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May 2017
Common Council vote could clear the way for ethanol shipments from Milwaukee's port
WUWM-Milwaukee, WI (5/31)

EDITORIAL: Protecting Great Lakes important to region, nation
The Daily Mining Gazette (5/31)

Fish-killing disease VHS confirmed in Cayuga Lake, first in Finger Lakes in decade
Democrat and Chronicle (5/31)

Island park permits cancelled until July 31
The Toronto Star (5/31)

Motor lifeboat being restored
WWTV- Traverse City, MI (5/31)

Oil pipeline bill praised by environmental groups
WBFO-Buffalo, NY (5/31)

Study: Better way needed to track algae toxins
The Detroit News (5/31)

Army Corps of Engineers approves $4.9M for Oswego Harbor breakwater repairs
The Post-Standard (5/30)

Big algae bloom forecast in Lake Erie this summer
WBFO - Buffalo, NY (5/30)

Canadian company answers questions about plan to bury nuclear waste near Lake Huron
Michigan Radio (5/30)

Chicago beaches could shrink this spring, summer due to high water levels
WGN Radio - Chicago, IL (5/30)

Contracts awarded for dredging St. Joseph, Holland harbors
The Associated Press (5/30)

Cuomo demands more water be released from Lake Ontario, but regulators decline
Democrat and Chronicle (5/30)

EDITORIAL: Great Lakes funding is perfect topic for Mackinac policy Conference
Detroit Free Press (5/30)

Fishing access improved at Victoria Dam
The Daily Mining Gazette (5/30)

Flood-damaged Saxon Harbor gets help
Duluth News-Tribune (5/30)

Grants aim to boost education, tourism at marine sanctuary
The Associated Press (5/30)

Lake Michigan shoreline erosion could be getting worse, research shows
Chicago Tribune (5/30)

Lake Ontario's water levels, highest in 100 years, are damaging homes, businesses
USA Today (5/30)

On the St. Louis River, a massive environmental cleanup is now under threat
Star Tribune (5/30)

Seaway impacted by high water levels
Welland Tribune (5/30)

Sterile sea lamprey to be released into nearby rivers
Petoskey News-Review (5/30)

Indiana court takes up Lake Michigan property rights case
The Associated Press (5/29)

Maritime Museum opening for summer season
WLUC-TV- Marquette, MI (5/29)

Survey asks: How you dune?
Great Lakes Echo (5/29)

$4.6 million earmarked for Outer Harbor project
WBFO-Buffalo, NY (5/28)

Trump budget threatens Lake Erie Nonpoint Source Grants for water pollution
The Plain Dealer (5/28)

Trump requests $77.6M for Great Lakes maintenance projects
The Associated Press (5/27)

Bills target GL pipeline standards
Associated Press (5/26)

COMMENTARY: Continued federal investment in science is critical for Lake Erie and the region: Anne Jefferson
The Plain Dealer (5/26)

EDITORIAL: Feds tell Lake Erie to drop dead
The Toledo Blade (5/26)

Great Lakes sailing jobs explored as post-high-school alternative
MLive (5/26)

Rising lake level shrinking sandbar
Star Beacon (5/26)

A Lake Michigan fish story: Return of the king
WOOD-TV-Grand Rapids, MI (5/25)

Celebrating water in a time of climate change - Fond du Lac Water Gathering - Nagaajiwanaang Nibi Maawanji'idim
Minnesota Public Radio (5/25)

COMMENTARY: Drowning in manure
Michigan Radio (5/25)

Draft plan for Lake Erie focuses on phosphorous, algae
The Weekly News (5/25)

Environmentalists howl over proposed private marina development near Saugatuck
Detroit Free Press (5/25)

Heavy rain adding to water woes in Wilson
WKBW-TV-Buffalo, NY (5/25)

New York acquires 6,000 acres around Salmon River
WSKG – Binghamton, NY (5/25)

NY state offers $5M in flood recovery for small businesses
WHEC-TV – Rochester, NY (5/25)

Ohio corn, wheat and soybean farmers urge Congress to fully fund Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Norwalk Reflector (5/25)

