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Check here for recent coverage of Great Lakes issues by print, radio and television media outlets in the United States and Canada. This section is updated weekdays by the GLIN Project Team at the Great Lakes Commission. You are welcome to submit Great Lakes-related stories by local, state/provincial or national media.

Note: You may notice broken links on some of the newspaper headlines. Many newspapers (e.g., Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, etc) keep complete archives of all their stories. So even if a story is months old, these links should still work. Others, however, like the Toronto Globe and Mail and the New York Times, only archive their stories for one week or require a fee to retrieve the complete articles. So, unfortunately, many of these links in the GLIN archive become broken/irretrievable after a day, week or month. By searching the GLIN archive you will have the title and date that each article was published, however, which will enable you to request the full text directly from the newspapers if you desire.

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March 2017
Ahnapee River Study First Step in Cleanup
Door County Pulse (3/24)

Great Lakes Science Center In Ann Arbor Looks To Expand Research And Make More Hires
WEMU – Ypsilanti, MI (3/24)

Legislature shows support for Great Lakes program
The Post-Journal (3/24)

Report cards released for Erie County streams
Sandusky Register (3/24)

Thunder Bay port officials expect early start to 2017 shipping season
CBC News – Thunder Bay (3/24)

Tip of Mitt Watershed Council concerned with potential Great Lakes funding cuts
Boyne City Gazette (3/24)

Where people are, wrens aren’t
Great Lakes Echo (3/24)

A positive approach realistic with Lake Ontario
The Buffalo News (3/23)

Algae termed environmental justice issue
The Toledo Blade (3/23)

Fishing by numbers: 50 million walleye eggs in five days
Up North Live (3/23)

Group to launch agriculture water quality campaign to protect Lake Erie
Michigan Public Radio (3/23)

Michigan Senate approves Asian carp resolution
WSJM - Benton Harbor, MI (3/23)

New tool helps locate water pollution threats from human, animal waste
Great Lakes Echo (3/23)

Ohio trains farmers to help Lake Erie -- but is it working?
WBFO – Buffalo, NY (3/23)

Pumping oil through Enbridge's Line 5 is immoral, diocese says
MLive (3/23)

RBC Blue Water Project helps Great St. Lawrence River cleanup
Cornwall Standard-Freeholder (3/23)

2017 shipping season is underway
WDIO-TV – Duluth, MN (3/22)

Cutting Great Lakes restoration funds by 97% hard to defend against its success
WIZM-LaCrosse, WI (3/22)

How Asian carp could soon take over the Great Lakes — and how they could be stopped
Detroit Metro Times (3/22)

Lake Ontario marine sanctuary application advances
WSKG - Vestal, NY (3/22)

Local governments voice solutions on toxic algae threat
The Morning Journal (3/22)

Visitor's Bureaus partner to host Tour the Shore
The Star Beacon (3/22)

Walleye decline spotlight on Lac Vieux Desert
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (3/22)

Wanted: Someone to run Hamilton's new 'Beach Crawl'
CBC-Hamilton (3/22)

We can’t afford to retreat from environmental progress
The Times Herald (3/22)

Editorial: Donald Trump's budget makes clear he doesn't care about the Great Lakes
Globe Gazette (3/21)

Fashion show fundraising for area's most vital resource
Sandusky Register (3/21)

First ship of 2017 season arrives in Port of Green Bay
WLUK-TV-Green Bay, WI (3/21)

Funding secured for wetlands restoration project
News Herald (3/21)

Great Lakes mayors lay out concerns about Waukesha Water Diversion plan
WUWM-Milwaukee, WI (3/21)

Great Lakes shipwrecks the focus of annual show in Holland
MLive (3/21)

Hop aboard a U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker as it clears the St. Marys River
SooToday (3/21)

How Trump's deep EPA budget cuts would impact NY
Gothamist (3/21)

International Joint Commission’s Buffalo public meeting on the Great Lakes
Buffalo Rising (3/21)

Lawmakers united against nearby Canadian nuclear waste site
Huron Daily Tribune (3/21)

Local farmers work to reduce runoff ahead of the 2017 algae season
WTVG-TV - Toledo, OH (3/21)

Ohioans in Congress answer your questions on Lake Erie, town halls, getting along
The Columbus Dispatch (3/21)

St. Lawrence Seaway opens for 2017 season
Watertown Daily News (3/21)

City leaders discuss keeping Lake Michigan clean
WDJT-TV-Milwaukee, WI (3/20)

