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April 2013
200 jobs coming with turbine blade plant
St. Catharines Standard (4/30)

Commercial traffic picking up on the nation's first superhighway
Democrat and Chronicle (4/30)

Local officials concerned about proposed structures in the St. Clair River
The Sarnia Observer (4/30)

New Lake Superior water-use plan has few changes
Duluth News Tribune (4/30)

North Shore streams opening, but smelt aren’t running yet
Duluth News Tribune (4/30)

Only 59K salmon planted in Grand Haven this year
Grand Haven Tribune (4/30)

Plan aims to stabilize Lake Superior water levels
The Superior Daily Telegram (4/30)

Rep. Miller pushes for re-evaluation of diversion of water from Lake Michigan
Detroit News (4/30)

Seaway recognizes uptick in international cargo
Superior Telegram (4/30)

Chi-Cheemaun ferry season delayed by low water levels on Lake Huron
The Toronto Star (4/29)

COMMENTARY: Losing wetlands: The sinking of Minnesota's protections
MinnPost (4/29)

EDITORIAL: Ontario vows to fix Stephen Harper’s Experimental Lakes Area mistake
Toronto Star (4/29)

Efforts to stop Irishtown Bend from falling into Cuyahoga River
The Plain Dealer (4/29)

IJC improves regulation plan for Lake Superior
Dredging Today (4/29)

Lake Ontario water levels cause concern
Innovation Trail (4/29)

Lake Superior Discovery Place hosting symposium
NetNewsLedger (4/29)

Lakes St. Clair, Erie, on national top 10 bass lakes list
Examiner.com (4/29)

Report says harmful algae blooms on Lake Erie will become worse unless action taken
The Plain Dealer (4/29)

Traveling with a prince of the lakes
Port Huron Times Herald (4/29)

WI DNR: Coal and magnetite found along Lake Michigan not from We Energies
CaledoniaPatch (4/29)

‘Frankenfish’: Why school projects are a threat to the Great Lakes
The Toronto Star (4/29)

Charter captains help with Lake Erie water testing
Zanesville Times Recorder (4/28)

Bill headed to governor's desk would allow creation of local tax districts for dredging
MLive (4/27)

Lake St. Clair cleanup planned
The Macomb Daily (4/27)

COMMENTARY: Great Lakes region hampered by zero-sum management
Great Lakes ECHO (4/26)

Panel: Structures may be needed to boost levels in Lakes Michigan, Huron
Detroit Free Press (4/26)

Up to 375 flood gauges to turn off because of fund cuts
Detroit Free Press (4/26)

Be a part of historic Lake Erie battle, 200 years later
The Beacon (4/25)

Buffalo State increases Great Lakes play
Buffalo Business First (4/25)

COMMENTARY: Fish eDNA suggests Asian carp closing in on Great Lakes
Bridge Magazine (4/25)

Lake Huron fishery in pretty good shape
The Alpena News (4/25)

Lake Superior refinery investigates petroleum shipping
Great Lakes Echo (4/25)

Paint Creek Dam project receives four awards
The Romeo Observer (4/25)

Record-breaking storms add two inches to Lakes Michigan and Huron
Michigan Radio (4/25)

Weighing environmental, economic impacts of dredging
Great Lakes Echo (4/25)

COMMENTARY: Harmful algae blooms plague Lake Erie again
National Geographic (4/24)

Don't panic: That brown stuff flowing into Lake Michigan is mostly sediment, says GVSU professor
MLive.com (4/24)

Expert talks about wind energy in the area
YourErie.com (4/24)

Experts avoid sounding alarm on chemicals - but adjust their own habits
TheNorthwestern.com (4/24)

Forum to feature lake level experts
Owen Sound Sun Times (4/24)

Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center received renewed funding
Daily Cardinal (4/24)

NASA satellite images show extent of West Michigan, Great Lakes Bay area flooding
MLive (4/24)

Ontario to keep world-famous experimental lake open
CBC News (4/24)

Quebec museum saves Cold-War submarine from the scrap heap
Calgary Herald (4/24)

Whitehall's eco-friendly Lake Street reconstruction project receives state recognition
MLive (4/24)

Grand River cresting: Aerial photos show floodwater pouring into Lake Michigan as officials monitor the situation
MLive (4/23)

Great Lakes Research Center celebrates five years of stewardship
Upper Michigan's Source (4/23)

Great Lakes water levels reaching record lows
Minnesota Public Radio (4/23)

Huge ‘green’ parking lot will reduce Lake St. Clair pollution
Macomb Daily (4/23)

LEEDCo: Take wind energy pledge to support Lake Erie renewable energy project
The News-Herald (4/23)

