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Meet two cool buoys on the Great Lakes
WBFO Ė Buffalo, NY (9/14)
A pair of buoys on Lake Michigan, which gather data and photos, and share them over Twitter, shared their story in a tongue-and-cheek interview.

Lake Huron Jr. incites skeptics
The Times Herald (9/1)
The entire Midwest is in an uproar over plans to slash Chinook salmon and lake trout stocking in Lake Michigan.

BP investing hundreds of millions of dollars in Whiting Refinery
The Northwest Indiana Times (9/1)
In Indiana, the BP Whiting Refinery has secured company approval to build another hydrotreater, a massive project likely to boost the Regionís economy.

DNR suspends Lake Michigan Chinook stocking
Greensburg Daily News (8/26)
The Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources will temporarily cease stocking Chinook salmon in Lake Michigan in 2017 out of concern there isnít enough forage base in the lake.

Soaring Lake Michigan temps could set record in next two days
MLive (8/19)
Lake Michigan's surface water temperatures have warmed immensely in August, with recent hot weather pushing average surface temperature of the lake to near record temperatures.

Officials, residents, researchers look for answers to beach erosion
Chicago Tribune (8/7)
There is little doubt the combination of rising water and manmade structures has created a beach erosion problem in the Great Lakes.

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General Resources
A starting point to guide you to the many resources available from Indiana's state agencies, departments and other governmental branches.

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant
Focuses on invasive species, aquaculture, fisheries, the future of communities that border southern Lake Michigan, and other issues that affect the coast through K-12 education, research and outreach projects.

Great Lakes Commission
Since 1955, Indiana has been a valued member of the Great Lakes Commission.

Indiana Governor Profile
Council of Great Lakes Governors

Map of Indiana
Need a map of Indiana for your report or presentation? You can now create a custom map of Indiana that you can print or save as a graphics file to insert into your document.

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Indiana Economic Profile
Northeast-Midwest Institute
The Northeast-Midwest Institute provides a variety of economic data about the state, including unemployment rate, per-capita income, gross state product, exports, government spending and demographics.

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A Synthesis of Major Topics in the Lake Michigan Coastal Area
Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
This dynamic document presents issues of the Lake Michigan coastal region, such as water quality, economic development, and coastal zone management, and describes activites currently underway in Northwest Indiana.

Hoosier Environmental Council
Provides indepth research and advocacy on the broad range of Indiana environmental issues.

Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
The mission of the IDNR is to protect, enhance, preserve, and wisely use natural, cultural, and recreational resources for the benefit of Indiana's citizens.

Indiana Environmental Organizations
Provides a list of environmental organizations in the state.

Indiana Lakes
Provides general information about lake-related issues, as well as links to other sites that contain detailed information about particular lake-oriented topics.

Indiana Lakes Management Society (ILMS)
ILMS was incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in the State of Indiana in 1991 by a group of individuals with a common interest in protecting and saving Indiana lakes for future generations.

Indiana Water Quality Atlas
Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM)
The Indiana Water Quality Atlas (IWQA) is a collaborative project to create a Web-based interactive atlas of water quality related data and information.

Save the Dunes Council
One of the oldest grassroots conservation organizations in the country, the council's objectives are to maintain and restore the integrity and quality of the natural environment of the Indiana Dunes region.

Shirley Heinze Environmental Fund
Save the Dunes Council
A non-profit organization endowed in 1981 as a charitable trust to preserve and protect the unique ecosystems of the Indiana Dunes region.

The Nature Conservancy of Indiana
The Nature Conservancy operates the largest private system of nature sanctuaries in the world--more than 1,500 preserves in the United States alone.

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The Great Lakes Circle Tour
Ride along on the 6,500-mile Great Lakes Circle Tour: a scenic, international road system connecting the five Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River! For new visitors to the region, this online travel guide offers informational maps, road routes and estimated mileages, and links to major cities, camping and recreation areas, and natural attractions.

Enjoy Indiana
Indiana's official tourism web site.

The Lighthouses of Minnesota, Indiana and Illinois
Seeing The Light
Join lighthouse buffs Terry and Sue Pepper on a voyage of discovery around the Great Lakes and through history. This site features extensive photography, research and observations of the lights.

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