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May 2016
Agencies draft new plan of attack for Asian carp
Michigan Radio (5/31)

Ann Arbor writer recalls days on the Great Lakes as crew mate
WKAR - East Lansing, MI (5/31)

Elaborate plan develops to save grounded freighter
Duluth News Tribune (5/31)

Engineer charged with releasing oil in Lake Huron in ‘14
The Associated Press (5/31)

Experts: Flint’s water quality still improving
The Detroit News (5/31)

Gems emerge in eel study
The Cornwall Standard Freeholder (5/31)

Great Lakes coalition files suit over pilotage fees
Duluth News Tribune (5/31)

Scajaquada Creek cleanup effort starts in Buffalo’s Forest Lawn cemetery
The Buffalo News (5/31)

Some political officials stress danger of Enbridge pipeline in Straits of Mackinac
WJBK-TV - Detroit, MI (5/31)

COMMENTARY: Shut down the Line 5 oil pipeline at the Straits of Mackinac
The Sault Ste.Marie Evening News (5/30)

EDITORIAL: Be urgent about Lake Erie
Akron Beacon Journal (5/29)

Lake Superior State celebrating 30 years of salmon releases
The Associated Press (5/29)

Rising water: Lake levels expected to stay above average through summer
Traverse City Record-Eagle (5/29)

Take water from Lake Michigan? This plan has a twist
Detroit Free Press (5/29)

Michigan lawmakers urge governors to reject Waukesha request to tap Lake Michigan: Read the letter
Milwaukee Business Journal (5/28)

Program keeps trash out of the water
The Times Herald (5/28)

Stuck Ship: 858-footer loaded with iron ore runs aground on Lake Superior
Minnesota Public Radio (5/28)

Beachcombers' hunt for Lake Michigan gems reveals beauty on variety of levels
Chicago Tribune (5/27)

COMMENTARY: Water worries prompted ban on offshore wind farms, but Ontario's done nothing about them
Ottawa Citizen (5/27)

EDITORIAL: The $188 million wake-up call
The Toledo Blade (5/27)

Lake Erie wind farm gets $40M federal construction grant
The Associated Press (5/27)

Mentor Lagoons face turbulent future; development options explored
The Plain Dealer (5/27)

Stefanik working to remove defense bill provision that eliminates EPA oversight of ballast water discharges
Watertown Daily Times (5/27)

Stockbridge HS invention to monitor Great Lakes pest
Lansing State Journal (5/27)

University of Windsor invasive species research centre closes
CBC News (5/27)

Calls grow to shut down pipeline under Straits of Mackinac
Michigan Radio (5/26)

EDITORIAL: In a word, why climate change matters: Water
Chicago Tribune (5/26)

Increase of 4 feet in Lake Michigan water levels called "historic event."
Green Bay Press-Gazette (5/26)

Land donation to Indiana Dunes, National Lakeshore celebrated
Chicago Tribune (5/26)

Ohio plan to restore Lake Erie won’t mandate farming changes
The Columbus Dispatch (5/26)

Presque Isle prepares for start of summer season
Erie Times-News (5/26)

Rare plovers incubating eggs at Sauble Beach
The Owen Sound Sun Times (5/26)

Schuette demands Snyder halt Flint water probes
The Detroit News (5/26)

Study: Barges can pull small fish through electric barriers set up to block Asian carp from Great Lakes
The Associated Press (5/26)

What's the future for Great Lakes salmon?
WZZM - TV Lansing, MI (5/26)

450 feet under Lake Michigan, classic car cache rests in frigid silence
MLive (5/25)

7th graders test Lake Michigan water
Racine County Eye (5/25)

All Great Lakes warmer than last year, 2 are much warmer
M Live (5/25)

Cyclists ride to shut down Enbridge pipeline
The Times Herald (5/25)

Man-made islands to cleanse pollutants from pond
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (5/25)

Riverkeeper group sues DNR over Estabrook Dam
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (5/25)

Anti-pollution work helps St. Clair River beaches
The Detroit News (5/24)

Board adopts wetland plan
Superior Telegram (5/24)

