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  1. Three weeks after toxic dielectric fluid began leaking into the Straits of Mackinac, utility crews got their first look at damaged sections of the high-voltage cables from which the fluid seeped. Read the full story by MLive. View the full article
  2. Hamilton, Ontario councillor Chad Collins requested finance staff to establish a funding reserve that would be used to repair any damage caused by severe weather. Collins said a climate change reserve fund could help the city from spending existing tax dollars to repair damage after a weather-related event. Read the full story by the Hamilton News. View the full article
  3. Data in an Ohio Environmental Protection Agency report backs up what environmental groups have been saying for years and what the head of the state EPA said last month: Voluntary steps farmers have taken to scale back the fertilizers feeding Lake Erie’s massive algae blooms aren’t enough. Read the full story by WOSU Radio. View the full article
  4. In a long-awaited report released late Monday, a Minnesota state administrative law judge recommended that state regulators approve the so-called Line 3 project – but only if the new pipeline is built along the same route as the current line. Read and listen to the full story by Minnesota Public Radio. View the full article
  5. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is asking for broad public input on its plan to have the open waters of western Lake Erie declared impaired under the federal Clean Water Act. Read and listen to the full story by WKSU – Kent, OH. View the full article
  6. Visitors to Niagara Falls may have noticed a crane dangling workers over the ledge above a lower observation deck on Monday; the workers were chipping away at loose rock in a process called ice-jacking on the Canadian side of the Horseshoe Falls. Read the full story in the St. Catharines Standard. View the full article
  7. Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline that runs under the Straits of Mackinac has been the focus of protesters and environmentalists for years. The pipeline turned 65 years old on Monday, and to mark that date groups across Michigan gathered to urge shutdown of the line. Read and view the full story by WXMI-TV – Grand Rapids, MI. View the full article
  8. The founder of a citizens’ movement that helped expose the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, is one of the recipients of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize. Read the full story by BBC News. View the full article
  9. The Lindgrens have been living in their Kenosha, Wisconsin home overlooking Lake Michigan for decades, but due to erosion, the bluff the house sits on is crumbling from underneath. Read the full story by the Mount Pleasant Patch. View the full article
  10. Piping plovers are little shorebirds, and they’re an endangered species in the Great Lakes region. But they’re making a comeback thanks to conservation efforts and even some heroics. Read and listen to the full story by Michigan Radio. View the full article
  11. Throughout the states that border Lake Michigan, fish are on the move. Some, as you’d expect, are swimming through lakes, rivers and streams—but thousands of others are traveling by truck. Read the full story by Route Fifty. View the full article
  12. Here’s to the U.S. Senate. Most Great Lakes members held together last week as the chamber refused even to consider a bill that would have opened the lakes to invasive species that would inflict ecological havoc. Read the full story by the Buffalo News. View the full article
  13. Shipwreck hunters affiliated with the National Museum of the Great Lakes have located what they believe is the oldest shipwreck ever discovered in Lake Erie: a schooner that sank east of Kellys Island in 1829. Read the full story by the Toledo Blade. View the full article
  14. In Ohio, the Toledo Zoo will raise about 1,500 young lake sturgeon this summer in an effort to restore a fish species in Lake Erie that’s nearly extinct. Eggs to raise the hatchlings will arrive in June and fish will be released into the Maumee River in August or September. Read the full story by WTVG – TV, Toledo, OH. View the full article
  15. Lake Erie walleye anglers have a lot to be happy about: walleye fishing on the lake is expected to improve this year because of more keeper-sized fish. Read the full story by the Erie Times-News. View the full article