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Federal Great Lakes restoration program should focus on protection and flexibility, says Ojibwe leader-
While the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has done great work and provided funding for many projects, its effectiveness might be undercut by an outsized reliance on metrics and lack of flexibility.
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After a year of wins and losses for the Biden administration, environmental law attorney Nick Schroeck talks policy, climate, environmental justice, Line 5, and what it all means for the Great Lakes in this Q&A.
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Western science and systemic restoration practices aren’t enough to stop the crash of struggling species.
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Environmental groups, government representatives decline to recommend specific priority sites for cleanup.
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Great Lakes for Sale: Veteran activist and author puts renewed spotlight on diverting Great Lakes water-
In his new book, Dave Dempsey says Great Lakes governors need to engage on what they see as a settled issue and puts a spotlight on water futures trading as a new threat.
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Sites like the Detroit River will benefit from the billion-dollar windfall, says new Region 5 administrator Debra Shore. Shore also defends Michigan’s actions in Benton Harbor.
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Great Lakes Now talked to the new Natural Resources Defense Council President and CEO Manish Bapna on a range of topics, including electric-powered vehicles, drinking water shutoffs, the fixation on economic growth, and equity and diversity issues.
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Drought in the west, changing political dynamics could provide long-term challenges for the Great Lakes.
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The Great Lakes region is “regularly overlooked by federal lawmakers, investors and innovators,” but new legislation may help the region shake its Rust Belt image and secure tech and innovation investments.