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June 2016
$1M in Michigan budget to address toxic PFC plumes in Oscoda
MLive (6/30)

Algae bloom a 'wicked problem' for Lake Erie fishermen
CBC (6/30)

Declining lake sturgeon population sparks multinational effort
Wisconsin Public Radio (6/30)

Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society receives Upper Peninsula History award
Soo Evening News (6/30)

Holiday weekend starts with another dangerous swimming day on Lake Michigan
MLive (6/30)

Plans to reduce salmon stocking in Lake Michgian, anglers react
WZZM - TV Muskegon, MI (6/30)

Port eases impact of gas pipeline shutdown
Green Bay Press Gazette (6/30)

Report outlines how Great Lakes Basin rail would impact area
The Daily Journal (6/30)

Anglers enlisted in water fight
Great Lakes Echo (6/29)

City administration to seek federal help with lake algae
The Toledo Blade (6/29)

City of Kingston votes to aid marine museum
The Whig (6/29)

COMMENTARY: Snyder and Schuette need to protect the Straits
The Detroit News (6/29)

First water diversion beyond Great Lakes Basin gets nod
The Manitoulin Expositor (6/29)

Grants awarded to reduce pollution in 2 Michigan rivers
The Associated Press (6/29)

Lake Erie, Lake Huron beaches could be cleaner for swimmers than they've been in a long time
London Free Press (6/29)

Lake State opens Sea Grant office
Sault Ste. Marie Evening News (6/29)

NY-based explorers find 1868 schooner wreck in Lake Ontario
The Associated Press (6/29)

Rare birds nesting at hazardous cleanup site in Waukegan
Lake County News-Sun (6/29)

Restoration project begins on Little Rapids section of St. Marys River
UpNorthLive (6/29)

Serious invasive species education blitz begins with a bit of humor
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (6/29)

City of Duluth asks for public input on stormwater plan
WDIO-TV - Duluth, MN (6/28)

Is the water at the Lake Erie beaches clean enough to swim in? Check out these websites to find out
The Plain Dealer (6/28)

Kickoff planned for St. Marys River restoration project
The Associated Press (6/28)

Michigan lawmaker urges Flint to accept plastic pipe
Crain's Detroit Business (6/28)

Restored St. Joseph beacons appear as they did in 1932
MLive (6/28)

Stone Lab hosts series of experts to discuss lake
Port Clinton News Herald (6/28)

Waukesha water decision puts regional spotlight on Wisconsin's environmental enforcement
Wisconsin Public Radio (6/28)

Aecon, SNC-Lavalin share further $392M in Darlington refurbishment work
The Canadian Press (6/27)

CDC launches national reporting system, information website for harmful algal blooms
The Plain Dealer (6/27)

Communities struggle with tourist influx at Pictured Rocks
The Associated Press (6/27)

Great Lakes water ruling sparks fear of thirsty cities
CBC News (6/27)

Groups work to restore monarch butterfly habitat in Marquette
WJMN-TV - Marquette, MI (6/27)

Oil spill in water near FitzPatrick nuclear plant
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (6/27)

See NASA images of Michigan's Sleeping Bear Dunes, Isle Royale, from space
MLive (6/27)

Should tourism support environmental protection?
Great Lakes Echo (6/27)

Wind turbine blades could be beginning of Saginaw River as a cargo port
MLive (6/27)

30,000 walleye fingerlings hatched in Ogdensburg stocked in St. Lawrence River
North Country Now (6/26)

Buffalo lighthouse relighting sign of city's resurgence
WGRZ-TV - Buffalo, NY (6/25)

Goal of UWM habitat study is to help restore fisheries in river
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (6/25)

Mayflies show up on radar at Detroit
Digital Journal (6/25)

U.S., Canadian officials meet in Ogdensburg over boating rules
Watertown Daily Times (6/25)

Annual alewife build up hits lake shoreline
The Journal Times (6/24)

DNR considers cisco management plan
The Ashland Daily Press (6/24)

Federal government says everyone in Flint can drink filtered tap water
The Associated Press (6/24)

