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June 2014
COMMENTARY: When Great Lakes thrive, so does Michigan economy
The Holland Sentinel (6/30)

Environmental DNA pinpointing Buffalo Harbor invasive species
The Buffalo News (6/30)

UWindsor receives $3.5-million in federal research funding
OurWindsor.ca (6/30)

Search proposed for Great Lakes marine sanctuaries
The Oakland Press (6/29)

Creeping up on unsuspecting shores: the Great Lakes, in a welcome turnaround
The New York Times (6/28)

Great Lakes water temperatures: Some parts still have water temperatures in the 30s
MLive (6/28)

Sheboygan looks at joining in on new marine sanctuary
The Sheboygan Press (6/28)

Tests show abnormally high bacteria count in Lake Erie
The Chronicle-Telegram (6/28)

Indiana seeks to slow spread of Asian carp
AgriNews (6/27)

Lake Huron shipwrecks offer an underwater window into history
Michigan State University (6/27)

Negotiations halted between St. Lawrence Government Task Force and NYPA
Watertown Daily Times (6/27)

Ohioans support action to preserve Great Lakes, poll finds
Sandusky Register (6/27)

Tougher federal standards put Michigan beach testing funds in jeopardy
The Detroit News (6/27)

Tribes ask EPA to intervene in Gogebic iron mine proposal
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (6/27)

U.S. shippers side with Canadians in protest of inspection fees
CBC (6/27)

1 in 10 U.S. beaches fails bacteria test, survey finds
Philly.com (6/26)

Algae blooms act as bodyguards for bacteria in Great Lakes
Phys.org (6/26)

As delays snag Keystone XL, momentum builds for pipeline to Canada’s east coast
Watertown Daily Times (6/26)

Cleaned-up White Lake: EPA official calls delisting 'huge,' may happen by October
MLive (6/26)

Great Lakes communities struggle against proposed nuclear waste facility
MintPress News (6/26)

Great Lakes mayors honor Highland Park for water conservation measures
Highland Park News (6/26)

Inland tidal wave: Severe weather produces rare seiche on Gun Lake in West Michigan
MLive (6/26)

Lake Erie sewer water sidelines swimmers
3WKYC - Cleveland (6/26)

Water level drop expected to hit property values on Great Lakes
The Globe and Mail (6/26)

Great Lakes conference talks climate concerns in region
The Michigan Daily (6/25)

55 years ago: Queen opens St Lawrence Seaway that connects Great Lakes to Atlantic in Canada
Yahoo News (6/25)

EPA to lift restrictions on Waukegan Harbor dredging?
Dredging Today (6/25)

Farmers board schooner to learn of effects of runoff pollution
The Monroe Evening News (6/25)

Michigan may authorize new uses for toxic coal ash
Great Lakes Echo (6/25)

Northern Indiana city designated dark sky site
The Northwest Indiana Times (6/25)

PCB levels in Lake Michigan salmon continue to decline
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (6/25)

Rock & Dock: New marina means easier access to Lake Erie
FOX8 - Cleveland (6/25)

Sens. Stabenow, Portman to help lead Great Lakes Task Force
The Holland Sentinal (6/25)

State, feds looking for ways to end open-lake dumping
The News Messenger (6/25)

Toxic algae, now in East Fork Lake, will be part of Ohio’s future, expert says
The Columbus Dispatch (6/25)

Warning of 'disaster,' two Cayuga County state reps seek rejection of Lake Ontario plan
Auburn Citizen (6/25)

EPA, New York declares ban to keep boats from discharging sewage into Lake Erie
Water Technology (6/24)

Explorer says Griffin shipwreck may be found in Lake Michigan
The Detroit News (6/24)

Frac sand mining ruling could affect similar Minnesota cases
Great Lakes Echo (6/24)

Hamilton wants to push ahead with Randle Reef work
Hamilton Spectator (6/24)

Hoverboard brings future to Lake Ontario
Canoe News - Canada (6/24)

IL towns refile suit over water control
The Chicago Tribune (6/24)

New rescue launcher helps save lives on Lake Michigan
WSBT-TV - South Bend, IN (6/24)

Not as bad as the '70s, but alewives are piling up on the beaches again
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (6/24)

Ottawa Co. community at odds over water access, start online petition
WXMI-TV - Grand Rapids, MI (6/24)

Waterfront Toronto set to run out of money by 2017
The Globe and Mail (6/24)

Will Grosse Pointe Park be the next city to bolt the Detroit water system?
Deadline Detroit (6/24)

