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Open Doors: Great Lakes tourist destinations make 2021 a new start-
Great Lakes vacation and recreation spots welcome back people as well as a sense of normality.01
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Water Access: As moratoria on shutoffs end, old problems return to the forefront-
As moratoria expire across the Great Lakes region, advocates say ongoing affordability and debt relief are key.
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Federal Agencies Plan to Investigate Links between PFAS Exposure and Viral Illness-
Two federal health agencies are planning to investigate potential links between exposure to toxic PFAS chemicals and susceptibility to viral illnesses like COVID-19.
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Priority Shift: Great Lakes exec moves environmental justice to top of list-
Ending water shutoffs, redefining a restored Great Lakes displace legacy issues for president of the nonpartisan nonprofit Alliance for the Great Lakes.
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Federal Relief: Great Lakes fisheries finally get a cut of COVID-19 relief funds-
Great Lakes tribal fisheries were included in the $30 million allotted for tribal fisheries nationwide. Another $15 million was set aside for “non-tribal commercial, aquaculture, processor and charter fishery participants” in Great Lakes states.
Pandemic interrupts longtime Isle Royale wolf, moose study-
Since 1959, a research team has spent most of the winter observing the interplay between wolves and moose at Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior. But this year’s mission has been scrapped.
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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.