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July - December 2003 Articles

12/27 -
Ohio refinery cited for air pollution
12/23 - Opposition gets ready for Ohio dump expansion
12/23 - NE Minnesota waterways added to pollution list
12/23 - Creating New Wetlands Not So Easy to Do
12/22 - Fish find worrisome for Great Lakes
12/21 - Mercury taints Detriot Metro area
12/21 - Land-Trust Boom A Boon for Habitat
12/21 - Green Bay Water Commission begins legal work
12/20 - Trying to stamp out dioxin pollution
12/20 - Bill targets invasive fish species
12/20 - The greening of Ontario
12/19 - Ontario cities may face bill for water
12/19 - Invasive species pose threat to U.S.
12/19 - Firm position protecting Great Lakes is right approach
12/18 - Silently harnessing the wind
12/18 - Ohio set to issue in March new fish eating advisories
12/18 - Food source for Great Lakes fish dying out
12/17 - Michigan needs tougher mercury laws
12/17 - 2004 could be Year of the Great Lakes
12/17 - Tug of war on Minnesota's watersheds
12/16 - Ohio firm hopes for tough mercury emission rules
12/16 - Restored Michigan Wetland Doubles As Oasis
12/16 - Wisconsin council to consider water radium plan
12/15 - Order banning water removal stands
12/15 - Mayors discuss Great Lakes cleanup
12/15 - Both sides of Michigan water facility plan have a say
12/12 - Report: Indiana has worst mercury site
12/12 - Bottled-water plant aims to stay afloat
12/12 - Michigan wisely helps county fight pollution
12/11 - $204,000 given for wetland buffer in Ohio
12/11 - Ohio officials oppose private water plant
12/11 - MI duneland preservation gets $900,000 boost
12/10 - Deserted work sites share cleanup funds

12/10 - House panel approves shoreline bill
12/10 - MN hiking trail extension gets boost
12/9 - MERCURY: Weak standards compromise a generation's health
12/9 - Ohio EPA to consider Army Corps silt request
12/9 - Group says bill hurts Wisconsin rivers
12/8 - Conservationists close to deal for new Penn. state park
12/8 - Michigan Water Shortage Spurs Lawsuits
12/7 - MINNESOTA: What is clean water worth?
12/7 - Water levels rise on lakes
12/7 - Ohio grant assists in fertilizer containment
12/6 - MN residents might pay to protect waters
12/6 - Aurora gets $32,000 for watershed study
12/6 - House bill includes funds for Finger Lakes
12/5 - Lawmakers against Lake Erie siphoning
12/5 - State and federal regulators differ in MI wetland issue
12/5 - A matter of power, not water
12/4 - Grants awarded for protection of Ohio waters
12/4 - Farmers concerned about impacts from bottled water ruling
12/4 - Trash talk: majority of Council opposes MI garbage bill
12/3 - Lawmakers work to protect lake
12/3 - Ontario water quality meeting focuses on unity
12/3 - MI shoreline project may get $2.5 million
12/2 - Blackout led to sewage spills
12/2 - Loons sensitive to canoes
12/1 - Legislation would keep 'e-waste' out of landfills
12/1 - Group gets $160,000 to help restore wetlands
12/1 - Coalition aims to save boreal forest
11/30 - Fishing report offers 'invaluable' information on lakes
11/30 - Michigan bottle law a messy success
11/30 - Flushed medications may waylay nature
11/29 - Tale of 2 cities reveals water's impact
11/29 - Beach bacteria study points to river, ditch
11/29 - Wake-up call for Michigan issued by halting pumping of water
11/28 - Ontario's sewage treatment system needs updating
11/28 - Radium rules may raise water costs
11/28 - Ban is sought for voracious carp species
11/26 - Judge orders a halt to water bottling operation
11/26 - Asian carp pose formidable threat to Midwest waters
11/26 - OK study of Lorain sewage plant move
11/25 - Quieting the Cry of the Wilderness: Loons at Risk
11/25 - Finned invader hits Lake Ontario
11/25 - Planners see gold in brownfields
11/24 - The global economy hurts the fight to stop invasives
11/24 - Less protection for wolves?