COMMENTARY: Gala celebrates marine sanctuaries, including Michigan’s Thunder Bay
The Voice News (6/23)

COMMENTARY: Ontario Government Premier Kathleen Wynne must act to protect the Great Lakes
The Huffington Post (6/23)

Despite funding setback, Lake Erie wind project pushes ahead
Midwest Energy News (6/23)

Doubling nuclear waste site won’t boost risk, says safety regulator
Toronto Star (6/23)

Lake Huron floor study
Blackburn Radio News (6/23)

45 years later: Cuyahoga River pollution much lower than ‘the day the river burned’
Fox 8 Cleveland (6/22)

Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project hosts seminar, provides tips to prevent drownings
MLive (6/22)

Lake sediment could be used for highway projects
The Sandusky Register (6/22)

Metal mining could see a comeback: Plans afoot in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, neighboring states
Associated Press (6/22)

Watershed year? Lake Michigan charter fishery braces for uncertain future amid ecological changes, industry challenges
MiBiz (6/22)

Exhibition looks at Detroit River, Great Lakes
The Associated Press (6/20)

Lake Guardian on patrol this summer to help fight the sliming of Lake Erie
The Plain Dealer (6/20)

Mayfly invasion: Bugs causing a mess along Lake Erie
Fox 8 Cleveland (6/20)

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality gives approval for Flint to Lake Huron pipeline
MLive (6/20)

The International Joint Commission's Lake Ontario lake level decision draws ire
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal (6/20)

Annoying mayflies a bad sign for us, good sign for Lake Erie
The News-Herald (6/19)

COMMENTARY: Higher ethanol fuel blends put boat engines in harm’s way
MLive (6/19)

COMMENTARY: Plastics threatening Great Lakes fishery
The Times Herald (6/19)

Crowdfunding for proposed Breakwater Chicago complex exceeds goal
Chicago Tribune (6/19)

Developers face obstacles to offshore wind farms in Great Lakes
Michigan Radio (6/19)

Fishery advisors call for replacing oil pipes in the Straits of Mackinac, Mich.
Interlochen Public Radio (6/19)

Great Lakes mayors want tougher oil shipment rules
The Associated Press (6/19)

Neglected fishing nets lurking in Lake Michigan create headaches for boaters
MLive (6/19)

Portman bill aims to overhaul fight against toxic algae
Columbus Dispatch (6/19)

Six million pounds of toxic industrial pollution discharged into Illinois waterways
Progress Illinois (6/19)

Great Lakes Commons charter targets shared waters concept
Great Lakes Echo (6/18)

Great Lakes iron ore shipments pick back up
Northwest Indiana Times (6/18)

How bad will toxic algae be this year?
Port Clinton News Herald (6/18)

In odd twist, industry agrees to ban ‘microbeads’
Chicago Defender (6/18)

Lake temperatures remain dangerously cold
The Petrolia Topic (6/18)

Let Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence rise and fall naturally, report says
The Globe and Mail (6/18)

New farm law supports public-private partnerships for conservation
Cadillac News (6/18)

Public to help select marine sanctuaries
Courthouse News Service (6/18)

Sealing Manitoba harbors has killed off zebra mussels
Global News (6/18)

Shoreline residents: Lake plan ignores concerns
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (6/18)

The future of sustainable fishing in the U.P.
UP's Second Wave (6/18)

Thunder Bay Great Lakes conference looks to protect water
CBC News (6/18)

Water Council's new stewardship role expected to attract talent
Journal Sentinal (6/18)

A new laboratory at Lake St. Clair aims to speed water testing at beaches and help the state of Michigan plan monitoring
The Associated Press (6/17)

COMMENTARY: Carl Levin: Our Thunder Bay is accorded the recognition it deserves
The Times Herald (6/17)

Fish derby sees dramatic DDT drop after cleanup
Great Lakes Echo (6/17)

Ohio gets help from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency studying algae, other issues on Lake Erie
WEWS-TV - Cleveland, OH (6/17)

Animated satellite data shows record-setting Great Lakes ice
Great Lakes Echo (6/16)

COMMENTARY: Historic Badger needs your help
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter (6/16)

COMMENTARY: Michigan's universities tapped into future of water
Detroit Free Press (6/16)

Indiana Department of Natural Resources expanded effort targets invasive fish species
Chicago Sun-Times (6/16)

Ohio takes first big step to slow Lake Erie algae
GoErie.com (6/16)