Protecting the Great Lakes
Michigan Radio (4/23)

Saltless surfing: Riding the waves of the Great Lakes
Michigan Public Radio (4/23)

Spreading the invasive spiny water flea upsets lake ecosystems
Great lakes Echo (4/23)

Wet spring offers some relief for low Great Lakes levels, experts say
Detroit News (4/23)

WNY’s most toxic site defies U.S. effort, threatens water
Buffalo News (4/23)

Bill Schuette opinion aims to ward off possible raids on Natural Resources Trust Fund
Mlive (4/22)

Cleveland City Council approves lease of lakefront parks to Cleveland Metroparks
The Plain Dealer (4/22)

COMMENTARY: Is increased water flow in the St. Clair River the cause of low water in Lakes Michigan and Huron?
MLive.com (4/22)

Dredging underway around Lake St. Clair
WDIV Detroit (4/22)

Ex-Chicago Mayor Daley to address Great Lakes event
Wall Street Journal (4/22)

Great Lakes salmon videos can help students, anglers
Great Lakes Echo (4/22)

Huge ‘green’ parking lot will reduce Lake St. Clair pollution
The Macomb Daily (4/22)

Legislation would protect Great Lakes
WIVB/WNLO-TV Buffalo, New York (4/22)

Michigan pulls the plug on dams
Great Lakes Echo (4/22)

Mona Lake association launches dredging project in Lake Michigan channel
Mlive (4/22)

Multi-purpose St. Lawrence River ferry christened
MarineLink (4/22)

Record rainfall means sudden rise in Lake Michigan levels
The Holland Sentinel (4/22)

Western N.Y. toxic sites could endanger Great Lakes
Boston Globe (4/22)

What re-reversing the Chicago River's flow does to Lake Michigan
The Chicagoist (4/22)

COMMENTARY: Grand Calumet River getting grand cleanup
The Times of Northwest Indiana (4/21)

St. Lawrence River's Crossover Island for sale
Watertown Daily Times (4/21)

U.S. eyeing new border-crossing fee for Canadians
The Globe and Mail (4/21)

Cold doesn't chill enthusiasm for Detroit River clean-up
Detroit Free Press (4/20)

This week's West Michigan rain and floods will bolster Lake Michigan water levels, but how much?
MLive.com (4/20)

As a country, Great Lakes economy would rank 4th
Balance Sheet (4/19)

Eating sea lamprey: They're not bad to stomach after you cut the head off
Syracuse Post Standard (4/19)

Flooding forces sewage to be diverted into Lake Michigan
Chicago Tribune (4/19)

Great Lakes shipping looking sluggish out of the gate
Superior Telegram (4/19)

Keeping the Asian carp out of Lake Michigan
WGN Radio Chicago (4/19)

$1.7 million Saginaw River/Bay dredging to have 'positive impact' on businesses, says chamber president
MLive (4/18)

Decision time for Isle Royale, only 8 wolves left
Michigan Public Radio - The Environment Report (4/18)

Duluth breaks April snowfall record with more still falling
Duluth News Tribune (4/18)

Early morning torrential rains cause combined sewer overflows
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/18)

Illinois sets coastal priorities with online community
Great Lakes Echo (4/18)

Kenosha discharging untreated wastewater to Lake Michigan
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/18)

Long delayed dredging of Lake Ontario harbours set for 2014
Dredging News Online (4/18)

Port Authority chief: Put harbor taxes toward dredging
Duluth News Tribune (4/18)

Candice Miller presses for clarity on Lake Michigan water diversion
Detroit Free Press (4/17)

Favourable future
Thunderbay News Watch (4/17)

Lake Bluff takes steps to halt ravine erosion
Chicago Tribune (4/17)

Northern Michigan spring: Cold, wet and steelhead-y
Petoskey News (4/17)

Policymakers to discuss Great Lakes at forum
Detroit Free Press (4/17)

Troubled waters: Big, bad algal blooms could become new norm for Lake Erie
Great Lakes Echo (4/17)

Cleanup on Maumee grows each Earth Day
The Journal Gazette (4/16)

COMMENTARY: EPA’s regulations do not protect our river
Watertown Daily Times (4/16)

Emergency dredging for Muskegon Lake's Grand Trunk channel expected prior to April 30 deadline
MLive (4/16)

Environmentalists urge Gov. Cuomo to support IJC’s Bv7 water management proposal
Watertown Daily Times (4/16)

Five issues raised at White River Township dunes public hearing
MLive (4/16)

Giant snails: Great Lakes states concerned by new invasive species, African land snails
The Huffington Post (4/16)

Harbor dredging in Carlton eyed for 2014
The Daily News Online (4/16)

