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The Catch: Why lightning bug population is dimming-
The issue is part of a larger problem of declining insect populations in general.00
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Minnesota Ojibwe harvest sacred, climate-imperiled wild rice-
Wild rice is sacred to Indigenous peoples in the region, because it’s part of their creation story — and because for centuries it staved off starvation during harsh winters.
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Lake Erie’s Failed Algae Strategy Hurts Poor Communities the Most-
Algae blooms are hiking the cost of water for people already struggling to pay their bills.
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America’s summer of floods: What cities can learn from today’s climate crises to prepare for tomorrow’s-
The recent floods provide case studies that can help cities everywhere manage the increasing risk.
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Danger Looms Where Toxic Algae Blooms-
Billions spent on strategies to limit nutrient pollution that don’t work.
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“Talking about the bloom:” Meet filmmaker David J. Ruck-
Great Lakes native David J. Ruck discusses environmental storytelling, Lake Erie’s algae blooms and his new documentary film, set to air on six PBS stations on Sept. 12.
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Great Lakes Moment: Chemical contaminant in St. Lawrence River herring gull eggs traced to Detroit River-
“Although the rate that these contaminants are transported downstream is slow, the cumulative effect over years can cause measurable increases in fish and wildlife downstream.”
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Under current climate trends, Michigan’s Up North forests could be doomed-
World nations’ current climate action plans would still allow moderate warming. A new study shows without more aggressive action to slow climate change, the world’s boreal forests could see dramatic losses.
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Rising waters, sinking feeling: From the Great Lakes to the Ohio River, climate change puts coal ash impoundments at risk-
More frequent flooding multiplies the risk that coal ash will contaminate rivers, lakes and groundwater. Experts say the time to act is now.
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Leaking landfills: Unregulated coal ash poses a buried, brewing threat to Lake Michigan and beyond, new lawsuit says-
As the EPA steps up enforcement of coal ash regulations, environmentalists demand action on historic coal ash not covered by those rules.