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Democratic lawmakers have announced a plan to fund repairs to Michigan’s aging infrastructure. They’re calling for a “bold” climate resilience plan and water infrastructure investment.
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The Great Lakes in Peril: Invasives, Pollution, and Climate Change is a production of The Environment Report. Listen to the full documentary on Michigan Radio’s website.
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Chemicals in water can mix. That’s where dealing with pollutants really falls short.
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The rules require all Canadian ships and all ships visiting Canadian ports to treat ballast water. That includes so-called “lakers.” They are ships which only haul cargo within the Great Lakes.
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A little two lane road and a fence topped with barbwire was all that separated Enbridge Energy’s big Line 5 pumping station and a little park where tribal members from all over the upper Midwest gathered.
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The Canadian petroleum company technically has until Wednesday night to stop piping oil through the Straits of Mackinac, according to the state of Michigan. But what happens if the company refuses to abide by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s order?
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Watershed cleanups are popular ways of dealing with local plastic pollution, but once large plastic trash disintegrates into microplastics, they’re nearly impossible to pick up.
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The warming climate could mean changes for the base of the food web in the lakes, but researchers are not yet sure what those changes might be.
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Climate change in the Great Lakes region means more intense storms. Already some towns are finding they’re flooding where they never have before. One city in Michigan is finding the solution is nature.
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Last year when the Midland dams gave way, more than 21 billion gallons of water rushed into the Tittabawassee River. More than three and a quarter billion gallons of that ended up in the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge.