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February 2014
Getting techy: Satellite temperature readings can help Great Lakes anglers
Petoskey News-Review (2/28)

How the sequester might affect clean-up projects in the Great Lakes
Michigan Radio (2/28)

How the sequester might affect cleanup projects in the Great Lakes
Michigan Radio (2/28)

Ice boulders on Lake Michigan shore
WOODTV - Grand Rapids, MI (2/28)

Michigan contributes to whaling ship
Lansing State Journal (2/28)

Panel discusses fracking, oil exploration in Oakland Co.
The Detroit News (2/28)

State of Lake Ontario meetings scheduled
Auburn Citizen (2/28)

Study: Asian carp unlikely to stow away in barges
The Associated Press (2/28)

Thunder Bay Coast Guard radio station's closure raises concerns
The Sault Star (2/28)

Windstream seeks arbitration in $475 million NAFTA claim
The Toronto Star (2/28)

Dredging money pouring into New Buffalo
Harbor Country News (2/27)

EDITORIAL: Michigan must protect fragile species
Lansing State Journal (2/27)

Federal ruling could determine fate of historic steamship
WPBN-WTOM-TV – Traverse City, MI (2/27)

Hundreds of water permit holders pumping more than allowed
Minnesota Public Radio (2/27)

Lake St. Clair dredging to ease boater travel
Grosse Pointe Patch (2/27)

National Wildlife Federation questions Waukesha water request
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2/27)

Official: Dam removal could help; local group disagrees
The News-Messenger (2/27)

What lies at the bottom of Lake Michigan?
Chicago Reader (2/27)

Acid test: Threat to oceans may also harm Great Lakes
Great Lakes Echo (2/26)

Asian carp DNA found around the Great Lakes, but the invasive fish have yet to be captured
The Plain Dealer (2/26)

COMMENTARY: Time to speak out on invasive-species plans
The Toledo Blade (2/26)

Experts warn Lake Erie algae may increase if cities, farms don't control nutrient threat
The Associated Press (2/26)

New England offshore wind planning offers lessons for Great Lakes
Midwest Energy News (2/26)

Pure Michigan touts Great Lakes State's wonders again
Brand Channel (2/26)

Tribe opposing mine has its own water quality problems
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2/26)

COMMENTARY: Make conservation compliance part of Farm Bill crop insurance
Detroit Free Press (2/25)

Low water levels top of mind for council
Midland Mirror (2/25)

Ohio awarded $1 million for wetland preservation at Lake Erie public access site
Fayette Advocate (2/25)

Saugatuck now on state list for emergency dredging funds
The Holland Sentinel (2/25)

Sea lamprey public enemy No. 1 among invasive species
Northumberland Today (2/25)

Warming Lake Superior stresses wildlife, observers say
CBC News - Thunder Bay, ON (2/25)

Watching our lakes
The Timberjay (2/25)

Workshop to focus on algae blooms
WPBN TV- Traverse City, Mich. (2/25)

Saving a harbor
The Mining Journal (2/24)

Superior refinery owner delves into details of shipping oil on Great Lakes
The Superior Telegram (2/24)

Climate change lowering Great Lakes levels, retired Army Corps expert tells Bay City crowd
MLive (2/23)

Low lake levels have Michigan harbors, marinas scrambling to keep waterways navigable
The Detroit News (2/23)

Wisconsin uses over 2 trillion gallons of water a year
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2/23)

EDITORIAL: New mysteries emerge in big-lake barrel saga
Duluth News Tribune (2/22)

Forecast calls for drought to persist in much of U.S.
Livingston Daily (2/22)

Saving ‘pyramids of Great Lakes’ preserves history, mitigates climate change, saves forests
Great Lakes Echo (2/22)

Asian carp DNA in Chicago canals may not stem from live fish, study says
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2/21)

Big ship’s captain worked his way to the top
Owen Sound Sun Times (2/21)

Carp fighters hook invasion solutions in Minnesota
Detroit Lakes-Online (2/21)

COMMENTARY: Legislation redefining conservation puts Michigan's diversity of nature at risk
Detroit Free Press (2/21)

Frac sand firm agrees to voluntary environmental reviews for proposed SE Minn. mines
Minnesota Public Radio (2/21)

Geologist’s provocative study challenges popular assumptions about ‘fracking’
The Globe and Mail (2/21)

New initiative around phosphorous management
Chatham Daily News (2/21)

Perch gone wild: Can drugs prompt a Great Lakes feeding frenzy?
Great Lakes Echo (2/21)

The Great Lakes State thrives under DNR Director Keith Creagh
MLive (2/21)

Wis. Penokee Range mine bill would slash money for environment
Minnesota Public Radio (2/21)

Community eyes alternative dredging means
The Commercial Record (2/20)

Dredges planned due to low Lake Michigan
The Herald-Argus (2/20)

Hoping for lake levels to rise
Chatham Daily News (2/20)

Lake Metroparks expanding Lake Erie Bluffs park
The Plain Dealer (2/20)

Lakeshore gets shuttle funding
South Bend Tribune (2/20)