DEQ: Anti-pollution work benefits St. Clair River beaches
The Associated Press (5/24)

Dogs as sentinels: Blue-green algae brings toxic mystery to Minn. waters
Minnesota Public Radio (5/24)

EDITORIAL: Clean water: Chicago takes a leap
Chicago Tribune (5/24)

House measure supports shippers on water dumping
The Associated Press (5/24)

Milwaukee willing to revisit Waukesha water sale, but it's likely too late
Milwaukee Business Journal (5/24)

New East Side sewage pump station nearing completion; will transport millions of gallons of liquid waste to treatment facility
The Plain Dealer (5/24)

Northeast Wisconsin birders catch rare glimpse of white-winged tern
Wisconsin Public Radio (5/24)

Pearl Mist cruise ship to dock in Muskegon, bus to Holland
The Holland Sentinel (5/24)

Planning underway to close Grand Haven Pier for repair
WZZM-TV - Grands Rapids, MI (5/24)

St. Clair River site of pretend oil spill this week
MLive (5/24)

St. Lawrence River sediment can tell a story
The Cornwall Standard-Freeholder (5/24)

Tourism advocate says NYT story had major impact
Watertown Daily Times (5/24)

Alpena fisheries research station welcomes new Tanner vessel
9&10News-TV - Traverse City, MI (5/23)

Another piping plover on Park Point beach
Duluth News Tribune (5/23)

Beaver Island Boat Company lends ferry to Central Michigan University Researchers
The Charlevoix Courrier (5/23)

Donations put Port Sheldon buoy back on the water
WOOD-TV - Grand Rapids, MI (5/23)

High water causing headaches on Lake Michigan
South Bend Tribune (5/23)

Officials, activists debate effects of impairment status
The Toledo Blade (5/23)

With no state bonding bill, Northland projects now are in limbo
The Duluth News Tribune (5/23)

Michigan offers grants for projects to prevent harmful algae
The Associated Press (5/22)

Senators push feds to raise liability stakes on Mackinac pipeline
MLive (5/22)

Spawning reefs in St. Clair, Detroit rivers appear to be working
The Voice (5/22)

COMMENTARY: Great Lakes compact works even if Waukesha gets water
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (5/21)

On-board water treatment is next line of defense against invasion
Wisconsin State Journal (5/21)

St. Louis River comes back to life, but still needs cleanup
The Washington Times (5/21)

Congressman Dan Benishek tours Great Lakes research vessel
WPBN-TV - Traverse City, MI (5/20)

DNR wrestles with whitefish wanagement
Door County Pulse (5/20)

Great Lakes watershed gets new signs
WBFO - Buffalo, NY (5/20)

Midwest Traveler: These two Michigan islands are a world apart
Star Tribune (5/20)

'Once in a lifetime ' experience: Lighthouse keeper on Lake Superior
CBC News (5/19)

Coast Guard: Lake Michigan is so cold it’s deadly
WOOD - TV Grand Rapids (5/19)

Congresswomen want Great Lakes water diversion blocked
Detroit Free Press (5/19)

FOX 11 Investigates poor water quality plaguing Green Bay
WLUK-TV - Green Bay, WI (5/19)

Northern Minn.'s St. Louis River comes back to life, but it's still not in the clear
Minnesota Public Radio (5/19)

Ohio seeks to coordinate Lake Erie algae effort
The Daily Telegram (5/19)

Smaller salmon being caught on Lake Michigan as spring warms
M Live (5/19)

Stabenow, Peters want Soo Locks study completed sooner
The Detroit News (5/19)

Thompson Island: Getting back to nature on the St. Lawrence River
Seaway News (5/19)

Tiny fish casts big shadow over health of Niagara River
The Buffalo News (5/19)

U.S. DOE awards $3.7 million to Lake Erie wind turbine project
The Plain Dealer (5/19)

Army Corps of Engineers: Erosion significant at Mount Pleasant bluff
WISN-TV - Milwaukee, WI (5/18)

DNR research vessel launches in Alpena
Traverse City Record Eagle (5/18)

