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March 2016
COMMENTARY: Still clueless on water
The Toledo Blade (3/31)

Double-crested cormorants finally find a friend
The Times Herald (3/31)

Lake Erie fishing quotas down for yellow perch but up for walleye
Windsor Star (3/31)

Massive KWA pipeline project moves ahead during Flint water crisis
MLive (3/31)

Sen. Portman: Corps of Engineers threatens funding cuts for Lake Erie projects in dredging battle
WKYC-TV Cleveland, OH (3/31)

Short films look at Isle Royale's beauty, wolves, moose
Detroit Free Press (3/31)

Study: A Straits oil spill could impact 700 miles of coastline
The Detroit News (3/31)

2016 Soil health, water quality cost-sharing now available
Blackburn News (3/30)

City seeks fix for Pere Marquette's sugar-sand-turned-rubble-sand
MLive (3/30)

COMMENTARY: It’s about time: EPA wants to thwart dumping sewage into St. Lawrence River
Watertown Daily Times (3/30)

Critique opposes U.S. community’s request to draw water from Great Lakes watershed
The London Free Press (3/30)

DNR seeks public reports on lake sturgeon sightings
WJMN-TV - Marquette, MI (3/30)

EPA expresses concern to Flint, MDEQ on corrosion control, service line IDs
MLive (3/30)

Impairment not in Ohio Lake Erie protection plan draft
The News-Herald (3/30)

Michigan city leery of Coast Guard's plans to drop year-round rescue staffing
MLive.com (3/30)

New group promotes improving Lake Erie
The Toledo Blade (3/30)

New section of popular Sleeping Bear trail to open soon
MLive (3/30)

On the boards: Great Lakes produce great McClinton works
The London Free Press (3/30)

Shippers concerned over increased pilotage rates on St. Lawrence Seaway
Watertown Daily Times (3/30)

State grant to help fight invasive plants
Shelby-Utica News (3/30)

Winter closure ahead for local Coast Guard stations?
WZZM-TV - Grand Rapids, MI (3/30)

Environmental group: More needed to keep phosphorus out of Lake Erie
Michigan Radio (3/29)

Exciting start to season
The Chronicle Journal (3/29)

Migratory birds are latest issue in Somerset wind power controversy
The Buffalo News (3/29)

Ottawa to invest $10.6-million to upgrade Ste-Anne Canal
Montreal Gazette (3/29)

Port Sanilac looks to upgrade Harbor Park
The Times Herald (3/29)

Spiny water flea clouds lake and its future
Great Lakes Echo (3/29)

$77M project aims to cut farm runoff feeding Lake Erie algae
The Associated Press (3/28)

City aims for cleaner beach with $100K equipment
Holland Sentinel (3/28)

Consumers Energy 'Classic Seven' coal fired plants to go cold and dark by April 15
MLive (3/28)

Every day is an adventure on the Great Lakes
The Times Herald (3/28)

Expert: EPA could be what Ann Arbor needs to protect drinking water, clean up dioxane plume
Michigan Radio (3/28)

Muskegon looks to highlight opportunities at the port
WXMI-TV - Grands Rapids, MI (3/28)

New study highlights expense of battling invasive species
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (3/28)

Scajaquada Creek cleanup threatened by proposed federal budget cuts as Schumer vows to fight
The Buffalo News (3/28)

'Capacity to spare': Port aims to diversify while relying on staple cargoes
Duluth News tribune (3/27)

COMMENTARY: Are the waters of Lake St. Clair clean enough?
Detroit Free Press (3/27)

EPA OK's ban on dumping boat sewage into St. Lawrence River
The Associated Press (3/27)

Lock closure creates dead end for boaters
Appleton Post-Crescent (3/27)

No new confirmed aquatic invasive species in Great Lakes for 10 years
Duluth News Tribune (3/27)

On the big boat beat: Photographers faithfully document Lake Superior traffic
Duluth News Tribune (3/27)

Erie shipwreck exhibit tells stories of people who went down with the ships
Pittsburg Post-Gazette (3/26)

Tall Ships Erie to bring at least 10 ships to Pennsylvania port
Pittsburg Post-Gazette (3/26)

Bird conservation group objects to proposed wind farm project near Lake Ontario
WXXI - Rochester, NY (3/25)

Karegnondi water system rooted in frustration
Detroit News (3/25)

Lake Michigan anglers can expect fewer large Chinook salmon in 2016
Petoskey News-Review (3/25)

Organic lawn programs strive to keep weeds out and thick, green grass in
Duluth News Tribune (3/25)

