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Lock the lakes, groups say
Written by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Coz   
Thursday, 24 May 2007 13:10

A once-radical suggestion hit the mainstream Wednesday when a coalition of 90 environmental groups said it is time to lock saltwater vessels out of the Great Lakes until Congress requires the ships to sterilize their contaminated ballast water.

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Scientists to dye river, lake in pollution experiment
Written by Grand Haven Tribune   
Tuesday, 17 April 2007 17:27

Scientists will be turning the Grand Haven channel red this summer.  Dr. Michael McCormick, a scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), informed Grand Haven City Council on Monday of his department's plans to pour rhodamine-WT dye into the Grand River near the U.S. 31 drawbridge on June 6 and again on July 18.

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Across Great Lakes region, pact faces different challenges
Written by Associated Press   
Sunday, 01 April 2007 05:48

Four years of bargaining were needed to draft a Great Lakes water protection compact that satisfied the governors of the region's eight states. How long their legislatures will take to approve it - if they do - is anyone's guess.

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Shippers suing over invader barrier laws
Written by Muskegon Chronicle   
Friday, 23 March 2007 13:38

The debate over ocean freighters fouling the Great Lakes with exotic species has erupted into a verbal war, with new battles being waged in federal court, Congress and the court of public opinion.

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To Boost Health of Great Lakes, Study Focuses on Circulation Patterns
Written by University of Buffalo   
Tuesday, 06 March 2007 02:52

If the Great Lakes behaved like gigantic mixing bowls, then water, sediments and pollutants would be distributed evenly and even large concentrations of pollutants would turn up only in tiny concentrations.

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