Mayors express concern to Obama, Harper over Great Lakes water levels
Michigan Radio (2/20)

Study: Asian carp DNA may not signal live fish
The Wall Street Journal (2/20)

Upstream battle: fishes shun modern dam passages, contributing to population declines
Scientific American (2/20)

Vessels prepare for 2013 shipping season
The Times Herald (2/20)

Brockport professor works to fight algae
The Stylus (2/19)

COMMENTARY: Keeping our parks and recreation
The Michigan Daily (2/19)

EDITORIAL: Water project great example of collaboration
Midland Daily News (2/19)

Federal report proposes pipeline safety steps
Great Lakes Echo (2/19)

Frac sand mining fissures exposed at Legislature
Minnesota Public Radio (2/19)

LEEDCo tries breaking the ice on wind project
The Ashtabula Star Beacon (2/19)

Michigan City, New Buffalo wrestle with low Lake Michigan water level
The Northwest Indiana Times (2/19)

Minnesota coal plants cut mercury in half
Duluth News Tribune (2/19)

Sediment in Poplar River on North Shore decreases by 35 percent
Duluth News Tribune (2/19)

Sleeping Bear Dunes Heritage Trail: Feds' $100,000 grant will extend Michigan lakeshore by 5 miles
HuffPost Detroit (2/19)

The Pure Michigan effect: 3.2 million out-of-state visitors, $1 billion economic impact
MLive (2/19)

Annual cleanup held by St. Clair Shores Waterfront Environmental Committee
The Macomb Daily (2/18)

Erie Port Authority to dredge boat launch, marina
Erie Times-News (2/18)

Genesee County commissioners tired of waiting for Flint water pipeline decision
MLive (2/18)

Program will give educators tools for Great Lakes lessons
The Buffalo News (2/18)

Great Lakes shipping industry sees increased cargo levels
The Detroit News (2/17)

Seaway Trail to install War of 1812 signs on bayfront
Erie Times-News (2/17)

Lake Ontario still wide open and warmer than average
The Syracuse Post-Standard (2/16)

COMMENTARY:Groundwater: The Great Lakes region’s second-class citizen
Great Lakes Echo (2/15)

Cruise ship visit to Saugatuck in jeopardy due to low water levels
The Holland Sentinel (2/15)

Lake Erie wind-turbine project in high gear for next year
The Plain Dealer (2/15)

Mayors urge action on low water in Lakes Michigan, Huron
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2/15)

Ontario’s off-shore wind turbine moratorium unresolved two years later
The Toronto Star (2/15)

Pontiac pins hopes on uncovering river
The Detroit News (2/15)

Big ships dock at Port of Milwaukee for maintenance in winter
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2/14)

Hurricane Sandy: Michigan's Levin, Stabenow among those asking for funding to help Great Lakes recovery
MLive (2/14)

Is climate change occurring in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan?
WLUC TV6- Negaunee, Mich. (2/14)

Lack of precipitation is not the cause of low water levels on Lakes Michigan and Huron
MLive (2/14)

Marsh restoration brings long-missing birds, plants home again
Great Lakes Echo (2/14)

Merging bridge authorities is found worthy of study
The Buffalo News (2/14)

Michigan harbors could get state money for dredging
Huron Daily Tribune (2/14)

Presque Isle Bay no longer Area of Concern
Erie Times-News (2/14)

Students compete in Great Lakes Bowl
Great Lakes Echo (2/14)

COMMENTARY: Mining plan would hurt vital wetlands
The Courier Life News (2/13)

Effort enlists citizens to shine light on light pollution
Great Lakes Echo (2/13)

Grant to help manage invasive species in WNY
The Buffalo News (2/13)

Great Lakes shipping industry rebounding from recession
WDIV – Detroit, Mich. (2/13)

Great Lakes surfing, Superior style
Minnesota Public Radio (2/13)

Humane Society of United States files gray wolf lawsuit against U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Petoskey News-Review (2/13)

Lower lake levels don't necessarily mean more dredging jobs
Door County Daily News (2/13)

Province knew about health effects from turbines
Niagarathisweek.com (2/13)

Xcel Energy denies causing park air pollution
Star Tribune (2/13)

Band may try to block Northwestern Wisconsin mining project
Duluth News Tribune (2/12)

Funds for Great Lakes dredging may get boost from Michigan Senate
Detroit Free Press (2/12)

Hunters, anglers get Michigan licenses cheap
MLive (2/12)

IJC has yet to make decision, says official
Simcoe Media Group (2/12)

Invasive gobies staking out new territory
Great Lakes Echo (2/12)

Revenues down 22% from Watertown's hydroelectric plant
WNYF-TV - Watertown, NY (2/12)

Steel production falls 15,000 tons in Great Lakes states
The Northwest Indiana Times (2/12)

All Lake Superior mystery barrels should go
The Superior Daily Telegram (2/11)

COMMENTARY: Time for action on low water in Great Lakes
Wawa-News (2/11)

Economic problems wash ashore as Lake Michigan's water level hits record low
PBS (2/11)

