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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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A judge awarded about $40 million Friday to the lead attorneys in a $626 million settlement for Flint residents and property owners whose water was contaminated with lead, but millions in additional legal fees will also be carved out as claimants get paid.
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In this month’s column, John Hartig thinks fondly upon the flocks of canvasbacks duck that spend their winters in the Great Lakes region and provide quite the sight to see on the Detroit River.
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What’s happening in the Great Lakes during those long, frigid months when they’re often covered partially or completely with ice? A casual observer — and even experts — might be inclined to say, “Not much.”
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The investments in the Alpena port, and others across the nation, will strengthen supply chains and speed up delivery of goods to residents, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg said in a news release.
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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services “determined that prolonged consumption of the beef from this farm could increase PFOS levels in the human body,” a news release said.
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The Great Lakes Impact Investment Platform features 40 projects representing nearly $4.5 billion in investment opportunities, including household energy efficiency retrofits, coal mine reclamation and solar development.
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Drinking Water News Roundup: New Illinois water quality bill, Minnesota mine lease canceled, Ontario’s wetland filtration-
Catch the latest drinking water updates with Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.
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Already, 20% of adults nationally say they don’t drink tap water — filtered or not — up from 14% before the Flint crisis, according to a study of federal survey data.
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Energy News Roundup: New Indiana nuclear bill, Ontario doubles down on natural gas, Minnesota company credits renewables for low rates-
Catch the latest in Great Lakes energy news in Great Lakes Now’s fortnightly headline roundup.