Early forecast predicts mild algae season
The Toledo Blade (5/18)

EDITORIAL: Lake Michigan has a mind of its own
Chicago Tribune (5/18)

Flint residents criticize staying with KWA pipeline
The Detroit News (5/18)

Great Lakes group backs Waukesha lake water diversion
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (5/18)

Indian Point & FitzPatrick: Tale of 2 nuclear plants
The Journal News (5/18)

Ohio seeks to coordinate Lake Erie algae effort
The Associated Press (5/18)

Shedd researchers give rare look at shipwreck, wild reef in Lake Michigan
NBC Chicago (5/18)

Sites of demolished Detroit homes used to soak up stormwater
The Associated Press (5/18)

Chinook salmon fishery in Lake Superior dominated by wild fish
WJMN-TV - Marquette, MI (5/17)

COMMENTARY: Waukesha water diversion: Take all the time needed to weigh revised plan
Star Tribune (5/17)

EDITORIAL: Stay vigilant on Great Lakes restoration
Battle Creek Enquirer (5/17)

In the Thousand Islands, castles, cliffs and contemplation
The New York Times (5/17)

Northern Michigan trout stream being 'enhanced' by Trout Unlimited chapter
MLive (5/17)

Researchers get fresh Great Lakes data from aboard Beaver Island ferry
Great Lakes Echo (5/17)

Splake restocked in Lake Superior
WLUC-TV - Marquette, MI (5/17)

Tall Ships festival converges with art world in 2016
Duluth News Tribune (5/17)

City lights slow nighttime bird migration, study shows
CBC News (5/16)

Congressman: Snyder ‘impeding’ Flint investigation
The Detroit News (5/16)

EDITORIAL: Does Waukesha have a choice?
Duluth News Tribune (5/16)

Fish scooping helps launch Bear Lake-Muskegon Lake restoration work
MLive (5/16)

Group sues federal regulator over Mackinac Straits pipeline
Lansing State Journal (5/16)

Heidelberg lab is key to algae predictions
The Toledo Blade (5/16)

Kaptur seeks to cut off funding for open lake dumping
Sandusky Register (5/16)

Lake Michigan levels stage big comeback from 2013 lows
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (5/16)

Plan to store nuclear waste near Great Lakes proves radioactive
The Washington Post (5/16)

Superior students set sail for hands-on learning about St. Louis River, Lake Superior
Wisconsin Public Radio (5/16)

'Public Enemy No. 1' on Great Lakes in crosshairs of phragmites demo project
MLive (5/15)

EDITORIAL: Enbridge, state must close, decommission Line 5
Traverse City Record-Eagle (5/15)

Smelt honored, eaten at annual Duluth parade
Duluth News Tribune (5/15)

Waukesha's price of Lake Michigan water? No expansion of borders
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (5/15)

A ‘never-ending battle’: City attempts to keep pace with litter, illegal dumping
Duluth News Tribune (5/14)

EPA: Are Detroit water controls adequate?
Detroit Free Press (5/14)

Bad River Tribe receives $15,000 grant
The Ashland Daily Press (5/13)

COMMENTARY: How to avert a Great Lakes catastrophe
The Detroit News (5/13)

Giant rubber duck to make appearance at Tall Ships fest in Erie in Sept.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (5/13)

Great Lakes Children's Museum gets 'Mini-Mac'
Traverse City Record-Eagle (5/13)

Lake Michigan beach, sand dunes, mud: Photos show unique running courses
MLive (5/13)

New technology finds forgotten sunken ships in Door County
WGBA-TV - Green Bay, WI (5/13)

Province says yes and no to city Greenbelt wishes
The Hamilton Spectator (5/13)

S.S. Badger sets sail as National Historic Landmark
Herald Times Reporter (5/13)

Schuette publishes Line 5 documents from Enbridge
WJMN-TV - Marquette,MI (5/13)

Aboard Horne's Ferry to Wolfe Island, the oldest ferry in America
The Syracuse Post-Standard (5/12)

American company alleges Ontario invented pretexts to stop Great Lakes wind farms
National Post (5/12)