11/24 - Drug pollution/Now the fish are taking Prozac
11/21 - Environmentalists betrayed in Ontario garbage battle
11/21 - Nobody happy in dispute over Lake Erie shoreline
11/21 - Reef gives Great Lakes sturgeon place to meet, mate
11/20 - Schools would lose funds under Boundary Waters land swap
11/20 - Bush to sign legislation to save Great Lakes fish
11/19 - 14 States File Suit in Attempt to Block New E.P.A. Rules
11/19 - Green Bay water firings necessary
11/19 - Kids lobby legislature for Ohio fish
11/18 - Chilling news on global warming
11/18 - Michigan recycling surplus hits $254,000
11/18 - Green Bay Water Commission fired
11/17 - Village pushes for new wetlands fill
11/17 - Lamprey, fishermen not off hook yet
11/17 - Taft urges support, research for lakes
11/14 - MPCA beach monitoring program ends busy season
11/14 - Growth versus conservation on a Canadian moraine
11/14 - Ohio battles for its beachfront

11/12 - State and federal programs are helping restore Hoosier wetlands
11/12 - NY Sea Grant Leads Fishing Public to Freshwater Info, Issues
11/12 - Women who eat contaminated fish have more breast cancer
11/11 - Scientists point to pollution as cause of lake trout's disappearance
11/11 - Coastal property owners would benefit under bill
11/11 - Groups protest shoreline deal
11/10 - Anti-Red Hill Expressway faction catches minister's ear
11/10 - Asian Carp could wreak havoc if they make it into the Great Lakes
11/09 - Task force looks at ways to increase recycling
11/09 - Accord offers relief for landowners, water in Wisconsin
11/09 - Fighting exotics requires everyone's attention
11/08 - Cormorant controls a concern for some
11/08 - Ethanol plans greeted with enthusiasm
11/06 - Environmentalists hail surprising success

11/06 - Farms polluting Lake Huron
11/06 - May nabs top award for environmental work
11/05 - Conservancy Buys Paw Paw River Fen
11/05 - Officials meet to discuss environment
11/05 - Lakefront associations frightened by latest results
11/04 - Thousands of chemicals approved without testing
11/04 - Algae problem has many roots
11/03 - Eat Asian Carp to stop invasion
11/03 - MI wants to recycle some recycling funds
11/03 - West Nile impacts bird populations
10/30 - Senate OKs Lake Erie 'Dead Zone' study
10/30 - Rain gardens preserve natural water cycle
10/29 - Great Lakes needs to halt ash-eating beetles
10/29 - Leaping Asian Carp threaten Great Lakes
10/29 - Climate change bill puts senators in the hot seat
10/29 - MI Senate passes bill to prohibit certain aquatic species
10/28 - Duluth Council overhauls inflow problem
10/28 - Company seeks to send waste into Lake Erie
10/28 - Lawn fertilizer still a problem for watershed
10/27 - Why did Lake Michigan have pea soup-like conditions this summer?
10/27 - Vegetation grooming law fails to ease beach battle
10/26 - Flame retardents may be phased out
10/26 - Bush's environmental record a political target
10/24 - Beauty and the BWCA
10/24 - Critics say carp barrier proposal is all wet
10/23 - New preserve will protect Lake Erie shore
10/23 - MN Sea Grant funding environmental research
10/23 - Jars of mud may reveal contamination
10/22 - Great Lakes needs protection from foreign ships' water
10/22 - Michigan Senate proposes increased recycling
10/21 - Innovations sought to address toxic air pollution
10/21 - EPA goes light on pollution sanctions
10/21 - Tiny monsters threaten U.S.
