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March 2014
Deal near to save freshwater research station Ottawa tried to shut down
The Globe and Mail (3/31)

Great Lakes shipping season kicks off
The Northwest Indiana Times (3/31)

Icy lakes made some towns, businesses winners or losers
Great Lakes Echo (3/31)

Lake Erie water quality dodgy at times
Simcoe Reformer (3/31)

No more oil found near Lake Michigan refinery spill
Indy Star (3/31)

Ohio may try to restore sport fish to Lake Erie
WKYC (3/31)

Satellite photos show striking difference in Lake Superior spring ice cover in recent years
MLive (3/31)

Ohio mulls fertilizer rule in Lake Erie algae fight
The Journal Gazette (3/30)

State officials launch tourism initiative to promote trail network
Traverse City Record-Eagle (3/30)

Brutal winter should lead to rise in lake levels
The Chicago Tribune (3/29)

Coast Guard investigates damage to icebreaker
Duluth News Tribune (3/29)

Gardner announces new Healthy Lake Erie Initiative
The Beacon (3/29)

Ice now receding at Holland State Park as warmer weather approaches
MLive (3/29)

Mackinac Island named one of world’s best island destinations
CBS Detroit (3/29)

Ohio's walleye, yellow perch populations stable; bag limits to remain the same in 2014
The Plain Dealer (3/29)

Great Lakes ice cover update: See Lake Michigan ice disappear, and where records were set
MLive (3/28)

Maziarz urges federal action to halt spread of Asian Carp
The Daily News (3/28)

Relentless winter's ice delays St. Lawrence River shipping
North country public radio (3/28)

Relentless winter's ice delays St. Lawrence River shipping
North Country Public Radio (3/28)

State says Flint hasn't applied for permit to use river as drinking water source
MLive (3/28)

After 157 years, it’s facelift time for Point Clark Lighthouse
Daily Commercial News (3/27)

Caucus of Lake Erie legislators urges Ohio EPA to reject plan to dump Cuyahoga dredgings into the lake
The Plain Dealer (3/27)

Freighter ships out, ushering in Great Lakes maritime season
Erie Times News (3/27)

GPS trackers to be attached to mallard ducks
Chatham Daily News (3/27)

Great Lakes shipping industry to inject $500 million into infrastructure
The Globe and Mail (3/27)

Ice-breaking starts today in Thunder Bay harbour
CBC News, Canada (3/27)

Kasich’s Great Lakes pledge $10M
The Toledo Blade (3/27)

Lake Michigan oil spill estimate doubles in size, possibly up to 1,600 gallons, BP reports
MLive (3/27)

New book highlights eco-friendly Michigan travel destinations
Great Lakes Echo (3/27)

$2M paint job for Welland water tower
Welland Tribune (3/26)

Effort to restore Lake Michigan's yellow perch population needs fresh ideas
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (3/26)

EPA: Oil spill affected half mile of Lake Michigan
Detroit News (3/26)

Expert: Runoff spurs Lake Erie algal blooms
Sandusky Register (3/26)

Extensive Great Lakes ice hurts shipping, helps tourism
Fox News (3/26)

Mercury remediation in the North Harbour of Thunder Bay
The Argus (3/26)

Ohio bill attempts to prevent toxic algae
The Blade (3/26)

Restoring balance to Braddock Bay
Rochester City Newspaper (3/26)

St. Lawrence Seaway ready to open Friday
Buffalo News (3/26)

Up to 755 gallons of crude oil spilled into Lake Michigan from BP refinery, Coast Guard says
MLive (3/26)

Algae could fight Great Lakes invader mussels
Green Bay Press Gazette (3/25)

Coast Guard cutters arrive in Twin Ports to help lakers navigate Great Lakes
Star Tribune (3/25)

EPA announces five Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants
Water Technology (3/25)

Heritage designation sought for upper St. Lawrence River
Cornwall Standard Freeholder (3/25)

