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Great Lakes & Other Water Issues - Archived Articles
August 2007 - May 2007

August 2007

Canada and Ontario Announce Plan to Improve, Protect Great Lakes
Ecolog.com (Canada) – August 28, 2007

Low Water Level Brings End to great Lakes Cruises
USA Today – August, 27 2007

One of Two Great Lakes Cruise Ships Pulling out in 2008
Cleveland Plain Dealer – August 26, 2007

Great Lakes Water is Asset Michigan Must Protect
Editorial – Detroit Free Press – August 26, 2007

Keep the Water in the Lakes
Editorial - Detroit Free Press – August 26, 2007

Freighters Renew Call for More Dredging
Muskegon Chronicle (MI) – August 24, 2007

Preliminary Water-Use Blueprint Released: More Water from Lake Michigan
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – August 23, 2007

Great Lakes Must be Protected by Compact
Editorial - Green Bay Press Gazette – August 23, 2007

Illinois Approves Great Lakes Pact
Midwest Lakes Policy Center – August 20, 2007

Great Lakes 'Drain Pipe' Lacks a Plug
Muskegon Chronicle (MI) – August 19, 2007

Keeping Cool, Clear Tap Water
Editorial, New York Times – August 18, 2007

State Should OK Great Lakes Compact
Editorial, The Capital Times (WI) – August 18, 2007

Illinois Becomes Second State to Adopt Great Lakes Compact
Press Release – August 17, 2007

Just Plug the Hole
Editorial, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – August 16, 2007

NOAA Hydrologists Indicate Lake Superior Nearing Record Lows
The Student Operated Press – August 16, 2007

A Hole in the Great Lakes?
CFRA Ottawa News Radio – August 15, 2007

Water Levels in 3 Great Lakes Dip Far Below Normal
New York Times – August 14, 2007

Two Great Lakes Losing Water Quickly
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – August 14, 2007

Great Lakes Advocates Say Drain Hole Leaking 9.5 Billion Liters of Water a Day
Canadian Press – August 14, 2007

Dredging Causes Huge Great Lakes Water Loss, Report Says
Associated Press – August 14, 2007

Great Lakes Group Sounds New Alarm over Water Levels
Detroit Free Press – August 14, 2007

Great Lakes Losing 2.5 Billion Gallons Per Day Due to Manmade Drain Hole Near Detroit
PR Newswire – August 14, 2007

Ecological Crises at Heart of Lakeland Conference
Peterborough Examiner (Ontario) – August 12, 2007

Paying with Plastic: Some Say Bottled Water Waste Unnecessary
Chicago Tribune – August 11, 2007

Low Water Advisory to Remain in Effect
The Sarnia Observer (Ontario) – August 10, 2007

Bay City and Others Should Become Leaders in Wise Water Use
Editorial – The Bay City Times (MI) – August 8, 2007

Great Lakes Endangered by Slow-Moving Legislature
Editorial – Oakland Press (MI) – August 7, 2007

As Lakes Dry Up, Concern Swells
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – August 6, 2007

More Local Officials Should Speak out on Great Lakes Compact
Editorial – The Capital Times (WI) – August 6, 2007

GVSU Official Will Help Study Water Level Drop
Muskegon Chronicle (MI) – August 6, 2007

We Must Protect our Great Lakes
Editorial – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – August 5, 2007

Lake Superior Woes Hold Lessons for Other Waters
Editorial - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – August 4, 2007

Shrinking Lake Superior Also Heating Up
National Geographic News – August 3, 2007

Protect the Lakes
Editorial – Albany Times Union (NY) – August 3, 2007

Arizona Doesn't Want Our Water; They Aren't Getting it Anyway
Editorial – The Bay City Times (MI) – August 3, 2007

In Praise of Tap Water
Editorial – New York Times – August 1, 2007

Support a Strong Great Lakes Compact
Editorial – The Daily Press (Ashland, WI) – August 1, 2007

Southern States Eyeing Great Lakes Water
Wisconsin Public Radio – August 1, 2007
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Rethinking Green
New American Magazine – August, 2007

July 2007

Wrap Great Lakes in Strong Security Blanket of Law
Editorial – Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (NY) – July 31, 2007

Changing Lake Superior Frustrates Boaters, Mystifies Scientists
Associated Press – July 28, 2007

Lake Michigan Water is Best for Waukesha
Editorial – Capital Times (Madison, WI) – July 28, 2007

Waukesha a Leader on Water
Editorial –Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 27, 2007

Manage Michigan's Water for Widest Benefit
Editorial – Detroit News – July 26, 2007

