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Isle Royale wolf population surges after nearly dying off-
Wolves play a crucial role in balancing the island ecosystem by preying on moose, which browse heavily on balsam fir and other plants.00
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Some cities could be left behind on lead pipe replacements-
In many cities, no one knows where the lead pipes lie underground.
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24 states get $560M for high-priority cleanup of wells-
The Interior Department is giving 24 states a total of $560 million to start cleaning high-priority derelict oil and gas wells abandoned on state and private land.
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Judge retains jurisdiction in lawsuit over Enbridge pipeline-
U.S. District Judge Janet Neff sided a second time with Enbridge Energy, which contends regulation of its Line 5 is a federal matter.
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Boil-water alert could last 2 weeks for some in SE Michigan-
A boil-water advisory could last up to two weeks for more than 130,000 people in southeastern Michigan as crews repair a water pipe break
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Ohio high court upholds project to build Lake Erie wind farm-
A company can proceed with plans to build what will be the first freshwater offshore wind-powered electric-generation facility in North America.
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Jury can’t reach verdict in engineers’ Flint water trial-
A judge declared a mistrial after jurors said they couldn’t reach a unanimous verdict in a dispute over whether two engineering firms should bear some responsibility for Flint’s lead-contaminated water.
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As species recover, some threaten others in more dire shape-
In a forest near Lake Michigan, two scientists attached a backpack tracking device to a merlin they’d lured into a net. The mission: help prevent the predatory species from gobbling up piping plovers — highly endangered shorebirds that nest nearby.
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Jury gets Flint water case about liability for engineers-
Jurors heard closing arguments in the only trial to arise thus far from the Flint water crisis, a dispute over whether two engineering firms should be held partially responsible for the city’s lead contamination in 2014-15.
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Pennsylvania appeals court order blocking climate plan-
The administration of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf asked the state’s high court Monday to weigh in on a legal battle over Pennsylvania’s plan to charge power plants for their emissions of planet-warming carbon dioxide.