Lake Michigan oil spill 'quickly contained,' underscores importance of protecting Great Lakes, Sen. Carl Levin says
MLive (3/25)

Malfunction at BP's Whiting Refinery sends oil into Lake Michigan
Northwest Indiana Times (3/25)

Maps show spread of aquatic invasive species over time
Great Lakes Echo (3/25)

Reeling in bullhead catfish is a rite of spring
Mansfield News-Journal (3/25)

Annette Rummel hopes national Great Lakes Bay Region ad will immediately increase tourism
MLive (3/24)

EDITORIAL: Feds need long-term plan to keep carp out of lakes
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (3/24)

Gaps seen in spill-response readiness for Great Lakes transport of crude oil
Minnesota Post (3/24)

Magee Marsh group seeks funds for project
The Blade (3/24)

River community leaders: Thousand Islands region deserves more state protection, recognition
Watertown Daily Times (3/24)

Worth Twp. gets $1.2 million sewer grant
The Times Herald (3/24)

Area farmers on front line of clean water battle; Fight against algae in full swing
The Toledo Blade (3/23)

Buffalo getting $500,000 grant under Great Lakes initiative
The Buffalo News (3/23)

Federal lawmakers call for action against Asian carp
Journal Sentinel (3/23)

New association to promote north shore of Superior
Sault Star (3/23)

Slow start expected to Great Lakes shipping season because of weather
The Detroit News (3/23)

Spill response 'inadequate' for tar sands crude on Great Lakes
The Cap Times (3/23)

Wayne State gets $325K grant to battle invasive species in Great Lakes
CBS Detroit (3/23)

EDITORIAL: Think of Lake Erie when eating fish this Lenten season
The Plain Dealer (3/22)

Icy Lake Superior means slow shipping season start
CBS Minnesota (3/22)

City seeks grant for big lake weather buoy
The Herald-Palladium (3/21)

Cold produces "sundog" above Lake Superior
Great Lakes Echo (3/21)

Deep freeze means rare rise in Great Lakes water levels
Fox News (3/21)

Ludington wind farm sparks legal, zoning fights
The Detroit News (3/21)

Meetings surrounding Asian carp threat should be open: Sierra Club
The Manitoulin Expositor (3/21)

Satellite images capture Lake Michigan ice disappearing, drifting away from shore
MLive (3/21)

Steelhead fishing should heat up soon
Mansfield News Journal (3/21)

Waterworks Park and agriculture runoff big topics at Redfern town hall meeting
The Beacon (3/21)

Lake Superior toxic sludge cleanup options require millions
CBC News (3/20)

Lawmakers want quicker action on blocking Asian carp
The Associated Press (3/20)

Wisconsin lawmaker rips tribes' spearfishing goals
The Associated Press (3/20)

Bay cleanup entering final phases
The Community Press (3/19)

Bill bolsters fight against dumping
The Sandusky Register (3/19)

Blue pike extinct, but did they ever really exist?
The News-Messenger (3/19)

Canadian Coast Guard to send more icebreakers to clear frozen Great Lakes
CTV News (3/19)

Early spring great for northern lights viewing
Upper Michigans Source (3/19)

EPA announces award of two Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants
Water Technology (3/19)

Great Lakes Day: Advocating in DC for Great Lakes protection
Huffington Post (3/19)

Large amount of winter salt running into waterways
WISN-TV, Milwaukee, WI (3/19)

NMU grad student researches diet of Lake Michigan fish
WBUP/WBKP-TV, Ishpeming, MI (3/19)

Proposed Lake Erie wind farm catches a new breeze, secures key green support: The Mix
Cleveland (3/19)

Schumer seeks US funds for Lake Ontario bay restoration project; silt buildups impact boating
The Republic (3/19)

US president earmarks funds to investigate outflow from upper lakes
The Manitoulin Expositor (3/19)

Wisconsin Chippewa want to spear 63,488 walleyes
Fond du Lac Reporter (3/19)

Corps to study possibility of limiting flow of St. Clair River
The Times Herald (3/18)

EDITORIAL: Washington right to help the dunes
The Times Herald (3/18)

Emergency officials brace for floods when snow and warmth converge
Great Lakes Echo (3/18)

Fish stocking program boosting Lake Ontario's viability
Innovation Trail (3/18)

William Kleinert: Chronicling the history of the majestic Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (3/18)

Army Corps OKs money to address Great Lakes' 'hole in the dike'
Journal Sentinel (3/17)

Coast Guard cutter crew trains for ice rescues on Lake Michigan
MLive (3/17)

COMMENTARY: Canada's Great Lakes water worries
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (3/17)

Congresswoman fights against Lake Erie dumping (USA)
Dredging Today (3/17)

Environmental groups lend support to LEEDCo's Lake Erie wind turbine project
The News-Herald (3/17)

Help to open Seaway
Brockville Recorder (3/17)

Hike to North Manitou Island: 4 men blog about trek across frozen Lake Michigan
MLive (3/17)

Invasion of the Killer Carp: $7B fishing industry at risk as Asian Carp move nearer to the Great Lakes
Take Part (3/17)

Invasive species top list of state tourism threats
Cadillac News (3/17)

Lake Superior ice caves close after record number of visitors
Journal Sentinel (3/17)

MVCA and Howick Optimists get grant
Blakburn News (3/17)

Niagara River Cruises looks to the Falls
Niagara Gazette (3/17)

Radio Waves: Solomon David on migratory fish, Lake Michigan & ice
Chicago Sun-Times (3/17)

River institute head named co-chair of science committee
Cornwall Seaway News (3/17)

Scientist's letter raises question about Ontario nuclear depository
Detroit News (3/17)

Thousands of dead ducks appearing all over the Great Lakes
Global News (3/17)

Wasaga Beach fire chief concerned of potential for ice jams, flooding
CTV News - Barrie, Ont. (3/17)

Camp Perry beach avoids tests
Sandusky Register (3/16)

Cat Island completion will reduce federal harbor funds
Green Bay Press Gazette (3/16)

Cost to stabilize shifting Lake Michigan dune in Van Buren County estimated at over $250,000
MLive (3/16)

Shedding light on a forgotten tragedy
Niagara This Week (3/16)

Pellet gun killed wolf that fled Isle Royale park
Sheboygan Press (3/15)

Michigan House bill calls for regional authority for Detroit Water and Sewage Department
MLive (3/14)

New permits to allow fish net pens in Wisconsin
Great Lakes Echo (3/14)

Obama signs measure protecting Sleeping Bear Dunes
The Detroit News (3/14)

Take a rare look at ducks that have moved inland as Great Lakes froze
MLive (3/14)

Clean water, dam decay are sea lamprey control challenges
Great Lakes Echo (3/13)

Great Lakes starting to thaw
Sandusky Register (3/13)

Indiana Harbor dredging to resume
Post-Tribune (3/13)

Lawmakers tackling invasive species
The Times Herald (3/13)

Life-saving buoys to be installed on Silver Beach pier
WNDU-TV - South Bend, IN (3/13)

PolyMet copper mine in northeastern Minn. gets cautious EPA approval
Star Tribune (3/13)

EDITORIAL: Now is not the time to cut federal funding for Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (3/12)

Great Lakes freezing: Emerald ash borer and other invasives
My North (3/12)

Ice has been on lakes and rivers for three months
Chatham Daily News (3/12)

Ice on Lake Michigan proving fatal to waterfowl
Chicago Tribune (3/12)

Ishpeming to pursue DNR acquatic grant
The Mining Journal (3/12)

Lake levels expert cautious in predicting seasonal rise
The Manitoulin Expositor (3/12)

Lake Superior ice caves to close as thaw raises concerns about public safety
St. Paul Pioneer Press (3/12)

