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Fresh is a biweekly newsletter from Circle of Blue that unpacks the biggest international, state, and local policy news stories facing the Great Lakes region today.
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Passed nearly a year ago, the American Rescue Plan Act is injecting needed funding into aging water and sewer infrastructure.
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A new analysis shows that rising Legionnaires’ disease cases disproportionately affect Black Americans and people living in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and New England.
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A growing number of Michigan households are burdened by high water bills, report finds.
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Across the country, anglers have watched as droughts, floods, and high temperatures batter the rivers they depend on. Now, they’re calling for swift action.
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The fate of the Paris Pact reveals the difficulties in incorporating water into global climate agreements.
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Michigan farmers irrigate with 187 billion gallons of groundwater a year. Is the state prepared for more?
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Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged on September 21 that his country would no longer finance coal-fired power plants abroad, making a high-profile commitment to move away from some forms of fossil fuel infrastructure less than six weeks before a pivotal global climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland.
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‘The Opportunity Is Now’: Water Advocates View Upcoming UN Climate Conference as Moment of Relevance-
Water was overlooked in past global climate talks. Advocates are focusing on the Glasgow meeting to highlight water’s indispensable climate role.
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State agencies insist — though scientists and indigenous leaders furiously disagree — that waterways won’t be affected.