City now expects Ballville Dam permit in April
The News-Messenger (3/20)

CN to close Escanaba ore dock before the end of April
Upperpeninsula.biz (3/20)

Illinois geologists to launch helicopter survey of sand in Lake Michigan
Chicago Tribune (3/20)

Northern Michigan town named one of the coolest in US
MLive (3/20)

Amid efforts to slash Great Lakes budget, local leaders ready to fight
WNWO-TV - Toledo, OH (3/19)

COMMENTARY: Lake Erie fishery, environment would be devastated by President Trump's Machiavellian budget cuts
The Plain Dealer (3/19)

COMMENTARY: Letter to President Trump: Keep GLRI funding, build wall for Asian carp
Detroit Free Press (3/19)

EPA grants $100M for Flint water system repairs
CNN (3/19)

Gorge Dam removal pushing ahead, despite threats to Great Lakes Restoration funds
The Plain Dealer (3/19)

Great Lakes shipwrecks could be highlighted if Wisconsin becomes a National Marine Sanctuary
Leader-Telegram (3/19)

Intermodal terminal in the works for Duluth port
Duluth News Tribune (3/19)

Port Clinton secures funding for wetlands restoration
Sandusky Register (3/19)

Riverfront revival efforts recognized in St. Clair County
The Voice (3/19)

DEQ issues violation for Grand River sewage leak near Lake Michigan
MLive (3/18)

House OKs bill to limit commercial fishing on Lake Michigan
Lake County Gazette (3/18)

COMMENTARY: Ban harmful fish-farming practices in Great Lakes, Michigan's wild rivers
MLive (3/17)

Great Lakes mayors shocked by latest Trump cut
Blackburn News (3/17)

Michigan governor will drop lead limit below federal cap
The Associated Press (3/17)

Monroe County sewage discharge into Lake Ontario above legal limits
Democrat & Chronicle (3/17)

Republicans in Great Lakes states push back against Trump’s EPA cuts
Chicago Tribune (3/17)

Scott Walker, Donald Trump at odds over defunding of Great Lakes program
Wisconsin State Journal (3/17)

Senate passes bill on sediment dumping rules
Toledo Blade (3/17)

Shipping season nears
Lake County News Chronicle (3/17)

Canadians fear Trump’s budget will devastate Great Lakes
The New York Times (3/16)

Catherine McKenna seeks EPA head Scott Pruitt’s help to restore Great Lakes
The Globe and Mail (3/16)

EDITORIAL: Getting creative about carp
The Toledo Blade (3/16)

Elimination of Great Lakes cleanup funding threatens ecology, economy
Crain's Detroit Business (3/16)

Great Lakes funding cuts are absurd, irresponsible, lawmakers say
Detroit Free Press (3/16)

How one environmentalist is leading the charge to clean up the polluted Muskegon Lake
Rapid Growth (3/16)

Mixed feelings from anglers as DEC presents Lake Ontario, tributary statistics
Watertown Daily Times (3/16)

Ohio’s senators express opposition to Trump’s proposed elimination of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding
The News-Herald (3/16)

Popular M22 brand joins group opposing Enbridge's Line 5 near Mackinac Bridge
MLive (3/16)

Trump budget eliminates Great Lakes cleanup funds
MLive (3/16)

Trump’s budget plan hurts Michigan, Great Lakes cleanup
The Detroit News (3/16)

'Cracking' ice sheets pile up along Lake Superior's north shore
MLive (3/15)

Bluewater Anglers inviting public inside Saturday and Sunday
The Observer (3/15)

Feds want feedback on Lake Erie algae draft plan
St. Thomas Times-Journal (3/15)

Great Lakes advocates push back against Trump's proposed EPA cuts
MLive (3/15)

Great Lakes groups lobby Congress for funding
North Country Public Radio (3/15)

Legislation introduced to boost Great Lakes funding
WJMN-TV - Escabana, MI (3/15)

Setting the story straight on Great Lakes water levels
Great Lakes Echo (3/15)

The Fund for Lake Michigan, and some goats, are helping to clean up Root River Corridor
South Now (3/15)

Toledo mayor blasts president's proposed funding cuts
The Toledo Blade (3/15)

Build new lock: Great Lakes Commission
Sault Star (3/14)

Donnelly, others write EPA about Great Lakes funding
Northwest Indiana Times (3/14)

Lawmakers ask Trump to stop nuke waste storage plan
The Detroit News (3/14)

