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Inside the Michigan lab where scientists raise killer bugs to save trees-
The emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle that feeds on ash wood, has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees across North America. The key to saving what’s left may be growing behind paned glass in a quiet Brighton business park.00
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The Endangered Species Act turns 50: Congress is working to weaken it-
The U.S. Senate has approved three changes to remove protections from threatened and endangered wildlife.
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Michigan lawmakers pledge ‘full support’ for reopening Palisades nuclear plant-
The push to repower the shuttered Palisades nuclear power plant has momentum in Lansing, with a bipartisan caucus pledging support for the plant’s revival.
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Bill aims to allow backyard wildlife feeding, but critics fear deer disease-
State Rep. Ken Borton wants to allow recreational wildlife and bird feeding to be protected. He said the intent is to allow feeding of squirrels and other small animals. But state wildlife officials say that would encourage deer and elk to congregate, spreading disease.
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FRESH: New Wisconsin Law Aims to Protect Watersheds From Farm Runoff-
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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With lawsuits stalled in Michigan, Nessel seeks Line 5 shutdown in Wisconsin-
The attorney general on Wednesday filed a brief in Wisconsin federal court supporting a Native American tribe’s effort to shut down the Line 5 pipeline over fears of a rupture into a river that runs through tribal land.
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More fallout from Midland dam failures: blood-sucking parasites in rivers-
The Edenville and Sanford dams once blocked invasive lampreys from entering upstream rivers. But the 2020 dam failures provided an opening, and lamprey now threaten native fish. Regulators say they have a plan.
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Anishinaabe tribes work to save a fish significant to their culture and an important source of protein-
Native American tribes are working with university researchers and others to determine why whitefish, an important source of protein, is declining.
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EPA wants Native American tribes to implement water quality standards equivalent to the Clean Water Act’s requirements-
The U.S. EPA proposes federal baseline water quality standards for lakes and streams on reservations.
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Once beset by industrial pollution, Rouge River on a slow path to recovery-
Thanks to the Clean Water Act, the Rouge is no longer a dumping ground for industrial waste. But its gains are fragile and incomplete, with contaminants still soiling the river bottom and the fish that returned to its waters.