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Gene discovery may help restore Great Lakes lake trout
Great Lakes Echo (8/27)
Researchers have identified a gene that for the first time links the decline of lake trout to their primary food source – the invasive alewife.

Phosphorus Recovery System addresses water quality challenges with manure
Ohio's Country Journal (8/27)
A new innovation, the Phosphorus Recovery System (PRS) from Quasar Energy developed to remove nearly all of the phosphorus from manure, was demonstrated recently in Ohio.

Deal to develop parkland near dunes riles conservationists
The Associated Press (8/27)
At the Indiana Dunes State Park, a deal with investors to privatize and refurbish a pavilion, an aging-yet-iconic structure with sweeping views of Lake Michigan, is raising questions about the privatization of public resources.

LEEDCo begins taking core samples of Lake Erie bottom
The Plain Dealer (8/27)
A pilot project to determine whether wind turbines can be built in Lake Erie and survive its icy winter wrath takes a major step forward over the next ten days as core samples will be taken from the proposed sites to have a detailed analysis of the Lake's bottom.

Residents want possession of street threatened by erosion
Star Beacon (8/27)
In Ohio, a lakefront street in jeopardy of collapse because of Lake Erie erosion would become property of a handful of residents under a plan pitched to Conneaut officials.

State's Great Lakes, ocean employment makes waves
Record-Eagle (8/26)
Michigan led the nation in the growth of Great Lakes and ocean employment, according to an analysis of the U.S. marine-related economy between 2011 and 2012.

Feud leaves $1M Customs facility gathering dust
The Detroit News (8/26)
Two years after completion, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials have never used a facility built for the agency inside the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority Public Dock and Terminal at Atwater and Bates in Detroit, Mich.

Video shows invasive freshwater jellyfish found in Northern Michigan lake
MLive (8/26)
Now is the time of year to keep an eye out for North America's only species of freshwater jellyfish, a technically invasive species but that have not shown a significant impact on Michigan's ecology since being introduced to North America.

Ribble joins phosphorus cruise
Green Bay Press Gazette (8/26)
In Green Bay, Wis., a U.S. Representative went out with researchers from NEW Water and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for a few hours to gain an understanding of the processes that go into monitoring algae blooms and phosphorus loads.

Larger number of perch found in Lake Michigan
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (8/26)
In Wisconsin, the Department of Natural Resources has found a surprise increase of young perch in the Racine waters of Lake Michigan this summer.

How much does Michigan pay to manage water? 'No one has a clue'
MLive (8/26)
Michigan is considering a multi-decade policy roadmap for managing its substantial water resources in a way that marries the state's economic and ecological goals and as with any government plan, a key question is how to pay for it.

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