Relics of Empress of Ireland resurface at Victoria auction; 1,012 died in sinking
Times Colonist (5/25)

Research vessels back on the Great Lakes surveying fish populations
Up North Live (5/25)

UIC Expands Rapid Water Testing at Chicago Beaches
WTTW-TV-Chicago, IL (5/25)

'Black sand' on Lake Michigan shore is not just mud
WDIV-TV-Detroit, MI (5/24)

City working on plan to stop toxic algal blooms in Akron drinking water
Beacon Journal (5/24)

Great Lakes Buoys for Boaters added to 10th NY Sea Grant Clean and Safe Boating Campaign
Madison County Courier (5/24)

Great Lakes steel production picks up by 6,000 tons
Northwest Indiana Times (5/24)

High water bad for businesses, boaters
WGRZ-TV – Buffalo, NY (5/24)

Peters and Stabenow announce bills to make oil pipelines safer for the Great Lakes
Michigan Public Radio (5/24)

Record-high flows along St. Lawrence River
Cornwall Standard-Freeholder (5/24)

Researchers at new Great Lakes facility look to help species at risk
OurWindsor.ca (5/24)

Where Nestlé guzzles water, Michigan neighbors take exception
The New York Times (5/24)

Asian carp would cluster along Lake Michigan shorelines, says study
MLive (5/23)

Big cities struggling to connect with Great Lakes
Great Lakes Echo (5/23)

DNR will add bright dye to Menasha lock canal
Post-Crescent (5/23)

Fostering Great Lakes "curiosity, stewardship and passion," Inland Seas celebrates another sailing season
MLive (5/23)

Great Lakes funding eliminated under Trump budget plan
Detroit Free Press (5/23)

Great Lakes water temperatures have flatlined
MLive (5/23)

Lake Ontario & St. Lawrence River forecast to remain high for another month
North Country Public Radio (5/23)

Nor any drop to drink?: Why the Great Lakes face a murky future
The New York Times (5/23)

ODH issues first water advisory for Lake Erie beach
WTVG-TV-Toledo, OH (5/23)

Toledo to host 2018 maritime convention
The Toledo Blade (5/23)

U.S. can’t force Ohio to label Lake Erie ‘impaired’
The Toledo Blade (5/23)

5 groups win grants to monitor lake, river conditions
The Associated Press (5/22)

DNR's Stream Fish Population Trend Viewer updated
WJMN-TV – Escanaba, MI (5/22)

EDITORIAL: An alarm sounded
The Toledo Blade (5/22)

EPA remains top target with Trump administration proposing 31 percent budget cut
The Washington Post (5/22)

Massive restoration in works for Grassy Point, Kingsbury Bay
Duluth News Tribune (5/22)

New Detroit riverfront attraction offers live vessel tracking, maritime artifacts
MLive (5/22)

NYS Senate bill calls for $55 million in grants for flood relief
WSKG-Rochester, NY (5/22)

Pet fish pose potential lake problems
The Detroit News (5/22)

Scientists hope sterile males will reduce lamprey population
WWJ-TV – Detroit, MI (5/22)

$790,000 for Sault Canal National Historic Site
Sault Online (5/21)

Cleveland port's dredging solution uses innovative, environmentally friendly interceptor
The Plain Dealer (5/21)

Port of Duluth-Superior to celebrate National Maritime Day Monday
Business North (5/21)

COMMENTARY: GLWA confident in technology at biosolids facility
Detroit Free Press (5/19)

Good news for flooded towns: Lake Ontario near peak
WSKG- Binghamton, NY (5/19)

Lake Erie algae issues may strike Cleveland
The Toledo Blade (5/19)

Province stocks lake trout in Gore Bay area waters
The Manitoulin Expositor (5/19)

S.S. Badger takes first trip of the season to Manitowoc
WZZM-TV-Grand Rapids, MI (5/19)

The Mighty Mac
Great Lakes Echo (5/19)

City launches real-time sewage overflow tracking
Kingston Whig-Standard (5/18)

COMMENTARY: Michigan’s water economy critical
The Detroit News (5/18)

DEC continues stocking fish in polluted Niagara County creek
WBFO - Buffalo, NY (5/18)