Final voyage of the Algomarine: Scrapyard awaits Great Lakes freighter
M Live (5/12)

Great Lakes reps put off opinion on Waukesha application
WUWM Milwaukee (5/12)

Muskegon Lake-Bear Lake restoration work about to start
MLive (5/12)

Railroad company pays $72,500 for damage to Indiana Dunes
WLFI.com (5/12)

Sea lamprey control planned for Chippewa, Pine rivers
Midland Daily News (5/12)

Tall Ship Celebration brings in musicians from around the world
M Live (5/12)

Travel Michigan launches 'Lake Effect' summer tourism campaign
Crain's Detroit Business (5/12)

U.S. Senate passes bill barring Army Corps of Engineers from dumping polluted sediment into Lake Erie
The Plain Dealer (5/12)

Video shows rare look at 20,000 rainbow trout planted in lake by Michigan DNR
MLive (5/12)

Wayne County seeks protected status for Lake Ontario shipwrecks
Finger Lakes Times (5/12)

Work completed on Asian carp barrier to Great Lakes
Crain's Detroit Business (5/12)

Cleaner streams goal of Lake Michigan Tributaries Watershed study
Harbor Country News (5/11)

Charges filed in connection with saltie's long detainment in Duluth
Duluth News Tribune (5/11)

Durham must study phosphorus reduction at Pickering sewage plant
The Ajax-Pickering News Advertiser (5/11)

Line of defense against carp
The Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette (5/11)

Local high school students pitch in on Belle Isle Shoreline Restoration Project
WXYZ Detroit (5/11)

Ohio Farm Bureau veteran will become group’s new leader
The News Herald (5/11)

River cleanup project set for Saturday

Ten foundations donate $125M for Flint recovery efforts
The Detroit News (5/11)

The must-see islands of Wisconsin
Wasau Daily Herald (5/11)

EDITORIAL: Protection for a liquid asset
Akron Beacon Journal (5/10)

Great Lakes leaders closer to decision on Waukesha water proposal
WDJT-TV - Milwaukee, WI (5/10)

Navy Pier Ferris wheel has a name: Centennial Wheel
Chicago Sun-Times (5/10)

No relief in site for small harbors in the Great Lakes
Interlochen Public Radio (5/10)

Ontario proposes to expand protected Greenbelt lands
The Canadian Press (5/10)

Piping plover spotted at Presque Isle
Erie Times-News (5/10)

Rising Lake Michigan water good for boaters, bad for beachgoers
Chicago Tribune (5/10)

Tree group aims to ‘ReLeaf’ Michigan
WKAR - East Lansing, MI (5/10)

Walk in Shakespeare's time in Door County
The Post-Crescent (5/10)

Who gets to drink from the Great Lakes?
The Atlantic (5/10)

Frac Sand Insider Conference draws opposition in La Crosse
WKBT-TV - La Crosse, WI (5/9)

Legislators call for Great Lakes wolf summit
WXPR - Rhinelander, WI (5/9)

Mackinac Bridge 'steeplejacks' making spring repairs on Michigan landmark
MLive (5/9)

Minnesota: An ocean protection ally
National Geographic (5/9)

Over 37,000 Atlantic salmon planted into Thunder Bay River
WBKB - TV Alpena (5/9)

Plastic bags fuel tug of war between state, locals
Detroit Free Press (5/9)

Residents honored for restoration efforts at the Port of Green Bay
NBC 26 - Green Bay, WI (5/9)

River Raisin cleanup flows along
Toledo Blade (5/9)

Six months into insolvency, Essar's fiscal woes place Port of Algoma in jeopardy
Soo Today (5/9)

Caring for Sleeping Bear: Why Michigan's shoreline treasure is $205 million economic engine
Crains Detroit (5/8)

Ohio EPA officials confident NuSoil site isn’t fouling lake
Toledo Blade (5/8)

Update on Lake Superior outflow conditions
Soo Today (5/8)

New 140-acre wetland ecosystem developed in Chatham-Kent
Chatham Daily News (5/7)

Thousands of Indian artifacts on site of Kohler golf course
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (5/7)