Saugeen man on the water for water
Sun Times (6/24)

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore growth impacts local economy
WWTV-TV - Cadillac, MI (6/24)

U.S. and Canada work to limit Lake Erie phosphorus
Great Lakes Echo (6/24)

Viking replica ship sails the St. Lawrence after crossing the Atlantic
North Countru Public Radio (6/24)

COMMENTARY: Michigan must act now to shut down Enbridge's Line 5
Detroit Free Press (6/23)

Essex OPP boat dedicated to former Commissioner
The Windsor Square (6/23)

Forecasting the size of this year's toxic bloom in Lake Erie
Michigan Radio (6/23)

Gordie Howe International Bridge project stalled
Windsor Star (6/23)

No day at the beach when it comes to bacteria
WKBW-TV - Buffalo, NY (6/23)

Toronto artists painting love letters to the Great Lakes
Metro Toronto (6/23)

Vote could launch large seawall investment in Duluth
Duluth News Tribune (6/23)

Why helicopters are hauling 64 tons of supplies to this remote Michigan island
MLive (6/23)

Drain commissioner says Flint has at least three options for backup water supply
MLive (6/22)

EDITORIAL: Great Lakes diversion deal is a welcome outcome
Duluth News Tribune (6/22)

EDITORIAL: Waukesha agreement will protect Great Lakes
The Detroit News (6/22)

Future of iconic ship still unknown
CKWS-TV - Kingston, ON (6/22)

Lake Superior claims Saxon Harbor beach in Michigan
The Daily Globe (6/22)

Northwest Ohio birding has $30 million impact on state economy
The Toledo Blade (6/22)

Obama signs pipeline safety bill affecting Great Lakes
The Detroit News (6/22)

Overfishing less of a threat in Great Lakes than oceans
Great Lakes Echo (6/22)

Predators kill all four piping plover chicks at Sauble
Owen Sound Sun Times (6/22)

Wisconsin city allowed unprecedented access to Lake Michigan for drinking water
Chicago Tribune (6/22)

DEQ rejects Matty Moroun's Harsens Island bridge plan
Detroit Free Press (6/21)

EDITORIAL: Great Lakes governors make the right decision on Waukesha
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (6/21)

Enbridge invests $7M in safety equipment for Straits
Detroit News (6/21)

Final hurdles cleared for construction of $5 million boat center in Waukegan Harbor
Chicago Tribune (6/21)

Fish with chips — using technology to improve sport fishing in Hamilton’s harbour
Hamilton Spectator (6/21)

Flint to get water from Lake Huron as soon as system ready
The Associated Press (6/21)

Great Lakes governors approve Waukesha water request
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (6/21)

Mayor Weaver: Flint to stick with new KWA pipeline
Detroit Free Press (6/21)

Ship to shore: Logistics huge in Green Bay
Green Bay Press Gazette (6/21)

Task force calls for limits on manure spreading
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (6/21)

Waukesha's business community applauds water ruling
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (6/21)

COMMENTARY: Cormorants face vigilante justice in new Ontario bill
OurWindsor.ca (6/20)

COMMENTARY: Sand oil pipelines threaten Wisconsin
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (6/20)

EDITORIAL: Hold firm to the Great Lakes Compact
Akron Beacon Journal (6/20)

Engineers-turned-sand-artists build mega-castles on Lake Michigan beach
M Live (6/20)

Muskegon's newest sculpture pays homage to its maritime past and famous schooner
MLive.com (6/20)

South Haven beaches flying new safety flags for the colorblind
Fox 17 News (6/20)

Waukesha awaits Great Lakes water diversion decision
Circle of Blue (6/20)

Dragon boats drum up crowds in Toledo
Toledo Blade (6/19)

EDITORIAL: EPA should protect
The Toledo Blade (6/19)

Invasive fish could outcompete native species
Traverse City Record Eagle (6/19)

Niagara hosts party for pirates, tourism board
Port Clinton News Herald (6/19)