Did Plan 2014 cause Lake Ontario's floods?
WRVO - Oswego, NY (5/18)

Lake Erie action plan needs more input
Blackburn News (5/18)

Lake Erie plastic keeps volunteers busy
WTVG-TV-Toledo, OH (5/18)

Lake Michigan dune controversy reignites as marina, homes proposed
MLive (5/18)

Plans underway to ship ethanol from Port of Milwaukee on Lake Michigan
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (5/18)

Scientists get closer look at Great Lakes research boat
The Detroit News (5/18)

$20M federal grant supports new Great Lakes research center
The Associated Press (5/17)

Colchester Harbour Marina recognized for environmental standards
CBC New (5/17)

COMMENTARY: White House leads assault on Great Lakes protection
Post Bulletin (5/17)

EDITORIAL: Lake Erie is still getting sicker
The Toledo Blade (5/17)

Great Lakes steel production falls by 47,000 tons
The Northwest Indiana Times (5/17)

Harbour carp swim high waters into protected marshes and city sewers
The Hamilton Spectator (5/17)

Kalamazoo County approves resolution against Enbridge Line 5
WMUK – Kalamazoo, MI (5/17)

MDEQ says it's time to take habitat loss off list of St. Clair River's environmental problems
Michigan Public Radio (5/17)

New bill could roll back Great Lakes protections, let in invasive species
Michigan Radio (5/17)

Quebec floods: Carp community rescuing stranded fish from flooded areas
Montreal Gazette (5/17)

Second suit filed against EPA over Lake Erie in federal court
The Toledo Blade (5/17)

State lawmakers crafting Lake Ontario flood relief bill
WBFO – Buffalo, NY (5/17)

Army Corps continues to help with Lake Ontario flooding
The Associated Press (5/16)

Bruce Power assists piping plover recovery
Blackburn News (5/16)

Great Lakes anglers asked to watch for tagged fish
The Associated Press (5/16)

Hamilton, conservation authority monitor erosion, flooding along Lake Ontario shoreline
Stoney Creek News (5/16)

Naperville pioneer put Michigan's Traverse City on the map
Daily Herald (5/16)

Buffalo's grain elevators as a national park? The idea is being raised
WBFO – Buffalo, NY (5/15)

Clarkson receives grants for river research projects
Watertown Daily Times (5/15)

COMMENTARY: Donald Trump's puzzling war on the Great Lakes
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (5/15)

Crowd gathers for Fishermen's Memorial Service and Blessing of the Nets
Brantford Expositor (5/15)

Iron Range taconite contributes to shipping season’s strong start
Mesabi Daily News (5/15)

Kids get 'inside' look at nature at Green Gary celebration
Chicago Tribune (5/15)

Lamprey control operations underway in Great Lakes
Sault This Week (5/15)

Michigan seeks eureka cry on carp control
Great Lakes Echo (5/15)

Niagara sets sail on round of port visits Tuesday
GoErie.com (5/15)

River Quest still reaching students after 25 years
Duluth News Tribune (5/15)

Great Lakes conference expected to draw 1,000 to Detroit
The Associated Press (5/14)

Great St. Lawrence River Cleanup
Cornwall Standard-Freeholder (5/14)

Sturgeon in Detroit: Ancient fish weighing up to 200 pounds lurk in river
Detroit Free Press (5/14)

Waukesha officials: Lake Michigan water draw will help the Root
The Racine Journal Times (5/13)

Federal program has provided important funding to fight harmful algal blooms
Sandusky Register (5/12)

Flooding, erosion crippling home assessment values
WHAM Rochester (5/12)

Green Bay continues push to remove lead water pipes
Green Bay Press Gazette (5/12)

Rep. Bob Latta discusses Great Lakes research funding
Port Clinton News Herald (5/12)

Schumer says deal struck to dredge port of Ogdensburg
Watertown Daily Times (5/12)

Spying on suckers: Volunteers track migrations of native Great Lakes fish
Chicago Tribune (5/12)

COMMENTARY: U.S. cuts to environmental protection put Lake Erie in danger
Windsor Star (5/11)

