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Stefanik working to remove defense bill provision that eliminates EPA oversight of ballast water discharges
Watertown Daily Times (5/27)
U.S. Rep. Elise M. Stefanik, R-Willsboro, has been working to eliminate a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act that would remove the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s authority in regulating ballast water discharge from cargo vessels.

EDITORIAL: The $188 million wake-up call
The Toledo Blade (5/27)
In Ohio, if the city of Toledo’s goal in repairing the Collins Park Water Treatment Plant is to restore public trust, as city council was told this week, that goal just took a $188 million hit in cost overuns.

University of Windsor invasive species research centre closes
CBC News (5/27)
The Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species, based at the University of Windsor, is closing because it's run out of federal funding.

Stockbridge HS invention to monitor Great Lakes pest
Lansing State Journal (5/27)
In Michigan, a team of Stockbridge High School students has spent the past year designing an underwater camera to keep tabs on the state’s fight against invasive sea lampreys. Next week their invention will get its first real test.

Calls grow to shut down pipeline under Straits of Mackinac
Michigan Radio (5/26)
People who want Enbridge Energy's Line 5 shut down plan to make it an issue at next week's Mackinac Policy Conference in Mackinac Island, Mich.

Study: Barges can pull small fish through electric barriers set up to block Asian carp from Great Lakes
The Associated Press (5/26)
A federal study says small fish can be trapped in water currents created by commercial barges and pulled through electric barriers designed to prevent invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.

Increase of 4 feet in Lake Michigan water levels called "historic event."
Green Bay Press-Gazette (5/26)
Lake Michigan water levels have risen more than four feet since January 2013, an unprecedented increase since the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began keeping records in 1918.

EDITORIAL: In a word, why climate change matters: Water
Chicago Tribune (5/26)
A new report from the World Bank sums up one of the gravest of climate change consequences with just one word: water. As in, not enough of it.

Rare plovers incubating eggs at Sauble Beach
The Owen Sound Sun Times (5/26)
Two pairs of piping plovers are now incubating clutches of eggs at Sauble Beach, in Ontario, while another pair of the endangered shorebirds have begun to mate.

Land donation to Indiana Dunes, National Lakeshore celebrated
Chicago Tribune (5/26)
An array of officials from NIPSCO, the National Park Trust and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore came together to celebrate the dedication of 37 acres of land in two parcels.

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