A deadly fungus threatens salamanders
Great Lakes Echo (5/6)

EPA grant will cut pollutants entering Lake Michigan
The Associated Press (5/6)

Great Lakes states tighten spigot on Waukesha's water request
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (5/6)

As Lake Michigan rises, Evanston’s dog beach disappears
The Daily Northwestern (5/5)

COMMENTARY: City must capitalize on Great Lakes region economy
Sault Star (5/5)

COMMENTARY: Offshore wind is part of the clean energy future
The Buffalo News (5/5)

COMMENTARY: Ontario suspended offshore wind farms so it could do more science, then didn't do any for years
Ottawa Citizen (5/5)

EPA puts up $1.5 million to fight invasive species in New York
WXXI - Rochester, NY (5/5)

Lake Michigan eroding bike path along Lake Shore Drive
FOX 32 News - Chicago, IL (5/5)

Millions from U.S. set for Great Lakes
Toledo Blade (5/5)

Obama fosters hope in Flint, but fears remain
Detroit News (5/5)

Soo Locks failure could cripple U.S. economy
WOOD-TV - Sault Ste. Marie, MI (5/5)

EDITORIAL: Maintain momentum to clean up Great Lakes
Duluth News Tribune (5/4)

EDITORIAL: U.S. Senate's turn to support Great Lakes
Wisconsin State Journal (5/4)

Federal officials join fight to keep Coast Guard station year-round
Star Beacon (5/4)

Lucas looking outside Chicago as parks group opposes any lakefront museum sites
Chicago Tribune (5/4)

Obama to visit Flint amid calls for swifter action
WZZM-TV - Grand Rapids, MI (5/4)

Ohio EPA boss to Army Corps of Engineers: "Obviously, doing nothing is not acceptable" to clean up toxic blob
The Plain Dealer (5/4)

Presque Isle Zoning Committee votes against changing zoning for water bottling plant
WJFW-TV - Rhinelander, WI (5/4)

Senator Peters to tour Soo Locks
WNMU - Marquette, MI (5/4)

Trio's 'ultrarun' around Lake Superior looks to aid microplastics research
Wisconsin Public Radio (5/4)

Army Corps of Engineers refutes Ohio EPA claim that toxic mass in Lake Erie threatens Cleveland's drinking water
The Plain Dealer (5/3)

Coldwater bacteria threatens Great Lakes salmon
Charlevoix Courier (5/3)

Construction starts on low-level radioactive waste management facility in southeast Clarington
Clarington This Week (5/3)

Cormorants highly visible at lakefront
The Post-Crescent (5/3)

Evanston parks director: 'All of our beaches are shrinking'
Chicago Tribune (5/3)

Google, U-M to partner to help Flint water crisis
Detroit Free Press (5/3)

In Clayton, wind energy is a tough sell, even for environmentalists
North Country Public Radio (5/3)

Jet Express reviving boat service to Cedar Point from Sandusky, Lake Erie islands
The Plain Dealer (5/3)

Lake Michigan trout, salmon stocking drops
The Post-Crescent (5/3)

Township offers $1 for Rockport dock if feds spend $1M to repair
The Brockville Recorder (5/3)

Venture into a surreal salt mine 2,000 feet below Lake Erie
Wired (5/3)

Butt-Free Beach program covers more Lake Huron shoreline
Blackburn News (5/2)

Cleveland's water supply at risk as toxic blob creeps across Lake Erie, Ohio EPA says
The Plain Dealer (5/2)

COMMENTARY: 'Alarmist' U-M study on a Straits of Mackinac oil spill is inaccurate
MLive (5/2)

Data-gathering Wilmette buoy set to start second season in Lake Michigan
Wilmette Life (5/2)

Foreign delegates to descend on Duluth port
Duluth News Tribune (5/2)

Gary's 'green' projects to slow water runoff
The Post-Tribune (5/2)

Thunder Bay-area efforts to attract dive tourism focus on wreck near Silver Islet
CBC (5/2)

EDITORIAL: Clean water fundamental need
Press Republican (5/1)

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