Soo Locks are now open for the 2016 season
CBS-TV - Detroit, MI (3/25)

Surfers discover the icy appeal of Lake Superior's winter waves
Star Tribune (3/25)

Transit hub, shops would anchor DL&W Terminal in $42 million plan
The Buffalo News (3/25)

A lifetime on the water: Kathy Evans on restoring Muskegon Lake
Rapid Growth (3/24)

Below the surface: Great Lakes invaders
Great Lakes Echo (3/24)

Chicago River drawbridges prepping for spring boat parade
Chicago Tribune (3/24)

Cleaning up the past for a brighter, 'bluer' economic future in Michigan
Rapid Growth (3/24)

Cleveland Public Power authorized to contract with Norwegian wind developer
The Plain Dealer (3/24)

Farmers at Adams meeting get details about proposed wind project
Watertown Daily Times (3/24)

Group gathers to discuss future of the Great Lakes
KQDS-TV - Duluth, MN (3/24)

HUSCO, ProHealth among local companies supporting Waukesha water plan
Milwaukee Business Journal (3/24)

New measure presented to stop Asian Carp from entering the Great Lakes
WZZM-TV - Grand Rapids, MI (3/24)

Ohio EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers remain at odds over Lake Erie dumping
WKSU - Kent, OH (3/24)

Polished to shipshape: Canal Park landmark gets dose of elbow grease
Duluth News Tribune (3/24)

State officials want details from Enbridge about the condition of oil pipelines under Lake Michigan
Michigan Radio (3/24)

Thunder Bay port to celebrate early arrival of lakers and salties
CBC News (3/24)

Waiting on a dam: Otsego city manager Thad Beard on restoring the Kalamazoo River
Second Wave (3/24)

Cliffs CEO says United Taconite should reopen this year
Minneapolis Star Tribune (3/23)

Flint water task force says investigation into new KWA pipeline needed
MLive (3/23)

How you can help stop spread of invasive New Zealand mud snail
MLive (3/23)

Investigators determine state of Michigan accountable for Flint water crisis
The Associated Press (3/23)

Legislature OKs land purchases, outdoor recreation projects
The Associated Press (3/23)

Lowest catch of trout and salmon since at least 1990
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (3/23)

Muskegon area plans 'Port Day' to show off shipping potential
MLive (3/23)

Options narrow for Isle Royale wolves, and genetic rescue option falls off the table
MinnPost (3/23)

Price of neglect: Michigan must spend billions on water, sewer fixes
MLive (3/23)

Snyder's Flint task force report could be released today
Detroit Free Press (3/23)

Camp Perry wind turbine plans ruffle feathers
Port Clinton News Herald (3/22)

Combating Chicago's big beach butt problem
Chicago Tribune (3/22)

COMMENTARY: Our water system: What a waste
The New York Times (3/22)

Developing Cornwall's Pointe Maligne
The Cornwall Standard Freeholder (3/22)

Grand Rapids comes out of the sewer
MLive (3/22)

Great Lakes shipping season started: A Michigan port wants more traffic
MLive (3/22)

Green Bay to step up lead pipe replacement efforts
Wisconsin Public Radio (3/22)

Johnson receives award from maritime group
Green Bay Press-Gazette (3/22)

MI Senator pushes for a new Soo lock
WSJM-FM - Benton Harbor, MI (3/22)

NERR works toward stewardship goals
Superior Telegram (3/22)

Report: Farmers doing too little to stop Lake Erie algae
The Associated Press (3/22)

This little flea — and its huge appetite — could ruin the Great Lakes
The Washington Post (3/22)

Ashland city officials want to halt state's hog farm review
Wisconsin Public Radio (3/21)

Belly up to the bar for tall glass of tap water
Detroit Free Press (3/21)

Chicago River cleanup makes waterway safer for recreation
Chicago Tribune (3/21)

Commercial shipping season underway in Twin Ports
The Associated Press (3/21)

Iron Belle Trail segments in Saginaw County receive state grants
MLive (3/21)

Port of Milwaukee director expects steady 2016
BizTimes Milwaukee (3/21)

EDITORIAL: Water quality obligation for all
The Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette (3/20)

Growing discontent among farmers
The London Free Press (3/20)

Lake Huron salmon decline tied to invasive mussel
The Columbus Dispatch (3/20)

Sanitary sewage illegally discharged into ditch in Chesterfield Township
The Voice (3/20)

Syracuse's 15,000 lead pipes pose risk to drinking water
The Syracuse Post-Standard (3/20)