Great Lakes Threatened, Need More Protection, Group Says
The Oakland Press (Pontiac, MI) – July 26, 2007

Update on Great Lakes Compact
Milwaukee Public Radio – July 26, 2007
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Titanic Questions of the Great Lakes' Demand
Editorial – Bay City Times – July 24, 2007

Harbor Commission Discusses Issues of Concern
Evening Observer (Dunkirk, NY) – July 24, 2007

Could Climate Change Herald Mass Migration?
Toronto Star – July 22, 2007

Governor's Vow to Keep Hands Off Great Lakes
Mlive.com (Lansing, MI) – July 21, 2007

West Doesn't Seek Great Lakes Water, Governor Says
The Detroit News – July 21, 2007

Water: No Need for Secrecy
Editorial, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 19, 2007

Problem Isn't Tax Part, It's the Commodity Part
Editorial- Muskegon Chronicle (Michigan) - July 19, 2007

Senator Criticizes Great Lake Group for Lack of Notice
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 17, 2007

Please, Policy-makers, Don't Risk Our Great Lakes
Editorial, The Capital Times (Madison, WI) – July 17, 2007

Great Lakes Cities Plunge into Water-Reduction Commitment
Northumberland Today (Ontario) – July 17, 2007

A Watertight Decision
Editorial, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 16, 2007

Let's All Go Low Flow
Editorial, The Toronto Star – July 15, 2007

Kingston Committed to Conservation, but Not Group's Plan
Kingston Whig-Standard (Ontario) – July 14, 2007

Water Talks Can Proceed: DNR Allows New Berlin to Negotiate for Water
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 13, 2007

Grand Rapids Agrees to Cut Water Usage
Grand Rapids Press – July 13, 2007

New Berlin Mayor's Statement on DNR's Decision to Permit Access to Lake Michigan Water
Wisbusiness.com – July 13, 2007

Mayors Protect Great Lakes Water
Thunder Bay's Source – July 12, 2007

City to Encourage Water Conservation
Niagara Falls Review – July 12, 2007

Who Gets Great Lakes Water?
The Allegheny Front (Pennsylvania Radio) – July 11, 2007
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Bill Would Help Protect Great Lakes
Editorial – The Daily Press (Escanaba, MI) – July 11, 2007

Great Lakes a Wonderful Resource that Needs Protection
Editorial, The Saginaw News – July 10, 2007

Compact Could Protect Great Lakes Water
North Country Public Radio News – July 10, 2007

Flaws in Water Service Not Set for Fix Until '08
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 10, 2007

Our Water is Precious
Editorial: The Barrie Examiner (Ontario) – July 6, 2007

Share Lake Michigan
Editorial: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 5, 2007

Issues At Home – Will There Be Enough and Will It Be Clean?
Pioneer Local.com (IL) – July 5, 2007

Plan Protects Future of Great Lakes
Huron Daily Tribune – July 5, 2007

Canadians Take Great Lakes for Granted, Aren't Aware of Mounting Issues
Prince George Citizen (Ontario) – July 4, 2007

Michigan Looks to Close Loophole in Water Diversion Issue
Water Technology Online – July 3, 2007

Proposed Laws to Protect State Water Resources
Detroit Free Press – July 3, 2007

Dems Push Water Protection Legislation
Crain's Detroit Business – July2, 2007

Could Climate Change Herald Mass Migration?
Toronto Star – July 2, 2007

What Was a Lake is Now a Mudhole
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 1, 2007

Legislators Aim to Preserve Lakes
Monroe News (Michigan) – July 3, 2007

Bill Aimed at Tightening Control Over Great Lakes
WZZM Television (Michigan) – July 2, 2007

Legislation Aims to Protect Great Lakes' Water Supply
Detroit Free Press – July 2nd, 2007

June 2007

Who Can Tap State's Liquid Gold?
Editorial – Detroit News – June 30

Dems to Promote Water Diversion Plan
The Muskegon Chronicle – June 29, 2007

Water Woes (An Alabama Paper Makes the Case for Great Lakes Water)
Editorial – Birmingham News – June 24th

New Berlin Ready to Purchase Water
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – June 27, 2007-

Peter's Book In News
Jack's Essays Blog (Michigan Radio) June 21, 2007

Lake Superior Feeling the Water Pinch
CBS Evening News – June 21, 2007

What's Happening To Lake Superior?
Couric & Co., CBS Editorial Blog – June 21, 2007

Lake Level Changes and Their Effects Detailed in Pilot Study of Great Lakes
U.S. Geological Survey – June 20, 2007

