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The 'Blob' is gone: Historic spill changed the way we view the St. Clair River
Port Huron Times Herald (9/2)
About 29 years later, the blob is gone. A few patches of contaminated sediment are some of the only proof left of years of chemical spills into the river. And the St. Clair River is on its way to recovery.

Buffalo waterfront history tours do a booming business
Buffalo News (9/2)
When Rick Hilliman started his Queen City history tours in summer 2012, he said, there were days when only two people would join them. This summer, the tours often reached their capacity of 40 people.

Public health advisories stay for 2 Lake Erie beaches
Toledo Blade (9/2)
Two Lake Erie beaches — those at South Bass Island State Park and Maumee Bay State Park — remain under a public health advisory for swimming because of high levels of a serious algal toxin, according to Ohio Environmental Protection Agency online records.

Michigan students aid in Lake Superior Initiative
Daily Mining Gazette (9/2)
Fifteen local elementary, middle and high schools are currently involved in the initiative, which is administered by the Western U.P. Center for Science, Math and Education and is part of the larger Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative.

NASA reports International Space Station to monitor Lake Erie algae growth problem
Clarksville Online (9/2)
The Space Station’s Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean (HICO), mounted to the exterior of the orbiting laboratory, provides a way for researchers to see 90 wavelengths of light not visible to the human eye.

New York silent on Lake Ontario water level plan
Poughkeepsie Journal (9/2)
State environmental officials, who previously had been forceful advocates for similar regulation schemes, have not yet taken a position on this one, which was advanced in June after 14 years of study and debate.

White Lake rising: Toxic hot spot, Temple of Doom, delisting -- what's this stuff mean?
Muskegon Chronicle (9/2)
Certain baffling terms get used a lot in discussions about the delisting of Muskegon County's White Lake as a Great Lakes Area of Concern – like "delisting" and "Great Lakes Areas of Concern."

Wis. lakeshore area could have national marine sanctuary
Green Bay Press Gazette (9/1)
The proposed museum — a 875-square-mile area of Lake Michigan from Two Rivers to Port Washington — would be home to more than 33 known shipwrecks and many more to be discovered.

Ukranian crew ordered to not exit ship sitting on river in Toledo
Fox 8 Cleveland (8/31)
Documents say the U.S. Marshal’s Service is holding the vessel known as the “Fritz” pending payment of about $900,000 in fees.

Grand Traverse Bay phragmites surveyed, soon to be treated
Traverse City Record Eagle (8/30)
Groups and individuals in northwest Michigan were able to cut back on 78 percent of phragmites on Grand Traverse Bay and are considered leaders in treating the grass.

Lake Michigan ferry fight rages in Washington
Green Bay Press Gazette (8/29)
The battle has involved an alphabet soup of federal agencies from the EPA to the DOT, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle -- and the lake -- and a federal lobbying tab nearing $1 million. So far.

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