VIDEO: Bacteria levels prompt water advisories along Lake Erie
WTVG - Toledo, OH (6/19)

Wind towers setting sail in Manitowoc
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter (6/19)

With ore down, shipping buoyed by other cargoes
Duluth News Tribune (6/19)

Great Lakes mayors face environmental issues
WBFO - Buffalo, NY (6/17)

Isle Royale, the least-visited national park
The Boston Globe (6/17)

Manitowoc gets its own tour boat
Herald Times Reporter (6/17)

Mayors tackle scourge of the Great Lakes wetlands
The London Free Press (6/17)

Trout stock affected by disease
Hibbing Daily Tribune (6/17)

Brown County drinking water providers talk 'collaboration'
WLUK-TV - Green Bay, WI (6/16)

Calls for impartial study of Mackinac pipelines mount
The Detroit News (6/16)

COMMENTARY: Waukesha has no choice but to draw water from Great lakes
Detroit Free Press (6/16)

COMMENTARY: Waukesha request for Great Lakes water should be rejected
Detroit Free Press (6/16)

Lampricide operations take place in Cheboygan
WPBN-TV - Traverse City, MI (6/16)

Make Rouge National Urban Park 10,000 acres larger, advocates urge Ottawa
CBC News (6/16)

Old Presque Isle lighthouse, one of earliest on Great Lakes, was hardly used
MLive (6/16)

Pres. Obama expected to sign bill to strengthen oversight of pipelines
WWMT-TV - Kalamazoo, MI (6/16)

Three creeks -- one near London and two near Chatham -- will be studied to find out when and where phosphorus is entering
The London Free Press (6/16)

UMD researchers work to keep swimmers and Lake Superior healthy

Big fish story: angler catches record-breaking trout older than he is
CBS - Chicago (6/15)

COMMENTARY: Ballast water rule changes will work
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (6/15)

COMMENTARY: Quagga mussels impact Lake Michigan salmon
The Daily Reporter (6/15)

Cycle trail from Sudbury to the Soo to open next summer
SooToday (6/15)

EDITORIAL: Ohio’s pollution-control effort won’t do enough to reduce the growth of dangerous algae
The Buffalo News (6/15)

Farm field day offers land conservation practices
WLUK-TV - Green Bay, WI (6/15)

Great Lakes officials release plan to boost maritime trade
The Associated Press (6/15)

Michigan to resurrect cherished fish species lost to the Midwest
MLive (6/15)

New Amherst Island ferry could be in service by 2019
The Kingston Whigh-Standard (6/15)

New Battle of Lake Erie
WGRZ-TV - Buffalo, NY (6/15)

No shoreline erosion in Manitowoc Co.
Herald Times Reporter (6/15)

Savings touted in regional system
Toledo Blade (6/15)

Steady shipping season in Twin Ports so far
KDAL - Duluth, MN (6/15)

Advisory group set to ask EPA to clarify report of fracking's effect on water quality
TribLIVE (6/14)

Algae-fighting chemicals turn Oregon’s water pink
The Toledo Blade (6/14)

Can cormorants help control Great Lakes invaders?
Petoskey News-Review (6/14)

Congress passes bill with Great Lakes pipeline measures
Detroit Free Press (6/14)

Flint River shelved as possible emergency water supply for city
MLive (6/14)

Proposed settlement reached in Lake Erie lakefront property case
The Morning Journal (6/14)

Rochester's new city-owned $22M marina open for business
The Associated Press (6/14)

Asian carp in St. Lawrence threatens Quebec's fishing industry
The Montreal Gazette (6/13)

Carbon dioxide infusion could be used against carp
The Associated Press (6/13)

Eel appeal reels in student
The Kingston Whig-Standard (6/13)

Funding milestone reached for Aquatic Research Lab expansion
The Sault Ste. Marie Evening News (6/13)

Lake Michigan managers recommend cut in Chinook salmon
The Associated Press (6/13)

Public sculpture draws attention to Great Lakes ecosystem
Buffalo Public Radio (6/13)