Some Find Water Tax Hard to Swallow, Others Drink it Up
Klamazoo Gazette – June 17, 2007

Water Wake-Up for Region
Business Journal (Milwaukee) – June 15, 2007

Worry About Water
Detroit Free Press – June 14, 2007

Idea for Bottled Water Excise Tax has Backers, Critics, Uphill Battle
Muskegon Chronicle – June 14, 2007

Water Level Meeting: Not a Happy Camper in the House
Soo Today (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario) – June 14, 2007

Martin Comments on Great Lakes Water Forum and Water Study
Soo News (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario) – June 14, 2007

The Case of the Disappearing Great Lake
USA Today - June 14, 2007

Great Lakes Water Levels Drop
Allegheny Front – June 13, 2007

Florida is Slow to see the Need to Save Water
New York Times – June 12, 2007

Compact Would Protect Water, Allow Some Diversion
Editorial (by Sen. Neal Kedzie) – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – June 12, 2007

Lake Levels Sink, State Fears Rise
Detroit News – June 12, 2007

Highlights From 2007 State of the Great Lakes Report
WOOD8 TV Grand Rapids, MI – June 12, 2007

Meekhof Gives Update on State Environmental Bills
Grand Haven Tribune (Michigan) – June 9, 2007

Great Lakes Compact on the Rocks
Editorial, Shepard-Express (Milwaukee) – June 7, 2007

Salci Wants Great Lakes Convention Held [in Niagara] in '09
Niagara Falls Review – June 6, 2007

Conference to Focus on Health of Great Lakes
Chicago Public Radio – June 6, 2007

City Considers Cutting Water Usage
Kingston Whig-Standard (Ontario) – June 5, 2007

Preserving the Great Lakes
Twin Cities Daily Planet – June 5, 2007

Rural Communities Exploited by Nestle for Your Bottled Water
Alternet.org – June 4, 2007

Beverage of Choice is Clear: Bottled Water Nearly Outpaces Beer
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – June 4, 2007

A Firm Hand on the Spigot: Compact Aims to Protect Great Lakes from Thirsty World
Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine, June, 2007

May 2007

Bill to Protect Great Lakes Water Passes Final Vote in Ontario
The Chronicle-Journal (Ontario) – May 31, 2007

Global Warming is Shrinking Great Lakes
New Scientist – May 30, 2007

See the Related Geophysical Research Letters Article


Fighting the Tide: A Few Restaurants Tilt to Tap Water

The New York Times, May 30, 2007

Great Lakes' Guardians Make Plea to Congress
The Detroit Free Press, May 28 2007

A World of Thirst: Planet's Freshwater Supply is Terribly Managed
U.S. News and World Report - May 27, 2007

Don't Take the Great Lakes for Granted
Editorial, The Crescent-News – May 26, 2007

Illinois Poised to Become Second State to Adopt Historic Great Lakes Protections
Press Release, May 22, 2007

Long Range Plan Must Protect Great Lakes Water Supply
Editorial, Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter – May 20, 2007

Great Lakes Group Meeting in Indy
Northwest Indiana Times, May 15, 2007

IJC Embarks on $17.5-M Study of Water Levels; Study to Prove – or Discount- Contentious Theories
The Sault Star, May 12, 2007

Sewage Plan Called Key to Great Lakes
The London Free Press (Ontario) – May 10, 2007

Waukesha Residents Slam Water Conservation Rates
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 10, 2007

Legislature Needs to Finish Work on Protecting Lakes
Editorial, Muskegon Chronicle – May 10, 2007

Low Water Levels in 1926 Rival Today's
The Sault Star, Sault St. Marie, MI – May 10 2007

Don't Take the 'Great' Out of Our Great Lakes
Editorial – Sarnia Observer (Ontario) – May 10, 2007


Great Lakes water wars

KARE 11 TV, Minneapolis, May 9th 2007

Watch Peter's Extended Interview with KARE 11, Minneapolis/St. Paul

Compact's Veto Clause Fatally Flawed
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 9, 2007

It's Time for Action on Bill to Implement Water Deal
Editorial, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 9, 2007

Water Release Rises Despite Continued Low Lake Water
The Soo Evening News, Sault St. Marie, MI, May 9, 2007

Pass Great Lakes Compact Now
Editorial, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel May 5, 2007

Truth About Bottled Water
Muskegon Chronicle, May 3, 2007

Investing in Water Stocks, A Diversified and Global Theme for the 21st Century
Press Release from Investorideas.com, May 3, 2007

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