Crew gives inside look at new pirate ship in Mackinaw City
UpNorthLive.com (5/11)

Great Lakes shipping season off to a solid start
Star Tribune (5/11)

Port Granby natual preserve proposal wins environmental award
DurhamRegion.com (5/11)

Regulators increase St. Lawrence River flow
WWNY-TV-Carthage, NY (5/11)

Six great reasons to love the Detroit River
MLive (5/11)

Tall ships will return to Erie in 2019
GoErie.com (5/11)

Two species – one to preserve, one to control – challenge removal of dam on Michigan’s Grand River
Great Lakes Echo (5/11)

Art, lights to guide the way through maze of streets to waterfront
The Buffalo News (5/10)

Chicago boaters use offshore buoy for real-time Lake Michigan conditions
DNA Info (5/10)

EDITORIAL: Protecting Lake Erie means keeping a united political front
The Plain Dealer (5/10)

Focusing on local waters
Observer Today (5/10)

Great Lakes clean water project in jeopardy, officials warn
CBS Chicago (5/10)

Historic flooding in Quebec probably linked to climate change: experts
Montreal Gazette (5/10)

Lake Huron water levels down over last year
Manitoulin Expositor (5/10)

Lake Michigan has a way of conjuring up days gone by
Michigan Radio (5/10)

Lake Ontario, Montreal are flooded. Can the Moses-Saunders Dam help?
North Country Public Radio (5/10)

Michigan beach disappearing with rising lake levels and high winds
WSBT-TV- South Bend, IN (5/10)

Piping plovers have arrived at Sauble Beach
Owen Sound Sun Times (5/10)

State of emergency declared in Prince Edward County
CKWS-TV- Kingston, ON (5/10)

The dirty secret of Toronto’s bacteria-laced harbor
Toronto Metro (5/10)

This dam removal tool moves data rather than cement
Great Lakes Echo (5/10)

$136K in grants going to Great Lakes research projects
The Associated Press (5/9)

Denny's Dam renovation project update
Shoreline Beacon (5/9)

Homes close to toppling into Lake Ontario after high water erodes shoreline
MLive (5/9)

If rains hold out, Lake Erie’s algae bloom won’t be too bad, experts say
The Columbus Dispatch (5/9)

MP pushes for action on nuclear waste plan near Great Lakes
Windsor Star (5/9)

Old dams threaten downstream life
Great Lakes Echo (5/9)

$1.87 million in upgrades planned for Fort Sheridan preserve
The Daily Herald (5/8)

Another clean-up for Mother Nature
Great Lakes Echo (5/8)

Are you eating your fleece?
WLS-TV – Chicago, IL (5/8)

Dam at Cornwall poised to release more water into Lac St-Louis
Montreal Gazette (5/8)

Federal scientists prepare for Asian carp invasion in Hamilton area
The Hamilton Spectator (5/8)

Finger Lakes Institute gets grant to study algae blooms
The Finger Lakes Times (5/8)

Pictured Rocks cautions hikers after 2nd large erosion
The Detroit News (5/8)

Project reduces mercury levels in women on North Shore
Minnesota Public Radio (5/8)

Invasive fish blocks boaters from cruising part of Fox River
The Associated Press (5/7)

Chamber notebook: S.S. Badger
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter (5/6)

Chemical to target parasite
The Chronicle Journal (5/6)

Appeals court upholds Queen City Landing approvals
The Buffalo News (5/5)

COMMENTARY: Health and future of Lake Erie could be at a tipping point
The Toledo Blade (5/5)

COMMENTARY: Watershed politics unite clean water advocates
Great Lakes Echo (5/5)

Could Milwaukee be a model for replacing Chicago’s lead water pipes?
WTTW-TV – Chicago, IL (5/5)

E. coli count in Toronto harbor the highest it's ever been: Lake Ontario Waterkeeper
CBC News (5/5)

Mount Pleasant homes inch closer to cliffs of Lake Michigan as erosion problem persists
WTMJ-TV – Milwaukee, WI (5/5)

Push underway (again) to move historic Hulett ore unloaders, controversy still in tow
Cleveland.com (5/5)

