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Principled Poet: Michigan’s Alison Swan tackles environmental issues on an experiential level in new book-
In a Great Lakes world dominated by policy proclamations, fights for funding and the never-ending conflict between politicians, business and environmental interests, Michigan poet Alison Swan operates on a different level.00
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2020 in Review: Climate change, COVID-19 and Michigan’s governor-
Of course, a lot also happened in 2020 that did not garner the attention that COVID-19 and climate change did.
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Pipelines and Plastic Bottles: Michigan advocate focuses on Line 5 and Nestle bottled water issue-
Great Lakes Now interviewed Liz Kirkwood, executive director of advocacy group For Love of Water, about some of the main controversies and issues relating to Great Lakes water.
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Dismissed: Michigan advocates outraged by state’s bottled water decision-
After two years, the groups were told by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy that they filed the contested case with the wrong agency.
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Rollbacks, Climate, Justice: Environmental attorney on Biden’s commitments, opportunities and challenges-
To help understand the policy and political challenges the new president-elect faces, Great Lakes Now talked with University of Detroit Mercy environmental law professor Nick Schroeck.
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COVID-19 Compliance: Agencies grapple with environmental protection in the COVID-19 era-
How did the Great Lakes states approach enforcement of environmental protection during COVID-19?
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Overlooked: Small streams can have a big impact on Great Lakes water quality-
Wisconsin researcher highlights threat from small streams, calls for agencies to increase enforcement.
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Great Lakes Freighters: The latest on navigation, locks and icebreakers-
It’s the 140th anniversary of the Lake Carriers’ Association, and its president discusses the new Soo lock, icebreakers and tension with Canada.
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Banned: Canada takes next step toward zero plastic waste by 2030-
Plastic gets “toxic” designation, while single-use bottled water gets ban exemption.
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Great Aspirations: Great Lakes states grapple with climate change and carbon-
Great Lakes states chart climate change paths with long-term initiatives.