Marinette Marine to add 200 jobs
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (3/12)

New Lake Erie birding trail guidebook available
Port Clinton News Herald (3/12)

Officials say progress made toward dropping White Lake from Great Lakes toxic hot spots list
The Republic (3/12)

PHOTOS: The ship that overlooks Lake Erie
Scuttlebutt Sailing News (3/12)

Red Cliff wants to remove more barrels from Lake Superior, funding unclear
WDIO ABC News, Minnesota (3/12)

Talk about Oak Harbor: Conservation district begins season with community breakfast
Port Clinton News Herald (3/12)

WI DNR investigates spike in duck deaths along lakeshore
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (3/12)

Asian carp eggs found 250 miles upstream on Mississippi River
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (3/11)

Georgian Bay regains some water
Midland Mirror (3/11)

Pomarine jaeger, other rarities join throngs of ducks & gulls on the river in the Flats: Aerial View
The Plain Dealer (3/11)

Record-breaking lake trout confiscated by Canadian authorities
KSL TV, Ontario (3/11)

St. Lawrence County officials prepare for emerald ash borer invasion
Watertown Daily Times (3/11)

EDITORIAL: Waterfront plans continue
The Chronicle-Journal (3/10)

Federal dredging money heads to U.P.
The Mining Journal (3/10)

Fewer Michigan beaches have closed recently, but longterm water quality has declined
Great Lakes Echo (3/10)

Great Lakes fisheries trust fund grant to create fully-accessible fishing pier on Muskegon Lake
MLive (3/10)

Ice formations having an effect on gulls in area
The Herald Star (3/10)

Ice jams Lake Erie fishery
St. Thomas Times-Journal (3/10)

Is Kincardine's Station Beach the Great Lakes' 'Surf City'?
Kincardine News (3/10)

Looking for ice caves? Northeastern Wisconsin puts on its own show
Green Bay Press Gazette (3/10)

Malaysia Airlines crash recalls unknown fate of Northwest airliner
Journal Sentinel (3/10)

Men journey from Glen Arbor to North Manitou Island on a frozen Lake Michigan
9 & 10 News (3/10)

Study: Grass carp pose dangers for all the Great Lakes
Detroit News (3/10)

Anglers take advantage of thick Lake Superior ice near Duluth
Twin Cities (3/9)

Great Lakes program cuts proposed
Grand Haven Tribune (3/9)

Hundreds spell out message to "protect our waters" on Lake Superior ice
Northland News Center (3/9)

Outdoors: Cold winter has decimated duck population
Finger Lakes Times (3/9)

Where'd you find that Petoskey stone? All over Michigan
Detroit Free Press (3/9)

Increased barge access on Michigan’s west coast would create new economic opportunities for agriculture
MLive (3/8)

Ohio explores return of sturgeon to Lake Erie
Observer-Reporter (3/8)

Senator Brown announces grant to help protect Lake Erie from Asian carp
The Beacon (3/8)

Asian carp remain at bay, but local concerns still high
Huron Daily Tribune (3/7)

Cliffs CEO predicts good times for Iron Range mines
Duluth News Tribune (3/7)

Couillard unveils maritime strategy
The Montreal Gazette (3/7)

OPG: Nuclear waste dump on Lake Huron will be ‘harmless forever’
The Voice (3/7)

Public hearing reaches consensus: Don't allow dredged sediment to be dumped in Lake Erie
The Plain Dealer (3/7)

Septic re-inspection program yields surprising results
Owen Sound Times (3/7)

Army Corps of Engineers approves long-delayed dredging of Oswego Harbor
The Syracuse Post-Standard (3/6)

Commission wants quicker action to stop Asian carp
The Alpena News (3/6)

EDITORIAL: Don’t let DC forget the Great Lakes
Duluth News Tribune (3/6)