Marine sanctuary plan gains support in Algoma
Green Bay Press-Gazette (3/14)

Michigan Shipwreck Research Association to sponsor 19th annual shipwreck show, ‘Mysteries & Histories Beneath the Inland Seas’
Holland Sentinel (3/14)

Outer wrap coating has failed on parts of Line 5, Enbridge confirms
MLive (3/14)

Presque Isle Lighthouse improvements scheduled
Go Erie (3/14)

Sen. Rob Portman presses for answers about Port of Cleveland dredging
The Plain Dealer (3/14)

Storm causes massive waves on Lake Ontario
WDIO-TV - Duluth, MN (3/14)

COMMENTARY: Under Trump budget, Great Lakes projects may sink
Chicago Tribune (3/13)

COMMENTARY: Under Trump budget, Great Lakes projects may sink
Chicago Tribune (3/13)

Enbridge: No unprotected gaps on Straits pipeline, but doubts persist
Detroit Free Press (3/13)

Exploring the death, and life, of the Great Lakes
Minnesota Public Radio (3/13)

Great Lakes ice house becomes internet sensation
MLive (3/13)

Jumping into Lake Michigan to raise money
Chicago Tribune (3/13)

Niagarans to have say on Great Lakes quality
The Standard (3/13)

Nothing’s too thick for the Great Lakes’ only heavy ice-breaker
Michigan Radio (3/13)

Proposed Great Lakes Initiative cuts could harm local ecology, economy
The Lockport Union-Sun & Journal (3/13)

What Is floating atop the Milwaukee River?
Milwaukee Public Radio (3/13)

Ashland lighthouse has new mission as weather station
Duluth News Tribune (3/12)

COMMENTARY: Public, not private, interests now rule riverfront plan
Detroit Free Press (3/11)

Lake Michigan shipwrecks remain intact
Midwest Features (3/11)

Missouri kayaker begins world record attempt in Michigan
The Associated Press (3/11)

Signs of spring: Engineers prepare Soo Locks for opening
WPBN TV - Traverse City, MI (3/11)

Superior City Council OKs placing dredged material at Wisconsin Point landfill
Duluth News Tribune (3/11)

$160 million invested in Seaway over winter; March 20 opening looms
Watertown Daily Times (3/10)

Advocates to lobby Congress for Great Lakes cleanup program
Associated Press (3/10)

Great Lakes-area officials, residents plot how to proceed
Toledo Blade (3/10)

Kildee: Great Lakes Restoration cuts would damage economy, environment
Midland Daily News (3/10)

Legislation introduced to make national lakeshore a national park
The Times of Northwest Indiana (3/10)

Parts of Belle Isle to be temporarily closed as logs removed
Associated Press (3/10)

Short's Brewing joins other craft beer makers in opposing Enbridge's controversial Line 5
MLive (3/10)

Canadian mayors alarmed over proposed 97-per-cent cut to Great Lakes protection funding
The Canadian Press (3/9)

City residents want better access to Lake Ontario
The Oswegonian (3/9)

EDITORIAL: Federal leaders must verify Enbridge’s claims on Line 5
Petoskey News-Review (3/9)

Grand Haven receives $60K in grant funding for lighthouse restoration
M Live (3/9)

Kohler Co. seeks to limit wetlands loss from golf course along Lake Michigan
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (3/9)

No body contact advisory from Grand River sewage leak is lifted
MLive (3/9)

'Beloved' eagles arriving back in Minnesota a few weeks early
Duluth News Tribune (3/8)

160 invasive species in Michigan waters
Hillsdale Daily News (3/8)

Ballast inspections reach all ships entering Great Lakes
Duluth News Tribune (3/8)

COMMENTARY: Why cuts to NOAA's satellite budgets could hurt us all
The Buffalo News (3/8)

EDITORIAL: Don’t derail Great Lakes cleanup fund
Duluth News Tribune (3/8)

EPA agreement will diminish proposed Lorain sewer rate increase
The Chronicle Telegram (3/8)

Federal cuts at EPA will trickle down to Pennsylvania
WESA – Pittsburgh, PA (3/8)

Ferry trip offers waterfront views of 32 Lake Michigan lighthouses
MLive (3/8)

Fish of Ohio: Meet some of the most beautiful, strange inhabitants of Ohio’s waterways
The Plain Dealer (3/8)

Gardner blasts proposal to eliminate Great Lakes funding
Sandusky Register (3/8)

Local health department presses for open lake dumping ban
Sandusky Register (3/8)