10/20 - Privatization causes more problems than it solves
10/20 - Lake Erie shoreline grants available
10/20 - Wisconsin to vote on smelt fishing
10/18 - American Indians have been stewards for centuries
10/18 - EPA won't regulate sludge dioxins
10/18 - Protesters greet homeowners in Canada
10/17 - Dangerous contaminants found in Ohio
10/17 - Anglers say new rules won't hinder cormorants
10/17 - Leaders sober after visiting polluted White Lake
10/16 - Ravine work brings hope for shorelines
10/16 - Lake Erie under siege from biological pollution
10/16 - Cause, spread of algae discussed
10/15 - Exotic mussels claim a new toehold
10/15 - Ballast water woes across the nation
10/15 - Minnesota governer pledges to improve water quality
10/14 - Pollution prevention starts at home, campaign says
10/14 - Are gray wolves moving south?
10/14 - Dams block walleye spawning grounds
10/13 - 'Dewatering' designed to save dunes
10/13 - 6,000 acre land conservancy deal announced in Michigan
10/12 - Minnesota farmers use human waste as fertilizer
10/11 - EPA will study toxins in Lake Michigan
10/11 - Protect the Apostle Islands
10/11 - View grows that scenic beauty is invaluable
10/10 - Spiny water fleas invade Minnesota lake
10/10 - DNR to continue beach testing in Wisconsin
10/10 - Ohio to install netting equipment to lessen pollution
10/9 - Bill would use low-water boundary on Lake Erie
10/9 - DNR revisits wolf status
10/8 - Water insult: fewer inspections will hurt lakes
10/8 - Great Lakes toxic dangers hard to pinpoint
10/8 - Education will fight water fleas
10/7 - Exotic water flea hops to inland waters
10/7 - Pollution fails to hinder park plans in Ohio
10/7 - Let's reverse the trend on water quality in the Great Lakes
10/6 - Federal agency ducks answers for waterfowl program
10/6 - Lake Erie coastal policy receives low marks
10/6 - Toxin increase threatens Great Lakes
10/5 - Great Lakes polluters dump without fear, Part 1
10/5 - Great Lakes polluters dump without fear, Part 2
10/5 - Great Lakes polluters dump without fear, Part 3
10/4 - Powerline opponents continue their fight
10/4 - GLU Habitat Watch-The Battle for Red Hill Valley
10/3 - Group holds public policy forum on river cleanup
10/3 - Great Lakes group on track in control of water sales
10/2 - Shoreline residents eye lawsuit
10/2 - Thousands show up to celebrate refuge
10/2 - Restoring the Great Lakes
10/1 - Humbug Marsh will be protected
10/1 - Electric barrier may help stop Asian Carp
10/1 - Pollution data released in Ohio
9/30 - Lake Erie field guide in the works
9/30 - Low water dries up business
9/30 - $2.5 million to fight water pollution in Michigan
9/29 - Another Ohio shoreline bill in the mix
9/29 - Lake Erie: Is clearer cleaner?