Researchers study how to keep lures on the line
Great Lakes Echo (6/16)

Rising lake levels take dredging pressure off Saugatuck-Douglas harbor
The Holland Sentinel (6/16)

USCG completes Operation Spring Restore
Maritime Reporter (6/16)

Georgian Bay water levels rising at normal summer levels
CTV News - Barrie, ON (6/15)

St. Clair wins DNR grant for personal watercraft docks
The Voice (6/15)

Algae tests result in higher bills
Port Clinton News Herald (6/14)

Great Lakes get a boost
Grand Haven Tribune (6/14)

Lake Erie residents say mayflies have been slower to emerge
Lancaster Eagle Gazette (6/14)

Researchers finding plastic in water samples from Great Lakes
GoErie.com (6/14)

Group to remove invasive plants from Belle Isle
The Times Herald (6/13)

Ontario lake-level plan expected Tuesday
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (6/13)

Toledo area only site on Great Lakes warm enough to swim — at least now
The Toledo Blade (6/13)

Above average number of wildfires predicted in Great Lakes region by summer’s end
Great Lakes Echo (6/12)

Big increase in the number of fatal drownings in the Great Lakes
Michigan Radio (6/12)

Charter fishing with high tech gadgets
WDIO-Duluth, MN (6/12)

Eco-friendly revamp of Lake St. Clair Metropark's parking lot unveiled
The Detroit News (6/12)

EDITORIAL: Does the 1972 Clean Water Act cover tributaries and wetlands? Editorial Board roundtable
The Plain Dealer (6/12)

Saginaw Bay Watershed Conference: 3 things to know about climate change
MLive (6/12)

Satellite technology used to study lake trout in Lake Superior
WLUC-TV6 - Marquette, MI (6/12)

Wisconsin researchers want to test bacteria to kill zebra mussels
Pioneer Press (6/12)

'Flip, Float & Follow': Learn about dangerous currents at Great Lakes water safety class
MLive (6/11)

Cargo shipments down 25% on St. Lawrence Seaway due to late start of season caused by harsh winter
North Country Public Radio (6/11)

Catfish stocking latest sign of Chicago River's comeback
Chicago Tribune (6/11)

Feds to see if invasive sea lamprey is in Portage River
Port Clinton News Herald (6/11)

Niagara Falls, Ontario: Massive sand sculptures commemorate War of 1812 anniversary in new Niagara Falls exhibit
The Cleveland Plain Dealer (6/11)

Push to ban plastic microbeads from facial scrubs gains momentum
CBCNews - Canada (6/11)

Ring in on Great Lakes plan
City Newspaper (6/11)

Three states team up on aquatic invasive species
Crookston Times (6/11)

U.S. House passes algae-control bill
The Toledo Blade (6/11)

Waters of Lake Michigan warming up slowly this summer
Harbor Country News (6/11)

An international trail around the Great Lakes is in the making
Michigan Radio (6/10)

Ancient shipwrecks are primary allure for exploring deep waters of Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (6/10)

Biologist Jim Johnson retiring from Michigan DNR Fisheries
The Alpena News (6/10)

Boy Scouts returning to sail the Great Lakes in new boat
MLive (6/10)

Cleveland's Great Lakes' ore trade still coping with the lingering effects of winter
Crain's Cleveland Business (6/10)

Great Lakes water temperatures remain frigid
Up North Live (6/10)

Lake Ontario Waterkeeper Mark Mattson talks safe swimming
Digital Journal (6/10)

Next stop for fun: A pool-equipped barge on Lake Michigan?
Crain's Chicago Business (6/10)

No excuse for pouring paint into storm drain
The Toronto Star (6/10)

Obama signs Great Lakes legislation
Rochester Business Journal (6/10)

Summer surprise! Icebergs spotted in Lake Superior
LiveScience (6/10)

Winter is over! Forecasters reveal Great Lakes are finally ice free after record breaking seven months frozen
The Daily Mail (6/10)

COMMENTARY: Are green lawns worth the risk of green Lake Erie water and toxic algae?
The Plain Dealer (6/9)

COMMENTARY: Conference to confront pressing Great Lakes issues
The Chronicle Journal (6/9)

COMMENTARY: Water deal could be key to Detroit’s future
Great Lakes Echo (6/9)

Detroit River rail tunnel bid awaits state aid
The Detroit News (6/9)

Illinois bans the microbeads in soap that are ruining the Great Lakes
Gizmodo (6/9)