Tensions high during Quebec's environmental hearings into Energy East pipeline
The Canadian Press (3/20)

After record year, scientists look to next algae bloom
The Toledo Blade (3/19)

COMMENTARY: Fukushima: Lessons for the nuclear waste dump proposed for Lake Huron
The Voice (3/19)

Research cracks open contaminant levels in eggs
The Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal (3/19)

As spring arrives, wildlife biologists focus on black bear monitoring
The Post Star (3/18)

City, townships may share canal dredging cost
The Times Herald (3/18)

Climate change threatens rare Minnesota orchid
Great Lakes Echo (3/18)

COMMENTARY: Great Lakes Commission discusses important regional issues at semi-annual meeting in Washington
Huffington Post (3/18)

COMMENTARY: The Regina — a mystery solved

COMMENTARY: Will we ever build another pipeline?
The Toronto Star (3/18)

The legacy of mercury in Lake Superior: a MTU study
WJMN-TV, Marquette, MI (3/18)

Workers put the hammer down on new Champlain Bridge
The Montreal Gazette (3/18)

As schools scramble, lead's a hot issue
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (3/17)

COMMENTARY: Cover crops, buffers, fewer chemicals: All would improve Minnesota's waterways
MinnPost (3/17)

DNR division overseeing hunting, fishing in Minnesota has a new director
Star Tribune (3/17)

EDITORIAL: Feds re-open comment period for river pipeline
The Times Herald (3/17)

EDITORIAL: Washington's sound and fury signifies little for Flint
Detroit Free Press (3/17)

Effort to raise Michigan lake 2 feet has ties to once-thriving lumber industry
MLive (3/17)

Isle Royale narrows wolf study as just 2 remain on island
Superior Telegram (3/17)

Soo Committee working to develop Lower River Island Trail
Sault Ste. Marie Evening News (3/17)

Surfers flock to Duluth to ride the waves
WCCO-TV - Minneapolis (3/17)

U.S. now collecting tariffs on hot-rolled steel imports
NWI Times (3/17)

Why scientists need anglers to scrape DNA from Lake Superior trout
Pioneer Press (3/17)

Biologists conducting UP wolf survey, DNR supporting efforts to return wolf management to Michigan
Iron County Reporter (3/16)

COMMENTARY: Plovers in Paradise
The Erie Reader (3/16)

Health departments prepare for beach season
Traverse City Record-Eagle (3/16)

Heightened risk of shoreline erosion
The Golderich Signal Star (3/16)

Ice booms play vital role
The Recorder (3/16)

Manitoulin should see increase in monarch numbers this summer
The Manitoulin Expositor (3/16)

More communication was needed from Plains Midstream, Sarnia's mayor says
The Sarnia Observer (3/16)

Park Service limits Isle Royale study to wolves' future
WZZM-TV - Grand Rapids, MI (3/16)

Statewide survey to reel in details from anglers
WPBN-TV - Traverse City, MI (3/16)

$75K DTE grant to fund Great Lakes exploration
Traverse City Record Eagle (3/15)

Area residents urged to help lower phosphorus load in Maumee River to prevent algae blooms in Lake Erie
The News-Sentinel (3/15)

COMMENTARY: Divers can help stop aquatic invasive species
Erie Times-News (3/15)

COMMENTARY: Fukushima: Can it happen here?
The Voice (3/15)

COMMENTARY: Radioactive water? Not on our watch: Look again at waste plan
MLive (3/15)

Conservation groups call on Great Lakes governors to veto water diversion proposal
Michigan Radio (3/15)

EDITORIAL: State needs to lead effort to control sewage overflows polluting our water
The Buffalo News (3/15)

EPA approves pheromone pesticide for invasive lampreys
C&G Newspapers (3/15)

Governor finds latest Flint lead tests encouraging
Detroit Free Press (3/15)

Great Lakes piping plover spotted in Cuba for first time
MLive (3/15)

Lighthouse tours in new hands — Wind Point, nonprofit sever ties
Racine Journal Times (3/15)

UM study: Lake Huron salmon unlikely to bounce back
WKAR - East Lansing, MI (3/15)

Watch 'Graveyard of the Great Lakes' tonight on TV
Detroit Free Press (3/15)

Expert: Lake Michigan salmon face dire future
Detroit News (3/14)

Michigan company looks to halve offshore wind costs
Great Lakes Echo (3/14)

Take extra precaution on Ontario waters, Coast Guard warns
CBC News Windsor (3/14)

Federal government to help pay for dam removal
The Associated Press (3/13)

