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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.00
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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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Greening a home — and the next generation — in Wisconsin-
A group of Wisconsin high school students recently received first-hand experience helping to reduce a home’s carbon footprint as part of a project for their AP Environmental Science course.
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To reduce harmful algal blooms and dead zones, the US needs a national strategy for regulating farm pollution-
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.
New web scanning technology helps protect the Great Lakes from invasive species-
Great Lakes officials are using tech to scan the web for businesses selling invasive species. The Great Lakes Commission is testing a web-crawler that scans for websites selling invasive species that could harm the Great Lakes.