9/29 - Controlling water ballast discharge
9/28 - Lake Michigan cleanup continues
9/28 - Wisconsin volunteers adopt beach, park
9/27 - Pollution sources discussed in Michigan and Indiana
9/27 - Ontario road-building controversy continues
9/27 - Bill in Congress would put harbor back in federal hands
9/26 - EPA must act to correct Great Lakes' problems
9/26 - Lake drilling ban needs to extend internationally
9/26 - Reducing salt good for wetlands too
9/25 - Wisconsin gets an 'F' in water quality
9/25 - Floating guardian assays Lake Ontario's health
9/25 - Carniverous alien fish found in Wisconsin
9/24 - Bill would ban foreign ships' ballast water
9/24 - Northwest Indiana filled with 'environmental injustice'
9/24 - Enlarged 'dead zone' ripples across Lake Erie
9/23 - Lake Erie must be protected
9/23 - Feds OK plan to save water snakes
9/23 - Great Lakes threats outpace solutions
9/22 - Ban Lake Erie drilling
9/22 - Flame retardent chemical found in U.S. breast milk
9/22 - United front on radium sought
9/19 - Environmental group wants smoking ban on Chicago beaches
9/19 - Granholm disappoints environmentalists
9/19 - Wisconsin river cleanup could use some helping hands
9/18 - Volunteers sought for Michigan beach sweep
9/18 - Keep the Great Lakes healthy
9/18 - $1 million OK'd for Lake Erie restoration efforts
9/17 - Restoring the Great Lakes
9/17 - Help sought to count rare thistles
9/17 - Unclear nuclear policy threatens Wisconsin
9/16 - Apostle Islands would benefit from federal wilderness designation
9/16 - Bush touts Clear Skies plan at Michigan power plant
9/16 - Ohio's hazmat spills rank second highest in country
9/15 - Environmentalists decry EPA Great Lakes deal
9/15 - IJC meeting's focus is Great Lakes
9/15 - Local pressure needed for action on invasive species
9/14 - Wisconsin power line debate nears second round
9/12 - Reports conclude people 'loving Lake Superior to death'
9/10 - Great Lakes United Habitat Watch #284
9/09 - Cities overlooked in providing environmental protections
9/09 - Report blames Milwaukee for lake pollution problems
9/09 - Carcinogen spilled into river during blackout
9/08 - Firms could "cash out" on Fox River PCB cleanup
9/08 - Michigan panel seeks to ease storm water runoff
9/08 - New EPA policy hurts cleanup of PCBs
9/07 - Michigan weeding out invasive species
9/06 - Stemming the sewer overflow
9/06 - Michigan business leaders want 'sensible' environmental rules
9/06 - Private hydro hurts Ontario's economy
9/05 - Great Lakes United Habitat Watch #283
9/05 - Great Lakes levels remain below average
9/05 - Grant awarded to study Lake Erie
9/04 - Suburbs say no to buying water from Green Bay
9/04 - Good perch stock found in Lake St. Clair
9/03 - Underwater forest in peril from zebra mussels
9/03 - EPA won't regulate ships' ballast water
9/03 - Canada plans conservation area
9/02 - Ontario takes charge of Marcy's Woods
9/02 - Cormorant harassment starts early in New York
9/02 - Toxic algae plunges Lake Erie into mystery
8/31 - Green Bay Water Commission follows Machiavellian approach
8/31 - Wisconsin lake seeks plan to fight exotic fish
8/30 - Researchers seek cure for noxious wetlands invader
8/30 - Water problems reaching flood stage in government
8/29 - Proposed drilling in Michigan raises concern
8/29 - Mercury in fish less toxic
8/28 - What's in your bottled water?