Chi-Cheemaun getting dining revamp
Owen Sound Sun Times (3/12)

Fighting off algae
The Monroe News (3/12)

Warship to pay Brockville event a visit
The Recorder (3/12)

1,700 Green Bay homes may have lead in water
Green Bay Press Gazette (3/11)

Chamber pushes for marine sanctuary funding
Sheboygan Press (3/11)

GLCC pushing to bring back cruises to Duluth
Northland's NewsCenter (3/11)

Ontario has awarded contracts for five more wind farms
The Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal (3/11)

Ottawa rejects Davie's unsolicited bid to build coast guard icebreakers
The Canadian Press (3/11)

Watershed bid looms for Great Lakes
The London Free Press (3/11)

'Beach closings' may no longer be official impairment of St. Clair River
The Voice (3/10)

COMMENTARY: Changes to Wetlands Conservation Act endanger wetlands
MinnPost (3/10)

EDITORIAL: Waste on the lakes? Nuclear disposal is needed, but not at Lake Huron
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (3/10)

Energy East's worst-case scenario creates chills at Quebec hearing
The Montreal Gazette (3/10)

Environmentalist praises proposed plastic bag ban
WBFO - Buffalo, NY (3/10)

Ice poses little resistance for shipping
Duluth News Tribune (3/10)

Increasing levels of flame retardants in smallmouth bass threaten Lake Erie fish consumers
Great Lakes Echo (3/10)

Is the war on invasive species really worth fighting?
Minnesota Public Radio (3/10)

Lake Michigan dune sanctuary closer to expansion with $300K grant approval
MLive (3/10)

New Michigan water worry emerges near former air base
Detroit Free Press (3/10)

Oakland County invasive species group gets grant
C&G News (3/10)

Shipping slump/ renewal pushes Algoma ship moves
St. Catharines Standard (3/10)

State officials recommend against Great Lakes fish farms
Petoskey News-Review (3/10)

WNY Land Conservancy to preserve 8-acre lakeshore property in Evans
The Buffalo News (3/10)

DNR biologists conducting U.P. wolf survey
WLUC - Negaunee, MI (3/9)

Harbor Park preliminary plans approved
Kewaunee County Star (3/9)

Mich. agencies oppose Great Lakes net-pen fish farming
The Associated Press (3/9)

Rocky River finalizes funding for Hampton and Lakeview Sewer Project
The Plain Dealer (3/9)

Two big setbacks for efforts to mine copper beside the Boundary Waters
MinnPost (3/9)

Weather, water conditions pose threats to Isle Royale
Traverse City Record-Eagle (3/9)

700-acre hardwood forest preserved near Michigan's Sleeping Bear Dunes
MLive (3/8)

COMMENTARY: Attacking invasive species begins in the classroom
Erie Times-News (3/8)

COMMENTARY: Drainage a challenge in NW Ohio
The Courier (3/8)

COMMENTARY: New information confirms Great Lakes Water unnecessary for Waukesha
Bay View Compass (3/8)

Drone captures stunning view of Lake Huron
WSB Radio (3/8)

Evanston photographer captures many moods of Lake Michigan
Chicago Tribune (3/8)

Gorge Dam removal on Cuyahoga River between Akron and Cuyahoga Falls is moving forward with federal blessing
Akron Beacon Journal (3/8)

Great Lakes ice cover: See the dramatic difference a year makes
MLive (3/8)

Highland Park to allow power boats at Park Avenue launch
Chicago Tribune (3/8)

Michigan gets $33.8M for fish, wildlife conservation
The Associated Press (3/8)

Minnesota conservation groups attack EPA-approved pollution control plan
Great Lakes Echo (3/8)

Permit request for St. Clair river pipelines raises alarm among environmentalists
WKAR - East Lansing, MI (3/8)

Twin Metals gets second rebuff over concerns about mining near the BWCA
Star Tribune (3/8)

Unlocking the mysteries of the Great Lakes: For more than 40 years, Elmer Engman has taught and supported scuba diving
The Bemidji Pioneer (3/8)

Warm winter brings cool birds to Northeast Ohio, including 2 state records
The Plain Dealer (3/8)

Water policy expert anticipates Canada will block Waukesha’s Great Lakes application
Milwaukee Public Radio (3/8)

Coast Guard warns of unstable ice on Lake Superior
KDAL - Duluth, MN (3/7)

COMMENTARY: New Great Lakes lock must be built to keeping manufacturing humming in Cleveland
The Plain Dealer (3/7)