Research grants given to study Vitamin B1 deficiency in fish, NY algae blooms
The Syracuse Post-Standard (6/13)

Researchers get fresh Great Lakes data from aboard Beaver Island ferry
Petoskey News Review (6/13)

Researchers look to the sky to peer underwater
Great Lakes Echo (6/13)

Students dive, document Sheboygan shipwreck
Sheboygan Press (6/13)

What caused amazing roll cloud to churn down Lake Michigan shore
MLive (6/13)

COMMENTARY: After Flint crisis, change the way we spend on infrastructure
Detroit Free Press (6/12)

High-tech Lake Erie buoy provides new source of information
The Associated Press (6/12)

Midwest states target algae blooms in waterways
The Wall Street Journal (6/12)

COMMENTARY: Ballast water facts, not hype
Green Bay Press Gazette (6/11)

Michigan focuses on safe drinking water for all
The Detroit News (6/11)

Traverse City closes beaches after sewage overflow
Traverse City Record Eagle (6/11)

Turtles help monitor ecological health of Great Lakes
TechTimes (6/11)

Enbridge inspects Mackinac pipelines as debate swirls
The Detroit News (6/10)

Environmentalists, shipping industry at odds on House ballast water bill
Wisconsin Public Radio (6/10)

Invasive New Zealand mudsnail reaches Au Sable River
Detroit Free Press (6/10)

Ohio’s plan to fight toxic algae not enough to lessen threat to Buffalo’s water supply, officials say
The Buffalo News (6/10)

Sierra Club rep pans new plans to stem Asian carp from reaching Great Lakes
The Manitoulin Expositor (6/10)

Caspian terns disappearing from the upper Great Lakes
Interlochen Public Radio (6/9)

Conservation groups challenge Wisconsin's authority to divert millions of gallons of Lake Michigan water to Waukesha
The Plain Dealer (6/9)

Cruise ship docks in Muskegon, showcases 'Port City' capabilities
MLive (6/9)

EDITORIAL: Ruling on cormorant control threatens balance
Traverse City Record-Eagle (6/9)

Kayaking in Lake Superior
KQDS-TV - Duluth, MN (6/9)

Legislation helps rid marinas of abandoned boats
The Times Herald (6/9)

Macomb County pours money, care into precious waterways, Hackel says
Detroit Free Press (6/9)

New plan to halt chemical leak from Bonaventure into St. Lawrence River
The Montreal Gazette (6/9)

Pace quickens on dock rehab in Duluth
Duluth News Tribune (6/9)

Plastic pipes under consideration for Flint's water lines
Crain's Detroit Business (6/9)

Changes Coming to Great Lakes Coast Guard Stations
Milwaukee Public Radio (6/8)

COMMENTARY: US, Canada working to preserve Great Lakes
Telegraph-Forum (6/8)

Countdown to Mackinac Race begins
The Times Herald (6/8)

DNR will try to help speed temporary bluff repairs along Lake Michigan
Wisconsin Public Radio (6/8)

EDITORIAL: Latest threat to the Great Lakes: a bill in Congress
Chicago Sun-Times (6/8)

Island living and working at Thousand Islands Biological Station in Clayton
The Syracuse Post-Standard (6/8)

Lake Erie boaters, fishermen have new source of water condition data with high-tech buoy
The Plain Dealer (6/8)

Program looks to bring shoreline accessibility projects
Traverse City Record-Eagle (6/8)

Several border patrol agencies conduct a blitz along the St. Lawrence River
CTV News Ottawa (6/8)

Swimming beach at Bay Beach site closer to reality with $250K in funding
WGBA-TV - Green Bay, WI (6/8)

Why the discovery of a grass carp in the St. Lawrence River concerns experts
CBC News (6/8)

$3 million Saginaw River dredging project will help keep shipping lanes open
MLive (6/7)

After 60 years, families of fallen Seaway workers gather for memorial
North Country Public Radio (6/7)

Bait regulations seek to curb fish disease, invasive species
The Associated Press (6/7)

Cargo completely removed from freighter Roger Blough
Duluth News-Tribune (6/7)

