhancement proposal prompts fear of ‘jurisdiction creep’
Niagara this Week (3/20)

District gets $300K to fight invasive species in area
Midland Daily News (3/19)

Edmund Fitzgerald Porter: The real story of how the Great Lakes Brewing Co. beer got its name
cleveland.com (3/19)

Engineers prepare Soo Locks for opening
7&4 News - Grand Traverse, MI (3/19)

EPA will fund Krispin Drain project on Harsens Island
The Times Herald (3/19)

Mercury collection program continues in Michigan this year
Midland Daily News (3/19)

New York Sea Grant to research Lake Ontario storms
Watertown Daily Times (3/19)

OH lawmakers near compromise on Lake Erie algal bloom bill
cleveland.com (3/19)

Ohio’s toxic algal blooms aren’t a boon for Ohio lab that tests for toxic algae
Columbus Business First (3/19)

Slaughter: Great Lakes fund needs more cash
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (3/19)

Stunning aurora captured alongside Lake Superior ice
Mlive.com (3/19)

The ice is thick, but it's been thicker
Soo Today (3/19)

This creature turns water into jelly
Great Lakes Echo (3/19)

Billionaire Matty Moroun needs a Detroit park for his new bridge to Canada
MLive (3/18)

Bipartisan group in Congress urges no Great Lakes fund cuts
The Associated Press (3/18)

Durham, Northumberland lakefront communities see rapid changes in recent decades
Northumberland News (3/18)

EDITORIAL: Army Corps misleads Congress, public on carp threat to Great Lakes
The Plain Dealer (3/18)

EDITORIAL: Bass fishing regulations are risky
Grand Haven Tribune (3/18)

Extreme winter puts $100M Great Lakes fishing industry behind schedule
CBC News (3/18)

Northern lights visible on St. Paddy's Day in Rochester
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle (3/18)

Saginaw to help Genesee County test new water treatment process
MLive (3/18)

Army Corps pressed for Soo Locks study
Detroit Free Press (3/17)

Chicago lakeshore flood advisory set
ABC Channel 7 Chicago (3/17)

Extensive Great Lakes ice cover quickly melting
Petoskey News Review (3/17)

Ice-clearing to begin soon on St. Lawrence River
WNVF Watertown (3/17)

Maumee River’s ice wrecks cemetery, parks
Toledo Blade (3/17)

Sept-Ile phosphate mine gets qualified okay
Montreal Gazette (3/17)

State Senate passes bill to ban “microbeads,” tiny bits of plastic in soap and toothpaste
The Associated Press (3/17)

Steelhead egg collection to take place soon at Little Manistee River weir
WPBN-WTOM-TV - Traverse City, MI (3/17)

Students to learn about ecology of Saginaw Bay aboard Appledore IV
Midland Daily News (3/17)

Walker's budget would cut money for WI port projects
Fox 21 Superior (3/17)

Blue Water Area home to most sturgeon in Great Lakes
Times Herald (3/16)

Canoe lawsuit could establish New York recreational waterway access
Great Lakes Echo (3/16)

COMMENTARY: Burying nuclear waste big issue for Ontario now
St. Catharines Standard (3/16)

COMMENTARY:Lake Michigan ice dangers should have all communities ready for next winter
Muskegon Chronicle (3/16)

Kingston's Lake Ontario Park wins award
CKWS Kingston (3/16)

Michigan lawmakers seek ban on microbeads
Lansing State Journal (3/16)

Stabenow vows to fight for Great Lakes funding, pipeline review
Petoskey News Review (3/16)

Toronto's floating restaurant back on the auction block
Toronto Star (3/16)

Icebreaking activities could cause ferry delays for Sugar Islanders
Sault Ste. Marie Evening News (3/15)

Mystery of Lake Michigan's upside down shipwreck finally solved
Daily Mail (3/15)

Officials: Lake Michigan's future difficult to predict
nwitimes.com (3/15)

Indiana Harbor blast furnace will be down for months
nwitimes.com (3/14)

Anglers beware: Erie can surrender its ice in a hurry
The Toledo Blade (3/13)

Coast Guard cuts through Lake Erie ice to prevent flooding
WKYC (3/13)

COMMENTARY: Protecting the Great Lakes is up to us
Petoskey News-Review (3/13)