Minnesota cities seek state help with outdated water systems
The Associated Press (3/7)

Opposition mounts against Wisconsin town's request for Great Lakes water
Petoskey News-Review (3/7)

Quebec’s Energy East pipeline hearings off to a raucous start
The Toronto Star (3/7)

Waukesha floats 1st test of Great Lakes compact
The Toledo Blade (3/7)

'Beach closings' may no longer be official impairment of St. Clair River
The Voice (3/6)

As wells go deeper, radium levels rise in Wisconsin's tap water
Milwaukee Public Radio (3/6)

COMMENTARY: Swimming against the tide of our past at Gallagher Beach
The Buffalo News (3/6)

Foes cite wind power firm’s failure to agree to state-mandated code of conduct for Somerset project
The Buffalo News (3/6)

Groups asking candidates to support Great Lakes
The Associated Press (3/6)

Minnesota researchers draw battle line in Mississippi to stop Asian carp
Star Tribune (3/6)

Sarnia Harbour set to undergo $2-million dredging project
The Sarnia Observer (3/6)

Senate passes higher safety standards for pipelines
The Detroit News (3/6)

Decaying dock wall rises as priority in Duluth tourist area
Duluth News Tribune (3/5)

Five months later in Flint, high lead levels remain
CNN (3/5)

Algoma pares bulk-commodity freighter fleet amid shipping slump
Globe and Mail (3/4)

EDITORIAL: Make sure Wisconsin DNR reorganization is done right
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (3/4)

Lake Erie photographs compete in NASA’s Tournament Earth
Great Lakes Echo (3/4)

Legislation passed to protect Great Lakes from oil spills
WLNS Lansing (3/4)

Minnesota approves Polymet mine environmental study; here's what's next
Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal (3/4)

NY DEC inviting input from Great Lakes working groups
WXXI Rochester (3/4)

Report: U.S., Michigan face dire consequences if Soo Locks fail
Detroit Free Press (3/4)

St. Clair River pipeline plan raises concerns
Port Huron Times Herald (3/4)

Untapped: When your only potable water comes in a bottle
Great Lakes Echo (3/4)

As temperatures rise, Isle Royale native wildlife will fall
Great Lakes Echo (3/3)

Asian carp found in Missouri's Black River
Journal Banner (3/3)

Blood sucking sea lamprey on increase in Lake Superior
CBC News (3/3)

Ferries to Lake Erie islands scheduled to begin season
NBC24 Toledo (3/3)

Michigan expands dark skies preserves
Great Lakes Echo (3/3)

Private companies operate at Sleeping Bear
Traverse City Record Eagle (3/3)

Who is the Great Lakes candidate? Groups ask support for region's interest
MLive (3/3)

Wisconsin city's water request gets chilly reception in Duluth
Duluth News Tribune (3/3)

$1.3M flowing to protect Canandaigua Lake
Daily Messenger (3/2)

Big ships are in Milwaukee for the winter, but they're leaving soon
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (3/2)

COMMENTARY: Beyond the basin: Great Lakes water diversion in a changing world
The Manitoulin Expositor (3/2)

Group says U.S., Canada too slow in addressing Great Lakes chemical pollution
WBFO (3/2)

Indiana Senate approves bill that could reinvigorate dunes deal
The Associated Press (3/2)

Radioactive chemicals in Great Lakes need special designation, groups say
The Canadian Press (3/2)

See a new view of the ice on Lake Erie and why it affects Northeast Ohio so much
Fox 8-TV - Cleveland, OH (3/2)

St. Clair River crude oil plan raises questions
Detroit Free Press (3/2)

State rules out swimming at Gallagher Beach
The Buffalo News (3/2)

Twin Ports Navy Cadets launch fundraiser to buy Coast Guard cutter
Duluth News Tribune (3/2)

UWindsor researchers receive $500,000 NSERC Grant
Windsor Square (3/2)

Cash required to control city sewage overflows and manure runoff into the Thames River, says London politician
The London Free Press (3/1)

Flint's water system "healing" itself, says EPA
Michigan Radio (3/1)

Invasive species threaten Michigan forests
Capital News Service (3/1)

Public pans Army Corps of Engineers' plan to dump toxic river sediment into Lake Erie
The Plain Dealer (3/1)

Scraping the bottom of the channel
The Toronto Observer (3/1)

Study could eliminate blue-green algae in Sudbury
The Sudbury Star (3/1)

TransCanada's Energy East pipeline target of Quebec injunction
CBC News (3/1)

Water taxi season set to launch
The Chicago Tribune (3/1)

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