More riverfront park space coming to West Ridge
WLS-TV - Chicago, IL (3/8)

Opposition efforts underway in response to proposed Great Lakes funding cuts
WBFO – Buffalo, NY (3/8)

Betty Sutton, former U.S. Seaway administrator, to run for Ohio governor
Cleveland.com (3/7)

Could Trump’s proposed EPA cuts leave Ontario to clean up the Great Lakes?
TVOntario (3/7)

DEQ: ‘Unknowns’ lurk on fed funds for clean air, water
The Detroit News (3/7)

EPA might change its guidelines for the toxin microcystin
Michigan Radio (3/7)

Miller appointed to Great Lakes Commission
The Detroit News (3/7)

Spring is near for Port of Hamilton
The Hamilton Spectator (3/7)

Trump cuts would hit Great Lakes beach safety, fishery research, marine security
MLive (3/7)

Buoyed by exports, ports of Indiana cap record three years
Northeast Indiana Public Radio (3/6)

EDITORIAL: Canada must work with states to protect Great Lakes
The Toronto Star (3/6)

Great Lakes pirate sailed his way into Michigan legend with booty of timber and venison
Michigan Public Radio (3/6)

Group decries cuts to initiative for Great Lakes
The Associated Press (3/6)

Ice boom removal has already begun
The Buffalo News (3/6)

NYS senator looking into 'unfair' Canadian border rules for American anglers
New York Upstate (3/6)

Sinkhole draws more attention toward stormwater management in Clinton River watershed
C & G News (3/6)

These spiders are Great Lakes guardians
Great Lakes Echo (3/6)

Trump's budget eliminates Sea Grant
Duluth News Tribune (3/6)

Warmer winter could mean trouble for grapes along Lake Erie
Erie Times News (3/6)

Celebrating St. Lawrence River
Standard-Freeholder (3/5)

Flint mayor: City needs 2 years before it can treat its own water
WDIV-TV- Detroit, MI (3/5)

Groups battle invasive species at St. Johns Marsh
The Detroit News (3/5)

Michigan to offer prize in fight against Asian carp
Associated Press (3/5)

Round goby fish thrive in Hamilton Harbour’s contamination
CBC News (3/5)

Trump budget virtually kills Great Lakes initiative
Toledo Blade (3/4)

EDITORIAL: Stalling fight against Asian carp threatens Great Lakes
Traverse City Record-Eagle (3/3)

Nestle water protest today in downtown Lansing
WSYM-TV- Lansing, MI (3/3)

Open-water fishing heats up in Michigan rivers with walleye, steelhead
MLive (3/3)

Proposed EPA cuts would hit Minnesota hard
Star Tribune (3/3)

Scientists detect human, cattle viruses within Great Lakes watershed
KSTP-TV- Saint-Paul, MN (3/3)

Detroit’s East Riverfront to transform into ‘vibrant waterfront for all’
Associated Press (3/2)

EastPort Marina, thriving at 21 years in service
Perkin Daily Times (3/2)

Feds fund Western research to restore Atlantic salmon in Lake Ontario
London Free Press (3/2)

Great Lakes Commission: Billions needed for water upgrades
Associated Press (3/2)

Great Lakes group calls for rebuilding campaign
Great Lakes Today (3/2)

Great Lakes restoration would be gutted in early White House plan
Detroit Free Press (3/2)

Poet gives new life to Great Lakes shipwrecks
WBFO- Buffalo, NY (3/2)

Trump administration delays release of Asian carp containment plan to protect Great Lakes
The Plain Dealer (3/2)

Waukesha’s plan to pump water from Lake Michigan gets an official name
WDJT-TV- Milwaukee, WI (3/2)

Carbon creating safer drinking water in Sandusky
Sandusky Register (3/1)

Clean tap water coming soon to Domaine-en-Haut sector
Montreal Gazette (3/1)

Emergency rule marks lake trout changes
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (3/1)

EPA: Flint’s water switch studies ‘highly inadequate’
The Detroit News (3/1)

Equipment failure causes widespread boil water advisory in Detroit
MLive (3/1)

Haldimand rural water program highlighted
Niagara This Week (3/1)

New DEC regulations include protections for northern pike on St. Lawrence River
Watertown Daily News (3/1)

Plans for lakeside nuclear waste storage moving swiftly forward
The Manitoulin Expositor (3/1)

Shipping gets early start on ice-free Great Lakes
MLive (3/1)

White House orders Asian carp plan delay
MLive (3/1)


 
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