Let the river run: Dam removal accelerates in Michigan
Bridge Magazine (4/16)

Sewers spilled 594 million gallons of wastewater
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/16)

Will Congress preserve Great Lakes restoration funding?
Michigan Public Radio - The Environment Report (4/16)

Alpena-Amberley land bridge reveals more evidence of prehistoric caribou hunting from 100 feet below the surface of Lake Huron
Shelby Township Source Newspapers (4/15)

Cap on state-owned land moves responsibility to land conservancies
Great Lakes Echo (4/15)

COMMENTARY: New approach needed to protect Great Lakes
Buffalo News (4/15)

EDITORIAL: Polluted voyage
Chicago Tribune (4/15)

No diving required to see exposed Grand Haven shipwrecks
Detroit Free Press (4/15)

You can help guard the dinosaurs
UpNorthLive (4/15)

Great Lakes oil proposals threaten repeat of Kalamazoo spill, environmentalists say
Detroit Free Press (4/14)

Lake trout struggling to rebound in Erie
The Columbus Dispatch (4/14)

Shifting ice creates armada at anchor on Lake Superior
Duluth News Tribune (4/14)

Study of Lake Michigan dune near South Haven tentatively approved by Van Buren County
Kalamazoo Gazette (4/14)

Non-native salmon alter nitrification in Great Lakes tributaries
Science Codex (4/13)

All clear: DNR electric-shock boats to stun Great Lakes muskie in Detroit River
MLive.com (4/12)

COMMENTARY: Competition between North American inland waterways
Maritime Executive (4/12)

COMMENTARY: Is water pulled out at Chicago the cause of low water levels?
MLive.com (4/12)

COMMENTARY: Strain the Great Lakes alphabet soup
Great Lakes Echo (4/12)

Controversy rages over proposed 1,200-foot driveway across White River Township critical dunes preserve
MLive (4/12)

EDITORIAL: Obama's budget looks good for NASA Glenn and Lake Erie
The Plain Dealer (4/12)

Event to remember Great Lakes Storm of 1913 receives $47,900
Huron News Now (4/12)

Low lake levels reveal more debris on Great Lakes beaches
CBS Chicago (4/12)

Mayor Rob Ford backs jets at Toronto’s island airport
Toronto Star (4/12)

New concerns about plastic pollution in Great Lakes ‘Garbage Patch’
National Geographic (4/12)

New Great Lakes research ship will focus on fish
Upnorthlive.com (4/12)

South Milwaukee discharging untreated waste to lake
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/12)

Time to address Lake Superior mercury-laced sludge: report
CBC News (4/12)

Windsor boaters filling up city marina as Great Lakes lower
Windsor Star (4/12)

A surprising comeback for Lake Huron's native fish
Michigan Radio (4/11)

Combined sewer overflows into Milwaukee waterways to end soon
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/11)

COMMENTARY: New Canada/U.S. council will tackle problems of Great Lakes
Toronto Star (4/11)

Dead shad wash up on Lake Erie shore
WKYC Cleveland (4/11)

Great Lakes region has some of best small towns
Great Lakes Echo (4/11)

How to beat the Chicago gulls? Don’t let them rebound
Great Lakes Echo (4/11)

Ontario government has money for groups that want to clean up the Great Lakes
Sault Star (4/11)

Shipwreck placed on register of historic places
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/11)

Time to address Lake Superior mercury-laced sludge: report
CBC News (4/11)

Waterways guide hits the streets
Grosse Pointe News (4/11)

What extending the Toronto island airport runway would do to Lake Ontario
Canada.com (4/11)

Wind power kills jobs and increases electricity costs: Report
Toronto Sun (4/11)

Black Creek Filter Marsh: How seven government units, one nonprofit group, a watershed council and a local contractor are making it reality
MLive (4/10)

Coast Guard, other agencies sampling Lake Michigan water to improve polluter probes
MLive (4/10)

COMMENTARY: Help stop the nuclear dump at the Great Lakes
Environmental Protection (4/10)

Lansing Board of Water & Light removing 2 oil booms from Grand River
MLive (4/10)

Muskegon's brownfield authority considers $2 million assistance for Terrace Point Landing
MLive (4/10)

Obama budget seeks $300M for Great Lakes cleanup
The Associated Press (4/10)

Using technology to monitor lake menace
Presque Isle County Advance (4/10)

Wolf hunting weighed in Michigan
Great Lakes Echo (4/10)

Researchers ID shipwrecks exposed by low lakes
The Holland Sentinel (4/9)

Durbin seeks bigger fines and tougher limits on coal-burning Badger ferry
Chicago Tribune (4/9)