Saving our shores: Gallagher continues Save the Bay initiative
Door County Pulse (5/5)

Sea lamprey management program proving very successful, says Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Manitoulin Expositor (5/5)

St. Lawrence River could rise if N.Y. request to lower Lake Ontario is approved
CBC News (5/5)

U.S. Steel toxic leak 584 times allowable limit
Northwest Indiana Times (5/5)

Asian clam joins the threats of invasive species in the Great Lakes, comes from Illinois River
The Science Times (5/4)

DNR using dogs to sniff out zebra mussels, protect Minnesota’s lakes and rivers
Pioneer Press (5/4)

Ideas floating for Marquette Harbor Lighthouse, surrounding land
WLUC-TV – Marquette, MI (5/4)

Invasive fish prevents boaters from navigating from Fox Valley to Green Bay
Wisconsin Public Radio (5/4)

Lake Michigan beach will reopen, 4 years after boy swallowed by sand dune
MLive (5/4)

Lake Ontario washing away part of some Oswego homes
WRVO - Oswego, NY (5/4)

Lake Superior level rose more than average last month
SooToday (5/4)

Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission environmental committee ranks 'skinny budget'
Chicago Tribune (5/4)

The dam at the heart of Canada's flooding emergency
National Observer (5/4)

Bipartisan lawmakers praise budget wins including funding for Great Lakes
Holland Sentinel (5/3)

Detroit River sturgeon population among healthiest in Great Lakes
CBC News (5/3)

Erosion chipping away at Lake Ontario shoreline
WHAM-TV - Rochester, NY (5/3)

Fish virus found in Lake St. Clair halts egg collection for hatchery
MLive (5/3)

Great Lakes scientists team up to track fish with GLATOS
Great Lakes Echo (5/3)

Great Lakes to add 15 trillion gallons by summer
MLive (5/3)

Lake Erie Commission approves research projects
Sandusky Register (5/3)

Shipping delays expected
Welland Tribune (5/3)

Trump order invites questions on marine sanctuary
Sheboygan Press (5/3)

A floating waterpark is planned for a beach on Lake Michigan
MLive (5/2)

After months of care, students release trout at Rosewood Beach
Chicago Tribune (5/2)

ArcelorMittal calls for more Great Lakes infrastructure investment
Northwest Indiana Times (5/2)

Budget deal calls for releasing Asian carp prevention report
The Associated Press (5/2)

COMMENTARY: Repealing Plan 2014 won’t resolve problem
Watertown Daily Times (5/2)

Cuomo declares state of emergency to help with shoreline flooding
WXXI-Rochester, NY (5/2)

EDITORIAL: It’s action time — if you care about your drinking water
Chicago Sun-Times (5/2)

ErieHack summit aims to protect water
The Plain Dealer (5/2)

Fish die-off linked to virus more widespread, Michigan officials report
Windsor Star (5/2)

Flood watch issued for Lake Erie shoreline
Simcoe Reformer (5/2)

Invasive species gang up on native crayfish
Great Lakes Echo (5/2)

Lake levels threaten Old Fort Niagara
WKBW-Buffalo, NY (5/2)

Lake Ontario’s rising water levels cause flooding, erosion in Toronto
The Globe and Mail (5/2)

Proper disposal of pets, aquarium items important to protect Michigan's waters
Gaylord Herald Times (5/2)

Sierra Club halts Ballville Dam suit
The Toledo Blade (5/2)

Tour of CAFO sites prompts debate
The Toledo Blade (5/2)

Dead fish in Lake St. Clair test positive for virus
MLive (5/1)

Dirty water released into Lake Michigan to reduce flooding
Chicago Sun-Times (5/1)

How do you improve Lake Erie? ErieHack Summit invites experts and entrepreneurs to try
The Plain Dealer (5/1)

Lighthouse mystery: Air Force pilot crashes, leaves heartbreaking note before vanishing
MLive (5/1)

Majority of Canadians want to see government step up for Great Lakes
Metro News (5/1)

New federal budget preserves Great Lakes, Sea Grant funds
The Sandusky Register (5/1)

Wastewater dead zone kills mussels
Great Lakes Echo (5/1)

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