Giant Lake Superior ice sculpture comes crashing down for the season
Minneapolis Star Tribune (3/13)

Lake Superior ice yields to "King of the Waters"
Duluth News Tribune (3/13)

New fish vaccine technique could save fledgling industry time, money
Great Lakes Echo (3/13)

New York studies wind power joint ventures
Albany Times Union (3/13)

Oswego Harbor’s 130-year-old breakwater will be rebuilt
Washington Times (3/13)

Sarnia should be port of call for M.S. Saint Laurent
Chatham Daily News (3/13)

Spring bird sightings begin to accumulate
Ottawa Citizen (3/13)

Town of Carlton, Dominion wrestle with nuke plant value
Green Bay Press-Gazette (3/13)

100 years later, renewed interest in worst disaster on the Great Lakes
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (3/12)

EDITORIAL: How your body wash is damaging the Great Lakes
Holland Sentinel (3/12)

Lake Erie transmission line construction could start in 2016
GoErie.com (3/12)

Mark Dayton: Farmers should 'look into their souls' on buffer plan
St. Paul Pioneer Press (3/12)

MI fish farmer says regulatory hurdles hinder industry expansion
Great Lakes Echo (3/12)

Open house tonight for Lake Erie transmission line project
Goerie.com (3/12)

Top polluted Great Lakes sites decades from recovery
Toledo Blade (3/12)

U.S. Steel will idle its Keetac operations starting in May
Duluth News Tribune (3/12)

Around Lake Ontario, neighbors debate a dam, property values and muskrats
New York Times (3/11)

Asian carp swarm south of Chicago as consensus on permanent solution eludes nation
Circle of Blue (3/11)

Bill aiming to curb toxic algae in Lake Erie passes Ohio House
The Columbus Dispatch (3/11)

Fractured Water: Can urban Ontario reconnect its watersheds?
Yonge Street (3/11)

Lake Michigan salmon populations remain strong, study shows
Wisconsin Public Radio (3/11)

Major revival being studied for Historic Fort Wayne
The Detroit News (3/11)

North Channel smelt count doubles, alewives missing in recent survey
The Manitoulin Expositor (3/11)

2 mainland wolves made jaunt to Isle Royale Park
The Associated Press (3/10)

Beach closure signs, caution tape at Pere Marquette Park warn of dangerous ice caves, formations
MLive (3/10)

Coast Guard urges caution on Great Lakes amid warmer weather
The Associated Press (3/10)

COMMENTARY: Congress must act on carp invasion
South Bend Tribune (3/10)

COMMENTARY: What would I do to conserve Lake Erie? Rebrand it
Huffington Post (3/10)

Detroit River wildlife refuge seeks potential volunteers
The Associated Press (3/10)

Fish farm escapees grow fast, die young
Great Lakes Echo (3/10)

Great Lakes Cruise Company expands its educational tours
Michigan Radio (3/10)

Lake Erie ice anglers beware; sleeping giant has one eye open
The Plain Dealer (3/10)

Researchers to study adapting to Great Lakes ups, downs
The Associated Press (3/10)

Senator Stabenow, Congresswoman Miller introduce bipartisan bills to stop Asian carp
MLive (3/10)

Ailing water birds, pummeled by winter, get respite at SPCA
The Buffalo News (3/9)

Aquaculture: Weighing economic potential, environmental risk
Great Lakes Echo (3/9)

Deep burial, high stakes
The London Free Press (3/9)

EDITORIAL: DeWine right to slam U.S. Army Corps over Cuyahoga River dredge threat
Cleveland Plain Dealer (3/9)

Fly-over footage shows spectacular blues, whites of icy Lake Michigan
MLive (3/9)

Future still uncertain for huge, historic ship docked for winter in Oswego
The Post-Standard (3/9)

Great Lakes opening: Ice conditions better than last year
Marquette Mining Journal (3/9)

New York releases new plan for mute swans with less killing
The Associated Press (3/9)

University of Toledo hosting forum on Great Lakes protection
Toledo Blade (3/9)

EDITORIAL: Candace Miller a Great Lakes defender
Crain's Detroit Business (3/8)

EDITORIAL: Our lawmakers must push for Michigan microbead ban to protect Great Lakes
Grand Rapids Press (3/8)

100 years later, first known footage of tragic Great Lakes disaster surfaces
Mlive.com (3/7)