Lake Ontario real estate market expands
The Democrat and Chronical (6/9)

Anticipated water level rise in Lake Superior could help Erie
The Columbus Dispatch (6/8)

Greenway funds could send chimney to spoils pile
Niagara Gazette (6/8)

Michigan to Ontario: No nuclear waste near Lake Huron, PLEASE
Michigan Radio (6/8)

DNR warden spots icebergs on Lake Superior
WCCO - Minneapolis, MN (6/7)

Near-drowning inspires man to teach water safety courses
CBS - Chicago, IL (6/7)

Plant operators get ready to deal with summer algal toxins
Port Clinton News Herald (6/7)

Experts outline Great Lakes successes, concerns
The Northwest Indiana Times (6/6)

Great Lakes conference hit by Ontario election sensitivities
The Globe and Mail (6/6)

New park makes a “Splash” along the Detroit Riverfront
CBS - Detroit, MI (6/6)

State funding good news for Lake Erie islands, Lonz
Port Clinton News Herald (6/6)

Swimmers beware: Lake Erie's water temperature off Cleveland is running 10 degrees below average
The Plain Dealer (6/6)

Buffalo is fourth poorest city in the nation
WIVB News 4 - Buffalo, N.Y. (6/5)

COMMENTARY: Asian carp, from mouth to tail
Bridge Magazine (6/5)

COMMENTARY: Great Lakes water levels
WOOD-TV - Grand Rapids, MI (6/5)

COMMENTARY: How one little mussel changed the Great Lakes forever
The Huffington Post Canada (6/5)

Lake Michigan barge traffic proposal getting support
The Holland Sentinel (6/5)

Lake Superior toxic sludge should be removed, engineer says
CBC (6/5)

Michigan Senate asks IJC to study proposed nuclear waste dump near Lake Huron
Detroit Free Press (6/5)

Officials increasing measures to keep carp out of Great Lakes
WNMU-FM Public Radio (6/5)

Au Sable hatchery poses resource, economic questions
Great Lakes Echo (6/4)

COMMENTARY: When 'Lakefront Development' isn’t lakefront development
Cleveland Scene (6/4)

Conservation efforts already embraced locally
Herald & Review (6/4)

Great Lakes beach hazards: 5 threats to know before going in the water
MLive (6/4)

Litterbugs leave behind trash after fishing along riverfront
CBC News (6/4)

New international bridge project in Detroit wins final permit from Coast Guard
Detroit Free Press (6/4)

Thanks to spring run-off, Lake Huron levels closing in on 100-year average
The Manitoulin Expositor (6/4)

Algae blooms are bad news for Lake Erie anglers
Zanesville Times Recorder (6/3)

Controlling the Sea Lamprey population
WLUC TV6 - Negaunee, MI (6/3)

Endless winter: Yes, there's still ice on Lake Superior
USA Today (6/3)

Nautical artifacts, new displays at Sombra, Ontario Museum
Wallaceburg Courier Press (6/3)

Riverside Kayak Connection celebrates 10 years in Wyandotte
The News-Herald (6/3)

See new photos of the first section of Flint-to-Lake Huron pipeline going in the water
MLive (6/3)

See new photos of the first section of Flint-to-Lake Huron pipeline going in the water
MLive (6/3)

Shipping: still challenges ahead
WDIO-TV - Duluth, MN (6/3)

Updates at Greater Cleveland Aquarium put Ohio lakes and rivers -- and the venue's first octopus -- in the spotlight
The Plain Dealer (6/3)

Brutally cold winter has water temp still at dangerous level
Fox 32 News - Chicago, IL (6/2)

Detroit River history showcased at community museum
CBC News (6/2)

Drug disposal program reaches 5 Great Lakes states
The Detroit News (6/2)

EDITORIAL: Nighttime race on Lake Erie
The Toledo Blade (6/2)

Lake Superior's water temperature expected to be abnormally cold this summer
MLive (6/2)

New weather buoys join network that protects Great Lakes swimmers
Great Lakes Echo (6/2)

Teen ready to challenge Lake Ontario
The St. Catharines Standard (6/2)

White House proposes updated Great Lakes plan
South Bend Tribune (6/2)

New boats ply the Niagara Gorge
The Buffalo News (6/1)

New Great Lakes Bay Region STEM Impact Initiative efforts to begin
Midland Daily News (6/1)

Scientists, engineers to hold mining discussion
WISC-TV - Madison, WI (6/1)

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