EDITORIAL: Inviting invasion on Great Lakes
Battle Creek Enquirer (6/7)

Emergency crews test radioactive accident protocol
CBC News (6/7)

Flint worried about water quality during warm months
The Detroit News (6/7)

Funding for Great Lakes icebreaker part of bill
Detroit Free Press (6/7)

Lake Huron bluff erosion risk study recommended
Blackburn News (6/7)

Lake Ontario national marine sanctuary application nearing completion
WRVO - Oswego, NY (6/7)

New art gallery features artists from the Great Lakes region
WLUC-TV - Negaunee, MI (6/7)

Property owners gather to discuss erosion problem along Lake Michigan
WISN-TV - Milwaukee, WI (6/7)

The Pride of Baltimore II set for Great Lakes voyage
The Associated Press (6/7)

Blough operations continue in Lake Superior
Duluth News Tribune (6/6)

COMMENTARY: Planned restoration of Scajaquada Creek will reverse decades of degradations
The Buffalo News (6/6)

Defiance continues tests for microcystin after algae appears
Toledo Blade (6/6)

EDITORIAL: Hold oil pipelines liable for full cleanup
The Times Herald (6/6)

Great Lakes shipping industry fights Coast Guard increase of pilots' fees
MLive (6/6)

Project to dredge Rochester Harbor begins
Rochester Business Journal (6/6)

Snyder vetoes private harbor bill
The Detroit News (6/6)

EDITORIAL: Don’t put the Great Lakes more at risk to invasive species
Akron Beacon Journal (6/5)

Great science on the Great Lakes
Guelph Today (6/5)

Quebec fishermen catch first Asian carp found in St. Lawrence River
CBC News (6/5)

Will Ohio's Lake Erie strategy work? Answers won't come soon
The Associated Press (6/5)

EDITORIAL: Purge bill of ballast water provision
Green Bay Press-Gazette (6/4)

Illegal sturgeon fishing target of new awareness campaign
CBC News (6/4)

KWA chief says Flint mayor's comments 'baffling, and simply not correct'
MLive (6/4)

Port Huron CSO work looks to 5 year extension
The Times Herald (6/4)

City, county aiming to find algae’s source
The Toledo Blade (6/3)

Crews will survey Long Lake Creek to find sea lampreys
Alpena News (6/3)

Dozens clean up beach at Maumee Bay State Park
WTVG-TV - Toledo, OH (6/3)

Towing ship's engineer charged with dumping oily waste into Lake Huron
MLive (6/3)

Visitors spent $22.8 billion visiting Michigan waters in 2014
MLive (6/3)

WDNR stocks brown trout at Saxon Harbor
The Daily Globe (6/3)

City addresses Lakeside beach influx
The Times Herald (6/2)

COMMENTARY: Waukesha’s water problem, and ours
The Detroit News (6/2)

Communities team up to promote Welland Canal
Niagara This Week (6/2)

Invasive Asian carp found spawning in Great Lakes tributary
The Associated Press (6/2)

New invasive species regulations put onus on boaters
Finger Lakes Times (6/2)

Watch four decades of Great Lakes ice cover flash before your eyes
CBC News (6/2)

Animation shows Great Lakes ice cover fluctuations
Great Lakes Echo (6/1)

DNR begins annual Great Lakes fisheries research
Up North Live (6/1)

Invaders of the Great Lakes... Sea Lamprey
WBFO - Buffalo, NY (6/1)

Officials want more protection for the Apostle Islands
KQDS-TV - Duluth, MN (6/1)

Plover pairs nesting at the beach
Collingwood Entreprise Bulletin (6/1)

Rising water levels in Lake Michigan bring highs and lows
Michigan Public Radio (6/1)

Sen. Gary Peters: We need to work toward shutting down Straits of Mackinac oil pipeline
Detroit Public Radio (6/1)

US, Canada agree to reduce some chemicals in Great Lakes
Wisconsin Public Radio (6/1)

Walleye harvest begins in Mason County
Up North Live (6/1)

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