Farmers stepping up to improve Lake Erie water quality
Ottawa County Beacon (3/7)

EPA grants $20 million for Clinton River watershed improvements
The Voice (3/6)

Feds award $2.5M for Michigan invasive species projects
The Associated Press (3/6)

Grant funds to pay for Black River cleanup
The Chronicle-Telegram (3/6)

Lake Erie algal bloom bills' future uncertain at Ohio Statehouse
cleveland.com (3/6)

Monroe County property becoming part of wildlife refuge
The Associated Press (3/6)

Ohio River Trail moves on to Phase II planning
Pittsburg Post-Gazette (3/6)

COMMENTARY: Dire straits, on the Great Lakes pipeline
Detroit News (3/5)

Famous ship's icy slog through 3 Great Lakes ends with empty cargo holds
Mlive.com (3/5)

Grant announced to fight invasive plant species in Lake Erie
Sanduskey Register (3/5)

Indiana Dunes State Park in running for national top 10 list
WNDU-TV - South Bend, IN (3/5)

Residents in Flint, Mich., left with undrinkable water despite close proximity to Lake Huron
New York Daily News (3/5)

Senate panel advances ban on plastic beads polluting lakes
WRTV-TV - Indianapolis, IN (3/5)

Travel site names Grand Marais 'coolest' U.S. small town
Minnesota Public Radio (3/5)

U.S. Customs funding issue resolved; ends border gridlock threat
Windsor Star (3/5)

Bill would ban cosmetic microbeads
Detroit Free Press (3/4)

COMMENTARY: Does St. Lawrence Co. need another economic development board?
North Country Public Radio (3/4)

Ice caves on Lake Michigan are as dangerous as they are beautiful, warn officials
Mlive.com (3/4)

Ice slows start of Seaway shipping
The Brockville Recorder (3/4)

Lake Superior Ice caves to reopen after temporary closure
WCCO Minnesota (3/4)

Midwest initiative funds digital collection of Great Lakes environmental history
Great Lakes Echo (3/4)

New Baltimore seeks public input for sustainable harbor study
Macomb Daily (3/4)

Ontario reintroducing legislation to protect Great Lakes ecosystem
The Manitoulin Expositor (3/4)

Underwater crucifix in frozen Lake Michigan displayed as memorial
Mlive.com (3/4)

Widespread ice causing many Michigan ducks to go hungry
Petoskey News Review (3/4)

COMMENTARY: The truth about St. Lawrence River shipping activities
Huffington Post (3/3)

Earlier start to lake trout season possible
The Alpena News (3/3)

Finalists named in Milwaukee lakefront redesign project
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (3/3)

Fur trade a suspect in Minnesota monument mercury contamination
Great Lakes Echo (3/3)

Great Lakes ice cover over 88%
USA Today (3/3)

Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy to host community engagement meeting to discuss plans for Pere Marquette lighthouses
MLive (3/3)

Save the Dunes lobbying Congress to maintain Great Lakes Restoration funds
Chesterton Tribune (3/3)

$125K in grants coming for Port of Muskegon from the West Michigan Prosperity Alliance
MLive (3/2)

Court upholds Minnesota tribal fishing rights
Great Lakes Echo (3/2)

Icebreaker expected at Erie shipyard this week
Erie.com (3/2)

Icebreaker expected on Lake Erie this week
GoErie (3/2)

Lake Superior levels down a bit in February
Duluth News Tribune (3/2)

North Tonawanda officials eye improvements at Gratwick-Riverside marina
Niagara Gazette (3/2)

PHOTOS: Frozen Lake Ontario
Syracuse.com (3/2)

Spawning bed built to boost Lake Ontario walleye
The Associated Press (3/2)

Wisconsin site in Lake Michigan under consideration to become National Marine Sanctuary
Star Tribune (3/2)

Cave-tastic! Ice caves of Lake Michigan make for a spectacular day at the beach
MLive (3/1)

Clear sky yields great look at frozen Great Lakes
MLive (3/1)

Ice conditions causing concern for Great Lakes shipping industry
St. Paul Pioneer Press (3/1)

Michigan communities get funding for water trails projects
The Associated Press (3/1)

Stabenow introduces legislation to stop spread of Asian carp
The Times Herald (3/1)

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