8/28 - Controlling invasive species in the Great Lakes
8/28 - EPA allows polluters to pollute more
8/27 - Restoring the shore
8/27 - Sea lamprey program underway in Indiana
8/27 - Severe climate changes predicted for Minnesota
8/26 - Zebra mussels are causing a costly underwater war
8/26 - Marcy's Woods along Lake Erie in danger
8/26 - Few Michigan Beaches tested for harmful organisms
8/25 - Ancient fish gains protection
8/25 - Dioxins drove Great Lakes trout levels down
8/25 - Officials target sea lamprey for destruction
8/24 - Uphill battle looms to eradicate invaders
8/24 - Non-native species are damaging our Great Lakes ecosystem
8/24 - Water talks coming down to the wire
8/23 - Green Bay's arsenic levels too high
8/23 - Great Lakes fish food in decline
8/23 - Environmental grants available for Great Lakes projects
8/22 - The blackout is getting Michigan to think green
8/22 - Shoreline grooming group forms a Political Action Committee
8/21 - Eagles, invasive species thriving in Great Lakes
8/21 - Cormorants straining Ohio's only national wildlife refuge
8/20 - Great Lakes United blackout special
8/20 - Taft quietly signs Lake Erie drilling ban
8/20 - Cities acting to reduce energy consumption
8/20 - WLSSD explains Duluth sewer spills
8/19 - Great Lakes water usage agreement on track
8/19 - Alien species problem must remain priority
8/19 - WI water authority will do 'what needs to be done' to provide water
8/18 - Green, local energy beckons
8/18 - Michigan project embroiled in wetlands controversy
8/18 - Restoration projects forgotten in midst of Fox River cleanup
8/15 - Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council educates with Freshwater Center
8/15 - Lake Michigan conference discusses wetlands and PCBs
8/15 - Advisories dropped for Lake Superior's North Shore
8/14 - As parched states thirst for Great Lakes water, it must not be diverted
8/14 - Researchers want to get to the bottom of Lake Erie's "Dead Zone"
8/14 - News from Great Lakes United
8/13 - Ontario government stonewalls protection for national park wolves
8/13 - Green Bay water utility has spent $2.5 million in water talks
8/13 - Penn. "Growing Smarter" law pleases anti-sprawl activists
8/12 - New York to tackle the fight against invaders
8/12 - Rain closes many Toronto beaches
8/12 - Scientists turn fish into living, glowing contamination indicators
8/11 - Environmentalists fear pristine area in Ontario will be destroyed
8/11 - User fees rise as Ontario city struggles with upgrades
8/11 - Rumbling starts on Great Lakes diversion plan
8/10 - Cleaner water causes Bald Eagles to soar in Michigan
8/10 - Illinois county eyes its water resources
8/10 - More Green Bay diversion talks
8/09 - Indiana town uses grants to tap into Lake Michigan
8/09 - Scientists float new theory on algae
8/09 - PCA looks into Duluth sewage spills
8/08 - Piles of trash strain American-Canadian border ties
8/08 - Ashland, WI frustrated over long harbor cleanup
8/08 - Illinois counties get poor air quality marks
8/07 - Illinois town approves water rate hike
8/07 - Pits pose problem in Duluth-Superior port
8/07 - Residents campaign to stop waste water
8/06 - Green Bay suburbs won't get new Lake Michigan pipeline
8/06 - Ohio park may be included in pilot bacteria study
8/06 - Wisconsin rep. excited about Great Lakes funding bill
8/05 - Series of accidents caused sewage spills in Duluth
8/05 - Summer rains little help for low lake levels
8/05 - Study finds that Illinois county needs sediment cleanup
8/04 - E. coli plagues some Wisconsin beaches
8/04 - Air quality study may add to Ohio farm debate
8/04 - Invasive species threaten region's water
8/02 - Officials want quicker way to assess beach bacteria levels
8/02 - Lake Superior 'treasure' eyed for gravel pit
8/02 - Algae blooms a growing problem
8/01 - Beaches get fresh scrutiny
8/01 - Marinette county seeks volunteers to fight Purple Loosestrife
8/01 - Zebra mussels can't take the cold in Chequagemon Bay
7/31 - GLU Habitat Watch: Asian carp and developing rare woods
7/31 - Botulism killing ducks along Lake Erie
7/31 - Threat from coal-burning plants is serious