Great Lakes water levels: Lake Superior is not sending as much water into Lake Michigan and Lake Huron
Mlive (4/9)

Toxic chemicals turn up in Great Lakes plastic pollution
Great Lakes Echo (4/9)

Youth symposium highlights Great Lakes stewardship, research
Great Lakes Echo (4/9)

COMMENTARY: Great Lakes cleanups in Michigan: The wake and the horizon
MLive (4/8)

Cost biggest concern about switch to Lake Michigan water
Lake County Journal (4/8)

Duty repeal results in more Canadian ships that sail Great Lakes being built abroad
Duluth News Tribune (4/8)

EDITORIAL: Save Lake Erie
Toledo Blade (4/8)

Hayes shares concerns over proposed Great Lakes freighter regulations
Soo Today (4/8)

COMMENTARY: 'Anti-biodiversity' bill jeopardizes Michigan's forests, lakes, native plants and animals
MLive.com (4/7)

EDITORIAL: A sober reminder of why clean water is so important
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/7)

EDITORIAL: Restore decency, stop killing wolves
Duluth News Tribune (4/7)

Walker treads solitary journey around Great Lakes
USA Today (4/7)

Fracking not as safe as the industry claims, expert tells group in Montague
MLive (4/6)

Decline of Lake Erie levels has boater-reliant Vermillion worried
The Chronicle Telegram (4/5)

EPA’s OK of Alcoa cleanup in Massena a ‘positive step,’ Rep. Owens says
North Country Now (4/5)

Great Lakes wetlands may mitigate climate change
Great Lakes Echo (4/5)

GVSU wind buoy to return to Lake Michigan off Muskegon for third and final year of research
MLive (4/5)

Rare bald eagle hatching on Lake Ontario signals revival of habitat
CTV News (4/5)

USGS tests potential sites in St. Clair River for new spawning reefs
The Voice (4/5)

USS Edson group targets mid-April to move destroyer to permanent Saginaw River dock site
Saginaw News (4/5)

$125M grant will continue funding for MSU bioenergy research
Lansing State Journal (4/4)

COMMENTARY: State Sen. Nofs says fracking in Michigan is regulated and safe
MLive (4/4)

Dredging can churn up historical contaminants
Great Lakes Echo (4/4)

EDITORIAL: Badger-EPA consent decree should be accepted
Ludington Daily News (4/4)

EDITORIAL: Lake Erie at risk from algae bloom
The Akron Beacon Journal (4/4)

Great Lakes levels below normal next 6 months
The Associated Press (4/4)

Great Lakes water levels: A major piece of low water levels explained
MLive (4/4)

Local man's salmon research used by DNR to stock Mich. lakes
The Cadillac News (4/4)

Report: Asian carp may have reached Great Lakes
The Associated Press (4/4)

The great carp invasion
Artvoice (4/4)

The impact of low water levels across Northern Michigan
UpNorthLive (4/4)

COMMENTARY: Trying hard not to find Asian carp
The Plain Dealer (4/3)

Fate of Great Lakes water and energy are linked
Great Lakes Echo (4/3)

Land use and lawn care putting the Great Lakes at risk: experts
Global News (4/3)

Michigan DEQ: Lansing Grand River oil spill not minor
MLive (4/3)

Michigan DNR releasing 100,000 salmon in Lake Huron
Petoskey News Review (4/3)

Residents question mounds of dirt left behind
Chatham Daily News (4/3)

Salmon plan will stock lakes and rivers
UpNorthLive (4/3)

Water supply down, Lake Superior drops
Duluth News Tribune (4/3)

Worried residents take action to find out if petcoke on Detroit riverbank is harmful
WXYZ-TV - Detroit, MI (4/3)

A lakefront landing strip for migrating birds
Chicago Public Media (4/2)

Sturgeon studies and students
Great Lakes Echo (4/2)

Trumpeter swans at risk in shrinking lakes
Midland Mirror (4/2)

Communities plan switch to Lake Michigan water
Lake County Journal (4/1)

Duluth prepares for its Tall Ships to come in
Minnesota Public Radio (4/1)

Fish 'rest stop' in Cuyahoga River part of ODOT's Inner Belt Bridge project
The Plain Dealer (4/1)

Free sand! Muskegon's Beach Street residents again giving away beach accumulated in their yards
MLive (4/1)

Going Green: Great Lakes environmental assessment
YNN Rochester (4/1)

Kalamazoo leaders unhappy with EPA plan to clean toxic chemicals from old paper mills
Michigan Radio (4/1)

Low lake levels bad for shippers
The Associated Press (4/1)

Record-sized Lake Erie algae bloom of 2011 may become regular occurrence, study says
The Plain Dealer (4/1)

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