Foreign traffic up at Port of Milwaukee
BizTimes Milwaukee (2/11)

Lake Erie better but still at risk
The Columbus Dispatch (2/11)

See which harbors and marinas would be helped with Michigan's emergency dredging plan
MLive (2/11)

About 1,600 people run into Lake Ontario at fest
The Wall Street Journal (2/10)

Flagship Niagara League creates new scholarship fund
Erie Times-News (2/10)

Skating on Lake Ontario a hardy adventure
The Toronto Star (2/10)

Watershed prepares for invasives
Worthington Daily Globe (2/10)

City, SWP plan forum on climate change
The Mining Journal (2/9)

Michigan waterways commission creates emergency dredging plan as Great Lakes levels drop
Michigan Live (2/9)

Two Great Lakes hit record low levels: climate crisis or natural cycle?
ABC News (2/9)

Biologists use tags to track Lake Michigan salmon
The Associated Press (2/8)

Calumet restoration efforts get influx of cash from feds
WBEZ 91.5- Chicago, Ill. (2/8)

Documentary examines Great Lakes through an icy lens
Great Lakes Echo (2/8)

EDITORIAL: Mother Nature needs to be kinder to the Great Lakes
Midland Daily News (2/8)

Lake Erie could freeze over in 2013
Erie Times-News (2/8)

Low water in Lake Michigan cause for concern
Superior Telegram (2/8)

Mayors unite to solve Georgian Bay crisis
CottageCountryNow (2/8)

Wisconsin reports 4.8% increase in exports
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2/8)

COMMENTARY: Protect Great Lakes with tighter groundwater pumping limits
Detroit Free Press (2/7)

Gov. Snyder calls for increased hunting, fishing license fees
Detroit Free Press (2/7)

Making a living on thin ice
Great Lakes Echo (2/7)

University of Michigan to host town hall on climate change
AnnArbor.com (2/7)

2 Great Lakes hit lowest water level on record
The Associated Press (2/6)

Big crowd reflects worries over water levels
Simcoe Media Group (2/6)

Business suffers as Great Lakes hit record low water levels
Toronto Sun (2/6)

GOP-backed northern WI mining bill clears Senate committee
KARE 11- Minneapolis-Minn. (2/6)

Great Lakes water drop could hinder ecology and economy
CBC News (2/6)

Ice forming
Erie Times-News (2/6)

Quebec to hold hearings on exploration and exploitation of shale gas
Global News (2/6)

Serious snow: New book explores the famed lake effect
USA Today (2/6)

Shippers: Water is greener than land
Duluth News Tribune (2/6)

Feds look at reducing river flow from Lake Huron after levels dip to lowest since 1918
The Associated Press (2/5)

Citing Wisconsin turbine noise study, Cape councilman calls for statewide wind moratorium
Watertown Daily Times (2/5)

Eh? Beach photo wins
Duluth News Tribune (2/5)

Great Lakes Governors applaud harbour dredging proposal
Dredging News Online (2/5)

Groups seek tough conditions on Enbridge pipeline
The Associated Press (2/5)

Hands-on environmental workshop offered to educators
Great Lakes Echo (2/5)

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency launches investigation of Red Cliff’s handling of barrels
Duluth News Tribune (2/5)

Record low lake levels spark dredging debate
Michigan Radio (2/5)

Steel production rises 5,000 tons in Great Lakes states
Northwest Indiana Times (2/5)

Study on impact of shipping
WDIO-TV - Duluth, MN (2/5)

What's impacting Great Lakes water levels?
Michigan Radio (2/5)

Xcel Energy plans to tap more wind power
The Associated Press (2/5)

Bad River tribal leader: Tribe’s input needed on proposed iron ore mine in Wisconsin
Duluth News Tribune (2/4)

Lakes Huron, Michigan projected to flirt with record low levels through May
The Detroit News (2/4)

Making the most of online water temperature and current data for the 2013 fishing season
White Lake-Highland Patch (2/4)

New Bay County water system will mean rate hikes but better product at the tap
MLive (2/4)

Spring fishing on Lake Ontario: A mixed bag that's hard to beat
The Express-Times (2/4)

Millions of research dollars go to Ohio scientists studying algae
The Columbus Dispatch (2/3)

Waukesha buys option on land for Root River discharge
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2/3)

COMMENTARY: McGuinty’s legacy is a green nightmare
The Globe and Mail (2/2)

Lake Superior barrels contained explosives, Red Cliff Band finds
Duluth News Tribune (2/2)

Snyder wants $11M for harbor dredging
The Associated Press (2/2)

COMMENTARY: What happens in Superior doesn’t stay in Superior
Great Lakes Echo (2/1)

Great Lakes: Huron, Michigan break all-time low water records
The Detroit News (2/1)

Lake Superior dropped 2 inches in January
Duluth News Tribune (2/1)

The shipping news
The Economist (2/1)

Two sides of wind turbine debate
St. Catharines Standard (2/1)

Waterways Caucus: Michigan Sen. Goeff Hansen establishes Great Lakes legislative group to tackle dredging and more
MLive (2/1)

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