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Group opposing plan for nuclear waste vault hope to sway PM with his own words
The London Free Press (2/12)
In Ontario, a group opposed to construction of a nuclear waste vault beside Lake Huron is using Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's own words to sway him towards rejecting the plan.

Great Lakes group enforces ballast water regulations on foreign ocean vessels
The Plain Dealer (2/11)
Recently, increased enforcement of the Clean Water Act by the Environment Protection Agency and the U.S. Coast Guard has tightened controls on ships dumping ballast water into the Great Lakes, which has caused billions of dollars in economic and ecological damages.

Researchers eye trout spawning sites from space
Great Lakes Echo (2/11)
It might seem counterintuitive, but when trying to examine the bottom of Lake Huron, researchers discovered it is helpful to take a look from space.

State awards $3.6 million in grants to combat invasive species
WLUC-TV, Marquette, MI (2/11)
The Michigan departments of Natural Resources, Environmental Quality and Agriculture and Rural Development announced the award of 19 grant projects totaling $3.6 million, under the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program.

Erie County won’t enforce microbead ban immediately
The Buffalo News (2/11)
In New York, Erie County retailers must remove all beauty and body products containing tiny, plastic beads from their shelves, everything from toothpastes to facial scrubs, under a law passed by the County Legislature last summer. In theory, at least.

Bills would halt Michigan fracking, require chemical cocktail disclosure
MLive (2/11)
House Democrats want Michigan to dump high-volume hydraulic fracturing, a controversial oil and gas extraction practice that some lawmakers want to temporarily halt until updated regulations are passed.

COMMENTARY: Waukesha’s water grab should be rejected
The sun Prairie Star (2/11)
In order to secure the protection and viability of our magnificent Great Lakes for generations to come, the Great Lakes governors on the Compact Council must ensure that the core principles of the Great Lakes Compact are fully and truly honored.

Manistee County group discusses county water treatment projects
WWUP-TV - Cadillac, MI (2/11)
With Flint, Mich., in the headlines and local water quality up for discussion Manistee County's League of Women Voters held a panel on ongoing water treatment projects in the county.

Public hearing set for proposed Harsens Island bridge
Detroit Free Press (2/11)
In Michigan, residents and property owners will have their chance to share concerns about the proposed Harsens Island bridge project.

No more lifeguards at Lake Michigan Beach
Charlevoix Courier (2/11)
This summer, visitors to Lake Michigan Beach will follow most other Michigan beach-goers in swimming without lifeguards on the Great Lakes.

Proposed changes to noise bylaw has people sounding off
The Toronto Star (2/11)
You can’t see it, touch it or smell it, but it’s everywhere around us, even in our own homes. We’re talking about noise, of course, and if we’re not careful — or lucky — there could be a whole lot more of it in the future of Toronto, Ont.

Mich. ice thin for free fishing weekend, officials warn
The Associated Press (2/11)
Anglers should use caution when going out onto frozen lakes and rivers for Michigan's Winter Free Fishing Weekend because recently warmer weather has melted ice, leaving unstable patches or open water, officials said.

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