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Each day as new information is added to the GLIN indices, it is archived here. Current Great Lakes issues, upcoming events, and new Great Lakes-related publications or web sites of interest, are just a sampling of what you'll find in this section. The items are archived monthly.

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July 2016
Great Lakes Watermark
The International Joint Commission is partnering with Lake Ontario Waterkeeper to gather and share "Great Lakes Watermark" stories — written, spoken, or filmed — that connect the personal, emotional and cultural ways we use and value our precious shared waters. Submit yours today!

Successes and challenges in Canadian AOCs
Throughout the Great Lakes basin in Canada, as in the United States, the ecological health of the Great Lakes has been impaired in many locations, resulting in "hot spots," or Areas of Concern. The source of impairment can vary from industrial development to sewage plant discharges and historic pollution.

Citizen Scientists Track Algal Blooms
On NASA's Citizen Scientists Track Algal Blooms web page, general aviation pilots are functioning as citizen scientists to help develop an early warning system to alert communities of growing algal blooms along coastlines.

Ontario as a model for clean drinking water
For more than a decade in Ontario, more than 99.9 percent of water quality tests have continued to meet the province’s strict health-based water quality standards. There is a multi-barrier approach to protecting the source water, and this approach could serve as a model for other areas to consider.

New York Coastlines
The spring/summer 2016 edition of New York Sea Grant's newsletter, New York Coastlines, is now available online. In this issue are features on the Knauss Fellowship, new research projects, news from Sea Grant, and more.

The Compass
The Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers has released the July 2016 edition of its newsletter, The Compass. Highlights include a message from Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, a report on the release of the first-ever Regional Maritime Transportation Strategy, and more.

PBDE reduction public comment period
The International Joint Commission (IJC) released Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) in the Great Lakes, a report proposing a strategy for federal, state and provincial governments to reduce the adverse effects of PBDEs on the environment. The public is invited to comment on the report from July 6 to August 5, 2016.

Harmful algal bloom forecast
University of Michigan researchers and their partners predict that western Lake Erie will experience a less severe harmful algal bloom in 2016 than last year's record-setting event. The outlook reflects less discharge from the Maumee River and a return to an average nutrient runoff into the lake.

EPA's EJ 2020 public comment period
The Environmental Protection Agency has extended its public comment period on its Draft EJ 2020 Action Agenda to July 28, 2016. EJ 2020 is EPA's overarching strategic plan to advance environmental justice for the years 2016 to 2020.

Aquatic Sciences Chronicle
The University of Wisconsin Sea Grant's latest Aquatic Sciences Chronicle, newsletter is now available online. Topics include: tracking atmospheric mercury, the student side of Sea Grant, and more.

GLIN July Site of the Month
GLIN's July Site of the Month is Eat Wisconsin Fish, a newly redesigned site that is part of an initiative of the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute that educates consumers about the health benefits of seafood consumption, and how to evaluate the safety and sustainability of seafood.

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