7/31 - Illinois beach closings have officials mystified
7/30 - Senators urged to support carbon dioxide reductions
7/30 - Pollution and illness tracked at Lake Erie beach
7/30 - No more water talks for Green Bay
7/29 - Fox River plan pleases some, angers others
7/29 - Toronto is cracking down on sewer polluters
7/29 - $400 million plan drives PCB cleanup on Fox River
7/28 - Door county debates solutions to bacteria problems
7/28 - Deer damage to Lake Michigan islands studied
7/28 - Mayoral group to set goals for Great Lakes
7/27 - Forest Service grapples with ATV rules
7/26 - Rains pollute Lake Erie, halt swimming at beaches
7/25 - Exotic fish, the white perch, spread to Chequamegon Bay
7/25 - St. Clair river to be dredged after years of heat and drought
7/25 - First wolf confirmed in Illinois since 1900s
7/24 - Fierce winter proves value of harnessing wind power
7/24 - Consortium will be a vocal voice for the Great Lakes
7/24 - Users may be charged fee to join Water Authority in Green Bay
7/23 - Great Lakes communities will have voice with new group
7/23 - Parasitic lamprey is Great Lakes enemy number one
7/23 - Green Bay water deal is delayed due to radium levels
7/22 - Waste runoff a worry forMichigan mega-farms
7/22 - Mayors will collaborate in Great Lakes protection
7/22 - Arsenic in Michigan town's water spurs diversion debate
7/21 - Lake Superior north shore under threat from road-building company
7/21 - Coordinated efforts needed for Great Lakes
7/21 - Environmentalists decry trends toward super-size farms
7/19 - Warnings about eating Michigan fish intensify
7/19 - House backs money for Great Lakes research
7/19 - New center to combat invasive species on the Great Lakes
7/18 - Swarms of mayflies not harmful-just creepy
7/18 - Development plan for Ohio island almost ready
7/18 - Testing on Lake Superior finds beach contamination
7/17 - EPA wrong choice to lead $6 billion cleanup of Great Lakes
7/17 - Wisconsin forestry chief urges new ATV rules
7/17 - Scientists launch efforts to understand, curb invasive species
7/16 - Congress struggles with Great Lakes restoration
7/16 - Bill eases federal beach-maintenance rules
7/16 - Michigan considers banning out-of-state trash
7/15 - Great Lakes lawmakers push for hefty cleanup funds
7/15 - Plan to designate 80% of Apostle Islands as wilderness
7/15 - Controversy in Milwaukee over sewage dumping numbers
7/14 - Wisconsin isle, shore await U.S. protection
7/14 - Ontario, Quebec turn to wind turbines for power
7/14 - Wisconsin groups want funds for Fox River projects
7/11 - Water polluters should pay tab
7/11 - New offer from Green Bay to suburbs on water deal
7/11 - Indiana Officials Talk Coastal Priorities
7/10 - Congressmen look to restore Great Lakes
7/10 - Lake Michigan levels plunging near record
7/10 - Fewer Zebra Mussels found in Lake St. Clair
7/09 - Chicago county testing for E. coli source
7/09 - Ontario nuclear plants to enjoy same tax breaks as 'clean' power
7/09 - Ohio pipeline project halted after damage to streams found
7/09 - Biological Pollution Threatens Great Lakes

7/08 - PCBs Detected in Michigan Waterways
7/08 - Feds Rule Lynx Threatened, but not Endangered
7/07 - New York Limits Cormorant Numbers to Save Fishing
7/07 - Great Lakes See More Beach Closings
7/06 - New Great Lakes Chief Uses Lessons Learned on Lake St. Clair
7/06 - 10 Wisconsin Counties May Get to Avoid Tough Pollution Controls
7/05 - Lawmakers, Activists Hope to Join Forces for Great Lakes Cleanup
7/05 - Ohio Conservation Group to Buy Bird Habitat
7/04 - Ontario Moves to Boost Use of Renewable Energy
7/03 - Congressmen Call for $4 Billion Fund to Protect Great Lakes
7/03 - Alewives Die-Off Smaller than in the Past
7/03 - Green Bay Suburbs Propose New Water Deal
7/02 - Sewage Dumping into Lake Michigan may be Worse than Reported
7/02 - Wisconsin Industries Releasing Fewer Chemicals
7/02 - Great Lakes Must Deal with Waste Problem Before It's too Late
7/01 - Tiny Computers Track Lake Huron Fish
7/01 - Teachers Join Fight to Protect Lake Michigan's Waters
7/01 - New Rules Proposed to Protect Lake Erie's Bass and Walleye

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