EDITORIAL: Phosphorus runoff action report on Lake Erie toxic algal blooms deserves serious consideration
The Plain Dealer (3/6)

Great Lakes ice cover tops 90 percent, may cause cool, dry summer
CBC News (3/6)

Lake Erie levels expected to stabilize
The Chronicle Telegram (3/6)

Levels of Lake Michigan, Lake Huron may rise 8 to 14 inches
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (3/6)

National Energy Board’s Line 9 pipeline approval disappointing, not surprising, critics say
Toronto Star (3/6)

Obama's Army Corps budget includes $2.1M for Milwaukee harbor
Milwaukee Business Journal (3/6)

So close: Lake Michigan 1 percentage point away from record ice cover
The Holland Sentinel (3/6)

Wood loss turns fish into binge-eaters
Great Lakes Echo (3/6)

After cutting Great Lakes cleanup budget, EPA says it still supports the effort
The Plain Dealer (3/5)

Are sea lampreys in a river near you?
Port Clinton News Herald (3/5)

EDITORIAL: Smarter farming, cleaner water
The Columbus Dispatch (3/5)

How much road salt ends up in Lake Michigan?
WBEZ - Chicago, IL (3/5)

Lake Superior within reach of historic average water levels, Corps projects
The Detroit News (3/5)

Levin, Stabenow: Grand Haven harbor to get $330K for dredging
MLive (3/5)

MNR ends Lake Manitou development
The Manitoulin Expositor (3/5)

Muskegon Lake one of two areas targeted by NOAA for Great Lakes habitat conservation
MLive (3/5)

Obama budget seeks cuts in Great Lakes program
Petoskey News (3/5)

Obama’s budget a setback to sewer upgrades
Investigative Post (3/5)

Wood loss from climate change turning fish into binge-eaters, says researcher
Great Lakes Echo (3/5)

Hundreds of ducks found dead around lakes
WIBV-TV - Buffalo, NY (3/4)

Congress passes bill to protect Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes as wilderness area
The Washington Post (3/4)

EDITORIAL: Step up to stop dumping of toxic dredge near Lake Erie water intakes
The Plain Dealer (3/4)

Ice cover on Great Lakes climbs rapidly
MLive (3/4)

Karegnondi tunnel to burrow under lake
The Times Herald (3/4)

More than 100 advocates visiting Washington, DC, to lobby for Great Lakes protection programs
The Associated Press (3/4)

Ohio wind turbine shutdown raises issue of migratory bird safety
Great Lakes Echo (3/4)

Regional waterline in southwestern Jefferson County to be studied by DANC, Tug Hill Commission
Watertown Daily Times (3/4)

US report: Great Lakes levels rebounded in 2013
The Wall Street Journal (3/4)

Wind farm plans continue despite First Nation territory dispute
CBC News (3/4)

Icy winter means slow breakout on Lake Superior
Star Tribune (3/3)

Indiana shoreline jurisdiction dispute turns into 2-year legal battle
Chicago Tribune (3/3)

Pet coke storage controversy isn't over, just relocated a few miles downriver
Detroit Free Press (3/3)

Sick of winter? There is a silver lining!
WSBT-TV - South Bend, IN (3/3)

Sunken Great Lakes oil pipeline raises spill fears
ABC News (3/3)

Coast Guard helicopter makes emergency landing on Lake Michigan island
MLive (3/2)

Ice caves along Lake Superior draw 78,000 since mid-January
The Associated Press (3/2)

Jimmy Fallon takes icy dip in Lake Michigan’s ‘Polar Plunge’
New York Daily News (3/2)

Lake Erie sturgeon revival
Guardian Liberty Voice (3/2)

Lake Superior hits normal water level for first time in 9 years
Inforum (3/2)

Attention urged to improve Buffalo Creek-area pollution
Chicago Tribune (3/1)

Plan seeks phosphorus cuts to curb algae in Lake Erie
Lansing State Journal (3/1)

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